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Rue La La Reviews

Updated July 18, 2018
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Rue La La CEO Mark McWeeny
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  • "Can sometimes be stressful but you'll like it if you enjoy a fast paced environment" (in 18 reviews)

  • "As with any department that you are building up, work-life balance can get a little skewed" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rue La La full-time

    Pros

    You get great benefits and the office has a lot of fun extra things they do like bagel fridays and massages!

    Cons

    There are none! Working there is an awesome experience


  2. "The right balance of corporate and startup"

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    Current Employee - Personal Stylist Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Personal Stylist Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rue La La full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Very employee-centric
    - Great benefits package
    - Random surprises and perks

    Cons

    - As with any department that you are building up, work-life balance can get a little skewed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on!

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Rue la blah"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rue La La full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Meh food? And semi-decent people ? Sometimes lol

    Cons

    Everything. They’re a hot mess! They fired me for working to hard, caring about deadlines and for leaving at an appropriate time at 5pm. They’re a high school sweatshop tbh I hope this gilt acquisition pays off. Also being one of the few POC in the marketing department SUCKS

    Advice to Management

    Just stop being you. You’re not great. Actually fire all management get bias training and learn that deadlines do matter...


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good-ish vibes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rue La La full-time

    Pros

    Start up culture, great energy and vibe
    Amazing and fun coworkers
    Autonomy even for junior levels
    Social events
    Cool office space

    Cons

    High workload, low pay
    Expectation in some areas to work 55+ hours, especially entry & junior level
    Location in Boston was challenging to get to by public transit, but company did offer courtesy shuttles from both train stations (definitely helped)
    Business dropping year after year, continuous head count reduction
    IT/marketing stars of the company in terms of compensation and recognition

    Advice to Management

    Make buyers more integral to the center of your business. Look at them as a revenue center instead of a cost center. Without them, you won't have the right products. Without the right products, you don't have a business.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Cheap"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rue La La full-time

    Pros

    Great learning environment and a fun culture

    Cons

    They are very cheap when it comes to raises and promotions

    Rue La La Response

    Mar 13, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    Glad you enjoy the culture and the learning environment. I'm sorry that you feel that way about raises and promotions. Please contact your HR Business Partner if you want o discuss your specific... More


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Associate Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rue La La full-time

    Pros

    + a lot of responsibility quickly if proven performer
    + opportunity to learn different parts of business
    + working with other young people

    Cons

    - terribly overworked/ understaffed
    - very unorganized company
    - management reactionary / unreasonable expectations

    Advice to Management

    - value people, not just profits
    - stop acting like a startup, you've been around long enough to put systems in place

    Rue La La Response

    Feb 26, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    Thanks for the feedback. We appreciate your thoughts and are continually evaluating our processes and systems in order to streamline and become more efficient. I hope you that you developed your... More


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rue La La full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There really aren't any, they do not have sample as presented in their "benefits" Free food occassionally and drinks when people left

    Cons

    Underpaid salaries and positions.This place is like a high school, bad processes, you can't even take advantage of early friday releases because there is so much to do and managers will evade trying to give out overtime like YOU want to be there-- to save their dept budgets, this is illegal btw. People are not friendly and walk around like their poop doesn't stink.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great fun place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rue La La full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, good company culture. Strong vision and good technology.

    Cons

    Financial benefits for technology positions are average at best.

    Rue La La Response

    Jan 25, 2018 – CTO

    Thanks for the great feedback! Please be sure to also pass along details to your manager, so that we can continue to improve.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Communication and Goals"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rue La La full-time

    Pros

    Fun office, good people, and company does strive to be better at all times.

    Cons

    Management and leadership are disjointed, often tripping over themselves, and don't seem to step up and make necessary, important decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Clear the lines of communication, and stop creating unrealistic timelines and asking employees to scramble in order to meet an imagined goal.

    Rue La La Response

    Feb 26, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    Thanks for the feedback. While management strives to be transparent and decisive, there is always room for improvement. Please contact me directly as I would love to hear more about your personal... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Tremendous Potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rue La La full-time

    Pros

    Profitable, top-tier, experienced management, tons of potential.

    Cons

    Nothing even close to significant. No workplace is perfect however relatively-speaking, Rue is among the best in which I have had the pleasure of working.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on your people!


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