River Island Clothing Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Jan 24, 2021

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River Island Clothing CEO Will Kernan
Will Kernan
196 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits - staff discount, uniform allowance; friendly team(in 150 reviews)

  • "250 plus uniform allowance every 6-8 weeks(in 138 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Christmas is tough, like anywhere else, but I found Christmas tough due to long hours(in 62 reviews)

  • "The salary they offer is only minimum wage(in 49 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work

      Jan 24, 2021 - Shop Floor Assistant in Reading, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good discount, nice friendly staff

      Cons

      Long hours, rude customers at times

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Place to Work

      Jan 9, 2021 - Shop Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun. Relaxed. Enjoyable. Understanding. Nice staff.

      Cons

      Long hours and have to work weekends.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Contractor, less than 1 year

      ...

      Dec 28, 2020 - Sales Advisor in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Discount of 40%, meeting new people,

      Cons

      Long hours w/ no break, management is meh

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      salary

      Nov 12, 2020 - Retail Sales Assistant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      teamwork and good discount available

      Cons

      long hours pay could be better

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Perceived as a look after staff welfare brand, when in fact, it's the total opposite!

      Nov 19, 2020 - Floor Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good discount - Management 50% - Staff 40% 3 times a year uniform allowance

      Cons

      Long hours, unable to claim back if management Unrealistic timeframes Too many channels of information to keep tabs or action every day HEAVY amounts of pressure River was once known for looking after staff welfare when it's such a shame, that in fact, the stress and negativity within area management, work load, unrealistic expectations etc is not worth the job itself

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    6. 4.0
      Former Contractor, more than 1 year

      Job role

      Oct 12, 2020 - Store Assistant in Huddersfield, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fair company to work for

      Cons

      Long hours and can be hectic

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Old fashioned

      Jul 27, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      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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    8. 3.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Long hours

      Jun 1, 2020 - Security in Bury, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly staff and warm clean enviroment

      Cons

      Long hours boring long days

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Retail

      Mar 14, 2020 - Sales Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good employer to work for

      Cons

      Long hours Required to work

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Couldn't recommend this company more

      Feb 19, 2020 - Commercial Manager in Gravesend, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      When part of either and small or large team you immediately gained a good team ethic. Working hard got you places. If you set a high pace, showed huge amounts of enthusiasm and was keen to learn then you succeeded in this business. I started as a 21 Year old Sales Manager and each year set myself goals to achieve, if you have high ambitions this was portrayed to the management who are keen to progress people that showed that enthusiasm. I ended up leaving as 26 year old into a new industry and left with no bad feeling with this company. If I was to go back into Retail I would 100% consider River Island. Bluewater and Thurrock Stores were the best stores that I experienced. If you showed all of the above, pay reflected this, as did mine.

      Cons

      Christmas is tough, like anywhere else, but I found Christmas tough due to long hours. This is a reflection across Retail.

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