River Island Clothing Employee Reviews about "staff discount"

Updated 24 Aug 2020

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River Island Clothing CEO Will Kernan
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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. "Great company"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Production Tech Assistant in London, England

    I worked at River Island Clothing full-time

    Pros

    Great teams of people to work with. Good staff discount, subsidized food and on site parking.

    Cons

    Very hard to get good pay, also no bonuses offered.


  3. "Excellent company"

    5.0
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    • 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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  4. "Good times"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at River Island Clothing part-time

    Pros

    Staff discount on some good clothes

    Cons

    Poor management they give unreachable targets

  5. "Well..."

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Stratford, London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free uniform allowance up to a certain amount, generous staff discount.

    Cons

    A very cliquey atmosphere surrounding management and staff. When management leave they are usually not replaced unless absolutely necessary. The role of a manager will usually be given to a level 3 sales assistant in order to cut costs. Management purposefully hides information about opportunities such as level-3 to management roles in other stores in order to maintain their store staff and reduce retraining and rehiring. Most sales floor staff are young and at university and college. This usually means treatment by management can be undermining and very school-like even if you're more senior. Engagement with sales assistants from high ups during visits such as the area manager, regional manager, the CEO, and the founder usually never happen. The Area Manager will quiz you on protocols and service skills, but these are never just refreshing conservations as management will drill into you that you can't mess up these situations. This creates a lot of stress and usually, most visits are stressful. I would have liked the opportunity to have some sort of conversation or witness others engage with these individuals in a more productive manner. I did not feel seen, heard, or recognized by these people. Because you're on the lowest end of the payroll, you do feel easily replace and that you don't matter. You also have to deal with a lot of emotionally immature people, be that staff or customers. Working here will most definitely affect your mental health. The company is trying to change that, but sometimes a leaflet and a poster in a toilet do not seem that engaging or helpful.

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  6. "Love River Island"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Guildford, England

    I have been working at River Island Clothing part-time

    Pros

    Friendly team and staff discount

    Cons

    No cons they were all good

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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

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

    Pros

    Staff discount very good Overtime

    Cons

    Very difficult to contact HR and sort out issues relating Limited progression

  8. "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

  9. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at River Island Clothing

    Pros

    Staff discount, lovely clothes and friendly staff

    Cons

    Standing all day and very repeative work

  10. "It's Ok"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor 

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

    Pros

    40% Staff Discount, Uniform Allowance.

    Cons

    Pressure to hit sales targets, even a lot of the time this is out of your control.

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