Rue La La

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Rue La La Reviews

Updated 16 November 2014
Updated 16 November 2014
105 Reviews
3.6
105 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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Always interesting

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fast paced always changing environment which keeps the job interesting.
    By far the best group of people I've worked with in any company.
    Quick to get rid of underperforming staff (for the most part).

    Cons

    Fast paced always changing environment could be frustrating if you aren't the right fit.
    Lots of people with strong personalities/opinions (mostly good, some bad) so if you can't hold your own you might be overwhelmed working here.
    Training in certain parts of the organization is lacking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rue La La full-time

    Pros

    Interesting company in the digital space

    Cons

    Still needs to figure out a lot to ensure long term sustainability and growth as a company

  3.  

    Studio Assistants/Stylists/Photo Assistants are bottom of the barrel

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Hands-on experience in the studio lets you work with designer set samples/clothing (useful for someone who wants to learn or knows how to hem, steam cloths, style props, paint, etc). Get to know production/studio environment. Access to Rue sample sales...welcoming HQ and public company spaces.

    Cons

    The studio assisting contract gigs are in a nutshell, for someone used to this kind of freelance on-call work; dependent on the volume of work and can be as time-consuming as carrying heavy loads and painting or as quick as steaming a rack. On a normal day, slow. Don't expect a manager there to get new tasks lined up for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would boost morale and make contract studio assistants feel more useful and excited about work if they were given better direct management. Productivity and enthusiasm is reciprocated. Just from the perspective of a contractor.

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fast-paced company with ample opportunity for learning & growth

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    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Having worked at companies in a variety of industries, I can confidently say that Rue La La values and cares about its employees at a far higher level than anywhere else I have worked. It is challenging to maintain such a engaging, high-touch culture during periods of growth, but Rue is rising to that challenge. Working here, I feel you get get benefits of working at an established company, while still being lean & small enough to make changes that matter, even if you are in a junior-level role.

    Cons

    Rue is positioned in a uniquely fast-paced, ever-changing industry, which requires a high level of openness to change. If you are able to adapt to shifts in the way things operate along with some growing pans, you'll be able to succeed while learning more in the process. If you raise your hand when you see something you'd like to change, you can make an impact.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to put your people first, and to remember that communication can make a world of difference in times of change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Director

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    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    The people were awesome and worth every second working there.

    Cons

    It was impossible to get anything done.

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

    Rue is thinking to the future

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great culture, smart people. Smart conversation happening throughout the office, each & every day.

    Cons

    The pro of constant change yields to the con of lack of focus -this can be draining & discourage collaboration & planning for the future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand when there is a gap between Sr. Management & day-to-day work, and work towards it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Copy
    Former Employee - Copy

    I worked at Rue La La as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment. Every person is extremely friendly and willing to help you feel comfortable! Fast-paced environment with a lot of opportunities! Plus there's a snack closet, endless m&ms and always free food! Win win.

    Cons

    While I had a lot of work to do and got to experience a lot of interaction, a lot of the other interns did not. Make sure the managers are on the same page as HR in terms of goals. I know a lot of interns that did not gain as much experience as I did!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Planning Analyst Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at Rue La La as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for- everyone is incredibly friendly and laid back, yet hard-working and there are tons of company perks.

    Cons

    Rue is a very fast-paced environment, so you have to be incredibly organized at all times and recognize what projects should take precedence over others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent experience

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

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

    Pros

    strong team - great benefits

    Cons

    None really strong well run small company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Comments on "HR IS A JOKE"

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

    I worked at Rue La La as an intern

    Pros

    I did not work at Rue when HR was a joke, but from the 3 months i spent with them and their whole new team, it looks like they got their stuff together.

    Cons

    Confusion with job descriptions when applying

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