Rite Aid Reviews

Updated 31 October 2014
Updated 31 October 2014
955 Reviews
2.7
955 Reviews
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Rite Aid President, CEO, and Director John T. Standley
John T. Standley
371 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours,like you got anywhere from 300-450 hours as an intern, pretty flexible (in 31 reviews)

  • good pay compared to the other big chains, good computer system and interface (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management are completely disconnected from the reality of store retail (in 79 reviews)

  • resets etc while giving good customer service along with everything else (in 31 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company but too much pressure on lower level workers (Cashiers)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stock in Northford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stock in Northford, CT (US)

    I have been working at Rite Aid part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great flexibility with hours, managers (for the most part) are always looking to help you advance, salary is okay and paycheck is always on time

    Cons

    Good employees are not shown appreciation as much as they should, management sometimes puts tasks on you that you have not even been properly trained for, customers are usually very rude and expect you to always meet their each and every need (even when sometimes you could get in serious trouble)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually get to learn how it is to be a cashier/lower-level employee instead of barely paying them attention. Stop cutting payroll and hours, but still expect employees to complete the extreme amount of work you give out to do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    great company to work for

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

    I worked at Rite Aid as an intern

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    there is a budget for interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I had been a pharmacist for Rite Aid since 1999 when Eckerd bought my pharmacy in New Jersey

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Greenville, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Greenville, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Most of the people I worked with were very friendly.

    Cons

    The company, I thought put too much pressure on the pharmacists by way of short staffing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more tech hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    NOT A Good place to build a Career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    They train you pretty well.

    Cons

    You will be doing 100 different jobs.

  6.  

    Tough job but great compensation.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Pays more than most pharmacy positions and excellent benefits. Coworkers are awesome. Some customers are nice. Pharmacy manager is the best. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Customers can be rude and difficult. Sometimes you cannot please some people no matter what. Corporate expects you to acheive unnattainable metrics. No breaks. Very long hours. Terribly understaffed. Lack of support and compassion from corporate. Flu shot season is difficult to get through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try working one 14 hour shift without breaks as the only pharmacist in a busy understaffed store during flu shot season. Then tell me how I am supposed to acheive all the metrics that management constantly pressures us to acheive. Just one day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place

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

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and lots of public contact, very nice customers.

    Cons

    Upper management will place unrealistic demands on you. Poor training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop overworking the good and dedicated employees and quit with the motto employees are a dime a dozen.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The job was ok but the pay rate is terrible.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Shallotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Shallotte, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Experience, meeting new people, employment

    Cons

    The pay rate is terrible and the cuts in the hours are ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The employees need to make more per hour.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good for internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Intern in Ocean City, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Intern in Ocean City, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Rite Aid as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay scale
    $11 P1
    $13 P2
    $15 P3
    $17 P4
    $27 Grad

    Flexible hours,like you got anywhere from 300-450 hours as an intern, pretty flexible. Probably the best internship out there. I worked with ~10-12 pharmacist during my time there, all of them were super helpful and wanting to help you learn.

    Cons

    Long days- like most Retail
    Mostly depends on the DM I assume for other cons people experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My Dm became went from staff pharmacist to DM in 8 years. so not bad i guess.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Decent Job and fair pay.

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

    I have been working at Rite Aid part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    We have a great Pharmacist and team.

    Cons

    Store Manager short tempered and not willing to train or help. Does not really like people and should be in a different position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    it was a great run

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Middletown, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Middletown, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    customer interaction, great employees, helpful immediate management

    Cons

    payroll, advancement, getting new ideas to be implemented are next to impossible, unless they are thought up through corp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen and help your management , they run the stores to help ..you need to see the store as they actually run not the
     way they run when you visit. see the store through the customers eyes.. the customers are the ones that are spending there

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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