Lazy management, horrible environment
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Sandy, UT – August 11, 2015
When I first started at rue21 in July of 2014, I absolutely loved coming into work... I loved my team, I loved the work I was doing, it was just a great place to be. After leaving for six months for school and returning again June of 2015, everything had gone downhill. They basically begged for me to come back, even though I wanted to pursue other things. They promised a raise and a promotion to Assistant Manager... I received 25 cents more than minimum wage, and never received a promotion. However, two people who had barely been working at my location, received the promotion I was told I had. The team I ended up working with were barely of age, and kissed up to the boss any chance they got. Every day, they "rue-d" us in, and associates were told to sell, sell, sell fragrance and to get those emails. We were bribed by management to sell fragrances and make our numbers, just so she could earn her rue-pin. Every day at work, I heard my team gossip about other members at the counter, while I worked my butt off to make the store look presentable, and wasn't given one bit of recognition. My advice to you; work at rue21 if you're a teenager, trying to earn a little bit of cash. You will more than likely be overlooked for a management position once you turn 18. Definitely not worth having a career here.