Rite Aid Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
900 Reviews

2.8
900 Reviews
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Rite Aid President, CEO, and Director John T. Standley
John T. Standley
338 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Not easy, not fun.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Paterson, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Paterson, NJ

    I worked at Rite Aid full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Store manager was great. Benefits if you averaged 32 hours or more a week. Vacation after 1 year. They averaged out you weekly hours. Able to work some OT. Kept cutting hours for regular employees and stacked the wok on store managers.

    Cons

    Long hours and low pay. District manager and corporate people expected way to much from there staff and were NOT nice about it. They wanted results and didn't care how they got them. No sick days and only 1 personal day.Overnights had to be worked, so to have a normal schedule was impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like people not robots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Cashier

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Stock  in  Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Cashier/Stock in Phila, PA

    I worked at Rite Aid part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No positive attributes that I can think of.

    Cons

    Low pay, Horrible magament and to many responsibilities for one position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees.

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

    Everything was almost great except for the benefits

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician  in  Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Newark, DE

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

    Pros

    Made a lot of customers happy by solving problems with prescriptions/insurance
    To start I had great hours

    Cons

    The pay was on the lower end of a Pharmacy job.
    They would keep their full time employees at 37.5 hours a week so they didn't have to offer benefits
    Hours were changed from 9-5 to 1-9 without any warning.
    No room for promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hold grudges against employees if emergencies come up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Laid back job but inflexible for employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rite Aid part-time

    Pros

    Its a laid back kind of job.
    Not so busy at work (except peak hours)

    Cons

    Very inflexible with schedules.
    Extremely less facilities for employees at work
    They don't reward their employees at all.
    Pay is very low. Expecting raise in salary over time, then look somewhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide some facilities and flexibilities to associates. Associates are assets and fundamentals of any effective business strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good job to have while going to school.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    Manager was willing to accommodate school schedule.

    Cons

    No recognition or reward for hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees with recognition for going above and beyond in their jobs. Make sure each store is properly staffed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful

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    Current Employee - Lab Assistant  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    I learned more work experiences and organization skills

    Cons

    I need more time to learn more

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great upside

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    no longer a turnaround company; In growth mode. Many positive changes at all levels forseen in the next 5-10 years

    Cons

    for individuals that are not accustomed to personal ownership or a lot of change, this may not be for you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sufficient.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Rite Aid part-time

    Pros

    The customers made my shifts easier.

    Cons

    Little pay for many repetitive tasks within my role as sale associate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Praise employees that go the extra mile in even the smallest of ways. For example, those that tailor end caps to show the best sale items in front should be applauded in some way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Rite Aid its a Job

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    Current Employee - Price Accuracy Coordinator  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Price Accuracy Coordinator in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits dental vision, union, paid vacation

    Cons

    High expectations for short time they are starting to time job tasks such as stocking freight and tasks such as in my district or district manager is very hard to work for unrealistic expectations. The pay is not good. Hard to move up in the store the company hires from outside very often not promoting from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Retail management grind

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Rite Aid full-time

    Pros

    Company will recognize hard work and promote accordingly. It's hard, physical work (as is retail store management in low-volume stores) but if you're up for the task, it could be for you. They also place a heavy value on customer service (and really mean it), so despite feeling behind in the retail pharmacy chain competition, it would appear as though company is gaining its footing.

    Cons

    low pay, long hours, longer path to promotion (have to run larger stores with more volume before being considered for district/regional leadership).

    No opinion of CEO

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