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Updated Aug 10, 2022

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3.1
50%
Recommend to a Friend
62%
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rue21 Chief Executive Officer  Bill Brand (no image)
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155 Ratings

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  • "The pay is low for the amount of tasking involved and constant moving of stuff (for no reason except to move it around).(in 218 reviews)
  • "Poor management the GM can hire all their friends and push out anyone they don’t like by having everyone pick on them.(in 103 reviews)
  • "managers were rude(in 102 reviews)
  • "Long hours and over worked.(in 68 reviews)
  • "Terrible upper management.(in 62 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Part time sales Associate

    Jul 23, 2022 - Part-Time Sales Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Share ideas with the whole staff.

    Cons

    Getting along with other coworkers.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Rue21

    Aug 5, 2022 - Full Time Assistant Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Was my first job and had a lot of fun. Always had friendly staff. Expects you to work instead of sitting there on your phone.

    Cons

    Had credit cards that they kept pushing on us to make people apply didn't get commission of it either, made us sell fragrance which is fine... but if people don't want to buy it they don't want to buy it!, annoying things happen that make you stressed out

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Affordable, organized, and affordable merchandise.

    Jul 29, 2022 - Part Time Sales Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I love this brand. Very affordable.

    Cons

    Very affordable products, and good brand

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Working for Rue21

    Aug 10, 2022 - Assistant Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very nice employee discount on clothes

    Cons

    The pay was lower than competitors

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    okay

    Jul 24, 2022 - Store Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits Bonuses Good environment

    Cons

    Low pay for work No guarantee for a performance raise

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good

    Aug 7, 2022 - ASM- Assistant Store Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good people, life work balance

    Cons

    Pay is below what other companies around the area are paying

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Fast fashion

    Aug 4, 2022 - Rue 21 FT Assistant Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Visual Merchandise, cute clothes and discount. They're slowly starting to care about their associates at least at locations that do well.

    Cons

    high theft, pushy with perfume sale quotas. If you are too good at your job, they wont promote you to keep turnover down, UNLESS they absolutely have to and if you speak up.

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Part time

    Aug 3, 2022 - Retail Store Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Employee discount and good sales

    Cons

    Working late when customers shop late

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  9. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Ridiculous

    Aug 3, 2022 - Assistant Manager in Dothan, AL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great associates, employee discount, cute clothes

    Cons

    Pay, no benefits if you’re not full time, hours are not consistent

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  10. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    ASM

    Aug 3, 2022 - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fast pace, cool customers, employee discounts.

    Cons

    Low pay, no work/ life balance.

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rue21 Reviews FAQs

rue21 has an overall rating of 3.1 out of 5, based on over 2,077 reviews left anonymously by employees. 50% of employees would recommend working at rue21 to a friend and 32% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, rue21 employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.6 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at rue21. This rating has improved by 6% over the last 12 months.

50% of rue21 employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated rue21 2.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.1 for culture and values and 2.9 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at rue21 to be career development, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be work life balance, compensation, management.

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