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2.9
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rue21 is among the country's largest growing specialty stores. The store provides a diverse selection of the latest fashion trends for men and women, as well as a plethora of career possibilities in stores, corporate offices, and distribution centers. Its clothing is intended to appeal to those who want, wish, or feel like they are 21. To create retail excitement and distinction in its stores, rue21 provides its brands, such as rue21 etc.!, RAE, true by rue21, CARBON elements,  ruebeauty, rueDecor, ruebleu SWIM, in addition to other brands. The organization offers a fun, fast-paced, and flexible profession surrounded by collaborating coworkers. Currently, the company has been looking for talented individuals for the posts of Contract- Compensation Specialist, Trend Assistant, Assistant Buyer, Senior Merchandise Planner, Associate Merchandise Planner, Part-Time Sales, Temporary Visual Merchandiser, Full Time Assistant Manager.

Company - Private
$1B to 2B
Large
Multiple locations
Niche Retailers
1976
Keith McDonough
What departments rue21 employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
Sales Managers & Supervisors27%
General and Operations Managers23.8%
other occupation21.8%
Retail20.3%
Management - Other7.1%
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do rue21 employees have before joining?
Years of experience at rue21: Newcomers: 37%, Experiencers: 19%, Experts: 20%, Veterans: 24%. rue21 employees have less than 3 years experience on average before joining.
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Where did rue21 employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before rue21: Aeropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works. Typical rue21 employees have worked at Aeropostale.
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Aeropostale
American Eagle Outfitters
Bath & Body Works
What industries did rue21 employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of rue21: Niche Retailers, Clothing Retailers, Apparel Wholesalers, Food & Beverage Retailers, General Merchandise Retailers. rue21 employees most likely come from a Niche Retailers industry background.
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Where did rue21 employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at rue21: Small: 17%, Medium: 8%, Large: 75%. Most rue21 employees have previously worked at large companies.
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Educational background

What did employees at rue21 study?
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Where did employees at rue21 study?
Duquesne University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at rue21?
Time employed at rue21: <1: 10%, 1-3: 26%, 4-8: 53%, 9-13: 10%, 14-20: 1%, 20+: 0%. Most rue21 employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
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How does rue21 rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at rue21: 33.6% Male and 66.4% Female. Age ratio at rue21: 16-20: 1%, 21-30: 72%, 31-40: 20%, 41-50: 5%, 51-60: 2%, 60+: 0%. rue21 rates - 22.4% more female than the industry average. Most rue21 employees are 21-30, which is below the industry median age range.
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Career advancement

How does rue21 rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at rue21: low. rue21 ranks low for career advancement which is same as the industry average.
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District Manager
July 31, 2022
Not the best
1.8
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Salary & Benefits
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Work-Life balance
1
Recognition & Support
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Culture and Values
Upper management not forthcoming and insincere. Don’t be fooled! They say they are people centric but in fact they are not! It is all a sham!

Pros and Cons
Set your own schedule
Poor leadership
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Store Manager
Early, TX - July 21, 2022
FAST PACED, FUN, FAST GROWING
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Salary & Benefits
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Work-Life balance
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Recognition & Support
4
Culture and Values
RUE21 ALLOWED ME TO QUICKLY EXCEL BY PROVIDING TRIED AND TRUE DIRECTION. THERE WAS NEVER A TIME I HAD A QUESTION THAT THE ANSWER COULD NOT BE FOUND AT STORE LEVEL, EITHER THROUGH EASY TO USE BOOKS, COMMUNICATION STORES IN EACH DISTRICT, OR CORPORATE ASSISTANCE JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY. I BONUSED OFTEN BY SIMPLY FOLLOWING DIRECTION AND IMPLEMENTING STORE POLICY. I WISH EVERY WORK ENVIRONMENT HAD THE ANSWERS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS THE WAY THIS COMPANY DID, EVERY JOB WOULD BE A SUCCESS STORY.

Pros and Cons
EXCELENT TRAINING
UPPER MANAGEMENT DRAMA
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gender breakdown at rue21?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
gender ratio is 66.4% female, 33.6% male.
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What industry is rue21 in?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Retail.
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A year ago
RETAIL CLOTHING AND ETC.
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Where is rue21’s HQ?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Warrendale, PA.
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A year ago
NEW YORK
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When was rue21 founded?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
1976.
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How much revenue does rue21 generate?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
$1b to 2b.
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What’s the name of rue21’s CEO?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Keith McDonough.
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How long do people usually work for rue21?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
4-8 year(s).
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A year ago
3-6 MONTHS
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what kind of companies did rue21 employees work for?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Large companies before rue21.
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what are the chances of career advancement at rue21?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
low.
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A year ago
HIGH
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Top future employers of rue21 employees?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
these companies American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, DICK'S Sporting Goods, h&m company inc, Maurices, Target, Ulta Beauty, Victoria's Secret
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Who are the top previous employers of rue21 employees?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Aeropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, Claire's, Forever 21, Maurices, Pacific Sunwear, Wet Seal, LLC.
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What’s the average age at rue21?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
21-30.
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A year ago
16-24
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Where did most of rue21 employees go to school?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Duquesne University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus, Kent State University, Penn State University, University of Pittsburgh-Bradford.
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A year ago
HIGH SCHOOL
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pay every week or every 2 weeks?
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A year ago
BIWEEKLY
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how did you get an interview at rue21?
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A year ago
WORKED IN A RETAIL STORE NEARBY AND WAS RECRUITED BY STORE MANAGEMENT
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Which school(s) did you study at before starting at rue21?
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A year ago
TSTC
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how long was your employment
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A year ago
4 PLUS YEARS
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Does rue21 pay attention to its employees with career advancement plans?
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A year ago
YES
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From experience can you tell me how many hours do you work a day at rue21?
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A year ago
UP TO 43 HOURS A WEEK REQIRED FOR STORE MANAGER. FULL TIME EMPLOYEES DEPENDS ON THE VOLUME OF THE STORE
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What kind of degree does rue21 want from applicants?
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A year ago
GED OR DIPLOMA FOR STORE LEVEL ENTRY
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How often does rue21 offer a raise?
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A year ago
REVIEWS ARE GIVEN EVERY 3 MONTHS FOR A CHANCE TO INCREASE PAY
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One of my friends who had worked here told me that company is very much aware of employees health insurance. Is it true as of today too?
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9 months ago
I really have no opinion on the health insurance but it’s nice that they offer it.
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9 months ago
Health insurance is great perk, It works for me and my kids.
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I heard that the company has a very good policy for charitable gift matching.
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9 months ago
Some charitable matching here. They always support when someone needs it.
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9 months ago
Good charitable gift matching from employer,depends on your choice.
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I wonder about the Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance benefits given by the company to its employees.
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9 months ago
Excellent additional insurance policies offered. I love this perk and peace of mind for the loved ones.👍
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9 months ago
The company cares about your safety as a priority.
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My friend is selected by this company. He wants to know about the company policy regarding Occupational Accident Insurance.
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9 months ago
Contract workers get accident insurance at their own cost.
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9 months ago
Very good Occupation Accident Insurance provided, the company offers a great package overall and maintains within competitive range.
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How are promotions handled at rue21?
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10 months ago
Unlimited vertical growth and promotion opportunities.💐
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10 months ago
Quick promotion path possible for high achievers. Good salary and benefits.
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Does the company provide Volunteer Time Off facility?
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10 months ago
The best thing is being Volunteer Time Off supported by the company including matching donations.
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10 months ago
OK Volunteer Time Off, but at manager's discretion.
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Does the company offer a work-from-home facility to its employees?
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10 months ago
Easy to bring work home. Teams and managers are very supportive.
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10 months ago
Encourage lifelong education - Provide support for employees to set up a home office and claimable internet expenses
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I have heard that the company does not discriminate against any of its employees. They do fair treatment with everyone. Is it really true?
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9 months ago
Nice to women with advanced degree, very aware and promote it.👍
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9 months ago
The have a diversity program and ramping up..The company had a diverse population.
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Does the company have any policy of Performance Bonus for giving motivation to employees for hard work?
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10 months ago
This was based on company performance and not on an individual or a group’s performance
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10 months ago
Competative Performance Bonus plan spread widely over the year.
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What kind of Company Social Events and parties are oragnized by the company?
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9 months ago
Excellent offers to attend events and social gatherings.
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9 months ago
Entertaining and properly timed events.Mostly through internal social media.
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I have been selected by this company but the company location is far away from my home. So I need to shift near office location. Does the company offers housing assistance?
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9 months ago
all the added benefits from food to the onsite medical facilities and nice housing assistance.🏠
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9 months ago
Great Benefits are offered by the company regarding housing assistance, free food, a gym, and a pool table on campus.
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Does the company have Tuition Assistance programs for its employees?
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9 months ago
Very good program, MBA capped at $50k, great to have this option for continuing education.✍
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9 months ago
Great work-life balance and flexibility to fit school schedule, plus they pay for tuition.
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I heard that the company doesn't care about the Mental Health of its employees. Is it true?
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9 months ago
Excellent Mental Health Care offered,Very good price. We all appreciate it.
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9 months ago
You heard it wrong buddy!
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Does the company offer massages?
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9 months ago
Free fruit and other snacks,massages, free gym access too. Many perks to list.
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9 months ago
Very friendly work environment. You get shuttle service, any time free coffee, massages and spa facility.
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I would like to join as a part time employee here, So just wondering how many hours a week is given🤔
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9 months ago
usually 10-20 hrs a week😘
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9 months ago
I'm a part time employee. At the beginning I got 20 hrs a week but now I get 25 hrs
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Does the company offer dental insurance?
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9 months ago
No complaints about the dental plan in standard.
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9 months ago
I ddn't know much about their dental plans, but I am sure it is great.
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How is the behavior of the people working in the company? Do they help each other?
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10 months ago
Good compensation, great company culture, most friendly and caring managers and colleagues.
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9 months ago
You are treated with respect. You get a lot of perks and you get to meet a lot of nice people.
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What kind of employee discounts are offered by the company to its employees?
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9 months ago
40% off with occasional Associate Appreciation discounts up to 60%.
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9 months ago
The discount was always a great thing. There have been some times that the merchandise has been good enough to splurge on.🤩
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Does the company offer Mobile Phone Discount?
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10 months ago
Very strong benefits for this aspect of phone support.📱
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10 months ago
Mobile phone is issued for employee. No other discount available.
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Does the company offer food, lunch or snacks to its employees?
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9 months ago
Good bonus, free food and beverages, good career opportunities.🍜
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9 months ago
Free lunches and good facilities, good career opportunities.
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How long do you have to work at rue21 before you can go on maternity leave?
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9 months ago
I got maternity leave after 6 months of service
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9 months ago
there is no paid maternity leave for everyone😩
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One of my friends who already worked here told me that company is very much aware of employees life insurance. Is it true as of today too?
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9 months ago
Best part of the plans are life insurance.Low cost in case of an unfortunate life change.
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9 months ago
Yes, there is life insurance. Never checked how much.
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Will they hire someone who doesnt have a GED yet but is taking classes in a couple months🤔
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9 months ago
Yes, everyone deserves a second chance & sometimes hard work & dedication is better then anything.
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9 months ago
I'm sure they will, because I worked there when I had not finished high school yet
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What kind of benefits do employees get regarding paternity leave while working here?
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10 months ago
I never took leave for this, but my co-workers had. Great to see parents supported during this critical time in their lives.💖
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10 months ago
3 months of PTO, even for fathers! My wife loves this.
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Does the company pay for the Travel concierge?
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10 months ago
Paid all business travels,We have our own internal shuttle.❤
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10 months ago
Very nice travel benefits comparable to other companies.
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Is it the right place to earn handsomely?
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10 months ago
Great work life balance, good pay, stable company, many opportunities in the US.
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10 months ago
The pay is good, the benefits are good, and the working environment is great.
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Are transfers to other offices possible here?
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10 months ago
Great opportunity to move around the company once you're there.
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10 months ago
Work-life balance, movement throughout the company, cultural values, opportunities for growth for high achievers.
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I heard this company gives very huge offers on sick days. Is that true?
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10 months ago
No set sick leave but you take what you need, Plenty of time off if you need it.
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10 months ago
Good number of sick days are provided by employer.
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I wonder about the gym facility at the company site before joining here. I love staying in shape.
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9 months ago
Great benefit to have a physical support plan offered,Gym is available on site.
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9 months ago
Lots of good machines and floor area. At certain times it's crowded.Pretty good gyms on site.
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If I am about to turn 16 in a couple of days🤫 can I still apply
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10 months ago
depending on your state you'll need a workers permit so look into that
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10 months ago
yes you can, but you probably won't start until you are 16.
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What kind of Military Leave does the organization give?
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10 months ago
I never needed this but I’m sure they have military leave.
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10 months ago
Good and extensive benefit plan, great to have this option.
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Does the company give very good pension plans to its employees so that they can think of working here for a long time?
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10 months ago
Profit sharing in addition to 401K contributions,Good management options and employer contributions.
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10 months ago
It is through Fidelity. Process of setting it up and managing it are great. Employer match is also in place.
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What are the meetings like at the company?
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9 months ago
Regular meetings with your peers and superiors give a sense of belonging, despite the pandemic and remote work.😃
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9 months ago
Very friendly team and work, the team meetings were not boring.
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I want to work in a place where I can take some sabbatical leave. How would you rate this place in these terms?
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9 months ago
Every four years you get one month vacation or every seven years you get two months vacation.
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9 months ago
The best part of working at rue21. Sabbatical is even better now that it does not expire.
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I didn't get extra allowances regarding Supplemental Life Insurance in my last job. Can I expect them here?
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9 months ago
Very strong benefits for this aspect of Supplemental Life Insurance.
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9 months ago
We have an option for supplemental life insurance with good coverage with small premium.
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I have heard that the people working here do not have time for their personal life.
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10 months ago
Best work life balance, good package, best pay and benefit perks, very employee concerned.
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10 months ago
Pretty good benefits, good work life balance and flexibility for interns.
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One of my friends who was an ex-employee of this company told me that the company gives very good maternity leave. Is it really so?
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9 months ago
8 weeks of paid maternity leave in addition to the pregnancy leave.👶
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9 months ago
It finally exists after years and years of women asking for it. I wish it had existed when I had my child.
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Can I get guidance from senior leaders regarding my work in this company?
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10 months ago
Good benefits and great culture; Managers receptive of individual employee needs.
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10 months ago
Great work environment and management is very supportive for growth and resources.
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Does the company offer bonus pay?
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9 months ago
Good contribute culture, good management, good bonuses, flexible work schedule.
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9 months ago
Good bonus, free food and beverages, good career opportunities.
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Can people get Bereavement Leave when needed? It can happen with anyone and at anytime.
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9 months ago
Yes they give you a week and if more time is needed. your boss has discretion to your Situation👍
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9 months ago
1 month bereavement leave plus additional unpaid time off.
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Merchandiser hours
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9 months ago
early mornings with 2 days to get done without going over hours😄
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9 months ago
our store here merchandising consisted of completely flipping walls.
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How do employees feel about the company's policy around taking breaks?
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9 months ago