Rue La La Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    TOO BAD :(

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rue La La full-time

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

    Pros

    Such a great brand, and creative people. Nice office space

    Cons

    Bad technology that hindered many creative ideas and UX experiences. Upper management finally got cleaned up but was a nightmare when I was there. Always chasing the next shinny object - no real roadmap/pan. HORRIBLE hr department that did not help employees at all


  2. Helpful (3)

    Now just kind of sad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Rue has some of the smartest, most diligent people I've worked with. However, the current management seems disengaged. After they laid off the smart managers in like January, things got worse and the brand is just floundering.

    Cons

    A lot of the best talent walked out the door after the layoff in January. People who could have led the company into the future fled with a vengeance, and many who are left don't have the smarts and heart to drive the company forward. C-level management that wasn't laid off is dis-engaged, and it shows in the stuff that's now being sold on the site.

    Advice to Management

    Get back into it. The former CEO had his heart and soul in it and motivated people to be innovated and the brand to be beloved. You need to get back there, even if you're just prepping to sell it.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Interesting experience that helped me learn what I am not looking for in an office envirnoment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rue La La

    Pros

    Great Office/Location, Free popcorn, Sample sales

    Cons

    Cold atmosphere inadequate systems to support employee volume

    Advice to Management

    Be more structured and learn how to mentor


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Overworked, underpaid

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Designer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Rue La La full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A great place to get a job after college or if you're senior management. The company does promote and gives you opportunity to move to different departments. The people that work there are great.

    Cons

    They are extremely low in terms of salary - across the board. And they demand you work more and get paid less and are very unwilling to reevaluate pay structures.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to keep the people there that want to be there by valuing them, or the turn over rate will continue to be a problem.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good company for fast-paced employees who know their stuff.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Rue La La full-time

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

    Pros

    You'll find some great people and possibly life-long friends. Work/life balance varies by department and time of year. Leadership is the same, but overall good leaders.

    Cons

    Work/life balance varies by department and time of year.


  7. Intense and fun

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rue La La

    Pros

    Hard working people, great culture, exciting, fast moving, challenging

    Cons

    Not always focused I the right things, priority shifts too often, teams are not always aligned

    Advice to Management

    Inspire, motivate, focus on the right things, keep bringing in the right talents.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Contract Event Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Rue La La

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome Company. Bagel Fridays. Sample Sales.

    Cons

    Contract work is the exact same as full-time work. No benefits and not considered apart of the Company.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Roller Coaster

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Shepherdsville, KY
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Shepherdsville, KY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits package here is decent by standards, or as HR says "Rich"; HR is working to correct or "right-size" that "problem".

    Cons

    Turnover is very high in hourly and management positions. Company direction is ever changing. Management Employees do not get competitive perks in the marketplace. There are two sets of benefits/levels. The photo studio has the Boston package and receives more holidays and perks than the management who get the Kentucky package. This creates a cultural challenge and the studio has strong feelings of entitlement.

    Advice to Management

    Realign the rules; if you are in Kentucky you fall under Kentucky policy and holiday schedules. Get a handle on competencies and get management to agree on a direction. Everyone has ideas for improvement and you get started on one and then the direction is changed by a different member of management. More incentives/bonus for management. The focus on recognition for anniversaries and achievement is solely focused on the non-exempt employees. It feels like management doesn't matter.


  10. generally good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rue La La

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My supervisor permitted me to have a very flexible schedule.

    Cons

    There seems to be a lot of turn over.

    Advice to Management

    Address turn over issues


  11. Helpful (3)

    many laying off/firing, Micro management, overwork and bad working environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rue La La

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

    Pros

    Good pay and perks, good location to commute

    Cons

    too much micro management and over work (may be 60 hours a week)

    Advice to Management

    Treat well to your employees.



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