Optical consultant at Boots Opticians

People in this role may also be known as optical assistants or optical assistant.

19 workers in this role at Boots Opticians have taken the survey.

How much does Boots Opticians pay optical consultants?

Optical consultant at Boots Opticians
£6.87–9.31
Typical range
£7.69–9.49

Optical consultant employees at Boots Opticians are typically paid £6.87–9.31 an hour, based on data from 18 employees.

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What is management like for optical consultant employees at Boots Opticians?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do optical consultants think Boots Opticians head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    80% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 15 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Excellent
  • Managers are respectful

    Do optical consultants at Boots Opticians feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    79% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 19 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

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What are the hours like for optical consultant employees at Boots Opticians?

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  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Boots Opticians managers change optical consultants shifts at short notice?

    Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    53% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 15 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

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

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 27% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 27% report getting three weeks notice
    • 40% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 7% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 15 job reviews

    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.

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  • Easy to book holiday

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

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    69% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 16 job reviews

    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.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for optical consultants to take sick leave at Boots Opticians?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    57% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do optical consultants at Boots Opticians get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    69% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 13 job reviews

    Why this matters

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

Excellent
  • People get proper breaks

    Do optical consultants at Boots Opticians get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    78% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do optical consultants at Boots Opticians do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    75% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do optical consultants at Boots Opticians worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    86% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 14 job reviews

    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.

What is career progression like for optical consultants at Boots Opticians?

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  • Not enough training

    Do optical consultants get enough training when they start at Boots Opticians?

    Most people don’t get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    53% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 19 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • No career progression

    Are optical consultants given support to progress at Boots Opticians?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 58% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 19 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Latest reviews from optical consultants at Boots Opticians

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  • Best thing

    my colleagues are fun to work with and easy to work with as we work as a team

    3.8

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    The people

    Worst thing

    The level of work does not match the pay, it’s a blanket hourly rate across the store in different departments and specialist departments with more work and more training do not get paid more than general assistants who do basic work

    3.6

    Optical consultant, October 2019

  • Best thing

    Work with a good team.

    Worst thing

    When short staffed expected to do too much.

    6.8

    Optical consultant, October 2019

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff and training

    4.9

    Optical consultant, October 2019

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Lack of praise if the shop had done well on sales but always told when we aren't doing well

    5.9

    Optical consultant, October 2019

  • Best thing

    Making patients feel comfortable and happy. Working with the colleagues.

    Worst thing

    Not enough training. Can be stressful sometimes.

    4.6

    Optical assistant, September 2019

How Boots Opticians ranks

Boots Opticians ranks 1st to work for in optical assistant employers

  1. 1 Boots Opticians
    5.6
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    5.3
  3. 2= Vision Express
    5.3