Compare Pret A Manger vs River Island Clothing BETA

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

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.8
(based on 759 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 519 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.8
Career Opportunities
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.2
Work-life balance
3.5
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.3
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.6
Culture & Values
3.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Pret A Manger Ceo Pano Christou
42%
42%Pano Christou
CEO Approval
River Island Clothing Ceo Will Kernan
93%
93%Will Kernan
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
40%
% Recommend to a friend
70%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
28%
Positive Business Outlook
35%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Team Member64 Salaries
£8/hr
Team Leader16 Salaries
£10/hr
Assistant Manager13 Salaries
£26,048/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Store Manager29 Salaries
£30,504/yr
Allocator24 Salaries
£20,985/yr
Deputy Manager10 Salaries
£25,353/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 140 reviews)
"Paid breaks"(in 39 reviews)
Pros
"Staff discount"(in 138 reviews)
"Uniform allowance"(in 127 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 42 reviews)
"Hard work"(in 30 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 55 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 48 reviews)
Featured Review
"idk"9 Jan 2020

Former Employee - Computer Programming

I worked at Pret A Manger part-time

Pros

great people amazing food good management

Cons

stressful long hours long closing

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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