Compare Harrods vs River Island Clothing BETA

See how River Island Clothing vs. Harrods compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Harrods

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 718 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 519 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.2
Career Opportunities
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
3.5
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.4
Culture & Values
3.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Harrods Ceo Michael Ward
88%
88%Michael Ward
CEO Approval
River Island Clothing Ceo Will Kernan
93%
93%Will Kernan
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
67%
% Recommend to a friend
70%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
54%
Positive Business Outlook
35%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate40 Salaries
£21,786/yr
Brand Specialist16 Salaries
£21,542/yr
Assistant Manager15 Salaries
£28,200/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Assistant136 Salaries
£7/hr
Store Manager29 Salaries
£30,729/yr
Deputy Manager10 Salaries
£25,541/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Staff discount"(in 87 reviews)
"Good discount"(in 47 reviews)
Pros
"Staff discount"(in 138 reviews)
"Uniform allowance"(in 127 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 43 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 22 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 55 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 48 reviews)
Featured Review

Customer Service

I have been working at Harrods for more than 3 years

Pros

Flexible Shifts Office Environment within Retail Supportive Colleagues & Leaders Great Culture and Kind Management Live & Breathe the Brand Values Consistent change for the better... Passionate & Empathetic Team Excellent opportunities to progress

Cons

HQ building a little dated and in need of some updating such as in house hot Food and Drink facilities.

Advice to Management

Keep building on the strategy of bringing the Brand Values to life through education & recruitment.

Former Employee - Commercial Manager

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.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what your doing, I find the senior management in River Island especially in the stores I worked in, are fantastic and are hugely knowledgeable.

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