Compare The Very Group vs River Island Clothing BETA

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

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 117 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 519 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.4
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.1
Work-life balance
3.5
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.9
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
Culture & Values
3.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
The Very Group Ceo Henry Birch
95%
95%Henry Birch
CEO Approval
River Island Clothing Ceo Will Kernan
93%
93%Will Kernan
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
82%
% Recommend to a friend
70%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
72%
Positive Business Outlook
35%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Buying Assistant3 Salaries
£19,654/yr
Intern2 Salaries
£16,331/yr
Buyer4 Salaries
£43,579/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
"Great people"(in 11 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 10 reviews)
Pros
"Staff discount"(in 138 reviews)
"Uniform allowance"(in 127 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Senior management"(in 6 reviews)
"Liverpool"(in 5 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 55 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 48 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Head of Logistics

I have been working at The Very Group full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Very collaborative, supportive environment. High paced Excellent facilities at head office Great people Constantly evolving

Cons

Still working on getting rid of some ancient core systems, some frustrations around the pace of IT change as a result.

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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