Rite Aid Reviews in Virginia Beach, VA

Updated May 22, 2014
Updated May 22, 2014
939 Reviews
2.8
939 Reviews
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Rite Aid President, CEO, and Director John T. Standley
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Review Highlights

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

  • good pay compared to the other big chains, good computer system and interface (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management does not understand what is happening at store level or seem to care (in 77 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good overall but at times the company seems to pile on the work as they cut jobs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and knowing that you are helping people take care of themselves

    Cons

    Unloading the truck when inventory comes in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that there is a limit to how much work an individual can do and still provide superior customer service.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    not very stimulating or exciting.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    flexible schedule, overtime available...most of the time.

    Cons

    15 minutes to fill an RX (fast food philosophy). Culture is cold, anonymous, distant, no community feel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to feel like were a team, maybe a yearly company pick nick for employees or inner store sports competitions.

    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Prior to rite aid buy out was wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at Rite Aid

    Pros

    store team, family environment, customer interactions these things made up for a whole lot of bad

    Cons

    low pay, micromanaged from senior level who either forgot about the people who run their business or have never actually worked at store level. Poor communication on new programs, low pay compared to industry, aside from immediate supervisor never recognition for good performance, lots and lots to do, no tools nor payroll to ensure execution of plans

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communication, recognize that many associates who work for you actually would like to see the company succeed, the way to do this is not to belittle, give constant criticism, stop taking away benefits, show a little concern for those who bust their butts day after day to take care of your company! And mostly lets not forget customers, allow stores to deliver the excellent service you demand them to give, not another hat they must wear in hopes they don't all come tumbling down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    gain lots of knowledge through ever changing days. My immediate supervisor is respectful and extreamly fair, I enjoy my work

    Cons

    as with most retail,payroll is always a concern, sometimes communication could be better, in talking with people who work the same industry it seems our pay is a little low

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    pretty easy job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at Rite Aid

    Pros

    chill atmosphere, management is friendly, open to communication, and cooperative; holiday sales displays are fun, regular customers can make your day.

    Cons

    pay is not that desirable, the stores can be a little boring especially being front end cashier. not bad if you want to coast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i would say to vary the hours that employees work, and have them go switch to different areas of the store to get a full experience.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Rite Aid Goog place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    Good colleagues,
    Good benefits,
    Management realize hat employees are important,
    Financials are turning around

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough people in the store to help customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good change happening ! Thank you Ms Mary Sammons

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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