Everyone's friendly. Fun work enviornment for someone who's just starting out in retail. A typical day at work would be coming in, getting wrapped in about the day we have to accomplish and then getting asigned to a section to work.
Typical days at work include recovering the store and putting up items, putting out stock, and attending to costumers who are always pleasant. I've learned that retail is way more than clothes. It's about providing the costumers the best quality clothes while also giving them the freedom to be themselves. I appreciate my store's strong will to work towards providing the best costumer service. My coworkers always have positive attitudes, and my managers make working with the company fun.The hardest part of the job is realizing that there are people that do not care, it is your job to give them the best costumer service out there, but you occasionally get the costumers that steal or really try to make your life hard so that they can get free things. However, there are costumers that come in, have a good time, and make for good conversation.
Sales Accociate (Current Employee) – Tennessee – January 19, 2017
The work is easy, the people are fun to work with. HOWEVER, constant false promises, upper management and corporate don't seem to care at all about valuable employees. I was given a chance starting at Rue, and I've worked my butt off every day since I started. I was offered a seasonal position when the time came as an assistant manager. I killed it! nothing but compliments from everyone, including the DM who didn't believe in me for a moment. But now that I've been demoted back to just a regular associate, they've taken my raise and respect away from me. The raise was only a dollar that, even though I have DEFINITELY earned it, I didn't get to keep. The company clearly does NOT recognize a valuable employee at all. also, HQ is IMPOSSIBLE to get a hold of. It's like some kind of joke they like to play. Overall, it's a perfect job for a 16 year old with little to no self respect. If you want to get somewhere, you're better off moving on up at Wal-Mart. No matter how qualified you are, or how many times you've PROVEN you ARE competent.
Easy work, Mostly fun people to work with
no benefits for PT employees, little to no hours, little respect, no room to move and grow in company
Retail management (Current Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – January 19, 2017
loved working for rue 21, it was a great start for me. i learned alot being there. it really helped me open up and become less shy. Did not love the horrible mangement. Also only 40 hours of vacation is not enough and constantly having to sell perfume was really annoying.
I would tell people to apply here. It's a very fun place to work but when it isn't a holiday there aren't many hours. It gets messy at times but when you clean up a table you feel very happy. To work here you have to actually want to work.
Productive and fun workplace with multiple vending machines refridgeters and microwaves
Shipping and Receiving (Former Employee) – Weirton, WV – January 18, 2017
My drive was to far to enjoy it overtime was plentiful which was nice to compensate for the daily fill up. Very friendly and helpful people that I worked with there. People that work there have really nice rides and look very good in appearance which is a huge plus.
I learned a lot working at Rue 21, such as how to work a cash register, how to sell fragrances, and how to work productively. A typical day at work was always very fun, I loved my managers and the people that I worked with. All of my co-workers were super nice. I loved how we all worked together to solve a problem or get a task done. The hardest part of the job was closing, because there was always a lot to do. However, I also enjoyed doing it because it was fun to get everything done with the people I worked with.
once you become a manager there your personal life is over. But as an associate its a fun 2 or 3 day a week job. They offer paid time off for part time management which is great and you get to express your style because there is no dress code.
Rue21 is an amazing place to work. It's fun and always willing to help customers.
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) – Merritt Island, FL – January 14, 2017
Rue21 is an amazing job. There are so many different job titles to choose from and always room to advance. It is fun to work here because there is never a dull moment. You're always busy and the styles change every month.
it started off good i just wasn't getting very many hours and eventually co-workers would say things about me that weren't true they tried to make it seem like some of the things i said to make others feel bad or rasic
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – United States – January 11, 2017
It's a fun environment, the store itself. But on the inside of the company, it's tiring and depressing. No breaks AT ALL. if you ask, and it's an emergency obviously you'll get a break but I doubt it lol. You're on your feet for 5-10 hours straight. Your feet will hurt no doubt lol! It's a fast paced and hard position. The store manager is excellent and she's determined, great person to learn from but overall working here is difficult. The drama is silly and everyone talks gossip (all retail jobs have that but it's silly here)
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – Hicksville, NY – January 11, 2017
So disorganised They lie and use people there is little to no management the current manager steals they lie about what they will be paying you since they don't have managers they will have you doing the job of a manager with the pay of an associate and fire you if you complain