Associate (Current Employee) – Burlington, NJ – September 30, 2016
Working at Rite Aid is not too bad. Aside from many things to get done and not enough hours in a scheduled shift to complete them. Above all else, the payday: If you expect to get paid on time and paid how you selected to receive your pay. You would be sadly mistaken. For a company that wants you to provide an exceptional customer experience but can't pay you on time or send you your pay the way you have been receiving it for months. Is really ludicrous and ridiculous.
Payday whatever they want it to be, direct deposit or check, they will choose for you
As soon as I finished my classes and externship from Walgreen,I started my job at Rite Aid as a Pharmacy cashier because I hadn't receive my license.I learned so many new things in the Rite Aid Pharmacy as well as got an opportunity to implement my knowledge acquired from my school.I also passed the Rite Aid Certified Exam .I had a nice time working with everyone till the time I was there.The schedule was determined according to the flow of prescription which sometimes made your working hours down.That was a hardest part of the job.
Retail Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Mount Vernon, WA – October 25, 2016
Overall a good place to work...they open at 7 which is ridiculous as you get no customers or one..the company runs the labor budget on a shoestring budget with high demands getting projects done on time..the theft is huge and at one time a security personnel was hired but then rite aid cancelled the contract..dumb move...the store has one male on staff...descrimination issue
The breaks are 10 minute. ..15 minute breaks are the norm these days
Shared Quality Assurance, patient counseling, Medication Therapy Management, Medication Synchronization, Point of Care execution.These are all required to be done daily in addition to other tasks.It is busy and fast-paced. The management do their best to bring you up to speed. The hardest part of the job is not eating your lunch at times because you are so busy and you are there for 12 hours. The most enjoyable part of the job is patient counseling especially when my patients come back to let me know my medication therapy management counseling made them fell better.
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – Washington Mills, NY – September 25, 2016
A typical day at Rite-Aid is ringing customers out, unloading the trucks and putting items on the shelves, and responding to back-up calls from co-workers if the store was busy. I learned how to make the store a joyful and friendly work enviromment by interacting woth customers. The management employees were helpful aswell. I became good friends with the other co-workers. The hardest part of the job is the pressure of not messing anything up when the store got busy but I got through it successfully. The most enjoyable thing about the job is interacting with different people and customers.
Pharmacy Tech/Wellness Ambassador (Current Employee) – Liverpool, NY – September 28, 2016
Rite Aid was a great place to work, you come in and do your day to day. You learn something new every day in the pharmacy. The Pharmacists are all eager to teach their techs and for the most part it is very team oriented. The hardest part would be frustrated customers, it isn't over groceries; it's their medications. You have to take customer service to a different level and sympathize but also do your job. I enjoyed helping my customers and making their stop to the pharmacy more enjoyable and less of an inconvenience.
The pharmacy staff is a mess. The pay is not good. The pharmacist there is lazy and rude and never helps out but it is supposed to be "team work". The drama there is completely unreal. Don't ever expect a break even though you have the right to or you will hear smart comments. I cannot begin to explain how much it drained me working there. Corporate doesn't ever do anything so don't expect much from them. They pretend they "care" but they do not. I would not recommend working here, it will literally drain the life out of you. Best thing I ever did was leave that place.
Pharmacy manager, Pharmacist in Charge (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – October 10, 2016
Same as stated per Safeway description with exception that the company does not seem like it has security and high management guidance. The direction and future of this company led me to leave this company. It has been speculated that the future of this company is in serious jeopardy. I maintained the pharmacy within the rules and laws of state and federal guidelines while maintaining rx script growth and having the highest customer service ratings district wide.
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Charter Township of Clinton, MI – October 11, 2016
working for rite aid is a starter job in my opinion and it was my first job. Given that, i did not like working there because it was the same routine every day, nothing ever changed and the only things i learned there was how to operate a register and how to use a planogram basically. management was always around and my co-workers were non-verbal unless in front of a customer. the hardest part of working for rite aid was figuring out how to keep a customer happy when the registers went down or the scanners wouldnt work which was a constant thing when i worked there, most enjoyable part about working for rite aid is the smile on peoples faces when they leave the store satisfied.
Certified Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) – Chapel Hill, NC – October 18, 2016
Helps up front when needed and in the pharmacy. Hours change constantly, can work mornings or evenings, sometimes back to back (evening to morning shift). Fellow associates and regular customers are friendly and make the workplace a welcome environment. The store is shorthanded, so we have all had to work overtime and that is fine sometimes, but it's been a few months now. I like working in the pharmacy because I feel like I seriously help people by working there.
Pharmacy Manager (Current Employee) – Saginaw, MI – October 25, 2016
I'm trying to change my job , it was 12 hours shift , on feet, no brakes so I'm trying to change my style of life Lately there is less help from the technician. Company has great ideas to help customers, but lacking the hours for the technician and really it's very hard to find good technician like before, plus I need to get more experience in different areas if possible, thanks I started as a pharmacist more than 10 years ago, the number of scripts was less than 1/2 what we have now
Asset Protection Associate (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – October 6, 2016
Working for Rite Aid is ok it can get pretty boring at times. Traveling to different stores and working with managers can be a hassle, and annoying. No one really cares about your safety, because it's not them doing the job. Pay is whatever not all that. Even if you give your all to ur work that u put into the store u still don't get recognized.
Manager works with u on ur schedule if requested
Low pay, depressing, no one to back you up if u r non union
Wellness Ambassador (Current Employee) – New York, New m – September 20, 2016
The Wellness Ambassador job description changes on a daily bases. The Wellness Ambassador position is the hardest position in the entire store, with no consideration from the Pharmacy Manager. Corporate is excellent. ..but the Pharmacy Manager and other staff needs to know how important the role of the Wellness Ambassador is and kindly let them do their job duties in a respective manner without pressure.
Setting up Flu clinics
Disregard for Wellness Ambassador integrity for company
Pharmacy Technician/ Cashier (Former Employee) – Newark, DE – September 8, 2016
Enjoyed working with customers. Typical day at work was very stressful due to disorganized work flow. Bullying between co workers was made known to management and nothing was done about it. the hardest part of the job was being bullied by fellow employees, most enjoyable part of the job was being able to help customers, especially because they were local folks that I knew my whole life and had gotten to know from working in my town.
I loved my manager and co-workers I was very sad to have to leave
Cashier and Customer Service, (Former Employee) – Warren, OH – October 19, 2016
I looked forward to seeing everyone. It was a friendly family store. I had the best manager! I was taught just about everything, from cashier to ordering stock. The hardest part for me was getting back into the working environment. And leaving to start a new life
as long as our work was done and we told a manager we could break as needed
Utilize your workforce! I saw several instances where good over-educated or wonderful technicians were passed over for advancement in favor of outside hires, or even unqualified associates, that happened to know the right people or run with the right crowd. Great people who had degrees and had been loyal to the company were not promoted, when they could have been grooming those associates for upward movement.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Wilmington, DE – October 21, 2016
A typical day at work is always a good one for me because I always make the best of my day. Everyday I learn new ways to deal with customers. My co workers are great I really get along well with all of them. The hardest part of the job is trying to keep my cool when I am addressed but such nasty customers. The most enjoyable part of the job is pleasing the customers.
Asset Protection Agent (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – September 15, 2016
working at Rite Aid i have a met wide range of individuals from different ethnics. it help to me interact with them learn about them a little more and gave me an opportunity to respect them.i have also met a wide range of customers and using my good customer service skills i was able to assist them to the best of my ability and ensuring that they had the greatest experience ever and making sure they were satisfied.
SALES ASSOCIATE, CUSTOMER SERVICE REP (Former Employee) – Smithfield, VA – September 2, 2016
cashiers have a lot more responsibility than the other employees with tasks like stocking shelves, cleaning, photo lab technician, answering phones and assisting customers sometimes all at the same time. there are no permanent shifts, a lot of time employees are scheduled to close at night then open in the morning leaving little time for personal life. some co-workers were more pleasant than others, the same with managers. the pay is minimum wage and not sure what the benefits are like.
Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) – Brideport – October 15, 2016
I worked at the Bridgeport community schools as a Lunch supervisor. This entitled every thing from breaking up scuffles with the children to assisting them if they got hurt on the play ground. I just left that job to get my diploma in Pharmacy technician. After a few years I just want a change in life and your position sounds perfect.