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Updated 5 May 2017
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Pros
  • Sample sales (usually once a month) (in 20 reviews)

  • Fun company outings and good work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Can sometimes be stressful but you'll like it if you enjoy a fast paced environment (in 19 reviews)

  • When you have a concern or issue you have no one to go to because everything is leaked (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Shipping Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shipping Coordinator in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Shipping Coordinator in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and training. Innovative company with a clear mission. Opportunity to advance to different departments

    Cons

    The parking situation is tough as the area has started to grow with other businesses

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  2. Helpful (2)

    "So Many Great People, So Much Burnout"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rue La La full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Hands down the most amazing group of people you will encounter in an working environment. You will make lifelong friendships here.
    - Amazing Learning and Development opportunities including free online courses, tuition reimbursement, financial trainings on mortgages, 401Ks, budgeting and financial advisors at your service, etc.
    - Open working environment allows you to problem solve with your peers and management
    - Really wonderful and approachable executive team

    Cons

    - Extremely fast paced environment with a sink or swim culture
    - Everyone is working weekends and late nights, constant burnout
    - Little to no training for any role mixed with a high turnover rate means there are is more confusion than productivity. Nobody seems to know who exactly makes decisions.
    - Lack of role models who are interested in developing their team members
    - Salaries are unfortunate with no bonus structure


  3. "Amazing Coworkers, but not enough..."

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and vacation for entry level
    Amazing colleagues
    Smart, collaborative, kind people
    Casual environment and dress
    Flexible managers
    Discounts
    Fun company outings and good work/life balance

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive and getting a raise is unheard of
    Very difficult to move up the ladder
    Can sometimes be stressful but you'll like it if you enjoy a fast paced environment

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they're worth

    Rue La La Response

    3 Apr 2017

    Thank you for your review, and for highlighting some of our great benefits. In terms of compensation, pay does vary by position, and we are continuously conducting benchmarking on market data to ... More


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Seriously Declining"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rue La La full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Collaborative colleagues. Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Poorly managed on so many levels... little to no training initially, and nonexistent/ lackluster communication between teams. Employees are underpaid and (even worse) under valued. Management is opaque and refuses to innovate or provide structural support (leading teams to waste time working inefficiently). Run far away.

    Advice to Management

    Start actually practicing what you preach. Be transparent and start valuing your employees. You won't retain good talent otherwise.

    Rue La La Response

    12 May 2017 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for your candid feedback. I’m sorry you didn’t feel you had a positive experience, which is what we strive for with all our associates. I’m excited to say that we have made several large ... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rue La La full-time

    Pros

    Very smart people that you can learn a lot from!

    Cons

    Nothing specific to call out.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Not a good working environment"

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

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

    Pros

    You get your birthday off. There's free crappy coffee.

    Cons

    Awful pay. When you have a concern or issue you have no one to go to because everything is leaked. Not worth the stress.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Do not take advantage of them and play games. Treat people like people. Give positive feedback not just negative. Give help don't demand things.

    Rue La La Response

    2 Mar 2017

    Hello - I'd like to connect with you regarding your comments, as this is not the reflection we'd like associates to have of our environment, benefits and management. Please reach out to me for a ... More


  8. "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.


  9. "Adm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Run Run Far Away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  11. "Freedom and individual ownership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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