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Updated January 15, 2018
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Rue La La CEO Mark McWeeny
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Pros
  • Fun company outings and good work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Get to participate in sample sales (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Can sometimes be stressful but you'll like it if you enjoy a fast paced environment (in 19 reviews)

  • When you have a concern or issue you have no one to go to because everything is leaked (in 14 reviews)

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  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.


  2. "Tremendous Potential"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Don't work here."

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

    I worked at Rue La La full-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers + Bagel Fridays + the only place in Boston to work in fashion.

    Cons

    Such a negative environment. No growth opportunities and measly bonuses. High turnover rates, I knew of 7 or 8 people leaving across different departments when I put in my two weeks. Lots of lying and gossiping from people with the title "Director". When I expressed my opinions
     and concerns during my exit interview with HR, I was told that this stuff "happens everywhere" and "it's just life". No, it's Rue La La and it's not okay.

    Advice to Management

    HR + Management need to address why people are leaving and actually do something about it before turnover rates skyrocket.


  4. "Assistant boutique producer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Boutique Producer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Boutique Producer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Rue La La (More than a year)

    Pros

    Bagel Friday’s, amazing office space, free shuttle service to work

    Cons

    Poor training, unfriendly atmosphere, poor salary, lunch breaks are non existent, there is a lot of blaming and not so much problem solving

    Advice to Management

    Train employees properly

    Rue La La Response

    Dec 4, 2017 – Chief People Officer

    We currently offer a broad spectrum of learning and development programs and are constantly evaluating our employees training needs and will take your comments and suggestion into consideration. We... More


  5. "Decent Perk, Little Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    I loved the people on my team and the energy we had. We meshed so well and executed our work to the best of all our skills.

    Cons

    The work wasn't super exciting.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Buyer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture - very collaborative, energetic. Exposure to interesting product, national and international vendors. Learning from other departments and categories is strongly encouraged. Upper management successfully communicates with lower employees.

    Cons

    Business intelligence tools used within the company are not efficient, some assistant buyer duties are very manual and numbing. Poor compensation compared to the rest of the buying market.


  7. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rue La La full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    No cons, great starting job.

    Rue La La Response

    Oct 23, 2017 – Chief People Officer

    Thanks for sharing your feedback. We are happy that your onboarding and early experience has been positive. We look forward to working with you to grow your career here at Rue. We appreciate the... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fun but tiring"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rue La La full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, fun environment, lots of passionate and smart people

    Cons

    Compensation is not up to market value

    Rue La La Response

    Oct 16, 2017 – Chief People Officer

    Thanks for your feedback. We continually evaluate our compensation structure and strive to ensure that all employees are provided a comprehensive total rewards package. Good luck in your next... More


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Jr. Copywriter"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Young, fun team. Great office culture.

    Cons

    Underpaid and undervalued. Everyone is replaceable.

    Rue La La Response

    Oct 16, 2017 – Chief People Officer

    Thanks for your feedback and I'm sorry that you felt undervalued. We are continually evaluating our compensation package and strive to create a respectful company culture where all employees are... More


  10. "Great company and great perks"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good place to start your career.
    - Friendly people and great culture.
    - Lots of learning opportunities.
    - Great Perks!

    Cons

    It's not for everybody. The company changes a lot, your responsibilities are shifted frequently.


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