Rite Aid

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Overworked and understaffed

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Rite Aid

Pros

12 hour work days allows more days off, relatively flexible hours if your staff is accomodating, numerous stores and thus ample opportunity for overtime, pay is within industry average, benefits and vacation is within industry average, 401k company match, over 5000 locations nationwide after Brooks Eckerd acquisition, friendly and approachable district manager, relatively up to date computer software, career opportunities are more available due to large company size, work and life balance is ok, company is fair and respectful, paid holidays, only require 30 hours a week to maintain full time benefits, sign on bonus for new hires depending on location

Cons

understaffed stores relative to other chain pharmacies, very rarely do the stores get pharmacist overlap and as a result, only one pharmacist working at a time, at times, you can be working by yourself with no technician help on the weekends (depending on the store volume), senior management micromanages staffing too much, huge company debt which increased further after the Brooks Eckerd acquisition, we have one of the worse customer satisfactions and perceptions in the industry, our prices are higher than average for the industry, we do not get breaks even though we work 12 hours during the weekdays, 10 hours on saturday, and 8 hours on sunday, most of the stores have drive thru

Advice to ManagementAdvice

should allow stores to operate more independently and don't focus too much on numbers (eg. allowable tech hours)

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rite Aid does not care about employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Intern in Ridgewood, NY
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Intern in Ridgewood, NY

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    They offer some benefits unlike the rest of the industry which doesn't offer any benefits to part time workers.

    Cons

    They can cut your hours at any time. They constantly think employees are stealing and the camaras are always pointed toward employees instead of the real thieves. They do not give salary increases when they should and don't really care about their employees. The company will constantly send these so called health insurance packages that cost $50 a week in pay check deductions, not to mention the $20 copayments. $100 per paycheck deduction is a hefty amount for someone making 7 or 8 dollars an hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find new jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Indecisive, Inefficeint & Directionless Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Camp Hill, PA
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Camp Hill, PA

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    Do not have too many choice.
    Compensation is competitive.
    Less Commute

    Cons

    Career Oppurtunities are missed
    End of the day Do NOT get recognised for good work
    Work & Life Balance is completed messed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of going for top 3 companies with highest number of stores in US, Go for Being Profitable , try to manage less stores with Effective management, Recruit Good Middle Managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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