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2.6
Average Rating
(based on 5 rue21 Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
2.6
Growth Opportunities
1.8
People You Work With
3.6
Person You Work For
3.0
Rewards You Receive
1.8
Support You Get
2.4
Way You Work
3.0
Work Setting
2.8
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rue21 Employee

"Rue21 is a great employer if you love trendy clothes! The company is constantly revamping and improving its tools to support their leaders."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Store Manager

What do you like about working at rue21?

"Great upper management support, many career opportunities for advancement. Meow."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure you know EXACTLY what you're signing on for, what postion, what store, and make it clear what your salary expectations are."

What don't you like about working at rue21?

"I am incredibly depressed because I work for a corporation selling cheap items that were made by outsourced labor. Rue 21 is just like any other retail job out there."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Have more competitive salaries, have a more ecologically responsible company, I wouldn't open new stores at such an alarming rate without having a proper staff to run them!!!"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

2.6
rue21 (5)

4.7 Highest Rated in this Industry is Vineyard Vines (5)
2.6 Lowest Rated in this Industry is rue21 (5)
3.6 Average of All Companies in this Industry (3,089)
Sales Associate

"making minimum wage for a year isn't right"

What do you like about working at rue21?

"I love the freedom to clean just about whatever you want, within your assigned zone, you wanna fold then fold, you wanna fix the walls untangle racks go for just do something. I also love how close the girls and I are we're like a lil rueFamily. rue is also good about breaks (OSHA yelled at 'em recently) you HAVE to take your 30 minute break like clock out and clock back in."

What don't you like about working at rue21?

"they send us way too much stock which we then have to cram into a tiny store or they'll give us a bigger store with more crap. If you don't sell fragrance you die... if you do your manager gets a turkey or ham around thanksgiving (woo). I've worked there a year, never had a customer complaint, and am continuously a top fragrance seller, and get minimum wage, a new boy started last week, also a sales associate makes 25 cents more than me, my friend started after me quit came back and makes 15 cents more than me.. thats just not right. I'm also not considered full time because I work 38 hours a week for the past 2 months (you need to work 40hrs for 3 weeks to be full time, and then get a pay raise.) thank rue for nothing, they also don't even trust us enough to void an item oh you scanned something twice buy accident that sucks now you have to scream across the store for a manager to stop whatever they're doing and come void something."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"my managers fine, the CEO needs to fire the buyer/buyers who buy ugly crap in large quantities which consequently ends up shoved on an overstuffed $2 rounder. The part that really gets me is they send the same crap that didn't sell last year and expect it to sell, now thats just idiocy."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Cashier

"Overstuffed with junk, bad managing,"

What do you like about working at rue21?

"I like how we have to make sure we check in for the Rue do everyday so we can know how much sales we need, how many fragrances we need to sell.. ect"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just be really nice. Being black will help since they are semI racist. Ummmm....they have really low standards on who they hire so it doesn't really matter.Most likely some other company will value you much more :)"

What don't you like about working at rue21?

"-How if you work less than 5 1/2 hours then you can't get a break so managers will make u work 5 hours & 29 minutes at the max JUST SO you dont get a break.The company is VERY unorganized & sloppy. I've seen managers come & go. Not only my store but I know other Rue 21's that are complete chaos. The company sends tonsss OF CRAP to fit into a little store & if the rue 21 is bigger then they just send even more crap. The store is VERY packed & unshoppable which also makes it a disaster to clean after costumers go crazy on our racks making tons of clothes fall off.I tried to proffesionally speak to my manager about this but all they do is tell all the other assistant managers what I said so they can be annoyed by me or something..I also get harrassed to take a 10 minute break...when thats ALL I get."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"You should take the business more seriously, Don't over pack the stores, & respect your employees."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Sales Associate

What do you like about working at rue21?

"I love working with people. I've enjoyed gaining my communications skills and my customer service skills. Overall, I just enjoy the atmosphere."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Show that you have a bubbly personality. If you don't then fake it to you make it. Keep a smile on your face and show them that you are customer focused only. Basically, having an outgoing personality and answering the questions correctly will get you the job."

What don't you like about working at rue21?

"Being lost at my job is not a feeling I enjoy. The managers are not in sync with each other and when they aren't in sync then my co-workers aren't in sync. Its not as comfortable. We don't bond like we should. The pay is for high school students only. I don't get a raise until 1 year of service. I understand that, but less than a quarter raise"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would have better communication skill with my employees. I would make sure who I hire is the right fit for my company."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5

rue21 Reviews FAQs

Is rue21 a good company to work for?

rue21 has an overall rating of 2.6 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 5 rue21 Review Ratings left anonymously by rue21 employees, which is 33% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 60% of employees would recommend working at rue21.

Does rue21 pay their employees well?

rue21 employees earn $24,000 annually on average, or $12 per hour, which is 64% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 1 rue21 employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find rue21 Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working a rue21?

60% of employees would recommend working at rue21 with the overall rating of 2.6 out of 5. Employees also rated rue21 2.6 out of 5 for Company Culture, 1.8 for Rewards You Receive, 1.8 for Growth Opportunities and 2.4 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at rue21?

According to our data, the highest paying job at rue21 is a VP of Human Resources at $171,000 annually. Browse rue21 Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at rue21?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at rue21 is a Retail Sales Associate at $18,000 annually. Browse rue21 Salaries by Job Profile.

What are the pros and cons of working at rue21?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at rue21 to be People You Work With, Person You Work For and Way You Work, and cons to be Company Culture and Growth Opportunities.

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