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"Experiences vary greatly between stores."

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Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Syracuse, NY
Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Syracuse, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Had a wonderful supervising pharmacist. Most fellow employees were a delight to work with. Schedule was fairly flexible.

Cons

Pay scale was very low for the amount of work and responsibility required. Was required to go through the Rite Aid certification course and test even though I had been nationally certified for 5 years. Upper management had no clue what it was like to work in the store.

Advice to Management

Require district managers to actually work in the pharmacy for 2-3 years before being in a management position.

Other Employee Reviews for Rite Aid

  1. Helpful (1)

    "overworked and underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    experience as a pharmacy technician that is required for better jobs

    Cons

    outrageous customers, forced to do multiple jobs at once without adequate tools and time, not enough help, required to stand all day, low pay, no opportunity for growth, no raises, bad benefits

    Advice to Management

    hire more help, give raises


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Not a good place to work as a Pharmacy Tech."

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Health care benefits are pretty good. Co-workers can be pretty nice at some stores. Computer system for pharmacy is pretty easy to learn.

    Cons

    Pay is low, not a lot of respect for Pharmacy Technicians/ Pharmacy Cashiers. High turnover rate in some stores. In many stores, the pharmacy and the front end are treated as different divisions. Upper Management (PDM/DM) have a tendency not to support you if there are issues with co-workers or your manager. Not enough training when you start with the company; if you don't catch on quick in the pharmacy you become a cashier. Most technicians or pharmacist won't help if you have questions the first few months you are there. If you work on the float team, there are times you may have to drive to Port Angeles or Sequim; the reimbursement rate for gas is cheap and under federal reimbursement guidelines. Some pharmacists are indifferent or mean, along with some technicians. Some of the customers that come in for their meds every month can be VERY CHALLENGING. If you speak Spamish or Russian, you will translate for everyone in the store. If a pharmacist or other technician complains about your work, there is a possibility you can be transferred to another store or put on the float team. HR (Human Resources) will not support you if you have problems; the PDM/DM will have your hours cut until you either quit or are fired. I have seen pharmacists throw baskets at technicians and yell at them in front of customers/ co-workers. People will gossip behind your back and the whole store will know if you have been written up before you do. I would not recommend working for Rite Aid at all.

    Advice to Management

    I would offer advice or feedback; however, during my tenure any recommendation to Upper Mananagement or my immediate supervosor/ manager was dismissed constantly.

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