Rite Aid Reviews

Updated July 6, 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. Damn if you do damn if you dont.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Associate in Queens Village, NY
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Associate in Queens Village, NY

    I have been working at Rite Aid (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You'll be lucky if you get a supervisor that's not an donkey.

    Cons

    Your at will in other words your job is temporary.

    Advice to Management

    Very poor business practices. look at the companies stock...


  2. Pharmacist

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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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nexgen software is very use friendly. Pharmacists are paid well.

    Cons

    Ancillary help is poorly paid thus stressing the Rph's as qualified techs are rarely hired due to salary restrictions. There's a limit on the number of ancillary hours that can be used during the shift further enhancing the stress. Too much emphasis is placed on Clinical work, more profit can be generated from this than filling rxs! Not as though you won't be filling rxs, just now have to do everything with little aid.

    Advice to Management

    Pay industry rates to techs so a more qualified candidate can help, Walmart now pays more!


  3. poor management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Tech in Wooster, OH
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Tech in Wooster, OH

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

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

    Pros

    20% off retail. sales are not

    Cons

    low $. high stress. disorganized, hard to get take breaks. unfair, unkind.

    Advice to Management

    see above


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  5. Supervisor position

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Charlotte, NC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to learn other departments and can leave the job for up to 20 mins other than your lunch to go deliver money to the bank from the store.....

    Cons

    TOO many Cons, NOT NEARLY ENOUGH PAY !!!!.... They expect to much work for one person to do.... They need to create other positions for the extra work one person has to as a Supervisor..... and not enough pay for that much work load... they deserve more.......

    Advice to Management

    CREATE MORE POSITIONS !!!!! GO TO COMPANY VICE PRESIDENT (CEO) AND TELL THEM !!!!!!


  6. Pharmacy Tech Review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in West Seneca, NY
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in West Seneca, NY

    I have been working at Rite Aid part-time

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

    Pros

    Gained valuable pharmaceutical knowledge. Had positive patient interactions. This is about all of the positive things I can think of.

    Cons

    Corporate treats their employees as disposable commodities. Terrible benefits and pay, unrealistic expectations, and unsafe work conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Put more of a focus on the clinical aspect of pharmacy!! Give more help to the pharmacy. Make employees happiness with the company a priority.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Just awful

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Richmond, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    *The work is easy
    *The people you work with are the best part of the job
    *The high turnover rate means you get to meet lots of new people!

    Cons

    *Only about a 2% raise ONCE A YEAR
    *No control over hours
    *Corporate does't give a flying crap about you
    *Forced to be open on holidays even with the Pharmacy
    *Forced to stay in the store during natural disasters, hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding , etc. Even when the power is out. If you leave you are fired.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees a living wage. The reason you can not get any good people to work for you is because you pay so little! You attract the worst workers because of the wages you have. 7.25 for cashier, 9.00 for a supervisor, 16.00 for a store manager? What kind of live to you think we deserve?


  8. Service Clerk

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerk in Victorville, CA
    Current Employee - Clerk in Victorville, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Why i like working at Rite Aid...... People i work with can be cool at times, Be lazy and get paid for it, girls don't work as hard as the boys

    Cons

    If u wanna be happy... Don't Work Here!! If you wanna find away to get happy.... Don't Work Here!!!
    How much do you like ice cream? Cause for almost half your shift you can scoop fat, lazy, rude, angry and poor people who don't wanna work ice cream. And there's lots more to add but JUST DON'T WORK HERE!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    NO HOPE FOR YOU GUYS SORRY


  9. Helpful (1)

    The worst place ever

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I have nothing good to say.

    Cons

    Not particular about important regulations, sets mandates while cutting help. Completely unsupportive middle management, clueless upper management.


  10. Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Ocean City, NJ
    Former Employee - Cashier in Ocean City, NJ

    I worked at Rite Aid

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

    Pros

    Familiarity with patrons,it was in walking distance of where i worked. Most o f the local customers were ppl i grew up with or knew as previous customers in another occupation

    Cons

    Bullying,foul language,no incentives or encouragement,backstabbing ,jealousy,was humiliated and yelled at and an exhortation of authority was presented in an unethical way in front of customers i knew by a female coworker supervisor.

    Advice to Management

    Might be good to look into background of people hired.Look for courteous and partially educated potential hirees.i was bullied during my tenure.


  11. Bottom Feeders

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Slave in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Slave in Santa Barbara, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Short Drive, Some decent staff, Mostly polite and happy customers, 20% discount

    Cons

    Hourly Pay, Unionized, rude customers, rude staff, being thrown under the bus for others' mistakes, micro-managed to death, unreasonable expectations, unreasonable payroll allowance, no deliverance of promised raises, Higher paid associates do far less work than the lowest paid associates, etc. etc.

    Advice to Management

    Sellout to Walgreens or Kroger



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