Evolving company with many opportunities
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Somerset, KY – December 7, 2015
A typical day at work for rue21 was always fast paced and customer friendly. I began the day setting goals, assigning zones, and delegating tasks. I learned how to shift our losses, which were rare, into the rest of the week so that we would always come out ahead. My management team was a close knit group who came together quickly to decrease our known loss and increase our sales volume within a short time frame. Most of our co-workers were familiar in our daily shifts. Every one was team oriented and was adjustable to fit the needs of the company. The hardest part of my job was dealing with ever changing supervisors. I had three DM's within four years and three different RM's whose directives were always different. Some of them followed the policy and expected you to, others did not follow the policy and expected you to do likewise as long as it fit the needs of the store. It seemed like the company as a whole has a wonderful agenda and is team oriented, but as their directives trickle down to the DM's, everything changes. Only the goals seem to matter instead of the way they attain them. Honesty was quickly traded for quick outcomes. The most enjoyable part of my job was the ever changing environment. I love hard work and multi-tasking. I love the constant new appearances we had to instigate and the way it affected our customers. I love striving for positive outcomes.
Customers, travelling, open communication
Scheduling was not family friendly