rue21 Interview Questions in Warrendale, PA

Updated Jan 18, 2015
Updated Jan 18, 2015
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    Merchandise Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Warrendale, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Warrendale, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at rue21.

    Interview Details

    I had 3 separate interviews, two 3 hours and one 5 hours for a new positron they were creating. I was told that I had all of what they were looking for and got the impression that the interviews went well. I met with 3 heads and a fellow associate. I was also told that they wanted to open up the position and begin interviewing other candidates to make sure they got the right fit, I never heard from them. That's fair, but don't waste people's time and money inviting them back when these are your intentions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Web Marketing Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Warrendale, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Warrendale, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at rue21 in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very long, drawn out process. First an online one-way interview, then phone interview, then in-person interview with three different people. Everyone was very friendly. There were only 4 people chosen for the last round of interviews so I think it just came down to experience and maybe some personality. I plan on applying again in the future.

    Interview Questions
    • Usual interview questions, nothing out of the ordinary   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Human Resources Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Warrendale, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Warrendale, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at rue21 in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received an email the next day requesting an online interview be completed within the week. The online interview consisted of practice questions that you could repeat as many times as desired. The "official" interview included 5 questions that you could not re-record. If you messed up, you were stuck with that video. It was nice being able to film at home and on my own time, but it was slightly awkward answering questions to my laptop. It was recommended to visit a store before completing the interview, but there were no questions based on that experience.

    I received a rejection email about a week after the online interview deadline. There was no feedback given about why I did not progress to the next stage, which would have been helpful.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when there was a conflict within a work group. How did you remedy the situation?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Product Development and Assistant Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Warrendale, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Warrendale, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at rue21 in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    They initially contacted me for a phone interview. After that I was scheduled to come in for a 1:1 interview. I was there for hours after driving 4 hours for the interview. I interviewed with 6 people. They asked personal questions about kids, relationships and family. Makes you quite uncomfortable. They also ask you confidential information about your current jobs especially if they are a competitor.

    I was told originally I would be called back by the end of the week. One month later I got a call asking to come in again. So I did and the process started all over again. They asked even more personal questions and confidential information about previous jobs. They also told me a different salary $3,000 less the second time I came. It was at that point I decided that the company was not worth my energy.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you describe in detail the merchandising selecting process at your current job?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Decreased salary
    Not professional
    Too shady

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warrendale, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warrendale, PA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at rue21 in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was fairly simple for this company. They do most of the interviewing over the phone or via email because of their suburb headquarter location. They bring you in for final interviews at headquarters with one on one interviews with upper management and HR personnel.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Allocation Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warrendale, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warrendale, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at rue21 in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    dont really remember much over the years that have passed - applied on the website and got a call from human resources to do a pre-screening phone interview. passed that and went in for an in-person interview that took about six hours and met with about 5 different teams of two all firing questions at you. kinda intimidating.

    Negotiation Details
    no i did not attempt to negotiate. these days you are lucky to have a job let alone negotiate for more money or better vacation time.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Warrendale, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Warrendale, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at rue21 in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with the head of Merchandising. She mostly talked at me a lot, and I sometimes had to cut her off in order to get a word in. She talked fast and long, so there was a lot of information to take in. After about 30 minutes with her, I spoke to someone who currently held a product development position. She told me a little bit about what she does, but then started asking me questions about my personal life which I found strange.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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