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Rite Aid Pharmacy Technician Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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Rite Aid President, CEO, and Director John T. Standley
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  • Upper management did not provide sufficient support staff for all of the desired tasks of the company (in 163 reviews)

  • long hours tough management rigid (in 82 reviews)

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  1. "Good company, no advancement opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rite Aid full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good health insurance. 20% employee discount. The company offers good training. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Low pay. No advancement opportunities.


  2. "Pharmacy technician"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rite Aid full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    40+ hours a week. Very nice people. Pay was okay.

    Cons

    Very understaffed. If a new tech came in with no experience that couldn't pass the test to become certified, they would be terminated. A lot of drama. Constantly changing the systems. Seniority was taken too seriously.


  3. "pharmacy technician"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician CPhT in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician CPhT in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    a great organization to to work with

    Cons

    career advancement is poor or lacking


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Need to be paid better"

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    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in New Wilmington, PA
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in New Wilmington, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have a great pharmacist and love the people who come into the pharmacy.

    Cons

    Pay is not enough to keep me here . Tech's need to be paid better because we are very important to the process.


  6. "Pharmacy Technician"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Scranton, PA
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Scranton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    people will need prescriptions filled, therefore you have a guaranteed paycheck

    Cons

    It is apart of a union, you have no choice. Small raises. Not enough help.


  7. "Lead Pharmacy Technician"

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    Current Employee - Lead Pharmacy Technician in Narberth, PA
    Current Employee - Lead Pharmacy Technician in Narberth, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good if you need a flexible schedule

    Cons

    No pay, no breaks, terrible benefits if you're a union store and have to pay union dues. Not enough staffing, can't move to non union store, cut hrs so doing job of 4 people and not more pay

    Advice to Management

    Come work in my store doing my job, and see if you would work for 10/hr. Finally have great manager but higher ups should stop rewarding bad customer behavior with gift cards...


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Pharmacy Technician"

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    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in North Attleboro, MA
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in North Attleboro, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rite Aid part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome pharmacists to work with and support ive of their techs.

    Cons

    For all the fast paced responsibilities, accuracy, and multitasking, a technician is undervalued in their hourly pay.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the value, skillet, drive and knowledge through required education in order to be compliant with the industry to obtain certification, as well as volume in prescriptions a technician has worth of a better hourly rate.


  9. "CpHt"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Flint, MI
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Flint, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rite Aid part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    National company, been around for awhile.

    Cons

    No breaks, 15-minute lunch (if that) - need for workers on shift.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better, get more workers and give workers breaks and 30-minute lunch hour.


  10. "Never work here"

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    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Florence, AL
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Florence, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, they work with you

    Cons

    Stressful work environment, lots of drama


  11. "Certified Pharmacy Technician"

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    Former Employee - Caretified Pharmacy Technician in Manchester, TN
    Former Employee - Caretified Pharmacy Technician in Manchester, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great insurance, security within your position, works with your personal schedule.

    Cons

    Pharmacy technicians are basically low man. no matter how long you have been with the company, you are always replaceable.

    Advice to Management

    Pharmacy technicians that care about their position and the patients health are few and should be taken as such.