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River Island Clothing Reviews

Updated 22 Aug 2019

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River Island Clothing CEO Ben Lewis
Ben Lewis
290 Ratings
Pros
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  • "below minimum wage if under 20, 8 hours a week to begin(in 45 reviews)

  • "long hours on your feet, often have to cover shifts at late notice(in 44 reviews)

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  1. "Fun, good perks but bad pay"

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    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

    River Island Clothing2019-04-01
  2. "as a-former worker i had a lovely time there i did get on with everyone very chill play to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    flexible working hours good discount

    Cons

    underpaid, delivery can be very heavy,

    River Island Clothing2019-08-20
  3. "Allocator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at River Island Clothing full-time

    Pros

    Great teams and nice people

    Cons

    The location is out the way

    River Island Clothing2019-08-13
  4. "buying hard home goods"

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    Former Employee - Junior Buyer in London, England

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

    Pros

    new department so ability to be creative

    Cons

    high pressure department so under a microscope on the directors

    River Island Clothing2019-08-22
  5. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at River Island Clothing full-time

    Pros

    Discounted items Team members Student events are fun

    Cons

    Working hours The environment can affect mental health No commission

    River Island Clothing2019-08-21
  6. "Good place to work, poor location and pay"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and people to work with

    Cons

    Underpaying, bad location of head office, no growth

    River Island Clothing2019-08-07
  7. "Positive opportunities but stressful/underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Bournemouth, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good community and staff, charity work and fundraising, opportunities for fast progression, training in management, good discount

    Cons

    Understaffed, overworked, technology constantly problematic, stockloss a constant concern, unrealistic bonus structure

    Advice to Management

    Learn to delegate and give yourself the time to do your own tasks. Don’t overstretch yourself or work overtime, just do what you can, delegate and follow up and feedback to your AM if you have concerns.

    River Island Clothing2019-08-03
  8. "buying"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer 

    I have been working at River Island Clothing full-time

    Pros

    positve friendly good location, happy enviroment

    Cons

    location, pay, promotions, canteen, building

    River Island Clothing2019-08-14
  9. "Boring"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at River Island Clothing for less than a year

    Pros

    Discount is decent could be more

    Cons

    Unpleasant environment to work in

    River Island Clothing2019-08-08
  10. "Nice People"

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    Current Employee - PPC Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Communication needs improvement from upper management

    River Island Clothing2019-07-24
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