rue21

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Enjoyable workplace, but minimal recognition
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Council Bluffs, IAMay 25, 2015
A typical day at work includes register checkouts, selling fragrances, organizing the store, and folding tables. Since I've worked at rue21 for three years, I've learned so much. I've learned how to take – more... responsibilities on my own, i've shown initiative with tasking, and I've also learned you can't make everyone happy(but I always try to)! I've been with roughly the same co-workers and managers throughout the time I've worked at rue21, and we all get along well. The hardest part of my job is making everyone happy. When a conflict occurs I try my best to try and remain calm and do what I can to help. The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing people smile from my help and actions. – less
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It's a stereotypical retail job with bad management
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Lithonia, GAMay 22, 2015
Pros: retail experience, fun coworkers
Cons: terrible management
I worked at a Rue21 near my town for seasonal work. Management was horrible. They would rarely set up schedules causing people to come in during their wrong shifts. The work is relatively unstructured and the managers do not uphold their authority. It was overall fun working in retail but if there was more structure the job would have been a better for everyone.
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Very fun place to work!
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Durham, NCMay 22, 2015
Management at store 1218 is the best. I always feel encouraged and I know that they have my best interest at heart and that cannot be said about other employers.
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sales assiocate
Cahier/sales assiocate (Former Employee), Troy, MIMay 20, 2015
as a sales associate I assist customers with their needs , sale perfume , jewelry , clothing to men and women , do stocking , and help meet males goal
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Great job
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee), Hazleton, PAMay 17, 2015
Pros: great people
Cons: late nights
Working here was nice. I learned a lot from my amazing manager. She taught me almost everything I know today. I learned pay roll, customer service, LP, how to make quotas, Shrink, and much more. The best – more... part about the job was becoming close to the employers. We grew as a family, and we were a team. We got our work done, and had our store looking the best. Our store became the store where the DM would take training DMs. We are ambitious workers. – less
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Productive
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Cicero, ILMay 15, 2015
A typical day at Rue21 was very busy from the moment you walk in, there is always something to do. Cleaning and folding clothes is what the job mostly consists of. The hardest part about working in retail – more... is dealing with the customers. Otherwise this job has taught me the correct way to fold clothes and also taught me a thing or two about style. The employees are great, they work together as a team. – less
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Productive
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Birmingham, ALMay 11, 2015
learned different task dealt with a range of different customers. The co workers are very friendly and welcoming. I really enjoy making my customers day by helping them look stylish
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Responsibility overload at Rue21
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee), Grand Junction, COMay 3, 2015
Pros: Customer servicing, happy co-workers, able to take breaks when needed
Cons: Not enough hours, somewhat loud music
Rue 21 is a fast pace working environment, helping customers is the most enjoyable part because the happiness you get after helping a customer brings personal enjoyment, the worst is not having enough – more... time to do all the other important things needed to get done in a day. working with the co-workers that i do makes me feel part of a family. Being apart of the management team is great, we take the time to listen to every employee and get them prepped and encouraged to their best everyday. Ive learned that communication is vital to for any work environment. – less
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Dont Do It
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), MansfieldMay 2, 2015
Pros: Love most of my associates
Cons: DM and Management
Rue21-have really cute clothes. Working for the company.....will have you stressed and in tears. Although they paid me pretty well. I was the Assistant Manager... I did not last long. I have worked in – more... retail over 12years and in management....I have stable work history. I usually work at a job for 4 years or longer. Never been fired nor....walked from a job without giving a two weeks notice. Rue21 was the first job I walked away from without notice after 4mos from being there. That store got a new manager when I arrived. She was crazy.Blamed me for EVERYTHING even on my days off I was blamed for something I was not there for.I tried to address this to the DM. She said if I cant hang.... I should not be working for Rue. Wow!I would ask for help.....I did not get it. Even the sales associates tried to have my back but got written up because they interfered. The pressure of selling fragrance.....was insane. I recently found out the manager who gave me trouble also gave others trouble.....ended up getting fired. What goes around....comes around. Leaving that place....I have no regrets. Glad I left. Don't Do It if you thinking about working there. – less
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Shady Company
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee), Winston-Salem, NCApril 30, 2015
Pros: Great team
Cons: Shady Store Manager and DM
I do not regret leaving my last job but i do regret being suckered into this company 'RUE21" . Terrible COMPANY ! More concerned about the latest gossip then the customers or the regular shoplifters. All – more... i learned from this company is just about all members of the NC district is either sleeping with one another, rooming with one another & finding a way to bash one another. Most enjoyable part of my job was building such a great team . Only to be taken away by the store manager . Everything i have learned from this company and in general from Retail Management i have passed that knowledge onto my team members & friends to help them further there career or passion for fashion like myself and to never look back to this company for anything ! – less
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Stressful
Store manager (Former Employee), ILApril 30, 2015
Pros: Dedicated associates
Cons: Pay, DM, benefits, life and work balance doesn't exist
The company expects so much from people that it gets out of control. There's no support from upper management, opposite- you're expected to do it all for such a low pay. Visuals every month. One week you – more... have girls visual, next week guys, an third etc. on top of crazy markdowns, shipment, table changes, racks changing, no space but fit it all. there's always stuff to do and not a lot of time in a day so you end up working overtime. They make you own an Instagram to post things from your store, yet they don't pay you for that. For such a low pay they expect you to do things as you would get paid over 70k. The DM was just plain horrible. Very unprofessional, will lower you with her words, will micromanage you and threaten with write ups on conference calls. With managers quitting left and right cause of DM being so rude it's a no brainer... And God forbid you don't kiss her lower back, you're out. She will destroy every single bit of you. Will make you cry and pretend like it's normal. Shipment is nuts but manageable. Overall higher staff than DM was great. Days are busy, pays are too low. Rue is one of the lowest retail pay companies so what do you expect. If you're working as a sales associate go for it, but not management. Honestly, just not worth it. – less
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very relaxed
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Katy, TXApril 17, 2015
folding clothes all day and rearranging store all day. pretty relaxed days not very fast paced management was very friendly but was very slow during the week also very short hours
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Fast paced middle level retail store
Store Manager (Current Employee), Weatherford, OKApril 15, 2015
Manage Rue21 store and staff. Responsible for every aspect of what happened in the day to day business. Schedules, visual floor sets, customer care.
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Productive, Organization, and friendly
Team member (Former Employee), Utah UTApril 14, 2015
Cons: Never had a steady manager
Very Organized and friendly environment productive all the time and organized stock good team working skills easy going. all though they didn't have enough hours.
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High Volume Outlet Store Manager (Former Employee), rue21April 9, 2015
Cons: everything
Had bad experiences was overworked and under paid! They don't care about the people only the numbers! no payroll, too much tasking and shipment which never leaves time for customers service or training of staff.
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Cool, fun environment. Company really cares about employees
SALES ASSOCIATE/MANAGER IN TRAINING (Former Employee), Montclair, CAApril 7, 2015
Pros: Young and fun environment! Growth opportunities are available, company truly cares about their employees.
Cons: Managers not maintaining professionalism nor enforcing it with the staff.
Working at Rue21 was fun. Everyone got along and worked well together. There was a management issue but that manager was terminated. Everyone was willing to work and help the store. Managers did not micro – more... manage staff and was supportive. Growth opportunities are available to employees here. The only downside to working at Rue21 was that over time due to a change is store management the morale started to go down which caused employees and assistant managers to find employment else where. – less
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heavy work load
Store Manager (Current Employee), Hudson, NYApril 7, 2015
Pros: company invests in people
Cons: lack of technology
Very Task heavy environment, never a dull moment.
The company loves to have contests to help motivate associates to drive sales
Management is a little off but is a work in progress the corporate office is amazing
Rue is a great place to work if you are quick minded and able to plan accordingly, they are growing and advancing.
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Good Company, Bad Management
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Fort Worth, TXApril 6, 2015
I worked for this company for a year. I grew a lot of knowledge on retail and tried my hardest to move up in the company. Management turned corrupt by not being honest and fair to they're employees. In – more... the beginning I was so comfortable working there but after half a year I became uncomfortable with management where I worked. Like I said the company is great but the management at the store I worked at wasn't so great. – less
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Assistant Manager (Former Employee), N/AApril 6, 2015
Pros: discount, awesome/cheap clothes
Cons: management, salary
rue21 is a fantastic company to work for while in High School, but anything further, you are just wasting your time. There are so many other, better companies to work for. I was internally promoted to – more... an Assistant Manager and they gave me 2 days of training, which was definitely not enough and expected me to run a million dollar store with very little knowledge. The DM's are terrible and constantly changing. Too much overturn in this company. They don't treat the people who stay there with much respect or dignity. Get yearly raises. 40% off discount, not off clearance though. Could wear whatever you wanted as long as it was appropriate. Great high school job, but don't do this job as a career. – less
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Fashionable styles that are among America's favorite.
Assisitant Manager (Former Employee), Somerset, KYApril 6, 2015
Pros: Fashionable clothes, discounts and sales, my co workers
Cons: short breaks, poor management, to many policies in effect.
I enjoyed most of my time at Rue21, I enjoyed getting to know my co workers I also enjoyed the responsibilities I had to an extent.
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Headquarters
Pittsburgh, PA
United States
Revenue
$1B to $5B (USD)
Employees
10,000+
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