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Rite Aid Reviews

Updated 1 February 2015
Updated 1 February 2015
1,077 Reviews
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Rite Aid President, CEO, and Director John T. Standley
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours,like you got anywhere from 300-450 hours as an intern, pretty flexible (in 33 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Upper management does not understand what is happening at store level or seem to care (in 82 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.  

    Assistant Manager. Best retail job I've ever had.

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

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

    Pros

    Vacation offered after 1 year of employment.
    Flexible hours.

    Good hours if you earn it. (It's not favoritism, it's rewarding hard work)

    Advancement opportunities available to cashiers and shift supervisors.

    If you like the general public, retail pharmacy is a great place to be.

    20% discount, frequent 30% days, impressive weekly sales you may not realize if you don't work there.

    Cons

    Corporate controls payroll based on many factors so most of the time there isn't enough payroll hours

    Advancement is tougher for assistants and store managers. As there are FAR less opportunities.

    Finding good help feels impossible sometimes. Hiring people then they aren't reliable hurts everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe pay cashiers and shift supervisors more to make the job more desirable to GOOD prospects.

    Increase employee discount (slightly) above what customers get.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    ok experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    they have a nice management. flexible hours

    Cons

    a lot of pressure and work but the pay is little

  3.  

    Sales and image rather than service driven.

    • 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

    Customer oriented, direct supervisors are helpful

    Cons

    The attentiveness of district and above supervisors becomes less existent as they move up the corporate ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respond to your employees with the same sense of urgency you expect of them. Allow feedback, treat your employees with more respect and allow negotiable raises instead of annual incremental raises that fail to even keep up with inflation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Store manager

    • 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

    Good benefits. Easy career path

    Cons

    Long hours for salary mgmt

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Wellness Ambassador position

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

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to work in the store and out in the community. Opportunities to be creative in marketing ideas.

    Cons

    Training is subpar. You have to be motivated to educate yourself. It's a difficult position as far as support and fitting into the store. Front end managers want to use you for truck, stock, planos while pharmacist want to use you as a tech. Associates don't see you doing there type of work so don't see any value in the position. There currently isn't any way to move up in the company within the position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My Advice is to read the pros and cons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Never Again

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rite Aid

    Pros

    I liked meeting new people and seeing people I already knew. I liked my Co workers also.

    Cons

    Terrible hours but that is retail for you. And the pay was chump change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The man behind the desk needs to work front lines before setting policy.

  8.  

    Cashier at Rite Aid

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

    I worked at Rite Aid part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    At my local Rite Aid, manager was very obliging of hours and able to work around my school schedule. Good part-time work while attending school.

    Cons

    Typical part-time, minimum wage job: no real benefits, no real advancement possibilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shift Supervisor

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work scheduling and the ability to be flexible with its associates

    Cons

    They are not competitive when it comes to paying their employees at assistant manager level and/or below.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees, not just your buildings/remodels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Different

    • 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

    Awesome people.. good experience...holiday pay.. most of the locations aren't that far. Advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Not always properly trained to advance. A lot of slick talking when questions are asked about advancing. Too much ego.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic. Keep your word.. too much game playing when it comes to advancement opportunities. Things aren't always followed through.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Pretty straightforward job most of the time

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

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

    Pros

    -Pretty simple job to get the hang of
    -Benefits are pretty good for full-time employees compared to other companies
    -Opportunities to advance for hard workers

    Cons

    -The amount of payroll hours a store gets seems slightly arbitrary at times (at least within my district)
    -Though corporate wants everyone to feel as if their opinions matter, from my experience you only truly matter if you are the store manager or above
    -Assistants are not part of the bonus structure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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