River Island Clothing Reviews

Updated 1 Mar 2021

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3.9
79%
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River Island Clothing CEO Will Kernan
Will Kernan
73 Ratings
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  • "Christmas is tough, like anywhere else, but I found Christmas tough due to long hours(in 62 reviews)

  • "The salary they offer is only minimum wage(in 49 reviews)

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  1. "Great Experience"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Retail Assistant in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at River Island Clothing part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good management, fairly balanced shifts (weekends off), great incentives

    Cons

    Late hours depending on which store you work in

  2. "Sales Assistant"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Unemployed in Basingstoke, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at River Island Clothing part-time

    Pros

    Nice managers, fairly laid back working environment

    Cons

    Was made to work the whole floor alone sometimes, would have to work past my finishing time


  3. "Great First Job"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends

    I worked at River Island Clothing part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Can be rewarding, great discounts, overall friendly environment

    Cons

    - Pay, very busy and sometimes understaffed in sale periods.

  4. "Okay"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Sheffield, England

    I worked at River Island Clothing part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good for part time, while studying

    Cons

    No real career prospects in long period.

  5. "Dynamic Role"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Deputy Manager in Basingstoke, England

    I worked at River Island Clothing full-time

    Pros

    - Lots to keep you busy - Dynamic role (varied responsibilites)

    Cons

    - Poor salary for what the company expects from you

  6. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at River Island Clothing part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing place to work, great atmosphere, friendly staff, made many friends there

    Cons

    Not too great with time off

  7. "Good Part time job"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Bury, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at River Island Clothing part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun workplace Good discount Good Uniform allowance

    Cons

    Can be repetitive , but thats just retail for you.

  8. "Senior Sales"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Advisor in Staines, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at River Island Clothing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Staff discount Great team Substantial support during pandemic Product quality is excellent

    Cons

    No cons to the job so far

  9. "Good times"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at River Island Clothing part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Met friends for life, good discount benefits

    Cons

    Not enough money, no progression

  10. "Standard sales assistant job"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Hanley, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at River Island Clothing part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Staff discount and friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Understaffed and high expectations to achieve.

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