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rue21 Reviews

Updated August 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "Offers very flexible work schedules, the atmosphere is fun to work in, and the managers are great to work with" (in 29 reviews)

  • "The 40% employee discount is a plus" (in 68 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is no such thing as a work life balance you’re Expected to always be there" (in 51 reviews)

  • "they took away the stock associate position so stock now has to be processed on the floor on top of trying to sell fragrance and task" (in 71 reviews)

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  1. "Part time Associate"

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    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love working at rue21. And the discount is amazing.

    Cons

    The slow seasons don't get very many hours.

    Advice to Management

    Know the disability laws more.


  2. "Enjoyable but hectic"

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

    Pros

    -Fun work environment
    -Rewarding if you love fashion

    Cons

    -Subpar discounts
    -Must be fashion-orientated in order to assist random customers for their event attire

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. "Fun place for students"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at rue21 part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, fun environment, good sales for associates, good incentive programs

    Cons

    Pressure to sell perfumes, lack of hours for associates

    Advice to Management

    Make associates feel comfortable. Don’t make management visits a punishment


  4. "Great place to start in retail."

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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

    Easy to pick up on and improve your customer service skills.

    Hard work is rewarded.

    You get the hours you want.

    Cons

    Sometimes you may be called in or have an unexpected schedule change.


  5. "Be rueMAZING!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Daytona Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Daytona Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at rue21 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    rue21 was my life and I learned how to be a hard worker and a great leader. If you are a hard worker and loyal to the company they won’t hesitate to listen to your concerns and help you in your personal or work lif if you are hard worker and loyal to the company they won’t hesitate to listen to your concerns and help you in your personal or perfessonal life.

    Cons

    The task load that they want us to do while open is unfair to customers and the workers that are trying to make their sales goal

    Advice to Management

    If you don’t put in 120% into each work day you would survive at rue21. Also, If you can handle multitasking this job isn’t for you.


  6. "Store Manager"

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

    I have been working at rue21 full-time

    Pros

    Discount on merchandise. PTO for management

    Cons

    Do not value employees. Company is ONLY about trying to pull themselves out of financial trouble no matter what the cost. Elimination of full time positions in many locations. Offering Full time employees part time positions at pay lower than what they were originally hired in at.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people and they will take care of you. You get what you pay for and what you want to pay for are people who will steal from you and those who don't care about the "customer experience" you want them to provide.


  7. "Sales Associate"

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

    I have been working at rue21 part-time

    Pros

    • Flexible hours
    • Employee Discount for clothes

    Cons

    • No profits from fragrance sales
    • Fragrance sales had to be made frequently so it didn’t risk your job.

  8. "Store manager"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    People were great, discount was good, cute clothes

    Cons

    Over worked, under paid, under appreciated


  9. "It’s a typical retail experience. Lots to be done and no hours to do it. bigger workload monthly."

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount, laid back environment, work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of help, big turnover, public shaming from higher ups

    Advice to Management

    Don’t belittle publicly , and train our associates


  10. "Sales associate for rue21"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lockport, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lockport, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you get to know

    Cons

    The hours are limited

    Advice to Management

    More hours


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