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Updated December 13, 2017
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  1. "Unprofessional work environment"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Jasper, IN
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Jasper, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, potential for advancement, easy work, good discount, potential to meet new people, good first job, would be a good additional job

    Cons

    Management can be very lazy, terrible hour distribution, little pay for amount of work done, upper management is passive aggressive, not good for someone with anxiety and depression, lots of gossiping going on, A LOT of favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating the employees like your friends. you're there to manage, not be their best friend


  2. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at rue21 part-time

    Pros

    Fun culture, great teams, fashionable clothing

    Cons

    Selling fragrances, no benefits, non-stop merchandise changes from upper management

  3. "A good teenage job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at rue21 part-time

    Pros

    good for teens just coming into the work place

    Cons

    management will miss use power cause they know you are a teen


  4. "Not Great, But OK"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Moscow, ID
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Moscow, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at rue21 part-time

    Pros

    I worked with some great people who made working fun, it was a great first job, and I didn't have very many awful days.

    Cons

    Upper management is awful. Most store managers were great; however, regional managers were never involved unless they were reprimanding the store.

    Advice to Management

    COMMUNICATE. There was never any communication and directions were confusing and useless


  5. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Moses Lake, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Moses Lake, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good discounts, Usually can find someone to cover a shift

    Cons

    not enough hours, management can be lazy


  6. "Was a good job"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers love being the first to see clothes and perfume. You are given the chance to grow in the company.

    Cons

    Staying after for hours to clean up. Very rude customers at time and you just can’t say anything back. You fix something and they just mess it up as you fix it.


  7. "Assistant manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Fun work environment

    Cons

    No advancement opportunity
    Horrible upper management

  8. "Store Manager"

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

    I worked at rue21 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have a great support system.

    Cons

    It was very demanding and intense!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sales associate, cashier, stock"

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

    I worked at rue21 part-time

    Pros

    Clothing discount was very good

    Cons

    Very disorganized, and store manager seems not to know what she’s doing .

    Advice to Management

    Get a new store manager .


  10. "PT Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - PT Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - PT Assistant Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at rue21 part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learned about management, store goals and how to make a store run smoothly

    Cons

    Pay was terrible (came from starbucks @10.40/hr and was dropped to 8.25 as an associate), finally promoted after younger, just getting in to college kids were promoted before me to FULL TIME (i had been out of college for a year and worked there for 3 years at that point). They expect too much in sales with such low quality clothing and people are aware of the quality. They work you down to nothing because they want to have less people on the floor to pay. One person cant do the work of 3.

    Advice to Management

    Dont promote based off of favorites when well qualified people are right under your nose willing and eager to go farther and do more. And pay people better that deserve it. Have mpre people working, i get it cuts into profits but when theres a floor change or the store is a disaster, those extra 8 bucks you pay an hour to be there can turn into larger peofits if the store looks nice.


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