River Island Clothing Product Manager Reviews

Updated 29 May 2020

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3.2
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River Island Clothing CEO Will Kernan
Will Kernan
3 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. "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

  3. "."

    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'.

  4. "Great company progression into head office not possible"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at River Island Clothing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fantastic company, worked for them on and off for over 5 years through uni and college then full time post graduation

    Cons

    Wanted to develop a career in buying and merchandising and wasn’t given any opportunities or guidance and ultimately left for that reason

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  5. "Retail job"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager 

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

    Pros

    Meet good people thats about it

    Cons

    Long hours, pay very low

  6. "Bad place to work"

    1.0
    Current Employee - Product Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount Staff Uniform Nothing else Bad place to work

    Cons

    Poor management Treated like a slave Bad company

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  7. "Manager"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at River Island Clothing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Discount. Made some friends for life.

    Cons

    Often issues with local management leading to extremely high turnover in staff. No real training to benefit staff or encourage progression. Not enough emphasis or use of metrics to drive business.

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  8. "Product Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good discount & uniform allowance. CEO has actually changed a few things over the course of the years after we all took a survey at the beginning of the year!

    Cons

    Higher Managment not very good. Salary was so low for what the expectations where.

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  9. "Too much bitchiness, no professionalism"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Camberley, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekend staff are amazing and so friendly (they don't get enough credit) Discount is good

    Cons

    Weekday team are rude and gossipy. Line and deputy manager don't actually care for anyone. Sit in the office for the majority of the day. And are miserable. The store is falling apart and nothing is being done about it as management do nothing to take time out to listen to their team rather than glaring at them.

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    River Island Clothing Response

    February 23, 2018Recruitment Officer

    Thanks for your feedback - we'll look in to your comments.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fun but draining"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ladies Product/Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work Great discounts Big on internal progression Lots of training tools

    Cons

    Long hours for management High expectations Too focused on tasks and targets and not what is realistically achievable Constantly cutting hours and staff Very secretive about salaries which makes you think you're probably on a lot less than you should be

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    River Island Clothing Response

    October 27, 2017Recruitment Officer

    Thanks for your feedback, we'll take your comments on board.

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