Rite Aid Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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Rite Aid President, CEO, and Director John T. Standley
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  1. Raises, Bad Hours, work weekends,

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rite Aid part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Raises, option to have and buy health insurance

    Cons

    No breaks, high turnover technicians

    Advice to Management

    Make breaks mandatory.

  2. Very hard work, somewhat rewarding.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Always paid, always working. Retail is retail.

    Cons

    Small opportunity for advancemen . Must be friends with district managers and higher,

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within rather than wasying resources to train people that cant perform job requirements

  3. Helpful (1)

    Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Discount and pay if you negotiate correctly

    Cons

    Manager are over worked. Cashiers and supervisors are payed so little they call out alot. Theft is out of control

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  5. Good if you want flexible hours

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Rite Aid part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work experience.
    Looks good on resume.
    Good job with flexible hours..great for college student.
    Experience with insurance and physicians if looking to work in healthcare.

    Cons

    Incompetent coworkers.
    Pay is not enough for the amount of work needed to complete.
    Annual raise in a couple cents
    No full-time employees expect for store manager and pharmacists.
    Rude customers..but that's to be expected customer service.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting hours and expecting workers to do the same amount of work with less people.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Struggling to find meaningful strategy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacist
    Current Employee - Pharmacist

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They seem to have a solid grasp of what they want this company to look like in the new healthcare system. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Difficulty in implementing the ideas they state for the company on the store level. Any dissent or new ideas are squashed. If you can't perform your job how they want it all falls on you, no internal review of feasibility of programs or initatives. Large gap between upper management and store employees.

    Advice to Management

    Push more senior leaders to actually work shifts in the stores to better understand the associate experience.

  7. It was interesting but not domething i could continue to do.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Rite Aid part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Its a good way to build your communication skills

    Cons

    The number of sales you have to maintain daily

    Advice to Management

    Dont be do hard on the students becuz we are in the 21st century no one reads newspapers anymore.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Associate Opinions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rite Aid part-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It can be an enjoyable experience if the management treats the employees with restpect and does not micro-manage. I have seen bad management bring employees to tears and cause a big turn-over; and good managers who can create a great working relationship.

    Cons

    See comments above....also note that except for the low pay for entree level employees and never-ending workload, the managers, and not Rite-Aid per se, can determine whether you will be happy or miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Manager's superiors need to listen to the subordinates if they want to determine where improvements can be made. Bad managers will "throw people under the bus" to protect their job.

  9. Decent company but, has room for improvement.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Vineland, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Vineland, NJ

    I worked at Rite Aid full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Acceptable pay, although still a little under what should be paid compared to competition salaries. Good management, good overall team environment. Benifits are decent. Overall customer focus on point in majority of stores. Overall corporate stance on point.

    Cons

    Schedule not always consistent, sometimes lack in hours, and when there is a lack in hours, only way to hopefully get the hours is look to fill in at other stores sometimes extremely far away, seems to happen a fair amount of the time. Only major issues I have to speak of.

    Advice to Management

    Improve pay rates of middle management, hourly supervisors and assistant manager's. Eliminate constant hour reductions on staff, and hassle to find hours at other stores. Create consistent schedules for employees. Set scheduling is more beneficial for employee's and offers decent advantages for employers. Past these simple issue, the overall process of your company is admirable.

  10. Helpful (1)

    It was good at first but started to go bad after awhile. Do not recognize hard work. Long hours at time. Unpaid mostly.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Rite Aid part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hours are flexible . Worker can be fun. A lay back environment but caused nothing to be done. Can be at a good location.

    Cons

    Most of everything . Favor favorite. Don't encourage teamwork. Let people just skip work and no punishment. Take long for a simple request.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize hard work and do something about it or people will leave. Hire managers that can separate personal problem and work.

  11. Punctuality

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You have a 3 month trial period where your tested on skills, how fast you can work, how organized you are, and on multitasking.

    Cons

    You can't ever be late. It is a very fast paced environment, and you deal with a lot of people.

    Advice to Management

    I like the way everything is structured. Good company to make a career mark.

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