Rite Aid Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Rite Aid President, CEO, and Director John T. Standley
John T. Standley
489 Ratings

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. Ra

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My store, we're very close, so teamwork and friendships are flourishing. I'm at a busy store, so learning about medications and the uses will benefit me in nursing school.

    Cons

    Open every single day of the year. Making the same stores stay open on holidays and not rotating staff at open stores in the district.

    Advice to Management

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  2. An okay place to work

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

    I worked at Rite Aid part-time

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

    Pros

    They help you obtain your certification while you work.
    some opportunities for advancement.
    Certification earned can be used at any pharmacy in the state

    Cons

    More opportunities for advancement in front end of store, not so much in pharmacy
    Upper management can hold unobtainable goals and reprimand if not accomplished


  3. District Manager Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rite Aid full-time (More than 8 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Being able to have a set schedule, working Monday-Friday.
    2. Holidays offs
    3. Schedule flexibility depending on your DM and PDM, examples: Doctor appointments, Children's events, personal matters
    4. Work as a Team with other DMAs in your Region, everyone is very helpful and teaches each other.

    Cons

    1. No sick leave for Admins
    2. VERY low pay
    3. No career path or stepping stones to move up into other positions within the organization
    4. There is no structure of expectations within the Region on reports for DMs and PDMs, hard to cover for other Admins if everyone does things different
    5. Workload is based on skill level and willingness to be a "DO More" if you are a do little than you are kept at that level while others have A LOT more work.

    Advice to Management

    Just because someone doesn't have a MBA or a PHARM D at the end of their name does not mean they are not qualified to do the job. There is A LOT of great talent out there, just ask!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    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


  6. Don't even try.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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.


  7. 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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Shift Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    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.


  10. 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


  11. Cashier

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    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.



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