Compare River Island Clothing vs Primark BETA

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

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Primark

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 519 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 3201 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.0
Career Opportunities
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
2.6
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.5
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
2.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.5
Culture & Values
3.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
River Island Clothing Ceo Will Kernan
93%
93%Will Kernan
CEO Approval
Primark Ceo Paul Marchant
78%
78%Paul Marchant
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
70%
% Recommend to a friend
65%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
35%
Positive Business Outlook
48%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Store Manager29 Salaries
£30,504/yr
Sales Assistant136 Salaries
£7/hr
Customer Sales Assistant10 Salaries
£7/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Retail Assistant471 Salaries
£7/hr
Sales Assistant326 Salaries
£7/hr
Customer Assistant47 Salaries
£7/hr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Staff discount"(in 138 reviews)
"Uniform allowance"(in 127 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 228 reviews)
"Overtime available"(in 120 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 55 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 48 reviews)
Cons
"No discount"(in 131 reviews)
"No staff discount"(in 130 reviews)
Featured Review

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.

"Illusion real"1 Mar 2020

Current Employee - Sales Associate

I have been working at Primark part-time for less than a year

Pros

Great work team and friendly

Cons

Fast pace and extreme standing hours

Job Postings