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Alliance Boots Reviews

Updated 15 Jul 2019

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Alliance Boots CEO Stefano Pessina
Stefano Pessina
97 Ratings
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  • "The pharmacy dispenser wage is so low you need a second income but you are too exhausted at the end of the day to do anything else(in 13 reviews)

  • "Managers are unskilled non-pharmacists with minimal knowledge of law or ethics in pharmacy(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Avoid Senior Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alliance Boots full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company that is working in Healthcare and has interesting Owner/manager

    Cons

    The finance department is dysfunctional. Top leadership is toxic, leading to employees unwilling to make decisions or take responsibility. Negative compliance based culture.

    Alliance Boots2019-01-28
  2. "Brill"

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      Former Employee - Customer Assistant 

      I worked at Alliance Boots part-time

      Pros

      Really enjoyed the people and always having something to do

      Cons

      Sometimes a bit unorganized

      Alliance Boots2019-07-07
    • "Biggest regret"

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      Current Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in Lincoln, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Alliance Boots full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Pay is good and the hours

      Cons

      No staff. No support.

      Advice to Management

      Manage properly

      Alliance Boots2019-06-27
    • "Ops"

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      Current Employee - Operations in Dublin, Dublin
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Alliance Boots full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      You get benefits like discount card

      Cons

      No equal opportunities /work life balance

      Advice to Management

      Always stand by your words and give equality and work/life balance

      Alliance Boots2019-06-27
    • Helpful (1)

      "Store Management is not the problem."

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      Former Employee - Pharmacist Store Manager in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Alliance Boots full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      A large corporate with decent peer support and some fantastic individuals that work at various levels. The pharmacist managers, or those with pharmacy background are leaving in droves and the workforce is being de-skilled. The non-pharmacist management is highly varied in its capability to lead such a large pharmacy brand - with recent experience being disastrous, but past experience being extremely good. It is obvious...

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      Cons

      You are a cog in a huge machine, that is relentlessly marching towards something you ''won't recognise in 10 years'' (#quote from C&D), consequences be damned. The pharmacist forum, internal networking and raising concerns does little to mitigate the damage done to the local population that you serve. To make this sound less harsh, I would like to stress that change, which revitalises a workplace and challenges practice...

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      Advice to Management

      Change is inevitable, however please treat your good staff with humanity. Go back to living the core values Boots stands for, for the sake of your staff and the public that you serve.

      Alliance Boots2019-06-16
    • "Meh"

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      Current Employee - Pharmacy Advisor 

      I have been working at Alliance Boots full-time

      Pros

      Good progression opportunities Good discounts

      Cons

      Massively under staffed, high staff turn over

      Alliance Boots2019-07-01
    • "Worse job experience ever"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Alliance Boots full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      the benefit package is ok

      Cons

      Probably OK if you are a yes-man. Don't bother to join them unless you have a powerful internal sponsor who can help you progress your career or get a salary increase. Senior leaders/VPs are rude, not interested in investing in their staff, there have been cases of mobbing, of directors aggressively shouting at members of their teams or of firing people out of the blue. In fact employees turnover is heavily high, this...

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      Advice to Management

      The management should defenetely change.

      Alliance Boots2019-07-15
    • "Bad management"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Alliance Boots full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Easy job filled with lovely customer assistants

      Cons

      Poor management Poor managing of staff

      Alliance Boots2019-06-07
    • "Flexible working hours and mostly friendly people but lacks clear career progression for employees."

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      Current Employee - Quality Specialist in Nottingham, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Alliance Boots full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Flexible working hours Work from home Staff discount Bonus - depends on company performance

      Cons

      Lacks clear career progression - side step opportunities available Constant moving of goal post

      Alliance Boots2019-05-23
    • "Follow the rules"

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      Current Employee - Relief Pharmacist in Lincoln, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Alliance Boots part-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Pension scheme is generous.

      Cons

      Low salary. Too many tiers of management - especially non-pharmacist managers. Too much emphasis on services.

      Advice to Management

      Stop putting pressure on the pharmacy team to perform to your own inflated ideas of what is possible. Everyone is trying their best but, without sufficient staff and other resources (e.g. decent IT) they can only do so much. You lose staff goodwill by piling on the pressure and pressurised staff make mistakes and cannot possibly provide excellent customer service.

      Alliance Boots2019-06-02
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