River Island Clothing Reviews

Updated 19 May 2020

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3.5
66%
Recommend to a Friend
94%
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River Island Clothing CEO Will Kernan
Will Kernan
20 Ratings
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  • "Christmas is tough, like anywhere else, but I found Christmas tough due to long hours(in 55 reviews)

  • "Although the pay is slightly over minimum wage I don’t think the company do enough for their staff(in 48 reviews)

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  1. "Retail assistant 2years"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Bolton, England

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

    Pros

    Working as a team, Lovely staff and good wage

    Cons

    Not many hours available, management wasn’t up to the task

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    River Island Clothing2020-05-19
  2. "River Island"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - United Kingdom in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team spirit friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    More interaction with senior management

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    River Island Clothing2020-05-17
  3. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Bexleyheath, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for students to earn money while at uni/school, able to specify hours you can work.

    Cons

    Very busy around peak sale times

    River Island Clothing2020-05-16
  4. "A great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor 

    I worked at River Island Clothing part-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff Staff incentives great atmosphere

    Cons

    can be extremely busy during the weekends

    River Island Clothing2020-05-06
  5. "Great job"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Customer Service 

    I worked at River Island Clothing full-time

    Pros

    Nice staff and good support

    Cons

    Not enough hours and demanding

    River Island Clothing2020-04-30
  6. "Head Office Role"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Interview Process - Head Office 
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Family culture Amazing discount Good career development

    Cons

    Poor management Bad location Lack of technology equipment

    River Island Clothing2020-04-30
  7. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Stockroom Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment and fast past

    Cons

    Low pay, demanding during peak seasons

    River Island Clothing2020-04-23
  8. "Crap management"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working works around life

    Cons

    awful management, bad trading, knock-off goods

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    River Island Clothing2020-05-16
  9. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, discounts & allowances. Progression opportunities within the company. Friendly and energetic team. Work life balance.

    Cons

    Salary could be better but is ok for starting off with no experience.

    River Island Clothing2020-04-08
  10. "Decent job for a short time"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Watford, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    40% discount on clothes decent amount of hours

    Cons

    outdated equipment understaffed poor communication between floor staff and ops staff

    River Island Clothing2020-04-22
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