Compare Ulta Beauty vs rue21 BETA

See how rue21 vs. Ulta Beauty compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 4776 reviews)
2.8
(based on 1400 reviews)
Career Opportunities
2.9
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
2.4
Work-life balance
2.9
2.7
Senior Management
2.7
2.5
Culture & Values
3.2
2.8
CEO Approval
Ulta Beauty Ceo Mary Dillon
76%Mary Dillon
rue21 Ceo Michael Appel
44%Michael Appel
% Recommend to a friend
52%
37%
Positive Business Outlook
42%
27%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Beauty Advisor858 Salaries
$10/hr
Merchandiser239 Salaries
$29,446/yr
General Manager293 Salaries
$64,939/yr
Material Handler2 Salaries
$12/hr
Store Manager443 Salaries
$46,977/yr
Assistant Manager69 Salaries
$13/hr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Employee discount"(in 289 reviews)
"Fun environment"(in 167 reviews)
"Employee discount"(in 92 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 46 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 184 reviews)
"Beauty"(in 176 reviews)
"Sell fragrance"(in 79 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 70 reviews)
Featured Review
"Awesome company"Jul 16, 2019

Current Employee - Salon Manager

I have been working at Ulta Beauty full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great work/personal life balance, management in store, upper management, benefits, education, team work, goal oriented, employee discounts as well as extra employee discounts every so often. Able to... meet with high people in the company every so often. Representatives of different cosmetic companies hold events in store. Great collab of artists. Endless opportunities to grow within company.

Cons

Hard to pass up all the new skin care, makeup and hair supplies that are so tempting upon checkout.

Advice to Management

This is a place that is all about team work and winning together. Customers are why we stay in business. Creating a positive team bleeds positive vibes to customers. I do not recommend for someone... that is not skilled at communication, working in groups nor customer service. Definitely a rewarding job and position. Thanks for all you do, Ulta.

Current Employee - Sales Associate

I have been working at rue21 part-time for more than a year

Pros

Everyone gets along and it’s like a small family. I love my managers and how they make sure their associates know what’s going on.

Cons

Hours can be a bit slim

Job Postings