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Helpful (3)

Spiraling in on the technology side--too little, too late

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The scenery, the coolness factor of the location, the recognizable brand. Some good people. Lots of people in interesting clothes.

Cons

After most of the senior software developers and QA engineers departed for better companies, there are maybe three employees left who understand the legacy systems and archaic software underpinning Rue's admittedly popular site. Newer technologies are slowly being introduced, but the business tools needed to remain competitive and agile in the marketplace have been made a lower priority. Toxic corporate culture--massive egotism at the top, way too many "chiefs", and overworked and under-rewarded front-line staff. Apparent inability to attract and retain talented and motivated workers.

Advice to Management

Heroism isn't sustainable, especially when the front-line people keeping the site functioning and profitable aren't offered anything like the stock grants and bonuses the executives award themselves annually. Merge with or acquire Ideeli; rebrand their modern, working platform as needed, instead of trying to rewrite the Rue platform from scratch.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Meh

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rue La La

    Pros

    It's in Boston and the name carries weight

    Cons

    No structure, tons of girls who don't really know which end is up


  2. Helpful (1)

    lack of senior leadership; very lacking in abilities

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Warehouse Management in Shepherdsville, KY
    Former Employee - Warehouse Management in Shepherdsville, KY

    I worked at Rue La La full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    warehouse staff work hard and were generally nice

    Cons

    little pay for the ones who do the most work

    Advice to Management

    change the management staff at the distribution level


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