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Rite Aid Reviews

Updated 17 August 2014
Updated 17 August 2014
890 Reviews

2.8
890 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.  

    Overall a good company to work for...it has it's ups and downs just like any other company.

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

    Pros

    -Flexible schedule.
    -Constant hours.
    -Stable company.
    -Get to work with a variety of different people.
    -Get to interact with all different types of people.
    -Job security.
    -Decent amount of vacation and personal time.

    Cons

    -Pay is below par compared to other companies.
    -Benefits are lacking for the cost...for a company that considers themselves a "healthcare provider" you except good benefits.
    -Annual raises are very low.
    -Payroll hours given to a store can very low...requiring the manager to be literally the only person working in the store for up to 5 hours per day.
    -Workload can be very heavy at times, but that is the nature of retail management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Take better care of your good employees.
    -Reconsider payroll situations that create a potentially dangerous situation...ie the manager working by themselves for hours at a time, especially early in the morning and late at night.
    -Understand that with such a low pay rate you don't attract and retain the best employees.
    -Offer much better health benefits at a rate that people can actually afford.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work

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

    Pros

    Nice people and managers to work with

    Cons

    Doesn't invest money in building upgrades

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more pride in your stores appearances

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A decent enough place to work...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier  in  Turlock, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Turlock, CA (US)

    Pros

    If you have a good manager, this can be a good place to work. Flexible schedule, benefits and paid vacation for full time employees.
    There are plenty of opportunities for advancement if you are ambitious.

    Cons

    Part time workers may struggle to get hours. Work can be boring and repetitive.
    Policies are always changing or being updated to seemingly make workers less efficient. District managers are haughty and unapproachable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Rite aid was interesting.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

  6.  

    pharmacy cashier

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Cashier  in  Middletown, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Cashier in Middletown, NY (US)

    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
  7.  

    Rite Aid employment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Kittanning, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kittanning, PA (US)

    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
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  Birmingham, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Birmingham, MI (US)

    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
  9.  

    A reliable company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Associate  in  Buffalo, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Buffalo, NY (US)

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful

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

    Pros

    I learned more work experiences and organization skills

    Cons

    I need more time to learn more

    Recommends
  11.  

    Corporate Focused

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

    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

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