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River Island Clothing Reviews

Updated 16 Jan 2020

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3.3
59%
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88%
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River Island Clothing CEO Will Kernan
Will Kernan
11 Ratings
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  • "Fast pace can mean long hours depending on team(in 53 reviews)

  • "Although the pay is slightly over minimum wage I don’t think the company do enough for their staff(in 47 reviews)

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  1. "Good place for part time workers"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant 

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and discount for all employees

    Cons

    High turnover so stressful when lots leave at once

    River Island Clothing2020-01-16
  2. "Okay pay and good experience"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Stratford, London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience, flexible hours a lot of overtime available too

    Cons

    Pay isn’t that great, 16-18: £6.40, 18-21: £7.70, 21+: £8 something ( per hour).

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more.

    River Island Clothing2020-01-16
  3. "Amazing job for students/graduate"

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    Former Employee - Fashion Advisor in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Felt right at home on the first day. Friendly, funny and caring team members. There's always something new each day and good working hours. Pay is a good starting point of £8.70( 21+) Double pay on boxing day, 40% discount and allowance for uniform.

    Cons

    Can be stressful near Christmas, boxing day and new years.

    Advice to Management

    giving more training on tills and updating hours sheets more often. (outdated)

    River Island Clothing2020-01-15
  4. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Retoucher 

    I have been working at River Island Clothing full-time

    Pros

    Great office Relaxed Summer Fridays

    Cons

    No progression Repetitive 30 minute lunch break

    River Island Clothing2020-01-12
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Advisor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great discount! Opportunities for progression. Friendly teams. Competent management.

    Cons

    Not applicable in this case

    River Island Clothing2020-01-11
  6. "Deputy Manager"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Fareham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at River Island Clothing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Discount and Progression and Locations, Friendly, Supportive

    Cons

    Wages, work balance, notice of work and

    River Island Clothing2020-01-08
  7. "Great Progression and Support"

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    Former Employee - Deputy Manager in Fareham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at River Island Clothing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - lots of opportunity to learn and progress if you have the right attitude towards the job - Supportive Area managers who want to see you do well which is refreshing in such a stressful industry - Great discount: Managers 50% up to £500 and Staff 40% up to £250 plus uniform allowance every 6-8 weeks - Versatile environment, no day is ever the same and it never gets boring! - New CEO has brought in some excellent initiatives for staff and managers as well as some great ideas to ease the day to day stresses put on the team! Well done Will!

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    Cons

    - High workload but nothing unexpected of a retail management job

    Advice to Management

    Keep inspiring your teams. The first managers I had were in the Fareham Whiteley store and they are the greatest people I have ever had the pleasure of working with! I have moved to two other stores since then whilst progressing which meant I had to leave them behind but as mentioned the support from my Area Manager was incredible and I cannot fault the effort she put in to further my career! Jane Nuttall, if you see this, you’re amazing and I’ll miss you!

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    River Island Clothing2020-01-06
  8. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Part-time Sales Advisor in Corby, Northamptonshire, East Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - uniform allowance - discount - easy to use fills

    Cons

    - upper management isn’t great

    River Island Clothing2020-01-06
  9. "Great place to work"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at River Island Clothing

    Pros

    Staff discount, lovely clothes and friendly staff

    Cons

    Standing all day and very repeative work

    River Island Clothing2019-12-30
  10. "Sales advisor"

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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

    Discount Is 40% Which is excellent

    Cons

    A lot to learn About fashion

    River Island Clothing2019-12-26
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