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I enjoyed working in a pleasant, fast-paced environment where my confidence grew due to the collaborative nature of the work and the team building ethos.
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A really nice place to work, everyone gets along and are willing to help eachother out. Good lunch break and weren't strict about taking bathrooms breaks at all.
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It's a good company to work for specialty it's Very organised company well trained and ready to work and face the customer with smile 🤠 know what to do and how to do it when u have great coligue s around u standing tall together to give a good customer care and advice
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Great feeling
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Too strict
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I was till trained which was very interesting and fun to work. I enjoyed interacting with the customers and helping to solve any problems that were encountered.
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Management are a joke, I have been there 14 years and we have had 10 different store managers. Out of that 10, three were fair and good! That’s it.......the rest had their favourites and everything was given to them. The current manager is the worst one of all. Even if you have holidays booked and signed off on, if one of her smoke buddies wants it, yourS will be cancelled and given to them. They have to do absolutely no work.......mostly just sit in her office for most of their shift chatting and talking (loudly) about assistant managers and other staff. And they can take as long a break as they like. They get away with bullying And belittling other more vulnerable staff members, and just laugh about it. The store manager herself uses some of the most foul and unprofessional language I have ever heard from a manager...........and this is when she is talking about how useless her assistant managers are. She bully’s and belittles them. When I started in boots, I loved it, it was one of the best places to work. But sadly, that’s all gone by the wayside, as they treat long term members of staff as children, and You are nothing more then a number now to them..........and that’s sadly why they are losing a lot of good staff. If you want to feel stressed and anxious going to work.......then work for boots
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None
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The whole place
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
Pros
Long lunches
Cons
Hours are stupid
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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.
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A good place to work, friendly staff nice customers. Varied work to do Day to day. Management is nice to deal with and they will allow you to upskill and move up the ladder
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Unrealistic work load and targets when understaffed
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They were very helpful throughout every job I had to do there when it was my time to work their. if their was an important message to do I would do what they told me to do
Pros
Left go home early
Cons
Long hours
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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
Pros
Ordinary level staff were really nice
Cons
Everything has a time pressure especially at Christmas. Staff canteen abysmal
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Boots was a very interesting and quite challenging job, extremely beneficial for customer service skills aswell as organizational skills. Enjoyable also, very pleasant staff
Pros
Welcoming
Cons
Difficult to grasp
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Great 1st job,good benefits and motivators, well managed, good competitive workplace. Good staff discount and great breaks throughout the day. easy wok hours even in busy periods
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benefits
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Horrendous bullying going on and not being dealt with by management , extreme interference, intimidation, extremely poor governance, generally an awfully environment to work in
Pros
Very few
Cons
Lots and generally not a nice company to work for
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once all objectives where looked after the work was fine , very busy and a lot to get done in the allocated time frame, but all in all they where a nice company to work with .
Pros
flexibility within the job
Cons
some management treat the staff like school children
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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.
Pros
Lunch
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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 .
Pros
Free uniform, good salary, good lunch breaks
Cons
Bullies, overworked, shocking management, lack of communication, no sick pay
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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.
Pros
good hours, working with costumers was rewarding
Cons
rude co workers
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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.
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Nothing
Cons
Late shifts if your local minium wage salary not great at all
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