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Updated February 21, 2017
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Rite Aid President, CEO, and Director John T. Standley
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  • Disorganized upper management; health package is overpriced (in 157 reviews)

  • long hours but paid hourly so it was alright (in 81 reviews)

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  1. "Care"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time

    Pros

    Really nice, caring, and makes things personal.

    Cons

    Smaller wage than some other places


  2. "Good to Place Learn"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time

    Pros

    Talking to customers is a good skill to learn.

    Cons

    Pay is low but the workload is enormous.

    Advice to Management

    Promote dedicated employees to stay motivated.


  3. "High turnover rate and terrible upper management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary for pharmacist is one of the highest.

    Cons

    No security. No breaks. ugly uniforms. If you have an incident they will show no empathy towards any of the staff. They have a high turnover rate because they do not believe in loyalty to the employees so no one stays and the only ones who put in much effot are those trying to get promoted. They also do not promote within the company very easily. Work corporate management I have ever worked with. Very rude, unprofessional, no empathy when terrible situations happen (robbery, serious incidents with pts)

    Advice to Management

    Get some sensitivity training classes. We are healthcare professional and tho it is a business we are here to help sick patients. The front end is numbers but the pharmacy PDMs should have more sense on how a pharmacy works.


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  5. "Key Holder"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Valdosta, GA
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Valdosta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy Job, Management without much responsibility

    Cons

    Less pay than assistant management, lots of nights and weekends.


  6. "Store Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Newport, OR
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Newport, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for advancement. the Supervisor/Assistant Manager training classes are good.

    Cons

    District manager leaves much to be desired with unrealistic ideas of what it takes to run a store as that was not part his resume. Wanted things done and was not interested in helping or supplying tools to overcome inefficiencies.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the "Rite Aid experience"... Live it and lead by example.


  7. "Shift Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedules, 20% off Discount, Learning Opportunities.

    Cons

    You'll always be working by yourself.


  8. "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging but rewarding and alot of fun

    Cons

    Alot of hours for salaried.Store Managers


  9. "Good team at my store, disappointed with the company."

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being able to get full time employment, paid vacation time, health benefits. 20% discount on most items (excluding clearance.) Some room for growth, but not much.

    Cons

    Low wage vs. high workload, constantly understaffed, poor decision making from top level executives, incredibly low yearly raises (if at all), terrible work/life balance, even with an open door and no retaliation policy, there is still rampant retaliation. You can forget about spending time with your family during the holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe you should consider using the money that is spent on remodeling all the stores to actually pay your store level teams livable wages.

    As a shift supervisor at this company, you are tasked with the same responsibility as an assistant manager, with the exception of being responsible for written disciplinary actions, for far less pay. There are cashiers that make the same or more than some of us shift supervisors and conversely, their responsibilities are much more relaxed. (Their pay is also incredibly low compared to other competitors starting wages.)

    Top level executives seem to forget that it's the people on the ground, at the store level, that make their lifestyles possible. "With us, it's personal."


  10. "Assistant manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rite Aid full-time

    Pros

    Rite Aid offers a flexible schedule and health benefits for full-time employees. Only management can be full-time at the store where I worked.

    Cons

    If for any reason, someone in management does not like you, a reason will be found to fire you regardless of how dedicated and hardworking of an employee you are.

    Advice to Management

    The pay is very low even for management. The employee turnover is very high. When someone is fired, a full investigation should be done to determine if there were a valid reason for termination. There isn't any job security.


  11. "Best Place to be"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Santa Bárbara, Suchitepéquez (Guatemala)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Santa Bárbara, Suchitepéquez (Guatemala)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Selfreliable Workspace, Teamwork, Nice Environment, Friendly Staff, Allways Stocked up, if not here raincheck is possible in any Rite Aid. Very nice Salary.

    Cons

    No cons at all, stand long, cashiering, ice cream, restocking, bathroom cleaning, its all part of the Job, don't take it if you don't want to do this stuff.

    Advice to Management

    No Adivce really good management, can't deny. If you do your Job they all cool with you



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