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Rue La La Reviews

Updated June 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Fun company outings and good work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Sample sales (usually once a month) (in 20 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. Helpful (2)

    "Temping"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flash sales for employees
    very cool space

    Cons

    people are not inviting
    Used Excel for EVERYTHING instead of getting programs built


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Rue La La"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment
    Laid Back
    Casual Dress Code
    Sample Sales

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth
    Low salaries

    Advice to Management

    Invest your people that work there, take their career paths seriously.


  3. "Great group of talented people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rue La La full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative environment that fosters creativity. Passionate teams that are bright, hard-working, and invested in what they do.

    Cons

    High chance of burnout if a fast pace isn't your thing.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the talent that has invested their hard work into the company.


  4. "great teammates"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rue La La full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    our team in production was great. hard working, had each others backs when thing got crazy (which they often did).

    Cons

    Too may levels above you to make decisions. Everything was by committee therefore not much changed when I was there.

    Advice to Management

    Less micromanaging and let the people you hired do the work you hired them to do !


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Overworked but great people"

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    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in Boston, MA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks to gyms and other places with 20% off the Rue La La site.

    Cons

    You will find yourself bringing home work on the weekends. The pay doesn't cover the actual work .


  6. "Lack of direction and transparency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jamaica Plain, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jamaica Plain, MA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers who are dedicated and smart. Good opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Lack a clear vision and understanding of people's day to day. Communication and technologies are major problems.


  7. "Assistant Stylist"

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Stylist in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Seasonal Stylist in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Young, fun and energetic work environment

    Cons

    As a contractor you have no guaranteed schedule


  8. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment for recent college grads.

    Cons

    Worked there during a time where management was changing. Not much room for growth.


  9. "Faced paced learning environment - fun atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Stylist in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Stylist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rue La La full-time

    Pros

    Learn every aspect of working in a photo studio, develop many skills quickly, everyday is different so you never get bored, learn a lot from the people around you

    Cons

    Separate from the rest of the company, upper management doesn't respect the studio staff and pay doesn't reflect all of the hard work you do, trumped by outsiders when it comes time for promotions

    Advice to Management

    Look at the hardworking staff when it comes time to promote instead of hire outside the company first. There are people well deserving of raises and managerial roles that don't get a chance due to people who've jumped from company to company. Really look at the great people who have put in so much time and effort into building a great studio and you'd be surprised what's right under your nose.. Or was.


  10. "It depends on the day..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shepherdsville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shepherdsville, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits on the first day, management typically friendly, higher ups definitely friendly, hours aren't excessive. From what I've met of the higher up's (above supervisors/floor mgrs) - they're all really friendly and helpful. Supervisors and managers are usually friendly but have to play good cop/bad cop to get this disaster area to remain glued together. Coworkers on the floor are 50/50. It's very cliquey in some cases, uncalled for in such a blue collar job while the other half are the most welcoming and warm people you'll ever meet.

    Cons

    Pay isn't competitive, poor organizational skills, demanding.

    The people who hand me orders have college degrees and thus make at least double my salary. However, they're relatively clueless as to how procedures work and they're very unorganized. This leaves me to untangle things for them. The systems are laggy and insufficient. Procedures to carry out projects are inefficient. For the workload, the pay isn't substantial.

    They do a criminal background check but they still won't trust you. Getting thru security in the morning and especially leaving in the afternoon is a pain. It's almost as bad as the TSA at the airport. You cannot wear necklaces (including dog tags), bracelets, watches, etc. You can't bring sunglasses in. If your top has a zipper, wear something over it because it has to be removed upon exit. They should really have the clocks before the security checkpoint since it can be time consuming. The guards are typically nice depending on which one you're working with but they aren't all.

    Advice to Management

    Up the pay, distribute work loads more evenly, address problematic systems/procedures


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