Rite Aid

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Rite Aid Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
989 Reviews
2.7
989 Reviews
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Rite Aid President, CEO, and Director John T. Standley
John T. Standley
389 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours,like you got anywhere from 300-450 hours as an intern, pretty flexible (in 31 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 79 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great job to get into management.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Gainesville, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Gainesville, GA

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

    Pros

    Room for personal growth
    Flexible hours
    Customers!!
    No day is ever the same
    Lots to do...time flys
    Freedom to run and make decisions to better the store

    Cons

    Some weeks can be long
    Working on holidays
    Not all stores are created (or managed) equally
    More payroll is needed
    Phasing out the Assistant Manager position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As in any retail environment more payroll in the stores in greatly needed. Rethink the biweekly truck deliveries. The stores need more product. All this has created is a vicious cycle of bad inventory management and empty shelves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was ok for a 1st job

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician

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

    Pros

    People were friendly, caring and always looked out for you. Flexible with schedule.

    Cons

    Pay wasn't very good, was there for 5 years and my pay increase barely went up. Break was a little difficult, I worked in Pharmacy so that was a problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To try to increase the pay. I was in the pharmacy techinican position and the pay lacked. It's not far, there were people who worked in the front end that got paid more than Pharmacy Techs, and that wasn't at all fair.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Pharmacy intern

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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

    people are friendly and nice

    Cons

    no break during shifts because pharmacy is always busy

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pharmacist with Rite Aid

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Manager
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Manager

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

    Pros

    Some of the people you work with are lifetime friends.

    Cons

    Some of the people you work with are favored by upper management. A lot of back-stabbing and makes it difficult to do your job which is hard enough because there is never enough staff, Poor training. Human Resources too corporate to really know what's going on half the time. Very punitive company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training! and then more training!! More staffing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    cashier

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    Former Employee - Over Night Cashier in Wildwood, NJ
    Former Employee - Over Night Cashier in Wildwood, NJ

    I worked at Rite Aid (less than an year)

    Pros

    the discount was ok and the pay was above minimum wages

    Cons

    the store manager mainly only cared about the mother workers there and not much about the r employees that did not have children. Also too many clicks among the manger.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rite Aid

    Pros

    There are a handful of really nice pharmacists who are great at what they do and are wonderful to their technicians, which makes the job a little more bearable.

    Cons

    They pay their technicians horribly and expect a ton from them. They will offer raises and time off and will not follow through, or will find a way to mess up your hours and pay. There is little to no incentive to work hard and create high metrics and as a result there is a high turnover for technicians. Technicians who work 11 or 12 hour shifts have been told they are not allowed to have a small snack or water in the pharmacy. Corporate rarely listens to the complaints of its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some sympathy and consideration before implementing new rules. Pay your employees as if they mean something to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Political, District Managers think they are the Supreme Being.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Bowie, MD
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Bowie, MD

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

    Pros

    Good group of employees under me at each of the 5 stores I was assigned to, with a few exceptions.

    Cons

    They will fire you quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is talk of Rite Aid being good to the employees, but it is just talk. In reality you demand more and more for the same or less pay and give less time to do it. Districts think it is possible just because someone thought it is a good idea and a good way to save money. Result is unsatisfied employees who are always behind and being pushed to do more. When it's time for the blame game, its always the managers, so they try to push that onto others and the blame game begins. Whole stores get fired at times as a result. Very unpleasant place to work. Very cheap towards employees and benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Generally disconnected management and poor support for fixing store issues.

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    The stores have a large amount of freedom, at least in the district I currently work, the pay is fairly decent for managers, and it requires very little experience

    Cons

    The pay for non-manager store workers, including assistants and shits is abysmal, I would not work in right aid in a non-management position,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities to move up for management, and store workers, as well as a possible pipeline to move to cooperate for highly experienced workers with degrees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    upper management could care less about chain of command issues

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Belmar, NJ
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Belmar, NJ

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

    Pros

    great benefits and personal time

    Cons

    getting coverage or firing people almost impossible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire management in all capacities yourselves. store

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

    Unorganized upper management, low payroll, alot of work and not enough help.

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    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Huntington, NY
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Huntington, NY

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

    Pros

    Great sales. Great place to shop. Pharmacy is great

    Cons

    Not enough help to get the work load done. Poor upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have a better plan than just cutting payroll and not helping stores out. Waiting until there is a problem is not smart business. Managers need the time to manage and assist customers, not clean shelves. Your losing more $ by not having the product on the shelf to sell!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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