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Rite Aid Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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  1. "I liked it very well I unfortunately didnot get the specified shift hours my mang agreed to during my interview"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Okolona, KY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Okolona, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are many different opportunities for advancement. Not in just career but salary and personal investments. It was A Very good fit for me and a job I could very well retired from. Alas,I COULD NOT, even get upper management to fix 2 main problems. Hours agreed to also the problem with changing the set schedule with out the ok by employees. It was A Major Problem that had been happening long beforehand. Having to miss Dr.appt. Paid no attention to actual dates needed off. It had become hard to just conduct your normal activities with your own home, family and other obligations.

    Cons

    Some and MY MAIN ISSUES. Are mentioned Above. Not enough people to to be in store at busy times was very stressful.Especially for the cashier! You have to stay in that area to not only keep an eye on the register counter and customers who may or may not be stealing. But if a customer needed help in A department that you couldn't go to because of wanting to make sure merchandise and possibly even cash didn't go walking out the door.

    Advice to Management

    It's very simple. If the company has obviously hired a person who has been worthy of being hired, and A PROBLEM WITH THE MANAGER. Or,SOMETHING in the way The MANAGER Is conducting issues with his /her duties with employees and this has been complained about before, several times, or is A ongoing issue that has been or needed to be addressed? DO IT! To many times in my experience. I have seen where management, right or wrong. Is chosen over the employee who has A Legigiment complaint. and a good employee is lost after the time and money already involved in hiring and training. When you're store of any kind of business is going through new hires or other employees, like a revolving door has been installed? ? Well, Can't ALL THESE PEOPLE BE WRONG. It could be as simple as the manager would do better at A other or small store. As well it is what could be what the employee needs instead. Normally short of it being A stealing issue, is not anything that can't be A win/ win for everyone.


  2. "pharmacy tech"

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

    I worked at Rite Aid part-time

    Pros

    It was a fun work environment! I loved working here

    Cons

    You don't get an actual lunch break-you just eat while you can while filling scripts

  3. "Rite Aid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, pay is decent for the work and hours.

    Cons

    district and above level management is not supportive or knowledgeable. Policies and standards are not enforced uniformly.


  4. "Cut hours far to much , with unreasonable expectations in programs they expect."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richland, WA

    Pros

    Enjoy working with my fellow associates it makes dealing with the pressures more tolerable, even though they are unrelenting daily.

    Cons

    Introduce programs which are supposedly customer centric, but hours are continually cut yet the expectations get more and more demanding.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, care about your employees! They may be replaceable, but if you want quality, it's a two way street!


  5. "Dept Asst Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Wilsonville, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well organized and efficient distribution center. Great team approach to solving challenges. People at the heart of the production and culture made it a fantastic place for a career for 20+ years.

    Cons

    Has gone through struggles from back in the late 90’s due to some accounting irregularities. Some communication issues to be reviewed and addressed.

    Advice to Management

    Remember, it's the people that make your business.


  6. "Working at Rite Aid is a roller coaster"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast paced you won't ever be bored.

    Cons

    Rude customers/staff. Overworked underpaid all important work gets shifted down to people paid not even living wage with no appreciation


  7. Helpful (1)

    "don't expect support of corporate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The few pros are reasonable scheduling although you MUST make your available days known up front or you'll get stuck with the night shift and weekends every week; most co-workers are pleasant and carry their workload although some don't. It appears from other reviews it depends on the store you work at.

    Cons

    Don't expect any support from corporate. They offer an 800 number for complaints, comments and reporting issues within a store. Then they close the report without response as to say they never knew of the problem. Same with HR

    Advice to Management

    Stop jockeying for position within the corporate office to assure your place when Walgreens steps in.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Pharmacy Technician"

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    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.


  9. "Good for college students or those looking to make some extra cash--not a livable wage."

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    Former Employee - Rite Aid Shift Supervisor in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Rite Aid Shift Supervisor in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and some paid time off after a year. It is often easy to accomplish daily tasks. Rarely gets busy, so it's very stress free.

    Cons

    There is only a small discount on merchandise (20%). There is generally poor leadership and much of the staff lacks a work ethic. The front end is often low on hours, too.


  10. "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


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