rue21 Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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rue21 President and CEO Bob Fisch
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Pros
  • Employee discount of 25% off merchandise and an almost monthly 50% discount weekend (in 24 reviews)

  • discount, dress code, hands on approach, good work enviroment (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Highly unorganized upper management, The company runs like it only has 3 stores instead of 1000 (in 26 reviews)

  • NO WORK LIFE BALANCE, way to much tasking, lack of customer experience (in 12 reviews)

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  1. The company was stressful and unreasonable

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    Former Employee - FT Assistant Manager in Queen Creek, AZ
    Former Employee - FT Assistant Manager in Queen Creek, AZ

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

    Pros

    benefits and hours were great

    Cons

    they expect too much of you. I had to take work home and be on a conference call during my vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that people have lives and need to allow employees have a life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Very demanding

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    Current Employee - Manager in Pikeville, KY
    Current Employee - Manager in Pikeville, KY

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

    Pros

    Great team in my store

    Cons

    Corporate changes their mind frequently and works you long hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3. Wonderful

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at rue21

    Pros

    Great company, work well with all your other jobs/schools. They give you so much support as a team. Sales goals are easy to reach and achieve able.

    Cons

    There is no cons. This company is simply the best and all. You csn only make a job bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work put your employees first and customers at high regards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. a great time with customers

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Fond du Lac, WI
    Former Employee - Team Member in Fond du Lac, WI

    I worked at rue21

    Pros

    best reason to help customers with fashion

    Cons

    getting yelled at for the prices or just in general

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try not to have prices so ridiculously high then you can get more customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Very fast pace company.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

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

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers, very fun environment with room to exceed fast in the retail world.

    Cons

    They cut hours and can only take vacation time out of the high volume retail season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More consistent hours with a little more guidance from corporate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. They were very nice and efficient. Cared about the customers.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lewis Center, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lewis Center, OH

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

    Pros

    It has very trendy styles. Affordable to staff.

    Cons

    They need to be more clean in their store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It was well organized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Company

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    Current Employee - Rue 21
    Current Employee - Rue 21

    I have been working at rue21

    Pros

    Great way to learn sales skills that involve great work ethic and communication skills with the customer service skills you can use in everyday life.

    Cons

    hours may vary due to sale numbers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Clean work area, clean store & the employees are nice

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Seneca, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Seneca, SC

    I have been working at rue21 part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    i got good hours

    Cons

    the managers talked to each other more than helped keep the store clean

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. This company is very stressful to work for, unrealistic expectations and little support.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at rue21

    Pros

    Fun with employees and shopping ability.

    Cons

    So stressful, no support to do tasking asked of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More payroll, less merchandise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Full feeling

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Williamsburg, IA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Williamsburg, IA

    I have been working at rue21

    Pros

    Working with customers and i like doing wall changes

    Cons

    To much tasking. table changes promo every week .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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