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Great Company but it's still one big emotional rollercoaster

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Full Time Assistant Manager
Current Employee - Full Time Assistant Manager

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

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

Pros

Rue21 the company is a great company! They have a great marketing strategy in place, they have a great support team, and there really is a lot of room to grow.

Rue21 the culture is amazing! The products offered to the customers are very well priced, and the customer really is the number one priority.

This is by far one of the best retailers I have worked for so far.

Cons

Rue21 the company has too many internal issues. People get through loop holes all the time and get away with them because it's not about what you know, it's who you know.

Rue21 the culture can be unrealistic at times. With the shipment, visuals, paperwork, folding, markdowns, go-backs, and customers, it can be hard to get things done. If the entire crew is not on the same page, there is no chance in hell to get everything done.

Advice to Management

Solution: I've not had much experience with dealing with the company issues so I don;t have advice for that. However, I really think Rue21 should consider making the full-time manager positions salaried. This can cut down on the over time and maximize more productivity. Other than that, I believe Rue is headed in the right direction. They will be around for a long time.

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  1. It was horrible.

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    Former Employee - FT Assistant Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - FT Assistant Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Good employee discount, decent pay, good benefits, generous with overtime hours

    Cons

    Too many tasks at once, not given enough hours to finish said tasks, poor visual merchandising, doesn't follow their own code of conduct, blames high shrink only on employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Don't blame high shrink on employees only.

  2. Great Learning Experience!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Sanford, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Sanford, NC

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

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people that I got to meet. The managers where very encouraging and helped me learn a lot about retail, visual, and management. Lots of room for growth too!

    Cons

    Had to push perfume sales which scared customer away at times!

    Advice to Management

    Perfume goals were a bit much at times

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