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rue21 Reviews

Updated October 15, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "VERY HARD!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at rue21 part-time

    Pros

    good discount
    ok hours
    nice clothes
    you get alot of knowledge about the company and retail

    Cons

    hard management
    rude customers
    late night shifts
    they dont listen to your availability for hours
    you have to sell perfume to get hours

    Advice to Management

    Stop making the goal to sell fragrance


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good First job... But Not Appreciated Enough As An Employee"

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    Current Employee - Part Time Manager
    Current Employee - Part Time Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good first job
    Great experience
    Learn how different aspects of retail work

    Cons

    After awhile, the job gets really old and repetitive. Which is similar to most jobs, but when you feel unappreciated as an employee it makes you angry and start resenting the company

    Advice to Management

    keep your associates involved. They don't want to just feel like a number

  3. "Assistant Manager Rue 21"

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    Former Employee - Full Time Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Full Time Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount
    Easy to advance in company
    Good experience for retail management
    Benefits package

    Cons

    Company expectations are unrealistic
    Low pay
    Training
    Company's obsession with fragrance sells

    Advice to Management

    Worked in a store with terrible management. Please consider store management appropriately.


  4. "sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at rue21 part-time

    Pros

    discounts ! nice people nice clothes and very clean

    Cons

    late closing costumer attitude cold


  5. "Retail Sales Associate at Rue"

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

    Pros

    challenging, constantly changing, new people

    Cons

    higher ups lack communication with associates


  6. "Good place to work but doesn't pay great"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Washington, NJ
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Washington, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at rue21 full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fun environment, great people work here. I always feel appreciated. Very cute clothes and they stay up with the latest trends and fashions.

    Cons

    Big work load with not high pay. High stress, not much payroll to achieve everything they want done. Schedule always changes.


  7. "Store manager"

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

    I have been working at rue21 full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, small low volume stores. Fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Pay. Everything is in transition right now.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your mangers.

  8. "Typical Retail Job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at rue21 part-time

    Pros

    - Learned about the retail environment
    - Coworkers were nice

    Cons

    - Heavy emphasis on selling perfumes
    - Pay is awful for long hours
    - 10 minute break is so short (5 hour day)

    Advice to Management

    Call the store less and be more friendly


  9. "Good experience."

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

    Pros

    The company is upbeat and fast pace. You also get to have the experience to work with various backgrounds of persons.

    Cons

    Cons about this company is fragrance selling. The company pushes fragrance goals on associates which forces the associates to push fragrance on customers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience, but overall life balance is horrible! If you are single with no kids and young,perfect for u!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Florence, KY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Florence, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, and good experiences with co workers, the pay and bonus was a positive.

    Cons

    Over worked, and no overtime opportunity. Work almost 50-60 hours sometimes. Would be expected to come in when off to complete tasks suck as stock if behind because no hours would be given. Shuffles through dms constantly.


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