Rite Aid Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
904 Reviews

2.8
904 Reviews
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Rite Aid President, CEO, and Director John T. Standley
John T. Standley
339 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Glad to have the job, just wish it paid more

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  Napa, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Napa, CA

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

    Pros

    The medical benefits are good.

    Cons

    The working hours are erratic, the other employees can be low class

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work for a month in a store

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Part time job....take this at face value.

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    Former Employee - Photo Technician  in  Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Photo Technician in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, mediocre pay, not overtly demanding.

    Cons

    Few long time employees, so most people (like I) gave off the vibe of just passing through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a few high energy long term managers at each location to motivate. I was not motivated, but if there was a good manager in place, I may have approached my job differently. I can't say that I will be telling my kids 20yrs from now what a great boss I had at Rite Aid.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Could be worth working at.

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    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Agent  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Agent in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Large company in mutiple cities. There is a chance for improving your position in the company. Has been in business for a long time.

    Cons

    Moving up the ranks takes a long time. Non managerial positions do not pay much. Healthcare through them is expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved with the workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Going downhill

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    Current Employee - Phanmacist  in  Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Phanmacist in Boise, ID

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

    Pros

    Fair salary, decent schedule. Did get a raise, evaluation a little more realistic. Some retailers(pharmacy) seem assert excessive control over employees, this one does not.

    Cons

    Benefits are on the slide. Healthcare benefits dramatically cut this year(as far as i can tell). Upper management(not unusual) seems disconnected from reality. Sales are growing after several down quarters, however not much movement on price of stock(college education fund). This is probably result to Eckerd aquisition with debt, and seems to be getting better(earnings). Overall rating seems to be(listening to techs, cashiers, rph's) very negative(not mine). Employees on both side of aquisition seem very dissatisfied. Eckerd employees think poorly of company, and RA employees don't like the merged company as well. Could be growing pains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work in the stores, get some field experience. I think this will give you a better idea of what is needed to increase sales. All employees seem very unhappy(very few content). Need to a better job with relations. Many feel over worked and under appreciated. Improving your employees work environment will bring more 'smiles', which customers like to see. We have some major advantages over grocery/super stores. Creating a positive relationship with dm's, vp's ect. can really make these advantages obvious to customer by creating positve shopping experience. A lot of work to be done in this area. Be careful who you promote into dm/pdm positions. Bad choices can be catastropic for a district. Lead by example. Integrity, integrity, integrity. You expect from the field(rightfully so), double or triple the expectations upon yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    no work life balance

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    Current Employee - District Manager  in  Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - District Manager in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    good benifts and health care

    Cons

    too many hours, no work life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    its a good company but needs more attention from the district manager not the vp of the region

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bayonne, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bayonne, NJ

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    love working with my people
    decent pay cant complain
    easy to move up if you love retail
    could learn everything quickly
    every day u get to learn something new
    fun atmosphere to work for ( depending where the store is located)

    Cons

    i feel like managers who are trained and ready to join the corporate jobs they shouldn't let them wait and for dms they should be in stores every day and see what is going and what needs to be done i feel like a vp should not come and tell us what needs to done , the dm should come and teach us not the vp .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to the corporate crew give your store managers who trained in properly manner and knows what retail is to move up to the next level it takes time to find but giv some chance to make this company moving

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    number one

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Claremont, NH
    Current Employee - Associate in Claremont, NH

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    advancement is easy if you have competency and like to be a team player.

    Cons

    short working hours, and sometimes district management can be to dictative

    Recommends
  9.  

    Rite Aid

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Villanova, PA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Villanova, PA

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    Good pay, room for growth

    Cons

    Lots of hours, lots of stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It's ok, not terrible not great.

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Ransomville, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in Ransomville, NY

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    -I like my coworkers
    -My manager is decent, haven't had any issues
    -Employee discount
    -not working to late or to early, except truck day which is 5am

    Cons

    -TSalary is minimum but the work they want you to do is quite a bit.
    -Not enough help to get done what needs to get done
    -Moving to strict dress code and you have to buy the clothes
    -Very strict no working off the clock rule
    -The manager usually choses when you can and can't take your lunch and break, sometimes it's two hours after you got there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your workers better, and stop being so stingy on payroll higher people if you need them not overwork your associates.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Ridiculous place to work.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits were decent but thats all.

    Cons

    No payroll given to run a store. Manager expected to everything from front door to back door with no help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put some people in your stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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