rue21 Reviews in Warrendale, PA

271 Reviews
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271 Reviews
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Pros
  • Employee discount of 25% off merchandise and an almost monthly 50% discount weekend (in 22 reviews)

  • Almost monthly associate appreciation discount (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Highly unorganized upper management, The company runs like it only has 3 stores instead of 1000 (in 25 reviews)

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

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    Summer Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Real Estate Finance Intern in Warrendale, PA
    Former Employee - Real Estate Finance Intern in Warrendale, PA

    I worked at rue21 as an intern (less than an 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Corporate Employee - Worst job corporate job ever!!!

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    Current Employee - Associate in Warrendale, PA
    Current Employee - Associate in Warrendale, PA

    I have been working at rue21 full-time (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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Fast Growing Company, Strong Growth Opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warrendale, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warrendale, PA

    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
    Redundant work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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.

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