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Rite Aid Pittsburgh Reviews

Updated September 8, 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 184 reviews)

  • The pay was awful for the amount of work I had to do (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Too many chiefs, not enough Indians..."

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    Former Employee - Rite Aid Shift Supervisor in Belle Vernon, PA
    Former Employee - Rite Aid Shift Supervisor in Belle Vernon, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good start to get leadership experience, ongoing training, build relationships with vendors and others that do business with Rite Aid.

    Cons

    Flip-floppy schedule, pay is low, favoritism of certain employees, not enough employees during peak times or when someone calls off

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate all employees, tell them when they do good and bad, don't expect respect if it's not given.


  2. "Not sure"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I'm able to write my own schedule. Hit your numbers you are left alone

    Cons

    Company is in debt. Don't expect to get financial support to get things fixed. You will be told make it work. This includes payroll. There is no training program. That cost money which they don't have

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to get the Walgreen's Merger finished. It's been 2 years.

  3. "They will let you go when you reach the top of the pay scale"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits ok but pressure is intense and very little help is put into the stores

    Cons

    Managers are all fired in their 50s for trivial reasons-so they can bring in cheaper help

    Advice to Management

    treat others how you want to be treated


  4. "Cheap pay"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Murrysville, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Murrysville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy not a lot to do friendly staff just really ting people up and face the shelves very easy job

    Cons

    Boring and lowest paying job in the area not much to do the people are irritating and minimum wage makes it low pay


  5. "I've been a cashier for almost 7 months now."

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    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.


  6. "Don't settle for this position"

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    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.


  7. "Photo Lab Tech"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales associate"

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    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


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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