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River Island Clothing Reviews

Updated Jan 16, 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. "Love working here!!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in London, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

    River Island Clothing2016-01-09
  2. "Life in retail industry"

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    Former Employee - Sales Adviser in London, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Go staff discount is really goood

    Cons

    Foot fall could have been better

    River Island Clothing2017-10-17
  3. "Sales Assistant"

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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at River Island Clothing

    Pros

    Excellent Company Met some cool people whilst working there

    Cons

    Working hours Treat you unfairly if you don't have a voice in the company

    River Island Clothing2016-11-10
  4. "Terrible Experience - IT/RI Tech"

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    IT Drone in London, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at River Island Clothing

    Pros

    Payroll/Summer Fridays Er, that's about it

    Cons

    Bullying Lack of opportunities Poor management Intimidation Bullying Advertising a person's job whilst they are still there and not telling them. Constant threats about losing your job. Pay is laughable. Crappy support payments and unrealistic expectations. Dull, dull, dull. Permanent staff treated very badly compared to contractors. Contractors have been shafted too. Massive turnover of staff. Forcing older staff out of the company. Unable to retain the new recruits. Give holiday, but expect you to just drop it for no compensation if they need you in. Unable to speak freely or criticise the regime - only very positive comments are allowed. HR are pathetic and seem to encourage the management's terrible behaviour, rather than trying to stop it. IT/RI Tech at River Island is Hell - morale is low, management are dictatorial and everyone is frightened. Please don't join this terrible company.

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    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and spend some time on the shop floor. Listen to your leavers' interviews and act on them Take a very close look at your senior management - you have some very bad apples. Take the bullying problems you have at your company seriously. Be aware you are pushing some people to breaking point/breakdowns because of the bullying and intimidation.

    River Island Clothing2016-09-17
  5. "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
  6. "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
  7. "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
  8. "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
  9. "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
  10. "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
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