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River Island Clothing CEO Ben Lewis
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  • "below minimum wage if under 20, 8 hours a week to begin(in 45 reviews)

  • "long hours on your feet, often have to cover shifts at late notice(in 44 reviews)

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  1. "good environment to work in"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Inverness, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at River Island Clothing part-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    - discount - easy work - wearing river island clothes as uniform - uniform allowance

    Cons

    - shifts can be bad - boring sometimes

    River Island Clothing2019-05-09
  2. "Good part time job for a student"

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    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at River Island Clothing part-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good discount Good team atmosphere Good working hours when studying

    Cons

    Managers can be a real mixed bag

    River Island Clothing2019-05-08
  3. "sales assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at River Island Clothing part-time

    Pros

    very easy job to learn how to do

    Cons

    basic pay is rubbish and they do not pay for break hour

    River Island Clothing2019-05-07
  4. ""Perks" aren't really perks"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at River Island Clothing part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Staff discount of 40%- doesn't apply to sale or any other brands and is capped at £250 of full price clothes a month. Uniform allowance of £65 (per 8 hour weekly contract) or £105 (per 20 hour weekly contract) every 3 months- this is only enough to buy 1 pair of jeans/trousers and one top a month, can't be used on any sale or promotional items, accessories, shoes or bags. You are required to wear in-season River Island...

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    Cons

    Hard to get time off if you are not a level 2/management. No overtime. Rotas constantly appear on a Saturday evening for Sunday. Very demanding job role. Rotas are final, shift swapping is rarely approved and you must find your own cover before phoning in sick (at least 2 hours in advance of shift). A lot of physical work involved on delivery days- shifting large totes of stock. Management usually reluctant to interact...

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    River Island Clothing2019-05-20
  5. "Sales Advisor - Operations Team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Decent pay - Some of the colleagues in my position were good to get along with - Paid for an extra two weeks despite not having to work

    Cons

    - Working in the backroom in the morning there would be no atmosphere and everyone would be in complete silence - Unhelpful supervisors/management who would roll their eyes or treat you harshly for not knowing how to do something and asking for help - They would not pick up the phone (especially the direct number they gave us to call in case we were late or there was an emergency). The phone would be ringing right behind...

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    Advice to Management

    - Be more respectful and have some personality towards new staff especially ones who have not worked in retail before

    River Island Clothing2019-05-15
  6. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at River Island Clothing full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work, new learning

    Cons

    Not much to learn here

    River Island Clothing2019-04-30
  7. "Sales associate"

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      Current Employee - Sales Associate 

      I have been working at River Island Clothing part-time

      Pros

      40% discount 30 days holiday

      Cons

      Have to work holidays

      River Island Clothing2019-04-28
    • "Good place for flexible part time work"

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      Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in London, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at River Island Clothing part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      40% discount Uniform allowance depending on number of work days per week, accessorises and outerwear excluded

      Cons

      Not a lot of overtime available

      River Island Clothing2019-04-21
    • "good workplace for students"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at River Island Clothing part-time

      Pros

      good clothing discount and uniform alowance friendly staff

      Cons

      same as any retail job, can get mundane

      River Island Clothing2019-04-23
    • "I liked it"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at River Island Clothing part-time

      Pros

      Very nice environment to work

      Cons

      I didn't find anything wrong there

      River Island Clothing2019-04-05
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