Compare Zara vs River Island Clothing BETA

See how working at Zara vs. River Island Clothing compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Zara vs. River Island Clothing. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Zara

Employee Ratings

  • Zara scored higher in 1 area: Career Opportunities.
  • River Island Clothing scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 6110 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 1675 reviews)
River Island Clothing employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than Zara employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
River Island Clothing employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Zara employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.9
Work-life balance
3.4
River Island Clothing employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than Zara employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Senior Management
3.4
River Island Clothing employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Zara employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
Culture & Values
3.6
River Island Clothing employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than Zara employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Zara Ceo Pablo Isla Álvarez de Tejera
77%
77%Pablo Isla Álvarez de Tejera
CEO Approval
River Island Clothing Ceo Will Kernan
85%
85%Will Kernan
River Island Clothing employees rated their CEO Approval 8% higher than Zara employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
57%
% Recommend to a friend
67%
River Island Clothing employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 9% higher than Zara employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
47%
Positive Business Outlook
47%

Salaries

Zara has 720 more total submitted salaries than River Island Clothing.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate212 Salaries
CA$14/hr
Retail Sales Associate32 Salaries
CA$15/hr
Department Manager14 Salaries
CA$44,438/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Accountant1 Salaries
CA$51,290/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Fast paced" was the most mentioned Pro at Zara.
  • "Staff discount" was the most mentioned Pro at River Island Clothing.
  • "Part time" was the most mentioned Con at Zara.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at River Island Clothing.
Pros
Pros
"Fast paced"(in 190 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 150 reviews)
Pros
"Staff discount"(in 150 reviews)
"Uniform allowance"(in 138 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Part time"(in 85 reviews)
"Poor management"(in 84 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 62 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 49 reviews)
Featured Review
"Company Review"Sep 9, 2021

Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate

I have been working at Zara full-time

Pros

Great People, Good vibes, good managers, you get sales commissions too.

Cons

no rest until work is finished, hard work, continuous running.

Current Employee - Sales Assistant

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

Pros

I work with a small team of around 20 people. Collectively everyone is so hard working so the work load does not just fall on one person. Amazing staff discount.

Cons

The pay. Minimum wage only. Considering it is a company which turns over billions they should atleast give staff a pay rise.

Advice to Management

Stay the way you are. Keep all the bitchiness out and everyone will be happy.

Job Postings

Zara has 163 more recently posted open jobs than River Island Clothing.