Rite Aid Reviews

Updated 26 August 2014
Updated 26 August 2014
899 Reviews

2.8
899 Reviews
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Rite Aid President, CEO, and Director John T. Standley
John T. Standley
338 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good pay compared to the other big chains, good computer system and interface (in 32 reviews)

  • Great benefits, if you work at a union store, flexible hours (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is determined to turn a profit at whatever costs (in 68 reviews)

  • resets etc while giving good customer service along with everything else (in 28 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    pharmacy cashier

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Cashier  in  Middletown, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Cashier in Middletown, NY (US)

    I worked at Rite Aid part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    you learn a lot. hands on experience as a pharmacy technician.

    Cons

    pay was low. hours were being cut. worked there for more then a year and no raise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A reliable company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Associate  in  Buffalo, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Buffalo, NY (US)

    I have been working at Rite Aid part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Customer service is excellent, great teamwork, enjoyable work environment.

    Cons

    Low wages, minimal hours, poor management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To allow employees to work more hours that are already employeed and diligent, rather than hire more new employees and cut hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant  in  Sacramento, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Sacramento, CA (US)

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I learned more work experiences and organization skills

    Cons

    I need more time to learn more

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Corporate Focused

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacist
    Current Employee - Pharmacist

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and good salary

    Cons

    Bad corporate management, you will always be expected to do more and more with little support and no positive recognition

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Rite Aid Technician

    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician

    I worked at Rite Aid part-time

    Pros

    company that is flexible with hours

    Cons

    constant system troubles, hard to train in busy stores

  7.  

    Rite Aid

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Hingham, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Hingham, MA (US)

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company keeps it interesting, allows changing as the economy and time's have, they have been working towards talent development. They have definitely taught me a lot.

    Cons

    Payroll is always an issue, career growth is a challenge as well. Some locations are to be closed, as well as field management positions are often split and more stores are given to this team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working on talent management aspects, payroll is obviously a controllable profit line, but we talk about customer service and make that a point I think we need some flexibility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier/Stock  in  Chino Hills, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier/Stock in Chino Hills, CA (US)

    I worked at Rite Aid part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Was fun and energetic place to work

    Stocking Ice cream everyday
    Awesome employee benefits
    Customer interaction
    family friendly environment

    Cons

    Base rate of pay
    Career Growth beyond store manager is very unlikely

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, questionable upper management

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    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician

    I worked at Rite Aid part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Good training program for new pharm techs
    - Standardized operating standards
    - Flexible schedules

    Cons

    - Underpaid
    - Understaffed
    - Upper management fails to understand the needs of its stores day-to-day
    - Ineffective union--what's the point of a union if nothing gets enforced?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat your well-performing, skilled employees (i.e. managers, pharmacists, pharm techs) like they're subhuman worker bees--they will leave for better opportunities. Oh, and a water cooler wouldn't hurt. Little fringe "benefits" will stop the insane turnover and actually reduce operating costs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    shift manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rite Aid

    Pros

    flexible days can ask for certain days off

    Cons

    low pay working holidays and weekends

    Recommends
  11.  

    Good experience,I earned many skills

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    Learned to coordinate between physician,pts&pharamcists

    Cons

    low salary,too much work,far from my home

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