Working in boots pharmacy is an extremely busy place all year round. You are constantly helping customers seek their desired products, based on their symptoms or their preferred medication, relating to their history; As well as general desired items based on their given information. Although it is a fast paced environment and is excellent for those who like to challenge themselves, it often leaves no room for those who prefer time for social life.
I found Boots allowed me to approach customers in my own relaxed way instead of giving out scripts of exactly what to do. This made me develop my own unique way of talking to each customer and my interactions with customers benefitted from it.
Bad management. Management are bullies. In boots when management are being reviewed they act so nice, once the management reviews are over they go back to being bullies. I have never worked in such a bad company before. The management have staff in tears a lot. Even ladies that have worked there for years will be made to feel useless at reviews and are left in tears. They have no loyalty to the staff.
Manager is like a big child and is afraid to talk to anybody so he gets his line managers to do it for him and line managers do not talk or communicate with one another and walk around drinking coffee and being on there phones 24/7 the staff are the people that run the place and they were the best people you would ever meet
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) - Carrickmines, County Dublin - 26 October 2019
For my school's two week work experience I worked as a sales assistant in Boots. Although it was only two weeks I had a positive experience and learned a lot about what it takes to work in a pharmacy. It also helped improve my social skills by helping both the customers and employees.
Money good, staff discount ok 22.5% off boots own brand. 12.5% off all else. Cashing up procedure is a joke especially at Christmas. Newbridge management in Kildare is really inefficient. Favouritism is rife
Ordinary level staff were really nice
Everything has a time pressure especially at Christmas. Staff canteen abysmal
The staff at Boots were welcoming and helpful. they were also very friendly and made me less nervous while working there. I felt comfortable enough with the staff that I could ask for help when I needed it.
Was bullied in this job by management!!! Huge staff turnover, management absolutely horrible felt sick having to go into work every morning, the head of Boots didn't take actions any further as they would rather lose an assistant over a manager and a terrible one at that. Salary is ok for starting off, uniform is provided for free which is also good although you are worked to the ground, hard to get holidays and I've never felt so belittled and undervalued .
Free uniform, good salary, good lunch breaks
Bullies, overworked, shocking management, lack of communication, no sick pay
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) - Santry, County Dublin - 30 November 2018
This job was a work placement for school. I was In here for 2 weeks. The work in this pharmacy was enjoyable. I enjoyed working on my own with costumers and helping around the shop. The hardest part of the job was respecting co workers that were very rude to me.
Not great do other people's jobs.there all for the old staff.extra hours goes to them.there all a click.if your not in the team your forgotten about.stay well clear of the place.bad company to work for.even to get time off.even you give a months notice.first in for holidays and you book the same week.told no there's 2 in for that week so can't have it.a month later that week is available as one of the older staff dident need it after all and ur still not able to have it.if your local within a half hour to store you get all the latest.they promise you this and that when you start but you don't get anything.no training what so ever.all for themselves.
Late shifts if your local minium wage salary not great at all
There was no typical day in Boots. Everyday you would always have a new issues with a different costumer. There I learned how to deal with costumers as each costumer was different. There work place culture was good as you got to meet new people all the time because the company would be hiring new staff most of the time. The hardest part was the standing up all day. The best part was helping costumers.
As I did work experience there I didn’t get any wages but the manager and the employees said to me before I left my work experience that I am a very pleasant girl to work with. I got on so well with the manager and the employees they were sad to see me go.
I miss regular work as I miss the money to pay the bills and improve my quality of life so I need to be working as I am in the later parts of my life and would love to enjoy life a bit more than I am at this moment due to lack of finance
I enjoy work as and when I get work I enjoy meeting people and I miss driving a fork lift truck as well as a routine of getting up to go to work