Manager at Boots Opticians

People in this role may also be known as retail store and shop managers.

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

How much does Boots Opticians pay managers?

Manager at Boots Opticians
£9.49–17.15
Typical range
£8.95–17.33

Manager employees at Boots Opticians are typically paid £9.49–17.15 an hour, based on data from 11 employees.

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What is management like for manager employees at Boots Opticians?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do managers 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

    9% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 11 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.

Good
  • Managers are respectful

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

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    50% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 10 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 manager employees at Boots Opticians?

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  • Not easy to take sick leave

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

    People find it hard to take sick leave

    How we know this

    0% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

Not great
  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Boots Opticians managers change managers shifts at short notice?

    Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    67% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 6 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.

Good
  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

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

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

    How we know this

    • 33% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 67% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 6 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

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

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    80% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 10 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.

  • Good choice of shifts

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

    People get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    80% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do managers at Boots Opticians get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    80% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do managers at Boots Opticians worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    0% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 5 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 managers at Boots Opticians?

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  • Not enough training

    Do managers get enough training when they start at Boots Opticians?

    Most people don’t get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    27% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 11 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.

Good
  • Opportunities to progress

    Are managers given support to progress at Boots Opticians?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 73% of people report 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 11 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 managers at Boots Opticians

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  • Best thing

    Team in stores
    Peers & other managers

    3.3

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    You can progress if you work hard

    Worst thing

    Pay

    7.0

    Assistant manager, October 2019

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    The increasing rudeness and lack of respect from customers and no back up about this from higher management

    4.2

    Assistant manager, October 2019

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Having to work weekends and bank holidays

    7.6

    Assistant manager, October 2019

How Boots Opticians ranks

Boots Opticians ranks joint 30th to work for in retail store or shop manager employers

  1. 27= Pets at Home
    6.0
  2. 30= Boots Opticians
    5.9
  3. 30= Clarks
    5.9