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In my experiance at Rite Aid, I have learned many new skills including; shift management, inventory management, etc.

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Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Inez, KY
Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Inez, KY

I have been working at Rite Aid

Pros

Rite Aid has many benefits to becoming an employee. They have good benefits, a very structured management style, promote the willingness to work with others, safety and confidentiality compliance, and will teach the employee skills that may be used in future eneavors.

Cons

Rite Aid is a good establishment to work at, but there are a few cons. One con is the pay is not up to par with other employers like them. Another is working with the public, which isn't bad 90% of the time, but that remaining 10% can drive a person up the wall....

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay your employees better. If your employees were paid better, they would be willing to work harder, pay more attention to customers, paperwork, etc... this would promote accuracy in all management positions, thus preventing the loss of millions of dollars in inventory.

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  1. Average pay, average leadership

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    Former Employee - Super Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Super Technician in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Rite Aid

    Pros

    The people are nice and genuine and really care about the customers. The instant feed back from the customers when you have met or exceeded their expectations is very rewarding.

    Cons

    Company does not see value in associates who are store level to advance into leadership roles that are not store based positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that there may be much stronger talent that can be leveraged for short term projects in the stores and that these associates have a diverse skill set base eager to use their education and their hands on front line knowledge for the good of the company and customers.

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    A company treading water

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    A nice building to work in. Comparable insurance to competitors. Low customer traffic, so low stress.

    Cons

    Low pay. 1-2 % pay increases, if you're lucky. Little chance to advance. Stores are run with very small staffs. Upper management changes yearly, if not more often. Company declining in sales and traffic, while competitors are doing much better. There are no longer Store Managers or Assistant Managers in stores, they are run by Shift Supervisors who now do manager and assistants job for less pay. They are overseen by "Pod Managers" who oversee 5 stores each. Since Managers and Assistants are gone, if you're a shift that is as far as you can advance. When a Pod Manager position has opened they hire from outside the company. Like most retail nowadays, the District Managers tend to "micromanage" and criticise as much as possible. There has been tremendous turnover in the past three years, you never know how long a district manager will last, and each one wants different things. The stores are so low volume now because of all of upper mgts. bad decisions, that they are easy to run, but you will be lonely, as you will run the store by yourself for a long time each day. Working here now is just a job to get by with, not a career, but you can't tell management that of course!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the market mix the stores used to have to bring back lost customers. Maybe try the sav-a-lot grocery/pharmacy mix used in s.carolina here, I think it would work better than the "value plus" concept now in effect. Our stores are missing sales by double digits since this went into effect. It's a failure! Quit acting like politicians, saying that things are great, accept that this is a failure, and do something different!

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