Rite Aid Interview Questions in New York City, NY

Updated Dec 16, 2014
Updated Dec 16, 2014
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    Wellness Ambassador Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Rite Aid in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I emailed my resume directly to the Hiring Manager for a position after seeing a job posting on the window of a local Rite Aid store, and my email was answered the next day inviting me for an interview the following Monday. Monday came, but the interview had to be postponed to Wednesday. On that Wednesday, I interviewed for the position of Asset Protection Agent, but the person I interviewed with thought my personality was so "dynamic" and "engaging", that he asked if he could consider recommending me for the Wellness Ambassador position. I wasn't familiar with that position, but I was in desperate need to begin working, so I was open to the suggestion. I was asked to be certain to fill out an online application while waiting for the next interview. Two days later, I got a call from a representative in Human Resources, who conducted a "pre-screening" of me over the phone, which was a very basic and pleasant interview. She kindly informed me that I would need to fill out a survey if I had not done so with my application, and if not, she would email it to me. One Monday of the next week, I got an email from the Human Resource representative to let me know that she would be forwarding all of my application "materials" over the Hiring Manager in the Pharmacy department of the store in which the position was available. (I assume that meant I passed the survey, as the process probably would have ended there if I had not.) Two days later, I got a call from the Pharmacy Manager (hiring manager) to schedule an interview for the very next day. During the interview, I met with both the Pharmacy Manager and the Store Manager. They were very busy that day, so they could not be as formal about the interview as they would have liked to, but they both explained to me the gist of the job duties, what they would expect from me, the hours I can expect to work, etc. After all that, the Pharmacy Manager said, "I think you would be GREAT for this job. I will go ahead and submit my recommendation for you." So, I was then scheduled for another meeting with the Supervisor over the Pharmacy Manager as well as the Human Resource Representative. This particular interview was a lot more frustrating, as it was much longer than any of the other interviews, the questions were all very scenario-based, and the number of questions asked seemed endless. Before the questions, however, I was asked to watch a short video of a Wellness Ambassador at work, which I thought was impressive. I was then shown the job description of the Wellness Ambassador, and then the two of them took turns asking the questions. The interview last well over an hour. They thanked me, told me that they would be in touch within the next day or two, and that they would let me know their "decision", which I was confused about considering I'd already gotten a "decision" from the person who was doing the actual hiring. Finally, after 3 restless days of waiting, I finally got the call from the Pharmacy Manager that I could go finish up the next steps of the "hiring process".

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation in which your superior asked you to do a job that you felt you were not necessarily equipped or qualified to do. How did you handle the situation?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Rite Aid Wellness Ambassador Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Rite Aid in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, then 2 interviews afterwards. the first in person interview was very easy and formal with both the manager and pharmacy manager. The 2nd interview is a bit frustrating because they send you to the main branch which is very difficult to get to, to make it worse they show lack of interest in interviewing you, the human resource manager was more interested in reading her emails then pursuing the interview, very unprofessional! I wasn't even given a fair shot, the interview was rather short instead of being an hour long. Complete waste of time!!!!!!

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you encountered a conflict with another coworker and how did you handle it?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Rite Aid Wellness Ambassador Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Rite Aid in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was promoted from within, it was a two interview process. One with a pharmacy district manager and then when that interview is considered "qualified" - your interview is then sent to a "talent scout" for wellness people of sorts. When these two interviews are completed you are then sent for your drug test and background check.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most difficult customer service situation that you have ever been faced with?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    You are able to negotiate some flexibility in your hours, not much with your pay. There is an ideal wellness schedule that you should be following that matches peak customer service hours. The base rate for pay I believe is 11.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Loss Prevention Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ
    Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Rite Aid in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got a call back in two weeks, Interview with store manger.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary was about the same that i currently make.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Rite Aid in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    The general process can be rather organized and short, they expect a male applicant to be available for truck days/nights and overnight shifts. Younger female applicants can also expect this questioning for availability as older applicants usually work in the morning/daytime. Interview will be 1:1.

    Interview Questions
    • How long do you plan on staying with the company? or In what way did you ever help a customer achieve what they were looking for?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was immediately told that I can work, knowing full well that I was needed for the job. The only negotiation there is to be had is in regards to scheduling (somewhat flexible but not 100%) and starting pay (depending on the store, union or non-union, this can be negotiated by only as much as $1 in NYC, from experience).
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Cashier/Stock Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Astoria, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Astoria, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Rite Aid in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    It's a pretty simple interview, you go in to the store, the manager sits with you, he asks you a couple of questions, whether you do drugs, when you can work, all simple questions. But after the interview you need to take an online test, once you take it and pass it you'll be sent to a facility where they will examine you for drugs. After that, if you pass both exams, you begin to work. This process takes about one to two weeks, depending on the manager and how quickly he moves.

    Interview Questions
    • None, the most "difficult" thing is the online test which is super easy.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    You are not able to negotiate the pay, as everyone starts the same. But for night shift, you get 50 cents more.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Front End Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bronx, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bronx, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Rite Aid in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I put in a paper application at the store. I was called back the next day for an interview by the store manager. pretty easy interview process. he explained the pay rate and that it was a union job. i was given the paperwork to take a drug test and he put in for my background check and after about a week he called me back to ask if i was interested in the position.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiating
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington Townships, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington Townships, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Rite Aid in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Regular/basic interview questions; "What if...", past work experiences with encountering difficult situations and what I had to do to arise from that situation, why do you want to work for us,

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    7.55 per hour
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Pharmacy Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bronx, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bronx, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Rite Aid in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview lasted about 15 minutes. They only asked simple questions and what skills I had that made me qualify for the position. Went straight to the paper work, but manager did not bring it to my attention that he placed me as a front-end cashier, and that my payment was going to be minimum wage.

    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Shift Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Middletown, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Middletown, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Rite Aid in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Was called for an interview within 2 weeks of applying. HR Manager was very helpful and direct throughout the process. She showed much enthusiasm and interest in me being an addition to their company and also gave personal advice on growing within the corporation. Interviewed with District Manager and then offered the position the next day. Contacted by the store manager 2 days later for background & drug screening. 6 days after the background check and drug screening, I am expected to come in to complete paperwork and begin training as a Shift Supervisor with the Rite Aid corp. Overall a great experience from all employees of this company. Very smooth and straight forward process.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were simple and straight to the point. All questions were about my current position as a Customer Service Manager at a leading competitor. Was given information about the position that was being offered and spoke about opportunity for growth within the company. Only 1 interview question was asked, along of the lines of naming strengths and weaknesses. Simple question, keep it professional.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Offered position at $11/hr. Was about to wiggle out another $.25 for commuting. I'd say the pay rate is pretty as is/very little room for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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