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River Island Clothing Manager Reviews

Updated 29 May 2020

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3.5
73%
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99%
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River Island Clothing CEO Will Kernan
Will Kernan
6 Ratings
  1. "Excellent Company"

    5.0
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at River Island Clothing full-time

    Pros

    People Interaction and customer service skills

    Cons

    Nothing This company is excellent

  2. "Couldn't recommend this company more"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Manager in Gravesend, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    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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  3. "Good place"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Glasgow, Scotland

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

    Pros

    People are helpful and friendly

    Cons

    Working hours lare very long

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  4. "Poor pay"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great discount, good development with staff.

    Cons

    Pay scale is poor and work life balance is not great

  5. "River Island Clothing Co"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PR Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable UK High street retailer, good team ethic

    Cons

    Inflexible working hours, would benefit from better management structure

  6. "Deputy Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  7. "Great Progression and Support"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!

    Cons

    - High workload but nothing unexpected of a retail management job

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  8. "Fast paced"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at River Island Clothing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fashion forward brand. Great team. Good company to work for

    Cons

    High expectations, sometimes unrealistic Work load

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  9. "good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager 
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    uniform allowance, room for progression, great clothes, very organised

    Cons

    communication not always great

  10. "."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always busy. 40% staff discount. Room for extra circular training at own discretion. Good for overtime.

    Cons

    Employee hierarchy lacking structure. LVL 2's are not classed as management yet are expected to do the same work as a manager but don't receive the same pay or benefits as a manager. If you mention this you will be outted from the 'team'.

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