Rue La La

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Rue La La Reviews

Updated 17 February 2015
Updated 17 February 2015
116 Reviews
3.4
116 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Best part about working at Rue was the people, the cool office space and of course the sample sales (in 14 reviews)

  • great office space and snack closet (not healthy snacks) (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Extremely fast paced environment (I happen to like that type of environment, but not for everyone) (in 12 reviews)

  • No one willing to step up and lead but many willing to sling blame at one another (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Contract Event Coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Rue La La

    Pros

    Awesome Company. Bagel Fridays. Sample Sales.

    Cons

    Contract work is the exact same as full-time work. No benefits and not considered apart of the Company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Roller Coaster

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Shepherdsville, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Shepherdsville, KY (US)

    I have been working at Rue La La full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits package here is decent by standards, or as HR says "Rich"; HR is working to correct or "right-size" that "problem".

    Cons

    Turnover is very high in hourly and management positions. Company direction is ever changing. Management Employees do not get competitive perks in the marketplace. There are two sets of benefits/levels. The photo studio has the Boston package and receives more holidays and perks than the management who get the Kentucky package. This creates a cultural challenge and the studio has strong feelings of entitlement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realign the rules; if you are in Kentucky you fall under Kentucky policy and holiday schedules. Get a handle on competencies and get management to agree on a direction. Everyone has ideas for improvement and you get started on one and then the direction is changed by a different member of management. More incentives/bonus for management. The focus on recognition for anniversaries and achievement is solely focused on the non-exempt employees. It feels like management doesn't matter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    generally good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rue La La

    Pros

    My supervisor permitted me to have a very flexible schedule.

    Cons

    There seems to be a lot of turn over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address turn over issues

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    many laying off/firing, Micro management, overwork and bad working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rue La La

    Pros

    Good pay and perks, good location to commute

    Cons

    too much micro management and over work (may be 60 hours a week)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat well to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast pace Retail Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rue La La full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Decent to good benefits
    Nice perks
    Great employee culture

    Cons

    Poor productivity and general tools to do your job.
    Tech Infrastructure needs major overhaul, more time needs to be spent on improving the backend instead of the front-end.
    Retail environment (Holidays are just like working in a department store, hectic and stressful all around)
    Upper management can be shaky, but as I was leaving it seemed to be improving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR needs to be a little more formal. The company has gotten bigger than the laid back feel of it.
    Police some of your managers better. You definitely get negative vibes from some. Have heard stories before AND after leaving.
    Improve your hardware core. It's giving your IT staff nightmares.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    excellent

    Former Employee - IT Software Developer in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - IT Software Developer in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at Rue La La

    Pros

    good work life balance and transparent leadership

    Cons

    there is not really anything negative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up good work team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Toxic Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Rue La La full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Sample Sales
    - Smart People
    - Strong sense of team in some parts of the organization
    - Cool office in a great location

    Cons

    - Jerks in leadership positions
    - Little reward for hard work
    - Constant message to employees that they're underperforming
    - Ever changing direction
    - Undecisive leadership
    - No accountability
    - A lot of dead weight
    - Layoffs happening
    - Unclear organizational goals
    - No work/life balance
    - Nepotism thrives here
    - Underpayed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction and stick with it for more than 3 months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    not happy with this company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Picker/Packer in Shepherdsville, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Picker/Packer in Shepherdsville, KY (US)

    I worked at Rue La La

    Pros

    You get to see all the nice items they have online. Some supervisors were nice.

    Cons

    breaks suck, its like being in the military.. need new carts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more easy going

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contract Copywriter

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Copy Editor in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Contractor - Copy Editor in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at Rue La La as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Rue has a fun, casual environment
    Good employee discount

    Cons

    Good luck if you're not friends with supervisors
    Not great communication from colleagues or supervisors

    Disapproves of CEO

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