Rite Aid Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Rite Aid President, CEO, and Director John T. Standley
John T. Standley
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Pros
  • flexible hours dependent on manager (in 33 reviews)

  • Hard work, good pay, good benefits (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management are NEVER happy with performance (in 82 reviews)

  • More hourly payroll would help Customer Service (in 31 reviews)

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  1. Not to good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Big name in market. Consider as good company.

    Cons

    Too much work
    Not paying good to starting or non-management employees.

    Advice to Management

    Need to contact employees directly.


  2. Don't even try.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Great community events and engagement. Raise money for great charities including the American Heart Association and the Children's Miracle Network. Smile and Raptar programs help build morale with employees.

    Cons

    Very little professional development. If you want a promotion you will need to threaten to leave. Too many promises of future opportunities that are later filled by outside hires.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building up the agents you already have instead of bringing in outside hires who don't last.


  3. Great customer appreciation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at Rite Aid part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Managers are willing to work with your schedule, very friendly environment

    Cons

    Depends on the area customers can be very rude, work flow can be very hectic at times

    Advice to Management

    More than one cashier is always needed


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  5. Shift Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time

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

    Pros

    Experience, nice staff-family oriented environment. Most managers try and work with your schedule.

    Cons

    Low pay...very hard to advance. Schedule varies and always changing. A LOT of work for very little pay.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time training and listen to employees' concerns wholeheartedly. Show appreciation for good work and don't just criticize....say "thank you:" once in a while.


  6. No growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician

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

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

    Pros

    I absolutely love my team back in the pharmacy. Everyone works very well together.

    Cons

    I would like an opportunity for growth and promotion. There are no know opportunities with Rite Aid.

    Advice to Management

    We have recently lost the PDM, district technician, and PDM assistant all within a few weeks of each other. Something doesn't seem right with that.


  7. Cashier

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    Variety of work, keeps busy, learned some new skills

    Cons

    Understaffed, long hours, management can be iffy.

    Advice to Management

    Please hold people who do not do their job accountable- don't leave it on the shift completely.


  8. RAD is not too bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rite Aid

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great team work, friendly customers (for the most part)

    Cons

    on your feet all day, overwhelming workload when short staffed, usual retail complaints


  9. Old

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rite Aid

    Pros

    Easy and managable social life

    Cons

    Hard but also easy as well


  10. Helpful (3)

    Work is ok, career possible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours.
    Wonderful co-workers.
    Customers.
    Potential for growth.

    Cons

    Open 265 days/year, including every holiday.
    Mid to low pay.
    Customers.
    Upper management has no connection to working inside a store.

    Advice to Management

    Oh my gosh! Get real! Visit.....no actually spend time in a store. Talk to, not at the employees. Understand that we all want the company to succeed, but with the manpower and hours you allow, and all the new programs and procedural details you require, it is impossible to be our best and help our customers.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Assistant Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rite Aid full-time

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

    Pros

    Experience
    Opportunity
    Environment
    Fast paced
    Teamwork
    Overall the experiences that can be gained at this position can help with future career goals.

    Cons

    The biggest con in this industry is the hours worked. There are no set days off and not tooamy weekends off at all. So family/work balance is not great.

    Advice to Management

    Allow us to do what is best for the company on a store by store basis. Not all things work the same at all stores so if we do not have a specific thing set per company plan, find out why we do not and see if our plan is actually better.



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