Rite Aid Reviews

Updated 28 September, 2014
Updated 28 September, 2014
910 Reviews
2.8
910 Reviews
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Rite Aid President, CEO, and Director John T. Standley
John T. Standley
349 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

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


Cons
  • Upper management fails to understand the needs of its stores day-to-day (in 75 reviews)

  • resets etc while giving good customer service along with everything else (in 29 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Passionate Pharmacist

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Associate  in  Lapeer, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Associate in Lapeer, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    I loved my coworkers and the fast pace of the pharmacy. The pharmacist were compassionate and very understanding. They were always willing to help everyone.

    Cons

    The upper management including district and regional managers did not treat associates kindly. Hours were always being cut and employees were not able to keep up at times. The pay was awful. The customers are in the hands of the pharmacy technicians and the pharmacist and the pay could be higher. The employees deal with a lot on a daily basis and aren't paid appropriately. There is a high turnover right for pharmacy technicians because people can't the stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher pay and higher pay for pharmacy technicians.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Shift manager

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    there is always great opportunities to move up in the company.

    Cons

    A lot is expected for such small pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Management needs work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Agent  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Agent in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    the 40 hours
    time are regular shifts

    Cons

    sick days are very limited

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good part-time job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier/Stock  in  Douglassville, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier/Stock in Douglassville, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    schedule flexibility, always busy, nice coworkers

    Cons

    personal growth, sometimes under staffed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician  in  Monson, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Monson, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    The people here are a real team and it is both challenging, changing and a good learning experience.

    Cons

    Nothing. Our benefits are good and if anything the training could be improved but is sufficient.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    OK TO WORK WITH

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician  in  Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Brooklyn, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Supervisor can work with you around your schedule if you are a students

    Cons

    The pay never goes anywhere

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Decent place to work.

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Charlotte, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Solid job, nice personnel, and fun place to work (sometimes)

    Cons

    Constantly on-your-feet. Shift Supervisors perform the work of store managers, but get paid half as much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees more often

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I liked working here, except the pay wasn't worth the workload due to under staff.

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Stock  in  Astoria, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stock in Astoria, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    I liked it for most part, especially since I was able to work the night shift as I had school during the morning. The customers were mostly pleasing except for that one customer you get here and there. I was a sales associate and a cashier sometimes due to under staff. Unloading the totes was easy and basic, so were the registers.

    Cons

    Due to it being under staff, I got the glimpse of both, when it was fully staffed and when it wasn't. Carrying heavy boxes from the basement to the ground floor was pretty harsh. We would be around four workers in total during the night shift, when there used to be around 8, as it tends to get busy at night as well. I was told I needed to clean the bathrooms, and the office where the managers stayed. It was clear that I wasn't going to do it, and some of the morning staff and as well as night staff have a stingy attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As far as I'm concerned, most of the night shift managers were pretty easy going. There are times that they would walk in with an attitude (we all have bad days, especially since we were all students). As for the morning shift managers, they would always come in late and with a nasty attitude, demanding the night shift to do what they wanted when it was obvious our shifts were over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    ok pay, nice schedule, pdm is nice

    Cons

    lack of help, constantly changing policies

  11.  

    Ok company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    Great benefits for full time employees

    Cons

    I know part time employees may not get enough hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Non

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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