Rite Aid Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
948 Reviews
2.8
948 Reviews
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Rite Aid President, CEO, and Director John T. Standley
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368 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours,like you got anywhere from 300-450 hours as an intern, pretty flexible (in 29 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 77 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Ugly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    Nothing, not enough pay for the work they ask for

    Cons

    Please the upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They have no clue about their employees , they can throw anyone under the bus if felt any kind of threat

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and lots of public contact, very nice customers.

    Cons

    Upper management will place unrealistic demands on you. Poor training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop overworking the good and dedicated employees and quit with the motto employees are a dime a dozen.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A little too corporate feeling....cheesy "awards" to offer co-workers.

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    Former Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Kalkaska, MI
    Former Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Kalkaska, MI

    I worked at Rite Aid full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of need for pharmacists.

    Cons

    Long hours, no paid OT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay hourly so extra time worked is rewarded with payment. Get rid of cheesy corporate games ("Raptor Awards")

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Slave drivers

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Cashier
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Cashier

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

    Pros

    Best reasons to work here: there aren't any.

    Cons

    Terrible staffing, budgets cuts, horrid pay, lead in fear, don't train well, no management backup.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honestly, the higher ups should have to work in our stores at cashier level for a month every year to understand how poorly their stores run and how employees are treated. How is a store supposed to run if hours are being cut left and right and would rather spend money on remodels than providing customer service they so highly expect on top of all the extra work they expect to be done by closing? People walk out of our stores because our lines are so long. Because there aren't enough employees to help. Then people get mad there's no one on the floor to help them find things...then they get mad no ones up front to ring them up because they are on the floor. Well, if you gave enough hours to have appropriate staff to get trucks, ice cream, floor people, cashiers and managerial staff youd realize you would have a great running store. But we have to make sacrifices and hope we don't get Into trouble because facing isn't done so we can help the customers that don't stop coming in. Training is abysmal. Cbts isn't training!!!! And no one pays attention to them anyway!!! Why do you think people mess up and you have everyone retake them?! Because it isn't proper training. Which brings us back exactly to staffing. If you had the staff and the hours, you could provide REAL training. Throwing a newcomer on the register and saying good luck while everyone else is busy with customers isn't how you help train someone. It's pitiful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Loved my store but the company is awful.

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    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Charleston, WV
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Charleston, WV

    I worked at Rite Aid full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a good first job. Depending on the people you work with your store can be your pride and joy. I Enjoyed keeping it perfect and green. I was proud to run my store.

    Cons

    The company is not helpful. The union screws you instead of helping you like they should. Rite Aid is only out for money. They do not care for their employees. Which is why they pay close to nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee's deserve better pay. Walgreens and CVS are great competition and BOTH COMPANIES PAY MORE.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent Job and fair pay.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    We have a great Pharmacist and team.

    Cons

    Store Manager short tempered and not willing to train or help. Does not really like people and should be in a different position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good for internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Intern in Ocean City, NJ
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Intern in Ocean City, NJ

    I have been working at Rite Aid as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay scale
    $11 P1
    $13 P2
    $15 P3
    $17 P4
    $27 Grad

    Flexible hours,like you got anywhere from 300-450 hours as an intern, pretty flexible. Probably the best internship out there. I worked with ~10-12 pharmacist during my time there, all of them were super helpful and wanting to help you learn.

    Cons

    Long days- like most Retail
    Mostly depends on the DM I assume for other cons people experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My Dm became went from staff pharmacist to DM in 8 years. so not bad i guess.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible company to work for

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Free flu shots
    Good holiday pay IF FULLTIME

    Cons

    Too much work for little pay
    Unprofessional
    No overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have been working with rite aid for a couple of years now and i absolutely HATE my job im a mother with a child only making $9 an hr. And im a assiant manager! Its extremely had working fulltime and still not making enough to support your own household

    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    There are greener pastures trust me...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    None. I check indeed for openings elsewhere everyday.

    Cons

    Cannot keep help because they do not pay anyone anything. I have done my research and they are the absolute lowest paying pharmacy out there. They reward employees with metal pins and paper certificates when a job is well done, instead of raises. There is no opportunity for a pharmacy technician to advance in there career unless they are willing to leave the pharmacy to be a store manager. Every technician is paid differently. The ones who threaten to quit or have put in a two weeks notice will always get a small raise. You are not given adequate supplies to complete your job. You are expected to make medication deliveries with your own vehicle using your own gas and you will not be reimbursed for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you paid people a living wage then maybe they would stay and we wouldn't be constantly hiring and training people in a vicious cycle.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The job was ok but the pay rate is terrible.

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Shallotte, NC
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Shallotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Experience, meeting new people, employment

    Cons

    The pay rate is terrible and the cuts in the hours are ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The employees need to make more per hour.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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