Rite Aid

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Rite Aid Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.7 843 reviews

45% Approve of the CEO

Rite Aid President, CEO, and Director John T. Standley

John T. Standley

(319 ratings)

37% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good pay compared to the other big chains, good computer system and interface (in 32 reviews)

  • Great benefits, if you work at a union store, flexible hours (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is determined to turn a profit at whatever costs (in 68 reviews)

  • resets etc while giving good customer service along with everything else (in 28 reviews)

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    Decent company to work for

    Store Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsMost hardwork pays off. Not to toot my own horn, but I'm a naturally hard worker. I started off as a regular cashier making minimum wage. Through my hard work and actually caring about how I performed at work, I was a store manager with 4 years of work.

    ConsThe amount they pay the shift supervisors is very low for the tasks and responsibilities they have. They are expected to be able to do everything a store manager can do and get a fraction of the pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI feel that most upper management does care about their employees, but you really need to start paying the shift supervisors more money. It would drastically drop the turnover rate and would get our employees for more enthusiastic about working at Rite Aid

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pretty good place to work, the job is really easy, but you have to follow strict rools in some areas

    Front End Cashier (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsFriendly team, good corporate culture

    Consif you work there for lots lots of years without promotion, you reach the limit of your pay and after that you will never get a rase.

    Advice to Senior Management1.You need to create a better way for employees to apply at the different stores if they want to transfer
    2.Stop cutting hours during the busiest season in December. Crew gets really behind on everything and customers complain about long wait times at the register and lack of help in a store isles

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Customer Centered to the point of insanity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly coworkers and hard working people

    Consmanagment had unreasonable goals and standards

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a relaxed work environment

    Cashier (Current Employee) Antioch, CA

    ProsThe job was a stable one.

    ConsThe job wasnt very exiting

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more thorough when specifying things.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    There is a reason Rite Aid is in 3rd place.

    District Manager (Current Employee)

    Pros. Small employee discount; however, the items in the store are overpriced (compared to other retailers) so the discount is really not that great. Can get the items cheaper at Target even after discount is applied.

    ConsPoor senior level management team, poor culture, poor work environment, no break rooms for associates, poor human resources team, employees are overworked due to downsizing

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that associates are the bottom line. You can't expect to overwork and underpay and get loyalty. Get new Executive, Senior Managers and HR....the current team is not effective.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ok pharmacist floater experience

    Pharmacist (Former Employee)

    ProsPay and some great technicians

    ConsBeing a floater and driving 1-2 hours to work, always different stores. Working weekends and having a random, different schedule every week.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Transcribe prescriptions and provide customer service.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLearning brands and generics of medications

    ConsThe customers are verbally abusive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to treat their workers better.

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    Great learning experience

    Pharmacy Assistant (Former Employee) Sacramento, CA

    ProsVery helpful staff who are willing to teach you the basics. Very patient with beginners and will go out of their way to make interns feel comfortable

    ConsLong work hours. Long periods of time where there will be little work. Can be very tedious.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales associate

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsPeople were easy to work with and had flexible hours. Small enough stores to get recognized for your work.

    ConsHard to move up and aren't given that much responsibility

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    It was a good experierance and I loied the peple I worked with.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood people and good experience and I liked the people I worked with,

    Conspeople were great but sometimes they were bad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would recommend that management hires some new people who are good and not bad

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