67% of the CEO
I worked at rue21 as an intern for less than a year
Pros – High visibility, opportunities to interact with director level management, and creative freedom on the projects assigned. A great internship experience.
Cons – Was not offered a full time job upon completion of the summer internship. Would have enjoyed more feedback
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-06-04 11:31 PDT
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I have been working at rue21 full-time for more than 3 years
Pros – Umm... free parking? Although even that is confusing because the parking lot is a mess. There isn't a ton to be thrilled about working for this place. They talk a great game when recruiting but it's all pretty much a load.
Cons – Executives and managers on such a power trip. I've seen them outright yell at people in hallways or in the middle of meetings. Amazing that the place has grown so much and can keep anyone from leaving the company. If you do leave, they spend 6 months talking about how bad you were and weren't the right fit, never actually hearing that they or their management styles are horrible.
Advice to Senior Management – 1. Stop micromanaging every single microscopic detail, let the people you hire to do the job do the job, rather than just be targets for abuse.
2. Stop forcing company beliefs or culture down the throat of new employees.
3. Get modern tools for the job.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-10-03 07:35 PDT
I worked at rue21
Pros – Growing Company
Small Company with Close-knit employees
Headquarters is located outside of a major city, so work commute is easy
Cons – Low pay ranges because it is a discount retailer
Outdated Information systems make daily work complicated and frustrating
Advice to Senior Management – My advice to management would be to improve the information systems and not just purchase outdated software because it is cheap and saves money because it wastes time, thus costing more overall.
2011-05-31 14:39 PDT
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