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rue21 Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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Keith McDonough
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Pros
  • The company has Associate Appreciation days where your employee discount is increased to 50% off of everything, which is pretty awesome (in 45 reviews)

  • People are really fun to work with (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "It was Pretty OK/Standard"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at rue21 part-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedules, Generally nice coworkers

    Cons

    Customers can be a little rude sometimes, the store is usually disorganized


  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at rue21 part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexibility, good staff, fun to work at

    Cons

    spend paycheck there, start at minimum wage


  3. "Full time assistant manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Salina, KS
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Salina, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at rue21 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    fair pay
    good benefits
    store discount
    flexible schedule

    Cons

    not enough time for tasks
    too much freight for small volume stores


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  5. "Great Job No Advancement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Waldorf, MD
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Waldorf, MD

    I worked at rue21 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company, Great Hours, Atmosphere Is Amazing. Amazing Clothes & Customers

    Cons

    Average Pay For Strenuous Work

    Advice to Management

    PAYY!!!


  6. "Good start, not so good for career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at rue21 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked my way up to management because of a great team
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Late hours
    Last minute updates
    Wasteful clothing items

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people! We say it on paper but we don't actually apply the mentality in stores.


  7. "Great for growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at rue21 full-time

    Pros

    Growing company, consistently opening new stores, fast pace, good discount, management pay is competitive with similar retailers

    Cons

    Shipments are heavy, most stores do not have stock team, stock rooms are messy and merchandise is all over the place.

    Advice to Management

    Allow stores to hire small stock staffs, that way sales associates can focus on service and merchandising throughout store.


  8. "Store Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at rue21 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    40% discount
    CEO, Regionals and DM's
    Visuals
    Incentives
    Team Atmosphere
    Growing Company
    Price Points of product are great
    Promos

    Cons

    Company has made major changes in the past few months. We are headed in the right direction now. Love it!!!

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example, get ahead of the workload, delegate to entire team, celebrate wins, lead your teams


  9. "Growing company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at rue21 full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and growing company

    Cons

    It's a cheap retail store chose your location wisely


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    "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at rue21 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Rue21 is a growing company, so there's a lot of room for advancement. . There's always a lot to do, so there is always opportunity for professional development. District and regional managers were very kind and supportive.

    Cons

    Sometimes the number of projects and deadlines is unreasonable, but that's part of retail. I would have liked more training initially.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more one on one time with your management team. Take time to offer feedback and listen to their concerns. Make visits in each store a personal experience for your managers.


  11. "Associate Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    decent discount, and flexible hours

    Cons

    poor pay, poor co-workers, poor management, rude customers



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