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Rite Aid Reviews

Updated 19 August 2014
Updated 19 August 2014
891 Reviews

2.8
891 Reviews
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Rite Aid President, CEO, and Director John T. Standley
John T. Standley
332 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.  

    Rite Aid Technician

    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician

    Pros

    company that is flexible with hours

    Cons

    constant system troubles, hard to train in busy stores

  2.  

    Rite Aid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Hingham, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Hingham, MA (US)

    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
  3.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier/Stock  in  Chino Hills, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier/Stock in Chino Hills, CA (US)

    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
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  5.  

    Great people, questionable upper management

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

    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
  6.  

    shift manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible days can ask for certain days off

    Cons

    low pay working holidays and weekends

    Recommends
  7.  

    Good experience,I earned many skills

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Learned to coordinate between physician,pts&pharamcists

    Cons

    low salary,too much work,far from my home

  8.  

    Great upside

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

    Pros

    no longer a turnaround company; In growth mode. Many positive changes at all levels forseen in the next 5-10 years

    Cons

    for individuals that are not accustomed to personal ownership or a lot of change, this may not be for you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sufficient.

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

    Pros

    The customers made my shifts easier.

    Cons

    Little pay for many repetitive tasks within my role as sale associate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Praise employees that go the extra mile in even the smallest of ways. For example, those that tailor end caps to show the best sale items in front should be applauded in some way.

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

    Rite Aid its a Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Price Accuracy Coordinator  in  Sacramento, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Price Accuracy Coordinator in Sacramento, CA (US)

    Pros

    Benefits dental vision, union, paid vacation

    Cons

    High expectations for short time they are starting to time job tasks such as stocking freight and tasks such as in my district or district manager is very hard to work for unrealistic expectations. The pay is not good. Hard to move up in the store the company hires from outside very often not promoting from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Retail management grind

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

    Pros

    Company will recognize hard work and promote accordingly. It's hard, physical work (as is retail store management in low-volume stores) but if you're up for the task, it could be for you. They also place a heavy value on customer service (and really mean it), so despite feeling behind in the retail pharmacy chain competition, it would appear as though company is gaining its footing.

    Cons

    low pay, long hours, longer path to promotion (have to run larger stores with more volume before being considered for district/regional leadership).

    No opinion of CEO

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