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rue21 Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  1. "Rue 21 Sessional PT sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at rue21 part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, really good work environment

    Cons

    They do push you to sell perfumes


  2. "Assistant manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Discount sales associates were nice

    Cons

    Working long hours not enough pay

  3. "disount"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Discount for clothes ever month

    Cons

    not a very good management staff


  4. "Love/Hate"

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    Former Employee - FT Assistant Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - FT Assistant Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great discount
    - I personally loved our district manager
    - easy to promote
    - cute clothing

    Cons

    - fragrance pushing is intense
    - pay is crap
    - lots of tasking

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees. If you’re sick of having such a HIGH turnover rate, pay people to stay. If someone works hard to keep the store together, realize that. Sometimes paying more to help keep the store nice is better than letting good managers go elsewhere & letting the store turn to a hot mess.


  5. "Bleh"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at rue21 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The discount
    Getting to know what the latest fashion trends are

    Cons

    Minimum wage and
    Minimum hours
    Horrible coworkers

    Advice to Management

    Instead of having a huge staff and only giving everyone 8 hours have a small staff and work people more


  6. "Assistant Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment
    Lots of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Worked with one very poor district manager who was very unprofessional, and would not give you a chance to ask questions. The only time she comes in is when she gets in trouble for not coming to my location, then only stays for about 20 minutes, without walking through the opportunities of the store


  7. "focus too much on selling fragrance"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

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

    Pros

    fun, laid back... opportunity to move up...

    Cons

    always new managers, only care about fragrance goals

    Advice to Management

    focus more on fitting rooms and having enough people working the floor to clean up

  8. "Rue21"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at rue21 part-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Flexible Dress Code

    Cons

    Worked Very Few Hours, Wasn't Really Taught Much


  9. "Alright for a first job"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Noblesville, IN
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Noblesville, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good employee discount
    -Decent Hours
    -Never monotonous

    Cons

    -Unorganized (they had me fill out training papers 5 months into the job)
    -High turnover rate
    -The constant sale changes can get confusing especially with customers coming in and thinking they're getting a deal that changed yesterday

    Advice to Management

    Give a proper training period. Though my manager wasn't trained properly himself. Also higher ups need to give the stores enough hours to actually be able to get what they need to done.


  10. "Sales"

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

    I have been working at rue21 part-time

    Pros

    Great style and great products and good prices

    Cons

    Less social life and cant think of anything

    Advice to Management

    Greater opportunity to have more input and operations


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