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Rite Aid Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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Rite Aid President, CEO, and Director John T. Standley
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Pharmacy Technician"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician
    Current Employee - Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Work is challenging but rarely over the top difficult. Generally friendly environment.

    Cons

    Pay is below average of other Pharmacy Technician positions at other chains.

    Advice to Management

    Stop obsessing with competing with Walgreens and CVS and Walmart. It isn't possible. Focus on making Rite Aid a superior, higher class option. Customer service and reputation are more important than accounting numbers.


  2. "Good company to work for but doesn't staff stores with enough hours"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Rocky Mount, NC
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Rocky Mount, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Day hours and off weekends and most holidays off flexible hours team work there is also real good and overall meeting different people

    Cons

    The company doesn't really listen to their employees and benefits not as good as they could be. No room for growth within the company

  3. "Rite aid pharmacy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rite Aid full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules, good benefits.

    Cons

    Working nights and weekends for starters.


  4. "Store Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Store Manager
    Current Intern - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rite Aid as an intern (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The district managers and seniors VPs are in the store, coaching and supporting staff.
    District managers are very supportive.
    If you want to grow with the company and be promoted, there are many opportunities.
    Pay for Store Managers is good.
    Hard work does not go unnoticed.
    Most stores are not 24/7
    Hourly manager are not allowed to contact store and be contacted on their days off, so you are rarely bothered on your days off.

    Cons

    If you don't make EBITHDA, you don't get any of your bonus.
    The cost of drugs is high so that drags down your earnings and makes it hard to get a bonus during these recent years
    The current uncertainty with the Walgreens merger/buy out has taken an excessive amount of time.
    A lot of upper management changes.
    Shift supervisors work as hard as assistant and do all the same jobs, but make $4-$5 less an hour.
    Cap for raises is 5%. Very rear to get 5% for associates even if they are an outstanding employee.
    No merit raises.
    Hard as a manager to keep outstanding employees because of the low pay and reluctance of upper management to give good increases.

    Advice to Management

    To the VPs of Rite Aid, pay everyone what they deserve to make and not put caps of 5% on everyone.
    Pay people what they deserve and the good people won't leave


  5. "Good company to get feet wet in IT"

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    Former Employee - Tech Support Representative III in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Tech Support Representative III in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rite Aid full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This company helped me grow a lot in my career and learn many different technologies.

    Cons

    Unless you are willing to get out of your comfort zone it is difficult to progress. I became stuck in a position that I could not move out of. I applied for multiple openings in other departments. I left because my skills and career were stagnant.

    Advice to Management

    Be a better listener to your employees! They usually know a LOT more than you think they do!


  6. "Pharmacy tech"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I got a set schedule instead of random hours

    Cons

    Low pay and lazy pharmacists


  7. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Understanding how to operate and manage a business, managing people, developing communications skills, working with vendors

    Cons

    Working hours, pay, unprofessional atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better, listen to concerns from employees, and pay.

  8. "pharmacy intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rite Aid part-time

    Pros

    flexibility, people, fast pace, great management

    Cons

    no room for growth
    repetitive work


  9. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Protected by union. 40 hours a week guranteed.

    Cons

    No set schedule that is hard to have a life outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    More hours per store


  10. "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician

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

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, good management, decent hours

    Cons

    No growth opportunities, no employee feedback,


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