River Island Clothing Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 24 Jan 2021

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Pros
  • "Good benefits - staff discount, uniform allowance; friendly team(in 150 reviews)

  • "250 plus uniform allowance every 6-8 weeks(in 138 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "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. 5.0
      Former Employee

      salary

      12 Nov 2020 - Retail Sales Assistant in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      teamwork and good discount available

      Cons

      long hours pay could be better

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work

      24 Jan 2021 - Shop Floor Assistant in Reading, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good discount, nice friendly staff

      Cons

      Long hours, rude customers at times

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Couldn't recommend this company more

      19 Feb 2020 - Commercial Manager in Gravesend, England, England
      Recommend
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      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.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Contractor, less than 1 year

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      28 Dec 2020 - Sales Advisor in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Discount of 40%, meeting new people,

      Cons

      Long hours w/ no break, management is meh

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    5. 4.0
      Former Contractor, more than 1 year

      Job role

      12 Oct 2020 - Store Assistant in Huddersfield, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fair company to work for

      Cons

      Long hours and can be hectic

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Old fashioned

      27 Jul 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some of the people Discount Nice store

      Cons

      Long hours are met with zero thanks Care more about tasks than they do about customers (they claim the opposite but NO) Blame culture is awful When you ask for days off on annual leave it seems ‘frowned upon’ so basically you get made to feel bad for asking to utilise YOUR BENEFIT and even better luck if you want anything off at a weekend or in December as they are ‘too busy’ far from it

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    7. 3.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Long hours

      1 Jun 2020 - Security in Bury, North West England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly staff and warm clean enviroment

      Cons

      Long hours boring long days

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work

      11 Oct 2019 - Assistant Buyer in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great training and learning / development team Nice office with good selection of food/ drinks/canteen Interesting / compelling work

      Cons

      Slow progression Fast pace can mean long hours depending on team Office is next to a tip so can be a bit smelly in the summer

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Overworked

      14 Nov 2019 - Assistant Merchandiser in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Amazig staff discount and staff shop

      Cons

      Long hours with minimal rewards

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      River Island

      6 Sep 2019 - Deputy Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      50% staff discount Good uniform allowance

      Cons

      Long hours Lack of progression Poor planning

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