River Island Clothing Reviews

Updated 2 Jul 2020

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3.5
64%
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River Island Clothing CEO Will Kernan
Will Kernan
25 Ratings
  1. "Good part time"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management, free clothing, supportive team, younger workforce

    Cons

    Cutting back on hours so the team would be short on staff

  2. "Perfect Part Time role"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Company Benefits - Sociable Role

    Cons

    - Inconsistency of rotas and roles

  3. "Understanding management but not very rewarding"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Royal Leamington Spa, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good employee discount and interesting interview process

    Cons

    Takes a long time to receive your uniform allowance (made me wait longer than I should have) and can be very dull, especially on the men's floor

  4. "Great place"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative 

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

    Pros

    People are lovely to work with

    Cons

    Wages Could be a lot better

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  5. "**"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exploring new technologies, hence good opportunities for learning.

    Cons

    IT Management needs to be sanitized.

  6. "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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  7. "good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    learn a lot, good training

    Cons

    manager can be unfriendly

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  8. "Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, Discount, Job variation, commitment to employees

    Cons

    Outdated Tech, location can be challenging!

  9. "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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  10. "Good head start into merchandising"

    4.0
     

    I worked at River Island Clothing

    Pros

    Friendly environment easy to make friends Pays fairly well in comparison to other fashion companies Good focus on training business focus on faster systems and better efficiency

    Cons

    expected to work the role above you whilst not being paid promotions are given based on relationship with manager - disliked you wouldn’t receive a promotion despite work discrepancy in between departments - some departments would give you work to expand your knowledge, get invited to meetings, asked for on input however other departments treated as a PA

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