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rue21 Reviews

256 Reviews
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256 Reviews
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rue21 President and CEO Bob Fisch
Bob Fisch
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    I can only give my opinion of the one store I work in...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  DuBois, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in DuBois, PA

    I have been working at rue21 part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Good discounts on Associate Appreciation Days which occur nearly every month.
    -Advancement opportunity.

    From what I can tell, each individual store's work environment differs greatly.

    Cons

    -The higher management does not take time to connect with stores and employees.
    -Too much focus on fragrance.
    -Higher management does not account for different store types. I work in a smaller area where we get mostly repeat customers, so if they want the fragrance, they probably already have it.
    -They do not fill positions quick enough.
    -No training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your associates and actually hire people when you need to. Try to hire from within the company. Don't focus so much on fragrance.

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

rue21 Interviews

Updated Sep 26, 2014
Updated Sep 26, 2014

Interview Experience

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview was quick and easy. No hard or unexpected questions. Just be yourself and be calm and you should be fine. Upsale perfume. Know general facts about the company.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Website www.rue21.com
Headquarters Warrendale, PA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1974
Type Company - Public
Industry Retail
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

It's rue21's sincere hope that people, young and old, long to be 21 (again or for the first time). The fast-growing chain sells value-priced apparel and accessories, including jewelry and fragrances, for girls and guys through more than 750 stores in malls and strip centers in about 45 US states. Daily deliveries ensure that the company's stores stock the latest fashion trends and encourage frequent visits by customers. rue21 caters to 11- to 17-year-olds and stocks its own rue21 etc!, Carbon, tarea, and rueKicks brands of apparel and footwear. Founded in 1976, rue21 was... More

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