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River Island Clothing Reviews

Updated 13 Feb 2020

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3.4
63%
Recommend to a Friend
93%
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River Island Clothing CEO Will Kernan
Will Kernan
16 Ratings
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  • "Fast pace can mean long hours depending on team(in 53 reviews)

  • "Although the pay is slightly over minimum wage I don’t think the company do enough for their staff(in 47 reviews)

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  1. "Good head start into merchandising"

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    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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    River Island Clothing2020-02-13
  2. "Challenging but Enjoyable"

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    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.

    River Island Clothing2020-02-10
  3. "Standard Retail"

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    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

    River Island Clothing2020-02-09
  4. "I thought it was a nice place to work."

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    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.

    River Island Clothing2020-02-09
  5. "Work"

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    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

    River Island Clothing2020-02-05
  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Agronomist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at River Island Clothing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people able to progress quickly Management happy to hear ideas from all levels Friendly culture

    Cons

    Office location is not great

    River Island Clothing2020-02-02
  7. "sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at River Island Clothing full-time

    Pros

    good place to work

    Cons

    finishing late with no thank you

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    River Island Clothing2020-01-29
  8. "Sales assistant at RI"

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    Current Employee - Computer Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people Fun work space Easy to learn new things

    Cons

    No cons to working other than customers are super rude

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    River Island Clothing2020-01-27
  9. "Overall decent"

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    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at River Island Clothing part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Depending on store, friendly staff company decent enough good to get by uni ect

    Cons

    sometimes can be difficult with holidays ect

    River Island Clothing2020-01-27
  10. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Commercial/Residential Window Washer in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at River Island Clothing part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Easy work, friendly co-workers, great for students. Discount (40%) is brilliant.

    Cons

    You really understand how much little customers care about you even when you go above and beyond to get them a discount or general help.

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    River Island Clothing2020-01-27

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