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Boots Opticians

28 job reviews

6.1/10
What is this?

Boots Opticians hours and contracts

Do workers at Boots Opticians worry about hours?

People don’t worry about getting enough hours

Excellent

0% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

Based on 23 employee responses

Why this matters

At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

How easy is it for Boots Opticians workers to change shifts?

Most people find it easy to change shifts

Good

73% of people report that it’s easy to change shifts if they need to

Based on 15 employee responses

Why this matters

A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at Boots Opticians?

Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

Good

  • 17% report getting one week notice or less
  • 4% report getting two weeks notice
  • 17% report getting three weeks notice
  • 61% report getting four weeks notice or more

Based on 23 employee responses

Why this matters

At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Do Boots Opticians workers get to choose the shifts they work?

People get enough choice over which shifts they work

Excellent

79% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

Based on 19 employee responses

Why this matters

A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

Do Boots Opticians managers change shifts at short notice?

Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

Good

45% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

Based on 22 employee responses

Do people work the same number they are contracted for at Boots Opticians?

People work the same number of hours they’re contracted for

Excellent

6% of people report working 8 hours or more than they’re contracted for each week

Based on 17 employee responses

Why this matters

At a good job, you should expect to work about the same number of hours that your contract guarantees you, most of the time.

It’s useful to pick up or drop a few shifts here and there, but if you often work a lot more hours every week than you’re contracted for, a good job should guarantee them.

This means you’re more likely to know when you’ll be working and how much you’ll earn in advance.

What types of job contracts do Boots Opticians use?

This employer mostly uses low hours, part time and full time contracts

  • 6% report having zero hours contracts
  • 17% report having low hours contracts (less than 16 hours)
  • 39% report having part time contracts (16-35 hours)
  • 39% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on 18 employee responses

How easy is it to book a holiday at Boots Opticians?

People find it easy to book holidays

Excellent

85% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

Based on 20 employee responses

Why this matters

A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.