River Island Clothing Reviews

Updated 11 Aug 2020

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3.5
65%
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86%
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River Island Clothing CEO Will Kernan
Will Kernan
28 Ratings
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  • "Christmas is tough, like anywhere else, but I found Christmas tough due to long hours(in 57 reviews)

  • "Although the pay is slightly over minimum wage I don’t think the company do enough for their staff(in 49 reviews)

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  1. "Fun, good perks but bad pay"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at River Island Clothing part-time

    Pros

    Great staff discount Fun fast paced environment

    Cons

    Not great pay Can be a little bit catty at times

  2. "Sales Assistant"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at River Island Clothing

    Pros

    - Discount on clothes - Locations

    Cons

    - Paid under minimum wage - Bad culture - Poor management - Very little hours


  3. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - River Island Product Manager in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount 50% great opportunities fashion

    Cons

    no incentives apart from chocolate

  4. "Working in River Island"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at River Island Clothing full-time

    Pros

    Chilled environment, amazing connection with the team

    Cons

    They need meetings for staff and managers to communicate what is going on with in the business. Staff aren’t kept up to date as well as they should.

  5. "Amazing"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Adivser 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at River Island Clothing part-time

    Pros

    They really do value their employees

    Cons

    Working in retail can get stressful

  6. "Great place to work, lovely staff"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Newbridge, Kildare
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone gets along really well, fast paced, always something to do

    Cons

    Nothing, good place to work

  7. "Excellent company"

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

    I worked at River Island Clothing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company put employees first Good staff discount Opportunity to progress

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be boring if the store is quiet

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  8. "Overall good company to work for"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Graphic Design in Birmingham, England

    I have been working at River Island Clothing full-time

    Pros

    Uniform every season , discount is good, met good friends

    Cons

    Cant progress in company unless you want to be a store manager. Working with the public can be challenging

  9. "Very good time"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clothes are nice and tidy. I like people

    Cons

    I have no con to say

  10. "Get Used to being treated like crap."

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Merry Hill, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at River Island Clothing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Discount 50% for manager 40% for staff

    Cons

    Poor Senior Management Very Little teamwork

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