Rue La La

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Rue La La Reviews

Updated November 29, 2014
Updated November 29, 2014
108 Reviews
3.6
108 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Best part about working at Rue was the people, the cool office space and of course the sample sales (in 14 reviews)

  • great office space and snack closet (not healthy snacks) (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Extremely fast paced environment (I happen to like that type of environment, but not for everyone) (in 12 reviews)

  • No one willing to step up and lead but many willing to sling blame at one another (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too many people involved with every decision

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandising in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Merchandising in Boston, MA

    I worked at Rue La La full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced , smart people , fun business model

    Cons

    Becoming more political and corporate as company grows

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at processes and see how many associates are involved in certain things

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contract Copywriter

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    Former Employee - Copy Editor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Copy Editor in Boston, MA

    I worked at Rue La La as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Rue has a fun, casual environment
    Good employee discount

    Cons

    Good luck if you're not friends with supervisors
    Not great communication from colleagues or supervisors

    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rue La La full-time

    Pros

    Interesting company in the digital space

    Cons

    Still needs to figure out a lot to ensure long term sustainability and growth as a company

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Always interesting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rue La La full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced always changing environment which keeps the job interesting.
    By far the best group of people I've worked with in any company.
    Quick to get rid of underperforming staff (for the most part).

    Cons

    Fast paced always changing environment could be frustrating if you aren't the right fit.
    Lots of people with strong personalities/opinions (mostly good, some bad) so if you can't hold your own you might be overwhelmed working here.
    Training in certain parts of the organization is lacking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Studio Assistants/Stylists/Photo Assistants are bottom of the barrel

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rue La La as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hands-on experience in the studio lets you work with designer set samples/clothing (useful for someone who wants to learn or knows how to hem, steam cloths, style props, paint, etc). Get to know production/studio environment. Access to Rue sample sales...welcoming HQ and public company spaces.

    Cons

    The studio assisting contract gigs are in a nutshell, for someone used to this kind of freelance on-call work; dependent on the volume of work and can be as time-consuming as carrying heavy loads and painting or as quick as steaming a rack. On a normal day, slow. Don't expect a manager there to get new tasks lined up for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would boost morale and make contract studio assistants feel more useful and excited about work if they were given better direct management. Productivity and enthusiasm is reciprocated. Just from the perspective of a contractor.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Director

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    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA

    I worked at Rue La La full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people were awesome and worth every second working there.

    Cons

    It was impossible to get anything done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Copy
    Former Employee - Copy

    I worked at Rue La La as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment. Every person is extremely friendly and willing to help you feel comfortable! Fast-paced environment with a lot of opportunities! Plus there's a snack closet, endless m&ms and always free food! Win win.

    Cons

    While I had a lot of work to do and got to experience a lot of interaction, a lot of the other interns did not. Make sure the managers are on the same page as HR in terms of goals. I know a lot of interns that did not gain as much experience as I did!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rue is thinking to the future

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    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Rue La La full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture, smart people. Smart conversation happening throughout the office, each & every day.

    Cons

    The pro of constant change yields to the con of lack of focus -this can be draining & discourage collaboration & planning for the future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand when there is a gap between Sr. Management & day-to-day work, and work towards it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company, Somewhat Toxic Environment

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    Former Employee - Junior Designer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Junior Designer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Rue La La as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked here as a contract junior designer, and I produced pieces I'm very proud of. The aesthetic is gorgeous and the creative management only makes it better. It's competitive but if you can handle it, they will make you a better creative. My advice is, if you get an opportunity to contract here, you should. Just prepare yourself for the environment.

    Cons

    People are nice enough on the surface, but the social environment is very difficult to break through. There was one designer in particular who was caustic and reminded me daily that I was only a contractor, and tried to keep me off of good projects. I've interned and contracted at several businesses and have never felt so unwelcome. It was still worth the experience because of the work I was able to do, but after my contract was up I was desperate to get away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look out for your freelancers and how their being treated, otherwise the management was great!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Planning Analyst Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Rue La La as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for- everyone is incredibly friendly and laid back, yet hard-working and there are tons of company perks.

    Cons

    Rue is a very fast-paced environment, so you have to be incredibly organized at all times and recognize what projects should take precedence over others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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