Christmas Temp (Former Employee) – Harrogate, North Yorkshire – 8 January 2018
I worked as a Christmas temp in 2016. I found the restocking quite fun but sometimes the management could be a little disorganised. However I had an overall good time working there and the pay was good for me.
Pharmacist Manager (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 8 January 2018
long hours, no reward, not what i envisaged my career to be like. A lot of pressure, Work hard and you don't get anything for it. wouldn't recommend this to anyone. never any staff. Expect late nights and to work on your days off. Benefits are holidays and job security.
colleagues are lovely, management don't care about staff
Optical Consultant (Former Employee) – Wimbledon, Greater London – 7 January 2018
assistant managers were fantastic, anyone above that, didn't care about us. retail hours are terrible and pay is too low for work load. benefits are good through my employee savings, bonus was nothing compared to what managers get.
it was clean mostly
working past contracted work time and not getting hours back.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Staines-upon-Thames – 4 January 2018
i loved every minute of working at boots my salary was good around Christmas time its very busy and it does get harder but whats a challenge for!! i would very highly recommended a job at boots i enjoyed it very much.
Customer Assistant (Former Employee) – Shirley – 15 December 2017
A typical day at boots would be on tills serving the customers, if the shop was quiet we would go and help put the deliveries away with the operations team. At two oclock every day, we checked the fridges and did food rotation. We also had to answer the phone and deal with any customer queries. At the end of the day we would then pull the stock forward.
Assistant (Former Employee) – Avon – 13 December 2017
Since the Americans bought out this traditional British Chemist it's gone downhill - no more perks or benefits just lousy discount rates. Manager's are too young to have life experience and the culture is for them to do as little as possible.
Staff numbers cut to the quick this year and it's not looking any better next year. Expect closures
They bought it out and rinsed it dry, will probably sell it on soon so a new yacht can be bought ....
Christmas Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Walsall, West Midlands – 11 December 2017
Started as Christmas temp in October,finishing on Xmas day, all Xmas temps BULLIED and spoken to like dirt. Also nobody answers phones when you have to ring in because of adverse weather or illness then get told off the next day. Plus NO name badge and no training given. Be careful before you take a job here. Very ‘cliquey’ too
Use Christmas staff with promises of being set on afterwards and not setting them on. Will try and get Christmas staff to do all hours that regular staff aren't wanting to do. Keep very old staff on permanently and give no scope for new starters.
Beauty Consultant (Former Employee) – Brighton, East Sussex – 2 December 2017
Overall might be a good company to work for but the store I was in was uncapable of doing their job. Managment was misarable. Never got paid the right amount so you had to run after your money, waited ages to get a till number (3 months) and namebadge (6 month). My staff discount card didnt even arrive by the time I left the store. My adress never got changed in the system when I moved so p45 got send to my old flat (after 6 months of moving out of there) you had to ask managment a million times when you needed something and even then you got lucky when she provided you with the information. (Holiday days, training etc) on counter was a constant level of anxiety of not being good enough and all you got from managment was pressure. I could go on with my list for ages but I think these are the main problems.