Pros: discount, nice co workers, flexible hours, easy work, not very strict policies, awesome dress code.
Cons: horrible district managers, ect. unrealistic goals made by upper management.
I started out as a sale associate at rue. This was great. The only down side at all to this was the hours (12 a week) but even this was okay for me since I was a college student. Within two months of getting hired, I began to train for a part time asst. manager position which was a mistake. A typical day at work as an associate involved me coming in, – more... straightening the store while answering people's questions about outfits and letting them in dressing rooms while working the cashier. It was very laid back and relaxed. When closing I helped count down the drawers and secure the store with the manager on duty. As a manager your day will start early- coming in 2 hours early to do paperwork. You will have to supervise the employees all day while setting up new displays and working with them on the cashier and in the store. Pay for an associate is minimum wage and for a part time asst manager $1.50 more. Working at rue itself was great. The employees were all good friends, we got a 25% off discount, with 50% off sales every few months, we were allowed to keep soft drinks on the job, and we had a lot of free time on slow days. The only complaints I can think of what so ever are all because of upper management. They hire several people so they can work them all 8-12 hours a day. We have to literally let customers steal from the store because we aren't allowed to say anything to them. We have ridiculous percentage and fragrance goals to meet each day, and a ridiculous amount of tasks to complete. This would be the perfect Job for a high school or college student or just someone trying to make some extra money. – less