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

Rite Aid Reviews in Pittsburgh, PA

Updated Feb 19, 2014
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3.1 15 reviews

                             

40% Approve of the CEO

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

John T. Standley

(5 ratings)

18% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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rite aid-good company overall

Pharmacist (Former Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

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

Prospay well when first with company

Consnot good to older managemebt

Advice to Senior Managementcompany good to younger employees

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

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Good store management, poor district management

Associate (Former Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

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

ProsThe Rite Aid store I worked for had a very good, caring manager. Good ground level exposure to retail and consumer products.

ConsThe Assistant Managers tended to be young and lazy and this bad influence would spread to the younger associates. The district manager was distant and did not interact well with the staff.

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management should have more interaction with lower level employees and provide more open forums for their ideas and suggestions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It could be so much better...

Store Manager (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

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

ProsI have control of my schedule. Company does care about work/life balance.

ConsLittle to no training at all positions. Company doesn't seem to what to promote anyone at the store manager position to DM. Constantly hiring from outside the company to fill those positions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Learning experience

Shift Supervisor (Current Employee)
Canonsburg, PA

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

ProsCustomers, Co-Workers, Merchandise available, Helpful Pharmacists

ConsLow Pay, Not enough hours available for proper staffing

Advice to Senior ManagementBe open to Associates who would like to advance in this company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Pharmacist (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

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

Prosvariety of different stores, people, not boring

Cons12 hours on your feet, no lunch break, stressful

Advice to Senior Managementnone

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Shitty management, low pay

Certified Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

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

ProsThe customers that you build a relationship with. the retail experience

ConsThe pay, the lack of respect, the fact that customers can earn your employee discount, low amounts of vacation time.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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wasted too many years with this company

Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee)
Monroeville, PA

I worked at Rite Aid full-time for more than 10 years

ProsNice co-workers for the most part.

ConsLazy managers, rude customers, lack of pay and I've heard of this thing called a lunch break but never had one in the almost 12 years I worked for the company. Impossible to advance.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to the people who actually do the work that the managers take credit for. When they say there is a problem in the store, do something about it. This has been a problem through out the company for many years in many different stores. Pay your pharmacy staff (Technicians) for the hard work they do. They get paid peanuts and get little praise for the hard work they do.

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

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Bad Corporate Decisions

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Latrobe, PA

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

ProsGood people to work with (at that time)
You know exactly what's expected of you

ConsCorporate makes decisions that don't work/make sense
Managers are treated poorly which results in employees being treated poorly
Too much is asked of the front end associates for what they are paid

Advice to Senior ManagementStore managers can't do anything about the problems but corporate could try listening to store employees more since we're the ones who interact with customers and know what they want.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Don't do it if you are looking for long term employment.

Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee)
Washington, PA

I worked at Rite Aid

ProsMany shift options that vary within the store

ConsIf you are competent, they will use you. Once they are done and you are set to make decent money, they'll find a way to get rid of you and hire someone off the street for less money.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the associates that are in the stores. They are your link to what the customer wants. All too often you try to make changes and implement procedures without ever having set foot in a store, let alone working in one.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Rite aid has been a good place to work while in school. It taught certain things and skills a person can carry forward.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Slippery Rock, PA

I have been working at Rite Aid

ProsA couple things I like about rite aid would be the teamwork that is provided. As a college student working at rite aid the manager would listen to any suggestions and take them seriously.

ConsThe hours along with school have not been idea.

Advice to Senior ManagementI would value the associate more. The store is only as good as the associates and the service they provide to valuable customers.

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