Rite Aid Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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Rite Aid President, CEO, and Director John T. Standley
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Pros
  • Flexible hours,like you got anywhere from 300-450 hours as an intern, pretty flexible (in 33 reviews)

  • good pay compared to the other big chains, good computer system and interface (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management does not understand what is happening at store level or seem to care (in 82 reviews)

  • resets etc while giving good customer service along with everything else (in 31 reviews)

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  1. Cashier, Merchandiser

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    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Rite Aid full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Honestly, I was very pleased with my experience at Rite Aid. I worked for roughly a year, and in the end turned down an opportunity to be a shift supervisor for a better paying job elsewhere. I'd say by and large the atmosphere that the company fosters is positive and inclusive. My bosses and co-workers were kind, invested, and appreciative. Furthermore, there is definitely opportunity for advancement if that is what you're interested in.

    Cons

    Pay is not good, even store managers receive much less money than they deserve, considering the hours they work.
    Inflexible policies -- such as requiring Ids for senior citizens, ect.
    Outdated equipment (particularly photo machines)!
    Not a whole lot of benefits for hourly employees

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the advice of your store managers! They know what works and what doesn't

  2. Pharmacy Technician

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at Rite Aid part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, friendly work environment

    Cons

    Strict dress code, lots of little rules to keep track of

    Advice to Management

    Listen to lower level workers, they have the best ideas in how to make the company better.

  3. Field Tech Suport.

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    Current Employee - Field Tech Support in Queens Village, NY
    Current Employee - Field Tech Support in Queens Village, NY

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The best place to work. Good Team. Decent Salary. Opportunities to Grow.

    Cons

    No Cons... It is really good environment for make a career.

    Advice to Management

    Continue pushing in the development of all associates.

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  5. You need to be an ambitious learner with a positive attitude

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very personal and flexible scheduling. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Some days are full of hassles, can get stressful but it is retail nonetheless

  6. Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Taft, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Taft, CA

    I worked at Rite Aid full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great to build a career with.

    Cons

    tight deadlines and small payroll budgets

  7. Raises, Bad Hours, work weekends,

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rite Aid part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Raises, option to have and buy health insurance

    Cons

    No breaks, high turnover technicians

    Advice to Management

    Make breaks mandatory.

  8. Very hard work, somewhat rewarding.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Always paid, always working. Retail is retail.

    Cons

    Small opportunity for advancemen . Must be friends with district managers and higher,

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within rather than wasying resources to train people that cant perform job requirements

  9. Wellness ambassador

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth and development
    Personable upper management
    Store discounts
    Family like atmosphere
    Fun filled work

    Cons

    No cons (every career has challenges)

    Advice to Management

    Equipt each WA with branding materials without request as a welcome package (a pad-folio, stamps, letterheads, pens, stickers, giveaways)

  10. Helpful (1)

    Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Discount and pay if you negotiate correctly

    Cons

    Manager are over worked. Cashiers and supervisors are payed so little they call out alot. Theft is out of control

  11. Helpful (1)

    Wellness Ambassador Trainer

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    Current Employee - Wellnes Ambassador Trainer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Wellnes Ambassador Trainer in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Rite Aid (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Diversity and reward hard work!

    Cons

    None. They treat you fairly unlike CVS, and Walgreens. I worked for both of them prior to Rite Aid.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!!!!

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