Rite Aid

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Rite Aid Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
1,121 Reviews
2.7
1,121 Reviews
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Rite Aid President, CEO, and Director John T. Standley
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Always understaffed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    Hourly pay is decent but always understaffed. Retail hours open late and on weekends.

    Cons

    Doesn't offer good benefits. Have to work minimum hours to qualify.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having adequate staffing can help reduce errors. Also keep more customers returning when wait times are reduced.

  2.  

    Very positive and supportive supervisors

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Mechanicsburg, PA

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

    Pros

    The training is very complete as well as the support you receive from your supervisor. Hours are flexible and pay not too bad.

    Cons

    Although pay is good, it could always be better. Sometimes can get slightly boring during slow times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job management - really! Not sure what else to say to them because my experience was positive and would do it again if I needed to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I got a new understanding of teamwork.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Rite Aid

    Pros

    Work assignments are done before or on time.Cashiers work real efficiently.Cleaning team always kept up on cleaning duties.

    Cons

    Sometimes there can be an overload due to inventory and shortage on staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Floater pharmacist

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    Former Employee - Floater Pharmacist in Johnstown, PA
    Former Employee - Floater Pharmacist in Johnstown, PA

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

    Pros

    Great software. Good continuing education.

    Cons

    Not enough support staff hours. Asked to do more and more with less and less help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic in productivity expectations vis a vis support staff hours allocated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It was okay for a high school/college part time job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rite Aid

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Mostly good coworkers. Good hours. Nice regular customers. No craziness.

    Cons

    My first boss was great but then he got transfered. Before I left, I had three more bosses after him for two years. The last boss had no experience as a manager, no fault of her own, she kinda got thrown into the lion den unexpectedly because one week we had a boss, the next we didn't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't be understaffed. During my last few months there, there were only two employees at night-me and another girl. We alternated days which got to be difficult because I was a full time student and I had to add 15 or so hours to my schedule. I worked every weekend both days, both shifts for awhile.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Ok for Retail

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Well paid in comparison with other retail pharmacy jobs

    Cons

    Typical downsides of retail pharmacy with a shrinking profit margin. Corporate structure allows little room for independent decision making within a store; Too much emphasis on giving flu shots and sticking to quotas; corporate wide misuse of metrics as a means of punishment when quotas are not met, as opposed to using them for measuring and keying staff into where inefficiencies may lie; Little control over staffing; Long days with few if any breaks, etc...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Always something to do, never boring. Generally good teams on store level. They are flexible when you need off for the most part.

    Cons

    You won't be paid fairly for the amount of work you do, and the workload is constantly growing. Not enough payroll hours to complete the work that needs to be done, then you get chewed up for not getting everything done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The retain employees, pay them fairly. No one wants to work there long term for the pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    The benefits for working at Rite Aid include good work-life balance, and a good environment for learning and future development.

    Cons

    I cannot really think of a con. I was a student for the most part of my employment and everyone was very understanding and willing to work with my schedule. Very pleased with my experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    worked well with schedule specially around finals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I really enjoy working for this company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Kernersville, NC
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Kernersville, NC

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

    Pros

    Meeting new people every day.

    Cons

    Woking night s and weekends. Different schedule every week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    I had an absolute wonderful experience at Rite Aid. A true feel of a community with accommodating hours.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Jamaica, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Jamaica, NY

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

    Pros

    There are friendly coworkers, great community, and many opportunities to save money like family and friends day and discounts for the workers.

    Cons

    The work can be tiresome. A lot of heavy lifting and a few disgruntled customers can be stressful but in all a great job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be better balanced work schedules so there are enough people to handle the busier shifts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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