Don't work here- unless it's your 1st job.
Pharmacy Cashier (Current Employee) – Rochester, ny – October 1, 2015
I was hired in the pharmacy part-time as a 'Pharmacy Associate'. Despite having several years of experience in a Rite Aid before (my first job), I was hired at minimum wage.
While working 'part time' (read: No Benefits), I averaged about 37 hours per week. I asked my boss for some time off because I was feeling pretty burnt out and was having knee issues after a particularly hard 2 months being short-staffed and having floater pharmacists while the regular pharmacists were on vacation. After talking to my boss, I was horrified to find that the next week's schedule had me at 39.5 hours.
Rite Aid has a very high turnover rate as they're in the habit of giving a whopping $0.10 raise per year. The folks who know what they're doing and strive for excellence get frustrated by Rite Aid's penny-pinching and impersonal ways, and quit- leaving the unmotivated and inexperienced to run the place. If you're good at your job, plan on busting your butt for pennies.
The company goes to extreme lengths to turn a profit. If a pharmacist doesn't reach their quota of flu shots, they're subject to disciplinary action. If they go over hours allowed(even if the volume of prescriptions has increased), they're subject to disciplinary action. The pharmacy manager has no say in the pay rate of their employees, and is unable to fire employees whose performances are unsatisfactory.
Don't work here- unless you're 16 or retired.
good job stability, flexible hours
low pay, low raises, lack of benefits, high turnover rate