Rite Aid

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Limited career opportunities

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Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Rite Aid

Pros

I personally have an excellent manager and boss, but that can vary from store to store. 20% discounts on everything except sales items, liquor and cigarettes.

Cons

No bonuses, limited incentives that are overall end up being lame. Current contest awards $500 (split up between all employees at the store) for signing people up for a discount card. Small raises (under 50 cents) per year for pharmacy techs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More communication with employees.

No opinion of CEO

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    It all depends on what assistant and keyholders you get.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Rite Aid

    Pros

    Good pay. Room for advancement. Lots of locations. High turnover in store level management so if you want your own store you can get it pretty easily.

    Cons

    Varies greatly from store to store. Union hourly employees in my area. Hard to work with payroll. District management is lacking sometimes. Working at a drugstore the pharmacy is all that matters and the front end gets crapped on. If the pharmacy wants one of the front end employees they get them. When employees complain about the pharmacy you tell them I'll talk them thembut in reality you have no authority to do anything about the pharmacy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More management support at store level.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Managers need more respect

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Framingham, MA

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    Rite Aid is a company that has potential. At this time, in this part of the country, it has a negative reputation and is struggling to compete with CVS and Walgreens where people have shopped for years. At Rite Aid you have the opportunity to make a difference and take pride in your acomplishments because the people at the lower level are the people who make the biggest difference.

    Cons

    Rite Aid has a negative reputation. It has been transitioning 1600+ aquired stores and from the standpoint of an employee, has done a good job, but from the standpoint of the customer, they would rather shop elsewhere where there is no disruption. Also, managers are not treated fairly in their payscales. Once you hit a certain level, despite your performance, diligence or experience, you are not even given a cost of living raise. This is even more disheartening when it is public knowledge that the CEO is given an raise of $800,000+ more a year, equivilent to 20% because she deserves it! I think they need to take care of their store employees better. These are the people who will make their company successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your managers and pharmacists, especially those who are on board with you. These are the people you will be counting on to make your company successful. They need to be encouraged and rewarded for their efforts. Happy employees make a successful company. When the going gets tough, only the most experienced and dedicated will pull you through. Don't treat them as if they are disposable.

    No opinion of CEO
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