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rue21 Reviews

Updated June 21, 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 67 reviews)

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

  • "Have to push amd sell fragrance even of customers don't like it" (in 71 reviews)

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  1. "Great Job/Company"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Fairlawn, OH
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Fairlawn, OH
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Great managers to work for
    Get opportunities to move up in the company

    Cons

    Has its days
    People making a mess or not cleaning after themselves for the next customers


  2. "a great start"

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

    I have been working at rue21 full-time

    Pros

    It is a friendly place to work

    Cons

    It can be a hot mess at times

    Advice to Management

    Needs more organization

  3. "Decent"

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

    Pros

    It was easy and doable

    Cons

    Pay was minimum wage . Sad face


  4. "rue21"

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

    I have been working at rue21 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    provides 401k and health benefits

    Cons

    working most of holidays and weekends.


  5. "I have had an overall training, and feel like I successfully could run the store."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Monett, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Monett, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They give you great customer service experience.

    Cons

    There is barely any hours, and the drama is too much.

    Advice to Management

    Watch who your store manager hires.


  6. "Okay Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier/StockRoom
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier/StockRoom
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible scheduling and energetic work environment

    Cons

    poor management, lack of respect for employees, no room for career growth

    Advice to Management

    Put more effort into getting to know your employees and build a powerful team


  7. "Sales Associate"

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

    I worked at rue21 part-time

    Pros

    Not hard and fun environment. Learn how to try to sell (perfumes)

    Cons

    It is kind of stressful. I worked at two stores and one no one cared about keeping store clean. The other store I worked at management was strict, which was nice because everything went smoothly.

  8. "Ok job"

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

    I worked at rue21 part-time

    Pros

    Not a serious job, fun

    Cons

    Customers, not many hours, messy


  9. "Great place to work if shrink is low"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, fun store, great customer interactions.

    Cons

    Too harsh on management over theft. No promotions if high shrink store. Associates get no raises, 30 cent manger raise every year.

    Advice to Management

    Make a career opportunity out of struggling stores. Large potential being over looked.


  10. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at rue21 part-time

    Pros

    Great discount. 40% off is nice.

    Cons

    Low pay. Few hours but that's part time I guess.


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