Compare J D Wetherspoon vs River Island Clothing BETA

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

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 1592 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 519 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.7
Work-life balance
3.5
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
J D Wetherspoon Ceo John Hutson
80%
80%John Hutson
CEO Approval
River Island Clothing Ceo Will Kernan
93%
93%Will Kernan
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
65%
% Recommend to a friend
70%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
52%
Positive Business Outlook
35%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Bar Associate195 Salaries
£8/hr
Kitchen Associate67 Salaries
£8/hr
Pub Manager69 Salaries
£35,614/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Sales Assistant10 Salaries
£7/hr
Store Manager29 Salaries
£30,504/yr
Allocator24 Salaries
£20,985/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Pub"(in 118 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 109 reviews)
Pros
"Staff discount"(in 138 reviews)
"Uniform allowance"(in 127 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 193 reviews)
"Pub"(in 191 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 55 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 48 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Shift Leader

I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than a year

Pros

For those that work hard there are serious progression opportunities. Excellent for training and plenty of opportunity to learn valuable life skills. The people you get to work with and meet... make the job x10 easier.

Cons

Is a very high-pressure job which some people may find too much. Some management tend to forget that running the pub from the office can create tension with associates.

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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