Warehouse operative at Boots

People in this role may also be known as warehouse operatives.

20 workers in this role at Boots have taken the survey.

How much does Boots pay warehouse operatives?

Warehouse operative at Boots
£9.00–10.64
Typical range
£8.70–12.18

Warehouse operative employees at Boots are typically paid £9.00–10.64 an hour, based on data from 20 employees.

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What is management like for warehouse operative employees at Boots?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do warehouse operatives think Boots head office understands what's happening where they work?

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

    How we know this

    63% 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 19 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 warehouse operatives at Boots feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    70% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 20 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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    In a small store it’s great. a group of friends and customers u get to know. Pay is ok compared to alot of other retail/pharmacy based places.
    Staff discount is good. If your manager is good then the shops runs well. Not a bad place to work at all. Been very happy in this job.

    Worst thing

    Don’t think it’s as nice in the big stores. Where u don’t get to know everyone so well.

    Company discounts and rewards have been reduced over recents years and redundancy’s are happening all over. Lots of red tape that you wouldn’t get in an Independent pharmacy. Not much to complain about though to be honest

    7.6

    Pharmacy dispenser, March 2021

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What are the hours like for warehouse operative employees at Boots?

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  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for warehouse operatives to take sick leave at Boots?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    72% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 18 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do warehouse operatives at Boots get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    50% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 16 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
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for warehouse operatives to book a holiday at Boots?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    84% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 19 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.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Boots managers change warehouse operatives shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    94% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 18 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.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do warehouse operatives at Boots get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    79% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 19 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.

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do warehouse operatives get of their shift pattern at Boots?

    People get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 5% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 11% report getting three weeks notice
    • 42% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 42% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 19 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do warehouse operatives at Boots do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    94% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 18 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 warehouse operatives at Boots worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    76% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 17 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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Hours

    Worst thing

    Not enough time to complete workload

    7.2

    Employee, April 2021

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What is career progression like for warehouse operatives at Boots?

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  • No career progression

    Are warehouse operatives given support to progress at Boots?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 63% 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.

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  • Enough training

    Do warehouse operatives get enough training when they start at Boots?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    79% of people report they got 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.

Latest reviews from warehouse operatives at Boots

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  • Best thing

    get to pick which job i want to do

    Worst thing

    people who start get the same wages as people who know every aspect of all work carried out and NO overtime rate

    6.8

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    I only work part time

    Worst thing

    It's very repetitive

    6.1

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Managers just start you on a job then you dont see them for the rest of the shift but they sit in the canteen so you dint have extra breaks.

    Worst thing

    if you have time off sick you are asked not to come back. if you are late even a minute you get an official email. every week they miss a day off you wages which they have been looking into for ages. they owe me 12 days pay.

    3.0

    Order picker, January 2021

  • Best thing

    The Warehouse team that I work with great bunch of lads and we look after one and other.

    Worst thing

    Someone who doesn't pull his or her weight in a Warehouse team

    10.0

    Warehouseman, June 2020

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