River Island Clothing Reviews

Updated 1 Aug 2020

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3.5
65%
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86%
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River Island Clothing CEO Will Kernan
Will Kernan
25 Ratings
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  • "Christmas is tough, like anywhere else, but I found Christmas tough due to long hours(in 57 reviews)

  • "Although the pay is slightly over minimum wage I don’t think the company do enough for their staff(in 49 reviews)

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  1. "Good environment"

    4.0
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England

    I worked at River Island Clothing part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    40% discount also during end of sales

    Cons

    Can be boring at times that are not sales

  2. "Good Place To Work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Gateshead, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at River Island Clothing part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Recognize hard work with in store incentives. Good discount Young team, good for meeting people

    Cons

    Targets for stores are often unrealistic and work patterns change regularly

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  3. "Job review"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor 

    I worked at River Island Clothing part-time

    Pros

    Good hours Friendly team Easy interview Fun job

    Cons

    Hard work Unflexible schedule Strict with sick days

  4. "Bad company to work for"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at River Island Clothing part-time

    Pros

    Company discount you get 40% off full price stuff

    Cons

    The pay is shocking, i started in river island when i was 17 and i started on €6.50, ik am now 20 years old and i only just got minimum wage.

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  5. "Becoming unlovable"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at River Island Clothing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good discount and dealing with nice customers. Some great people

    Cons

    Used to be a people company but now a completely different environment. Wake up dreading what's next

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  6. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Merchandiser in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at River Island Clothing full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment Good progression People are nice Parking Perks

    Cons

    No cons No cons No cons No cons No cons

  7. "Very Good"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Ealing, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at River Island Clothing part-time

    Pros

    Friendly Team Good for Students for Part-time Flexibility

    Cons

    Gets Busy Gets Challenging With customer demands

  8. "Old fashioned"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at River Island Clothing part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some of the people Discount Nice store

    Cons

    Long hours are met with zero thanks Care more about tasks than they do about customers (they claim the opposite but NO) Blame culture is awful When you ask for days off on annual leave it seems ‘frowned upon’ so basically you get made to feel bad for asking to utilise YOUR BENEFIT and even better luck if you want anything off at a weekend or in December as they are ‘too busy’ far from it

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  9. "Excellent company"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England

    I worked at River Island Clothing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    Hard work during holiday times

  10. "Good company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Peterborough, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at River Island Clothing part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great team Good benefits Good discount Easy job

    Cons

    Short shifts No breaks if you're over 18 and working under 8 hours

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