Rite Aid
2.7 of 5 718 reviews
www.riteaid.com Camp Hill, PA 5000+ Employees

Rite Aid Reviews in Philadelphia, PA

Updated Mar 13, 2014
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2.6 39 reviews

                             

57% Approve of the CEO

Rite Aid President, CEO, and Director John T. Standley

John T. Standley

(14 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great for part time job while in school.

Certified Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee)
Wilmington, DE

I have been working at Rite Aid part-time for more than 3 years

ProsGain retail experience and learn how to work with others efficiently.

ConsHow to handle customers who have a history of problems.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Miserable place to work

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
North Wales, PA

I worked at Rite Aid part-time for less than a year

ProsYou don't have to do much. It's all simple, busywork. I guess the fact that the first 2 days of the job are spent watching training videos could be a pro if you like not having to do anything...

ConsBoring as anything, most mangers are on a power trip, scheduling was confusing and not very flexible but that could've just been my manager.

Advice to Senior ManagementPick better managers, better training for employees and you wouldn't need to hire as many bored kids.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very Stressful Workplace

Front End Cashier (Former Employee)
Dresher, PA

I worked at Rite Aid part-time for more than a year

ProsManagers and coworkers were easy to get alone with (front end only, pharmacy was a nightmare)

ConsThey overwork their employees. I was part-time and only supposed to work a certain number of hours a week with no Sundays. Soon enough I was in the store upwards of 30 hours a week plus both days of the weekend. It was almost impossible to get a weekend off. It's a small store so there is a limited number of employees

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more employees!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not bad for beginners.

Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at Rite Aid full-time for more than a year

ProsThis is not a bad company to begin with. Especially, for students who are close to their graduation. this is a nice place to begin with a entry level management career in retail industry.

ConsThis is retail..salary and benefit are below than average. Huge amount of work load for entry level manager..

Advice to Senior Managementshould consider assistant managers' salary against their work load

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I worked at Rite Aid part-time for more than a year

ProsPeople were easy to work with and had flexible hours. Small enough stores to get recognized for your work.

ConsHard to move up and aren't given that much responsibility

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good

Pharmacy Manager (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at Rite Aid full-time for more than 5 years

ProsRite aid is a very good company

ConsEvery job has its ups and down

Advice to Senior Managementyes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Learning experience

Pharmacist (Former Employee)
Fairless Hills, PA

I worked at Rite Aid full-time for more than 5 years

ProsVery good at teaching you

ConsVery bad personally with people

Advice to Senior ManagementWatch your back!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It's alright, but not somewhere you want to work at too long.

Cashier (Former Employee)
Wilmington, DE

I worked at Rite Aid full-time for more than a year

ProsThe co-workers and store management were the best. There was always something to do, and was a very busy store, so time went by pretty fast. Management will work with you on your schedule most of the time. Got to know some of the regular customers. Also the people in the pharmacy were terrific, and would go above and beyond. Full time has one week payed vacation a year, and builds on that for the amount of time you were there. For retail that's okay.

ConsCrazy hours. It was a 24 hour store, and unfortunately I was on second shift, so there wasn't much time for life outside of work. Also if someone called out for overnight shift, a daytime person would have to cover it from 10pm-8am. Everybody had to take turns working holidays, so if you had Christmas off one year, you would have to work it the next year etc. For the amount of work and time you put into the place, the pay is horrible! You get a 16 cent raise every year you've been there. And they think that's doing you a favor. It's a joke. I never had the benefits, but I heard they aren't too good. Customers can get nasty, but that's with all retail. Shoplifting was a problem, only after 2 years did they get a security guard.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Rite Aid does not reward their employees for anything.

Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee)
Chester, PA

I have been working at Rite Aid full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe health benefits are all right.

ConsThe pay is less than $10.00 an hour and their are no raises or annual bonuses.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Worst Company To Work For

Cashier (Former Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I worked at Rite Aid part-time for more than a year

ProsWorking with some of the coworkers. Some of the customers are nice. Somewhat relaxed depending on your manager or supervisor. Ok for a first time job but do not stay long than a year.

ConsThe pay is horrible! High theft. One or two security guards. No pay raises. I had a bad experience with district manager about a promotion that never happened. Even though the work is so easy, they still manager to hire people unsuited for the positions. Unorganized. Boring. Only two people working a shift at my store. Cheat. Selfish. Uncaring to employees. BAD REPUTATION of customer service to other employers.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be more structure within the stores. Promote safety in areas that need it. Show that you care for level positions such as cashiers and supervisors.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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