Very fun workplace yet highly unprofessional with very little pay
Retail Associate (Former Employee) – Longview, TX – March 7, 2016
Rue 21 was my ideal "teenage job". The job was nothing but fun and was pretty relaxed. A typical day at work consisted of making fragrance sales, creating outfits to catch customers' attention, keeping tables folded and neat, opening dressing rooms and just enjoying time with my co-workers. Working at Rue 21, I learned just how far professionalism in the workplace can take you, Although my job was a ton of fun, Rue 21's level of professionalism was very low. Everyone invited personal conflicts into the workplace. Sometimes it was too unfriendly and not very inviting. The managers will literally curse you out if you are not doing something correctly or the way THEY want it done. They will sometimes run over and belittle you, making it hard to even stay there. However, I pretty much fell in love with my co-workers. We were a pretty good team. The hardest part of the job was trying to get hours. The average hours a week was maybe 10. Selling fragrances was not always easy, so if you sucked at it you pretty much weren't getting paid. The best part of working at Rue 21 was the freedom, Managers were very lenient and there weren't many rules and restrictions, as long as you "kept it professional" and got the job done. We also had a lot of times to interact. Ex.) Rue Parties, Dinners, Meetings, Game days, etc.
Flexibility, freedom, fun
unprofessional, unfriendly, very low pay, very few hours