Rite Aid

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Rite Aid Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
994 Reviews
2.7
994 Reviews
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Rite Aid President, CEO, and Director John T. Standley
John T. Standley
392 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours,like you got anywhere from 300-450 hours as an intern, pretty flexible (in 31 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Upper management are completely disconnected from the reality of store retail (in 79 reviews)

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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience

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

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

    Pros

    My management staff was very friendly and good to work with. I did have one supervisor who would always touch my back from time to time, but reporting it to the store manager solved that problem very quickly. I worked there for over a year and despite this I received a 2% pay increase before I quit. From what the manager told me based on our performance she could recommend us for a 0-3% increase, yet it was up to the district manager to approve it. There was always either the store manager or one of four shift supervisors there at all times, and all of them would immediately respond to your paging.

    Cons

    At my store anyway, the store manager had a zero-call out policy, no matter how sick you were or what transpired (although she did allow one of the other cashiers to take the day off when a relative passed away.) So when I was out of town and an emergency happened with my girlfriend and I had no ride to get home, I called my shift supervisor and a coworker to see if I could get my shift covered, and they said yes. However, my store manager soon called me and demanded that I come in, despite the arrangements I had just made. An argument with her over my situation is what led me to quit. I really loved working at Rite Aid, I thought it was one of the best jobs I had ever had but all good things must come to an end, I suppose. During my annual review she told me she didn't feel I was ready for a promotion, but recently an interview with Walgreens has proven her wrong. I start as a shift leader next week :)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Growth opportunities are few

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    Feeling like your a team and being able to train your team to work well together and there is a lot of recognition.

    Cons

    Training for promotion. Very few hours are given for the workload needed. And the stress of needing more help toeet deadlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your management team promote more instead of keeping them grounded because your comfortable

  3.  

    Great place to work as long as with the right team

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

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

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits, corporate discounts (on phone plans, amusements parks, etc.), and hours, flexible when needed. Plenty of room to transfer and grow within the company, which they have improved its accessibility tremendously in the past year or two. Great company discount, comprehensive training.

    Cons

    The pay overall leaves much to be desired, not much room for raises or bonuses no matter how hard or long you work. Depends on quality of store management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clerk in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Clerk in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    It paid more money than some other states and countries

    Cons

    it didn't pay a lot of money

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Cashier in Fairfield, CT
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Cashier in Fairfield, CT

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

    Pros

    great way to make new friends the employees are nice and loving and welcoming

    Cons

    the rude customers and some times things are all over the place

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It's a job

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Cashier in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in New York, NY

    I have been working at Rite Aid part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Paychecks make the best of it, customers as well.

    Cons

    More work than what youre getting paid for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appericate your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Enjoy working at the DC

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

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

    Pros

    The best thing about working for Rite Aid is the flexibility of hours we have in my department. There are a lot of different functions we can get involved in so we can learn a very broad range of functions.

    Cons

    Associates are promoted because they are "liked" more than someone with skills and experience. They are willing to loose a good employee for the lack of offering promotions or even raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer management positions to qualified hourly associates and don't discount them because they are hourly. Your going to loose some good people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Upper management sucks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Learn some experience
    Simple job/tasks as long as you have the correct management on the store level to guide you
    Easy to advance up the ladder

    Cons

    Upper management, store manager's boss, doesn't provide enough hours to achieve the necessary things that need to be done.
    The company values the customer but doesn't give the means to help them the best they could.
    Asks for more done that hours given to do them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In regards to the pharmacy, allocate more hours to the stores that have a higher volume. Don't do the bare minimum to get the store by.
    They need a reality check in what they're asking compared to the number of hours they give to complete it.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Rite Aid

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

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Non to report. Company has been good to me

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Students beware.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Rosslyn, VA

    I have been working at Rite Aid part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good opportunities for advancement to shift manager.

    Cons

    Jealous, conniving coworkers who complain about your school schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to protect your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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