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Rite Aid Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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  • Disorganized upper management; health package is overpriced (in 157 reviews)

  • long hours but paid hourly so it was alright (in 80 reviews)

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  1. "Not so great"

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

    Pros

    Tons of great coworkers. I've never met more caring people.

    Cons

    Terrible pay and no recognition for doing all of the work your boss should be doing.


  2. "Not Worth It at Retail Level"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Harrisburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some flexible scheduling

    Good experience for entry level techs

    Cons

    No extra compensation for nationally certified technicians

    Corporate wants good results but always looks for excuses to cut tech hours

    Pharmacy managers will cut hours if you are sick or need to call off they do this as punishment

    High turnover

    Advice to Management

    Increase overall starting wage for new techs and especially those with addtl certifications or education

    Don't be so stingy with hours....your store staff are the backbone of the company!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Retail"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The grass isnt greener somewhere else

    Cons

    Corporate world doesn't think about the individual....ever


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits with matching 401k up to 4.5% for 6% contributed, 6000 max out of pocket for family medical. All dependent on district manager on how tolerable it is.

    Cons

    Offer you the world, and pull it out from underneath


  6. Helpful (1)

    "District Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Manager in Livingston, NJ
    Former Employee - District Manager in Livingston, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health care business attracts better entry level associates

    Cons

    The company is extremely risk adverse which puts a burden on field managers to dictate expectations.

    Advice to Management

    The move to Walgreens will hopefully help ground this organization.


  7. "rite aid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Union .Pay is decent. commute is not bad

    Cons

    Upper and store management is clueless

    Advice to Management

    Just let your employees work and stop interfering.


  8. "Shift Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time

    Pros

    Great Team, Very Flexible with Scheduling, Lots of opportunities to learn and grow within the company.

    Cons

    Often work understaffed. Low employee discount.


  9. "Love this place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rite Aid full-time

    Pros

    Good hours and decent pay

    Cons

    Not a lot to do


  10. "Assistant manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Pharmacy in disarray"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Computer system is top knotch. Not too much micro management going on.

    Cons

    Company caught up in multi billion dollar takeover, bringing with it day to day uncertainty. Direct supervisor jumped ship. Understaffing rampant
    and long , grinding shifts ..in some cases 14 hour days are norm.

    Advice to Management

    When the dust settles from integrating two merging companies, attention needs to turn to more humane working conditions, shorter hours, more help. Not holding breath.



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