Rite Aid Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
899 Reviews

2.8
899 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.  

    Rite Aid is the worst company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician  in  Warminster, PA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Warminster, PA

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

    Pros

    The only pro is the the pharmacy manager is a very nice guy and we get along well.

    Cons

    The main con is the extremely low pay. I've worked in the pharmacy for over 3 years and I've only gotten a 30 cent increase in pay and i still get under $8. We're always short of help and I'm the only part timer so I always have to work for anyone who is out sick or on vacation. They don't care if you already have plans or are overworked and they have no respect for your religious preferences. I'm Catholic and they're making me work Christmas day this year. I'm getting out of there the first chance I get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire sufficient employees and treat every equally. Paying a fair amount based on the enormous amount of work we do would be fantastic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    you must work very hard,especially on weekend,has no tech, you must handle by yourself every thing.

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    Former Employee - Staff Pharmacist  in  East Hemet, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Pharmacist in East Hemet, CA

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

    Pros

    good pay for overtime.They don't mind that you get mistake punch in early for 1-2 minutes

    Cons

    12 hours long shift make you very easy get wrong drug,wrong typing mistake ,not only you but,tech has a lot of mistakes which you have to watch all the times. be careful work in Rite Aid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Less than exciting.

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    Former Employee - Floor Clerk  in  Hood River, OR
    Former Employee - Floor Clerk in Hood River, OR

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

    Pros

    Experience in retail.
    Friendly atmosphere.
    Discounts on products.

    Cons

    Outdated technology
    Bad management
    Not flexible hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less video training and more hands-on.

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

    Find a different employer

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  Flint, MI
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Flint, MI

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

    Pros

    Gain experience working with the public.

    Cons

    Bad pay, bad managing, company does not care about employees, overall terrible place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Rite Aid is a wonderful company to work for and cares about their associates!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Augusta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Augusta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good pay and great hours!

    Cons

    Keeping up with the demand of merchandise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate tasks more proficientally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place, but will work u to death

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Good place to work and if your lucky you'll get a good team to work with.

    Cons

    Mangers are distant from lower level prob or just don't care. Some Arrogance from coworkers and seniors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the worker bee , they'll make you more honey.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    So far so good! Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Oradell, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Oradell, NJ

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

    Pros

    I went to a job fair and sat with whom was my now manager and spoke with him for 45 minutes and then sat with my DM for another 45 minutes. He said I would hear back by next week either way, I got the call the very next day I had the job!

    Cons

    It's retail. If you don't like retail then this isn't the job for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Albany, NY

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for with great benefits

    Cons

    Minimal payroll to manage store

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pend more time in the store to experience some of daily obstacle that store managers have to encounter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Improving for the future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacist  in  Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company is adding more clinical services to expand the pharmacist's role.

    Cons

    Company cut payroll so more work is expected with less tech help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide tech training so pharmacists can focus on the clinical needs of their customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Stressful, yet fun to work there.

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    Former Employee - Rite Aid Shift Supervisor  in  Kings Park, NY
    Former Employee - Rite Aid Shift Supervisor in Kings Park, NY

    I worked at Rite Aid full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Many available hrs, good people, good experience, fun, flexible hrs, worked well with my school schedule, appreciated good/hard work.

    Cons

    On your feet a lot, slow raises, always busy, some grumpy workers (but where are there not?), short breaks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Full one-hour lunch breaks and increased employee discounts would make employees happier.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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