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Rite Aid Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
1,076 Reviews
2.7
1,076 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.  

    At times it's good but then you feel like there taking advantage of you.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    It's a friendly environment you know your neighborhood and you get the same people :)

    Cons

    Challenges are being bilingual and doing cashier front and doing pharmacy tech getting paid 7.45 an hour I feel overwhelmed and taken advantage of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be organized and see your employees needs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I think its okay to work there but prefer somewhere else

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

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    ok, ok, ok , ok ,ok ,ok, ok, ok, ok, ok, and it was ok aat tims

    Cons

    management suck and suk and suck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do your job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Quality of workplace differs vastly from store to store

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

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

    Pros

    If you work at a well-organized store with good management, you will be recognized for your efforts and there is a likelihood that you can move up to a better position that suits your work style. After working there long enough full time you can get health benefits and vacation time. There is a strong sense of professional conduct at many Rite Aid stores.

    Cons

    When a store is busy and managed poorly your hard work will likely go unnoticed, especially if the management has formed a "clique" with certain employees, which unfortunately does happen. This is discouraging for employees who have leadership potential or who are great at working unsupervised. There is a tendency for stores to be very different from one another and have different "cultures"; one store may be very inviting and professional while the one just down the street may be disorganized and feel hostile to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The renovations are wonderful, but attracting, incentivising, and holding on to the best employees is what really counts, all the way down to cashiers and stockers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I Feel This is A Community of 'Friendly Neighbors'

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Cashier and Tech in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Cashier and Tech in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    I really enjoy the interaction with the customers! I really like my co-workers and feel that everybody from employees to the customers are just so friendly! I like the fact that I get to promote health and well-being. From working on an RX to the sales, to the calling of customers to say that it is ready to be picked up, feel that I am promoting them live well and healthfully! I am helping their well-being! I like the environment and all the products that they offer. I like the fact that there is flexibility in scheduling and in the fact that it may be possible to transfer from store to store. Sometimes, I work a first and sometimes a second. Sometimes, it is nice to have a day off in the middle of the week.

    Cons

    The pay per hour definitely is a con. Not sure how they think that people can live for an extended period of time on what they pay! Being a pharmacy cashier/ tech is no easy task!! I want to see how many other people can work the drive through, answer the phone, make sales at the register, do dropoffs, input prescriptions, answer more phone calls, count medications, put the medications away, enter orders, and the tasks go on and on!! It is challenging!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, we need better pay and no cut in hours! How do you expect to keep people. I enjoy it ! It is a challenge I like, but to pay little and then cut hours on top of that!! I know I cannot do two jobs either. 1. Too stressful on myself 2.) The changes from day to day and week to week of schedules. In a way I like this flexibility ~having some mornings open, as well as evenings and most weekends. How can we even get another job with this though?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    ok experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    they have a nice management. flexible hours

    Cons

    a lot of pressure and work but the pay is little

  7.  

    Ok place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Warminster, PA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Warminster, PA

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

    Pros

    You can work overnight and the have great benifits

    Cons

    Too much work for little money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Loss Prevention agent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention in Torrance, CA

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

    Pros

    When I worked in the past at Rite Aid I learned a lot from my Managers and I Thought them a lot from my close too 38 years of experience ive obtained in this line of work.

    Cons

    I never had no down negative things at Rite Aid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is by far the best company I have ever worked for!

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

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    Caring management, supportive work environment, willing to promote from within.

    Cons

    Salaries could be a little higher

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. Love working here!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Assistant Manager. Best retail job I've ever had.

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

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

    Pros

    Vacation offered after 1 year of employment.
    Flexible hours.

    Good hours if you earn it. (It's not favoritism, it's rewarding hard work)

    Advancement opportunities available to cashiers and shift supervisors.

    If you like the general public, retail pharmacy is a great place to be.

    20% discount, frequent 30% days, impressive weekly sales you may not realize if you don't work there.

    Cons

    Corporate controls payroll based on many factors so most of the time there isn't enough payroll hours

    Advancement is tougher for assistants and store managers. As there are FAR less opportunities.

    Finding good help feels impossible sometimes. Hiring people then they aren't reliable hurts everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe pay cashiers and shift supervisors more to make the job more desirable to GOOD prospects.

    Increase employee discount (slightly) above what customers get.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Rite Aid

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

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

    Pros

    The hours are long but able to have 7 out of 14 days off - especially enjoying the 3 day weekend every other week.

    Cons

    it's hard to manage so many tasks with limited tech hours. Not to mention it's hard to replace incompetent tech who just adds more work to your day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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