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rue21 Employee Reviews about "employee discount"

Updated Jan 19, 2021

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3.2
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37 Ratings
Pros
  • "Employee discount and being able to style/decorate store floor(in 89 reviews)

  • "Fun work environment, relatively laid back(in 51 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "You need to REALLY sell fragrances and the upper management can be tough to deal with in regards to frag sales(in 83 reviews)

  • "Unprofessional upper management(in 81 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great first job!

      Oct 12, 2016 - Sales Associate in Alpine, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Flexible hours -Co-workers are like family -Upbeat environment -Employee discount and ADD I'm a sixteen year old high school senior, and this is such a wonderful first job. My managers are chill and friendly, and the environment is always so upbeat! We have 25% off discounts on the whole entire store (excluding clearance items) at all times, and occasionally have an associate appreciation period where we have 50% off. Managers genuinely care about you and your personal life and are flexible with hours. I definitely recommend this job to those considering working at rue21 and if it's not for you, then that's okay! Retail isn't for everybody.

      Cons

      The only con I can think about this job is the emphasis on selling fragrances. I understand how it feels to be offered a fragrance you son't want to buy, and I don't like putting others in that position, however, rue21 is very persistent on selling these (to how district managers that employees are actively working and trying to boost sales). It's not as bad as some people make it out to be, but I guess it really depends and who you work for, as some managers are more strict than others.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fun workplace

      Jan 19, 2021 - Part Time Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It’s a fun environment to be in co workers are usually friendly, good employee discount on clothes.

      Cons

      Corporate is difficult to deal with at times.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Great Until You Learn Some Things

      Nov 4, 2020 - Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Most associates are very nice and very fun to work with Retail in general is a great way to build up your resume when in high school Easy labor Decent employee discount

      Cons

      Depending on the store, your hours are based on how well you sell the perfume. Makes it somewhat unstable since consumer behavior changes. Very little hours when fully staffed and minimum wage Some associates reported one of the assistant managers to the store manager; the store manager said they’ll handle it and proceeding to not deal with the situation in anyway. The assistant manager was reported due to inappropriate conversations, interactions, comments, and behavior. Was expecting a more mature environment but that is not the case A lot of gossip among associates and managers, which includes somewhat private information being shared with other employees Micromanaging

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not for you if you don’t like people

      Dec 17, 2020 - Part Time Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      40% employee discount Room for promotion

      Cons

      Have to sale perfumes DAILY “say yes to the guest” means the customer comes first so if a customer complains they will NOT listen to your side.

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      “People First” is the last thing on their mind

      Sep 23, 2020 - Store Manager in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Vacation benefits accrued quickly, close knit peer community, and employee discount.

      Cons

      Pay trailed far below competing employers especially for the amount of work expected. There was little to no recognition or communication between field management and stores management, processes were antiquated, new processes had little training or support from field office, career advancement was slim to none and no development for teams.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Terrible job where cons outweigh the pros

      Oct 28, 2020 - Assistant Store Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good 40% off employee discount

      Cons

      Heavy workload, a lot of shipment with next to no hours to complete it, we managed a large store and had barely any hours for full floor coverage, therefore there were a lot of tasks on the floor that were unable to get done or were rushed. Expected managers to work over 40 hours per week.

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Poor business model

      Sep 7, 2020 - Assistant Manager in Augusta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Employee discount day was 50% off but only once a quarter

      Cons

      the emphasis on fragrance sales at the cost of a full was unfathomable. Wayyyy too much time on phone calls with upper management instead of attending to customers. Administrative tasks were expected to be completed during the day and it was because it is expected that a store will not have customers that early. Who operates like this!!! No wonder they were on the brink of bankruptcy and closing stores left and right.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good job if you like retail.

      Jun 15, 2020 - Retail Sales Associate in Salinas, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Employee discount and being able to style/decorate store floor.

      Cons

      Having to deal with rude customers and working on retail floor gets boring.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Not worth it

      Aug 26, 2020 - Assistant Store Manager 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Not many pros with this company besides a good employee discount.

      Cons

      Workload is High, pay is low. Constant micromanaging, and nagging.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      My location has been great, but desired more from company overall.

      Apr 2, 2020 - Assistant Store Manager 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Have had great experience with coworkers, great employee discount, flexible schedule within reason

      Cons

      No benefits, relatively low pay

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