Compare Forever 21 vs rue21 BETA

See how working at Forever 21 vs. rue21 compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Forever 21 vs. rue21. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Forever 21

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rue21

Employee Ratings

  • Forever 21 scored higher in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and Work-life balance.
  • rue21 scored higher in 5 areas: Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Overall Rating and Career Opportunities.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 6467 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 1671 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.8
Career Opportunities
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.6
Compensation & Benefits
2.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.0
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.8
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.9
Culture & Values
3.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Forever 21 Ceo Daniel Kulle
57%
57%Daniel Kulle
CEO Approval
rue21 Ceo Bill Brand
60%
60%Bill Brand
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
47%
% Recommend to a friend
49%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
28%
Positive Business Outlook
34%
rue21 employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 6% higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Forever 21 has 4,314 more total submitted salaries than rue21.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate1427 Salaries
$10/hr
Visual Merchandiser370 Salaries
$14/hr
Assistant Manager164 Salaries
$16/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate308 Salaries
$9/hr
Store Manager623 Salaries
$43,023/yr
FT Assistant Manager180 Salaries
$14/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Fast paced" was the most mentioned Pro at Forever 21.
  • "Employee discount" was the most mentioned Pro at rue21.
  • "Employee discount" was the most mentioned Con at Forever 21.
  • "Sell fragrances" was the most mentioned Con at rue21.
Pros
Pros
"Fast paced"(in 319 reviews)
"Great people"(in 168 reviews)
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 89 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 51 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Employee discount"(in 265 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 248 reviews)
Cons
"Sell fragrances"(in 83 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 81 reviews)
Featured Review
"Good job"Dec 5, 2020

Current Employee - Retail Stock Associate

I have been working at Forever 21 part-time

Pros

Flexible hours, meaningful job, good company.

Cons

Constant Backaches, Busy holiday season

"Sales Associate"Dec 10, 2020

Former Employee - Sales Associate

I worked at rue21 part-time

Pros

Coworkers honestly become long time friends.

Cons

The management is kind of bad.

Job Postings

rue21 has 1,393 more recently posted open jobs than Forever 21.