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Never ending turn over

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The company is quite cheap so it’s hard to get people to stick. This causes issues with scheduling and staffing. However to combat this the company will raise the pay of the new hires only often right underneath seasoned employees. It’s all quite unfair. They don’t value loyalty at all
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1 star

What is the best part of working at the company?The customers and the employees What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Upper management is never on the same page and support is never available your basically on your own and learning by trail and error What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Pressure and nothing is ever good enough the more you do for them the more they want and expect without recognition What is a typical day like for you at the company?Conference calls on performance for each store paperwork and more paperwork then on the floor making sure your team is handling customers timely and ensuring the customers leave happy
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Don’t work here

The job is terrible. There isn’t a fair pay for the work that you do. And they don’t give enough hours. You also don’t get bonuses or rewarded for selling their “special” fragrances or help them open up credit cards. Hard work isn’t rewarded here. There also isn’t an organization management team. Everything is all over the place. Even the district managersDon’t know what they’re doing. They don’t care about you
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Great

It was a great place to work at , love my coworkers and mangers a lot . Sometimes we would have our ups and downs . On busy days we help each other out
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Great place to start out experience

Fun and good place to work, I started as an associate and soon worked my way up to part time assistant and full time assistant manager. The store manager was great and everyone worked together really well.
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Fun and good first time job

I mostly enjoyed the people I worked with at this location. It’s not very likely that you’ll get full time hours so it’s more of a part time job unless you become a manager! But fun place to work :)
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Fun work place

Pay is low but fair for the job. I enjoyed working here and felt like it was also a good work environment. I made lots of friends and learned a lot. Overall good experience
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Great people to work with, minimal training

I enjoyed the people I worked with. Lots of projects last minute with little to no direction. Minimal training, expected to know it quickly. Company has good PTO policy, expect to work long hours prior to do the work you will miss during time off
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Not worth it

There is no growth with this company. They don’t give yearly raises and you hardly get any hours. Because of that, they can’t keep anyone, including managers. All they care about is fragrance percentage. Most of the workers just stand and lean against the counter while customers walk around and steal. It’s basically a job for teens and young adults. Don’t work here. It’s not worth it.
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people

some of the people is the main reason why i liked working there except for one manager the discounts were ok with it being 40% off but some of the clothes ain’t worth it
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Bad manners

That have one manager that’s to toxic for the work environment and when I ask my friends most of my friends want to quit including some managers. They over work you a lot to just get paid $9

Pros

40% discount

Cons

10 minutes brake
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5 stars

What is the best part of working at the company?The ability to grow with the company What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The theft What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Nice company, family orientedWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?A normal day
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Fun and easy place to work

Not enough hours!!! Should definitely be paid more than $12 an hour!!!Also, the manager wants “rue21” to be put before family as in your own kids. Not a bad job for a student, but not a enough job for a single mom.
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Fun

I enjoyed my job with this company. The team was my favorite aspect and being able to hire and train. Customers aren’t controllable so if you’re able to provide good customer service you’ll do fine.
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Fun and productive workplace

Working here is fun but can be busy especially around the holidays. Good company to work for with the right management. A simple entry job for anyone who likes the clothes rue makes. Give good discounts to employees during holidays.
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Sloppy poor management

It’s was a great place to work at first. Once your a couple months in everyone flips a switch and doesn’t care. The back room was always full of product to put out. Most the time one person gets stuck doing it. Also management sucked in many aspects.
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It’s a fun environment to work at

Never had a problem with management. It’s an actual team effort. It’s a great place to work at as a first job, and learn more about retail. Easy to build customer service experience.
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Iffy work place environment

Co workers were nice to work with and it was a very welcoming work place environment, but store management and upper management sucked. Store manager would talk behind peoples backs and give certain workers more or less hours and specific tasks based off of favoritism. Assistant managers and other associates were usually wonderful though.
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don’t work here

i didn’t enjoy working here, in the beginning it was amazing; after the new management started it all went down hill. people that work here are power hungry, yet lazy. never went home after work with a smile on my face.
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Thanks no thanks

No air conditioner and 95 degree days in store. Poor management, Disorganized shipment, & there’s no training program. Restroom Facilities needed to be updated. Would not recommend.
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1 star

What is the best part of working at the company?Nothing at all What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The lack of support What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Stressful n challenging What is a typical day like for you at the company?No staff store a mess and no organization
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2.7 out of 5 stars for Salary / Benefits
2.8 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture
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