River Island Clothing Reviews

Updated 2 Jul 2020

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3.5
64%
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84%
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River Island Clothing CEO Will Kernan
Will Kernan
25 Ratings
  1. "DO NOT work here."

    1.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Blanchardstown
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Uniform allowance - 40% off clothes

    Cons

    - Awful management. Shout at you for asking questions during training. - Not trained properly - Toxic environment, no sense of community - Put you in for days you requested off - Give roster just a day in advance

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  2. "Challenging but Enjoyable"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Allocator in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are honestly many, the best of which is flexihours. This new initiative of being able to start or finish at an appropriate time demonstrates their employees come first.

    Cons

    The office is slightly remote, unlike other buying offices - so the location would be a con to some.

  3. "Good company"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant 

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

    Pros

    Discount Good pay Friendly workplace

    Cons

    Management of rotas Inflexible hours

  4. "Retail assistant"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Uniform Time off Staff discount

    Cons

    Bad management (rude) Bad pay

  5. "Standard Retail"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cambridge, England

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

    Pros

    Good team to work with Not too much pressure Quarterly uniform

    Cons

    Pay could be better Stressful at times

  6. "I thought it was a nice place to work."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Hours can be high at busy periods and decrease significantly after, this doesn't suit everyone.

  7. "River island"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good for a university student

    Cons

    Not a career Not enough over time Micro management

  8. "Okay place to work"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Plymouth, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and discount In store.

    Cons

    Poor communication, management would comment on my appearance and would talk down to me and be rude.

  9. "Work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stock Replenishment in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Understanding. Great Environment. Lovely Staff

    Cons

    Hours. Tedious. Stale. Slow. Draining

  10. "Socially very fun"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Christmas Temp in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very sociable and fun environment to be in

    Cons

    Can be boring when store is quite Managers think they work for Gucci

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