Rite Aid Reviews

Updated 28 August, 2014
Updated 28 August, 2014
904 Reviews

2.8
904 Reviews
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Rite Aid President, CEO, and Director John T. Standley
John T. Standley
339 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 was interesting.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rite Aid

    Pros

    Rite aid was your typical job, easy for first time workers to learn. If you ever needed help there was always someone, such as a manager or co worker who could help you.

    Cons

    The holidays were madness. And not just the day before but the entire week. The hours during those times were crazy. Also sometimes only having one cashier backed things up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to compete with cvs, offer more in store coupons.

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Rite Aid employment

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Kittanning, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kittanning, PA (US)

    I worked at Rite Aid part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    many in-job opportunities, growth opportunities, flexible management

    Cons

    Some misunderstandings with management at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to listen to and understand your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The Job was a typical retail job and there was nothing asked of me that was unexpected.

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  Birmingham, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Birmingham, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    It was a second job for me, and the manager was kind enough to work around my other work schedule as Head Cashier at Oak Ridge Market. I still got benefits even though I held a part time position, and was promoted to Supervisor. I was also trained to help in the Pharmacy.

    Cons

    Sometimes the manual labor was a bit intense for the position and the shift a little understaffed at those times, other then that I really don't have any "Cons" to say about the company. They were very good to me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If anything I would advise a paying a higher wage.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A reliable company to work for.

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    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
  7.  

    Retail, in all its glory

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    It was a puny paycheck.

    Cons

    The compensation is bare minimum as they expect an awful lot for $8.00 an hour. Training is a joke. Top-level management hasn't a clue how to run this company. No career development. I am a college student and hope to never have to work in retail again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not make employees do things that you would not want to do yourself: work EVERY weekend and holiday, work for slave wages, and no work-life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    well yet intense

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    fast paced, alive, some what clean

    Cons

    pay, environment(location), management, rude, unkept

  9.  

    Not easy, not fun.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Paterson, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Paterson, NJ (US)

    I worked at Rite Aid full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Store manager was great. Benefits if you averaged 32 hours or more a week. Vacation after 1 year. They averaged out you weekly hours. Able to work some OT. Kept cutting hours for regular employees and stacked the wok on store managers.

    Cons

    Long hours and low pay. District manager and corporate people expected way to much from there staff and were NOT nice about it. They wanted results and didn't care how they got them. No sick days and only 1 personal day.Overnights had to be worked, so to have a normal schedule was impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like people not robots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Cashier

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Stock  in  Phila, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier/Stock in Phila, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    No positive attributes that I can think of.

    Cons

    Low pay, Horrible magament and to many responsibilities for one position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees.

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

    Everything was almost great except for the benefits

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician  in  Newark, DE (US)
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Newark, DE (US)

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

    Pros

    Made a lot of customers happy by solving problems with prescriptions/insurance
    To start I had great hours

    Cons

    The pay was on the lower end of a Pharmacy job.
    They would keep their full time employees at 37.5 hours a week so they didn't have to offer benefits
    Hours were changed from 9-5 to 1-9 without any warning.
    No room for promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hold grudges against employees if emergencies come up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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