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Rite Aid Pittsburgh Reviews

Updated February 19, 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. "I've been a cashier for almost 7 months now."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I do enjoy the customers that come in everyday. I would consider some of them my friends, as well as most of my coworkers. We're definitely like a family. I truly love the people I work with. We do get a few customers that are rude but overall, the people are very friendly. Especially the ones that work in establishments near us.

    Cons

    But, one of the biggest problems is we never have enough cashiers working the evening shift. I often work alone. When I first got hired, after I finished all my training I was alone for a few nights a week. I was very uncomfortable being that I was new. Even now, we still don't have enough people working my shift. On truck days, there's only two female cashiers and they don't want us helping. The problem is, the second cashier left earlier. So it was just me until 10. At my store, there's really only three cashiers to choose from when it comes to that shift.

    Advice to Management

    I feel like we should always have three cashiers scheduled. Which means we definitely need to hire a couple more people.


  2. "Don't settle for this position"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rite Aid Shift Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Rite Aid Shift Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gain experience with leading (managing) as well as cash handling. Duties and tasks that are assigned for this position aren't hard

    Cons

    Underpaid for the amount of work (the same position at other companies are paid a lot more with less responsibility) Climbing the ladder isn't easy and doesn't appear worth it. I'm doing the same thing assistant and store managers do with less pay and no responsibility to hire, fire, or create the employee schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what they're worth. Make more effort to help employees grow.


  3. "Photo Lab Tech"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Photo Technician in Monroeville, PA
    Former Employee - Photo Technician in Monroeville, PA

    Pros

    It was great working with film and developing peoples memories.

    Cons

    The digital age took over and most photo labs did not need a person to fill this position anymore.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sales associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rite Aid part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work for and I enjoyed the employee discounts and loved most of my regular customers who made my day more enjoyable.

    Cons

    The pay is really bad and management is overworked and under appreciated. This corporation would be well served to realize that human capital is their best investment and I believe this would result in lower turn over and a more motivated workforce

    Advice to Management

    A happy workforce is a productive workforce. In the long run the company will save money as training cost will go down and motivation will increase resulting in happier customers


  6. "Pharmacy Manager"

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    Former Employee - Phaemacy Manager in Butler, PA
    Former Employee - Phaemacy Manager in Butler, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Rite Aid full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company with good benefits and great computer system.

    Cons

    Not given a lot of weekly payroll for technicians and techs aren't given a very competitive salary.


  7. "a good place to start at."

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    Former Employee - Supervisor/Assistant Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Supervisor/Assistant Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Rite Aid (Less than a year)

    Pros

    20% discount on the non sale products.

    Cons

    expect you to do a lot in a limited time.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Rite Aid"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    A lot of flexibility with hours, friendly coworkers, fairly relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Lots of call offs, employees are taken advantage of, little to no personal days, very low pay.

    Advice to Management

    If you paid your employees better perhaps you would be able to hold on to the good ones. I worked hard and sacrificed a lot for your company and received so little in return.


  9. "Store manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Company genuinely cares about the employees. Given the resources needed to do your job.

    Cons

    Hardly ever any work/life balance, fairly low pay, high turn over rate with associates. Low payroll and lack of training.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "store manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    solid company foundation. team type of an atmosphere. good discount for employees, pretty good selection of products to purchase

    Cons

    treat associates like crap, don't do anything to assist stores . training is subpar, upper management have no idea what happens at style level

    Advice to Management

    invest in your stores, technology and training need funded. stop putting all the money in your own pockets.Give back to the staff and listen to their ideas and suggestions


  11. "Staff Pharmacist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is led by pharmacists, all the way up to the CEO, which makes corporate relatable to employees.
    Great work environment

    Cons

    They pay less than other companies.
    Implement new programs without notice

    Advice to Management

    Need more help behind the counter


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