Rite Aid Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
948 Reviews
2.8
948 Reviews
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Rite Aid President, CEO, and Director John T. Standley
John T. Standley
368 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours,like you got anywhere from 300-450 hours as an intern, pretty flexible (in 29 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Upper management are completely disconnected from the reality of store retail (in 77 reviews)

  • resets etc while giving good customer service along with everything else (in 31 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Overated

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Rite Aid part-time

    Pros

    People I work with are amazing. I don't plan to be there long but I will keep contact with them.

    Cons

    The abuse you have to take from the customers with NO support from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take up for your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Potential

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

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time

    Pros

    Paid vacation, paid holidays, promotion potential

    Cons

    Work holidays, pay is not the greatest

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Shift Supervisor Position

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in China Grove, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in China Grove, NC (US)

    I worked at Rite Aid full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get a decent amount of responsibility as a shift supervisor. Plenty of hours, decent pay.

    Cons

    Over time, the company continued to give shift supervisors more responsibility for the same amount of pay. They tried to "promote" me to Customer Service Supervisor and give me more to worry about, and the store manager just laughed when I asked if it came with a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try promoting qualified people into management, not just people with "experience" on their resume.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Rite Aid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Hemet, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Hemet, CA (US)

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you are a cashier or a supervisor you can join the Union and you don't have to worry about being let go.

    Cons

    Any monkey can become supervisor. They actually will promote just about anyone to become supervisor so that they don't have to pay overtime. Supervisors are glorified cashiers as they don't want you running back and forth giving approval.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful

    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician

    I have been working at Rite Aid part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    colleagues are friendly, manager is flexible and accommodating. good work life balance

    Cons

    The occasional customer can be difficult, but that's expected in any retail setting

  7.  

    Management that cares.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people, opportunities to grow, happy work environment.

    Cons

    Difficult to work in retail due to some customers. Compensation is just okay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Staffing pharmacist

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Pharmacist in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Staff Pharmacist in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Rite Aid full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment.. Excellent computer system.. Very accurate

    Cons

    Ancillary personal lacks adequate staffing sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keeping up staff is needed to maintain good customer service

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Rite Aid

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

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    money is really really good

    Cons

    management is really really horrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Phil, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Phil, KY (US)

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

    Pros

    Its good sometimes yea yea

    Cons

    sometimes not so good yea

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Everything was going great until I hit the glass ceiling. I'm tired of bumping my head.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Camp Hill, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Camp Hill, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Full-time entry level corporate positions are plentiful and for the most part, the starting wages are a little higher than average. In my situation, I have an excellent work-life balance. My immediate supervisor places great importance on family and life outside of work.

    Cons

    Most departments are not as positive and "happy" as mine. Some influential departments have an old-guard in place that fight change at every chance. It's easy to get hired and promotion early is not too difficult if you are willing to work hard but don't plan on getting too high up the ladder. Once you are seen as a great asset, your upward movement may grind to a halt. Mine has.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut ties with the old and bring in fresh, new ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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