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Updated 8 February 2017
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Pros
  • Good perks (employee discount, a few office parties, sample sales) (in 21 reviews)

  • Bagel Fridays are great if you're into that sort of thing (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • A very fast-paced work atmosphere (in 17 reviews)

  • HR scheduled her for multiple interviews and NO ONE showed up for them (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Merchandising"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great corporate culture, accepting of creativity and innovation

    Cons

    Compensation, need to reward associates based on excellence and over achieving goal

    Advice to Management

    This place has great, intelligent, hardworking associates. Don't lose these people due to compensation.


  2. "Adm"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rue La La full-time

    Pros

    Working at Lalibela as a human resources department was a great experience. I recomen to anyone try it.

    Cons

    nothing wrong with them to say

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Run Run Far Away"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rue La La full-time

    Pros

    In Boston. Modern Office. Good benefits. Free Coffee & Soda

    Cons

    Horrible management. Not investing in their people. Constant turn over. Sink or Swim Mentality. CYOA environment. Too much work with skeleton crew of a staff.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your people. invest in your people. People are the ones who will grow the company. Lead by example. Listen to your people. Otherwise employees will continue to quit, resign and run far far away with no new job on the horizon.


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  5. "Freedom and individual ownership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rue La La full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Associates are given liberal measures to solve problems and work together towards solutions in a collaborative and engaging manner. Teams work autonomously towards team and company goals.

    Cons

    The work balance is not always balanced towards teams equally. The entry level associates do a lot of the work, to compensate for the lack of automation and reasonably current systems.

    Advice to Management

    Standardization of expectations across teams would go a long way to boost morale and set expectations. It's not a major flaw, but it would help make a great company be amazing.

    Rue La La Response

    5 Jan 2017

    Thanks for your thoughts on our collaborative culture! Agreed that teams work well together to achieve great things. Balance of work is always something that should be looked at in teams and voiced ... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Merchandising"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rue La La full-time

    Pros

    Young environment, tech type feel. Location being near downtown Boston. Updated office space.

    Cons

    There is a lot of young undeveloped staff, lack of training or general sense of business knowledge. There is little to no strong leadership, some people in positions of management do not have the skill set to be managing a team. Lack of professionalism among the staff, Rue is as far away from corporate culture as it gets. People can get away with actions that would never be tolerated at other companies. The company as far as a company Rue is very stuck in its ways, there is little to no innovation to try and grow and develop the businesses past what has already been done. Also, there is little being done to change that.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on growing and developing staff. Have clear goals and objectives for the business as well as staff. The core values of the company should be something that is lived day in and day out. Leaders should lead by example as well as coach and mentor people to grow and develop within the company.

    Rue La La Response

    3 Feb 2017

    Thank you for your review; I would be happy to talk more and get your feedback on change. As you know we are in our review process right now, and post that process, we will be launching new ... More


  7. "No room for growth, not valuable experience"

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    Former Employee - Copywriter in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Copywriter in Boston, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good perks (employee discount, a few office parties, sample sales)
    Lots of vacation time

    Cons

    Demeaning environment where everyone is rude to each other. Everyone talks behind people's back. Departments are not willing to work together.

    There's no room for advancement. You will not be promoted. You will have to apply for a job you want and compete against outside applicants.

    Low pay

    Advice to Management

    Start valuing your employees


  8. "Great Culture, Fabulous People"

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    Former Employee - Associate Buyer in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Buyer in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rue La La full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great, creative people. Lots of ideas from both bottom up and top down. Lots of opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    No training program, you have to be prepared to learn as you go


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Temping"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rue La La (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flash sales for employees
    very cool space

    Cons

    people are not inviting
    Used Excel for EVERYTHING instead of getting programs built


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Rue La La"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment
    Laid Back
    Casual Dress Code
    Sample Sales

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth
    Low salaries

    Advice to Management

    Invest your people that work there, take their career paths seriously.


  11. "They're pretty cool."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone who works for Rue really exemplifies their values: innovation, passion, collaboration, tenacity, decisiveness, and kindness. The environment at Rue is fantastic, and the location itself is beautiful. The office space is very cool and located in Fort Point (about a 10 minute walk from South Station).

    Cons

    There's seems to be a bit of disconnect between some departments at Rue.



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