rue21 Reviews

Updated May 20, 2015
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  1. Very demanding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Pikeville, KY
    Current Employee - Manager in Pikeville, KY

    I have been working at rue21 full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great team in my store

    Cons

    Corporate changes their mind frequently and works you long hours

  2. Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rue 21
    Current Employee - Rue 21

    I have been working at rue21

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great way to learn sales skills that involve great work ethic and communication skills with the customer service skills you can use in everyday life.

    Cons

    hours may vary due to sale numbers

  3. Full feeling

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Williamsburg, IA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Williamsburg, IA

    I have been working at rue21

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with customers and i like doing wall changes

    Cons

    To much tasking. table changes promo every week .

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  5. Okay place to work

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

    I worked at rue21 full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fun environment, good co workers, cute clothes, opportunity to move up quickly, more hours because people call out a lot

    Cons

    hours based on fragrance sales- which can be good or bad
    not the greatest benefits
    lots of drama

    Advice to Management

    be less biased with scheduling- everyone should have to open and close not just one or the other.

  6. Good job but too much stress

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

    I worked at rue21

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

    Pros

    Environment
    Discounts
    Paid holidays
    40% associate appreciation days
    Clothing
    Able to get in on sales first
    Able to mark down items

    Cons

    Selling fragrances
    Not a lot of time for visual set ups
    Personal stores policies conflicted with the company policies. Wasnt able to make sound desicions because you would be wrong to one of them. Dammed if you did, dammed if you didn't.

    Advice to Management

    Store was short staffed for a long time but excepted eveything to be done fast when labor wasnt there. Unrealistic goals for a short staffed team. Didnt understand that certain things couldn't get done when the only 2 people working are either helping customers, ringing them up, or recovering want enough time or labor to get anything else done

  7. Store Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at rue21

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    people, customers and associates make work fun.

    Cons

    They pay is not very competitive.

    Advice to Management

    great place to work

  8. Good for a first job, but don't expect to go anywhere

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

    I have been working at rue21 part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    25% discount (almost monthly 50%), Quickly learn the ropes of a retail job, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Very rarely is there a promotion/always outside hires, "red flag customers" often lead to racial profiling, upper management cares very little about store staff.

  9. Nice environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate

    I have been working at rue21 part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Cheap clothes, nice discounts

    Cons

    Been there over a year and they're not giving me a raise

  10. High pressure environment but very stable company

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

    I have been working at rue21

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growth and advancement opportunities are available if you can meet their expectations. It can be fun to work with fashionable clothes and customers all day.

    Cons

    Retail challenges alike. Not enough payroll, too much tasking. Can be difficult to assist customers. A lot of pressure to sell fragrances. Entry level mgmt skills are all you need. They don't hold mgmt accountable to P&L reports or really any budgeting. If you can sell fragrance, ypu can get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    It is a choice to connect with people and in doing so, connect them to the team. I used to feel important and i was made to feel like my contributions were important. That changed about 3 years ago.

  11. No work life balance

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

    I have been working at rue21

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can get promoted if you create results and are a hard worker. Merchandising can be fun. There are opportunities to travel and help open new stores.

    Cons

    If you are a manager you have to work basically every holiday.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the slack managers


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