Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) – Longview, WA – January 18, 2014
I have worked with Rite Aid for the last 3 years. While I appreciate the learning opportunity I was given there, the company itself has much room for improvement. My first manager was a true rarity. Knowledgeable, friendly, patient and kind. He taught me so much of what I know today. This has not been my experience with most of the other managers I have met through the years. The company over works and under pays their employees and does not provide a safe work environment. The company is also big on playing favorites and turns a blind eye to many illegal practices. I was fortunate enough to have learned much due to the fast pace of the stores I was at and make some wonderful customer connections, but I would have to say those are the only 2 positive things I gained form working at Rite Aid.
When i worked with Rite aid it was a fun and productive work place. I went from part time to full time pharmacy tech after a few years of being there. One thing I didn't like when I worked there is they didn't give me benefits after I asked several times. The HR person pretty much let it go through one ear and out the other.
shift supervisor/cashier (Former Employee) – Ithaca, NY – May 26, 2017
i started off in the pharmacy as a cashier bagging scripts and ringing customers out. the job is demanding at times but the other associates were over all easy to get along with with very little drama. i got promoted to shift supervisor and i loved it
Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – May 26, 2017
Terrible company to work for. Sometimes a decent place to shop. Other than that, avoid this place by all means! Prices high for no apparent reason. Corporate Rite Aid does not CARE about you or your well being at all.
No lunches, no vacations. Work work work and no compensation
Pharmacy Manager (Former Employee) – Decatur, AL – May 26, 2017
open 77 hours per week with only 20 hours of tech help per week.so most of the time you have to answer 3 phone lines, run the cash register, fill all the prescriptions, etc, you are allowed 2 weeks of vacation but almost 100 of the 365 days of the year are automatically blocked off. as of april of 2017 there were no weeks available to ask off.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – May 25, 2017
Upper Management disconnected with what really happens inside of ground-level stores. Plenty of demands without knowing how said demands will impact stores. When you succeed there is plenty of online "congratulations", no real incentives where it matters.
If you hire the right people, it will be a fun place to work.
Pharmacy Manager (Former Employee) – Flint, MI – May 25, 2017
the work load is stressful and constant from the moment we started work. they kept cutting the pharmacy tech help, so every minute was loaded with decision making and checking prescriptions, helping someone find the butt cream and giving a vaccination....
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Largo, MD – May 25, 2017
• Handled weekly schedule with respect to payroll policies • Store supply order; receive process and distribute stock throughout the store accordingly • Assessed the sales floor to determine store needs • Directed and supervised employees; engaged in sales, inventory- taking, and reconciling receipts
Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) – Buffalo, NY – May 24, 2017
The company needs more incentives to make their employees feel valuable and appreciated. For example working as a supervisor, the pay wasn't that great. When minimum wage was bumped up, I was only bumped up to minimum wage, making the same as a cashier who has no responsibilities. I had to email the higher ups just for a raise.
I made a few lifelong relationships there that I will cherish. I enjoyed establishing a relationship with the patient and helping them get better! My coworkers never hesitated to help me with anything that I happened to be stuck on.
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – May 23, 2017
The day go start off very fast and be under the pressure of the work load. Eventually it cools down giving the opportunity to catch up on unfinished work. Then start right back up. Always something to. I've learn how to handle each customer that walk throw the door in a professional manner. Each manager was different and had their own unique work style which sometimes counter other manager work style. Which was the hardest part of the job. Not many people was on the same page. Another factor would be the overwhelming amount of customer. Multi tasking was the key factor and hardest part. Over i enjoy the environment it keep me active.