Rue La La Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
94 Reviews
3.5
94 Reviews
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Steve Davis
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Creative perks (Sample sales, summer Friday hours, Bagel Fridays) (in 12 reviews)

  • The company offers a variety of great perks like Sample Sales, employee discounts, Thirsty Thursday events and Bagel Fridays (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Extremely fast paced environment (I happen to like that type of environment, but not for everyone) (in 9 reviews)

  • Senior management does not voice MAJOR changes to it's employees (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Exciting marketing/tech/retail company going through the typical growing pains of a startup and loaded with upside!

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

    I have been working at Rue La La full-time

    Pros

    Career opportunities
    compensation and benefits
    work/life balance
    engaging work
    Never stale
    innovative
    great leaders
    associate camaraderie
    collaborative
    recognition for performance
    invested in your success

    Cons

    growing pains
    resource strain to get tech projects accomplished
    priorities can change so goals are not accomplished
    tools, tools, tools
    The back office processes can be highly manual and somewhat redundant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in site personalization and customization. There are huge opportunities for the company to grow but the associates need tools to help make their job easier

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun, fast-paced environment. Nothing like it in Boston

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

    I have been working at Rue La La full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Rue La La has some really hardworking, supportive & creative people. Lots of perks (sample sales, discounted movie tickets, Rue discount, Bagel Fridays, snack closet, birthdays off), plenty of holidays (having the day after Thanksgiving off is great!), opportunities to explore other parts of the company.

    Cons

    Some managers support growth and others don't. Lots of turnover in several departments leaves you feeling less than secure in your position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management/hiring managers need to be open and honest about growth potential, opportunities and timeline otherwise employees may feel strung along.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Is Rue for You?

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

    I have been working at Rue La La full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I am a current employee at Rue. I love working here and have been at the company almost 2 years.

    What I love and works for me:
    I am a current employee at Rue. I love working here and have been at the company almost 2 years.

    What I love and works for me:

    The creative environment in the office.

    Working with so many people and different departments on a daily basis.

    Sample Sales.

    Getting to see an event produced from start to finish.

    The open concept layout of the office. No one has an office, you can see into all of the conference rooms. This allows you work openly with everyone even upper management.

    The great working relationships you build with other associates.

    We build relationships with other local small businesses that come into Rue occasionally with their product for us to try!

    Cons

    What might or might not work for some-

    This is really a fast paced environment- I like it that way because every day is different but you will always be moving. You are expected to get your job done; this is not a company where you will find hand holding or micro-management.

    You will eat a lot (aka gain weight) especially during Holiday time. But you are fed well so no complaints here!

    If you are looking for a job in the "Fashion Industry” and positions that seem more appealing it will be really hard to get your foot in the door- your need to be persistent and have patience (Qualities that will help you when you work at Rue). Many start out in a contract position and get hired full time after a few months of being contract (that’s how I started). If you are looking for positions that are not in fashion or creative than it might be more accessible to get into Rue with your desired role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Loving what I'm learning

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

    I have been working at Rue La La full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I feel like I have a voice here. There's nothing more frustrating for a technologist than the expectation to be a high-achiever without being empowered to affect change throughout the company.

    I feel like I'm surrounded by a lot of smart, creative people.

    Cons

    Some pretty significant growing pains. It's hard work. But hey, if anyone could do it… where's the fun in that?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fast-paced environment; collaborative and supportive team

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

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

    Pros

    -Flexibility within my role to take on new tasks and responsibilities
    -Fast-paced culture and environment (works best for me personally, but not for everyone)
    -Incredibly supportive colleagues and management, open dialogue encouraged
    -Creative perks (Sample sales, summer Friday hours, Bagel Fridays)

    Cons

    -Growing pains within the past few years; Rue is a young company that's coming into its own
    -Resources available can limit day to day work; processes can be manual - more tech automation needed
    -Work/life balance can be challenging; at times I feel married to my mobile email

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Moving On Up

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

    I have been working at Rue La La full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Room to grow, great internal & external benefits, women love it, young company

    I started as an intern and was hired out of college to a "foot in the door" position. I've since changed positions to a job I love. The benefits exceed my expectations for any company.

    Cons

    Fast pace; a lot can change in a short period of time. You need to be very organized and continuously communicate to stay ahead/keep up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Creative, Fast moving Company. Great Culture!

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

    I have been working at Rue La La full-time

    Pros

    smart people, some of the best i have worked with. Company has great benefits

    Cons

    Things move very fast and priorities change quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay the course. great company!

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

    I am enjoying my time here

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There is job mobility at this company

    Cons

    Warehouse is often loud and hot

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun experience, but I don't see myself here for too long

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

    I have been working at Rue La La as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Some people are extremely fun to work with.
    The work environment is vibrant and fun.
    Most of the management that I worked with are pleasant and caring.

    Cons

    Back-end technology is terrible. Updates and additional builds are equally terrible.
    Work is relatively repetitive. You can get good at it, but it gets boring quickly.
    Too many new employees that stay for a few months and leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some training and flexibility for growth for new employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, caring management

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

    I have been working at Rue La La full-time

    Pros

    Cool, fun working environment, great perks, free snacks and soda; lots of flexibility to create and bring your own individual experience to the team.

    Cons

    Catching up with their fast growth; still streamlining procedures and systems; open cubicle environment sometimes makes it difficult to find quiet space to concentrate and get work done effectively. Office lacks choices of places to go to lunch; have to walk far to get anywhere good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your teams and hired expertise to do their jobs; curb the micro-managing back a bit and great things can happen. Wish some of the leaders were more down to earth and easier to approach;

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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