River Island Clothing Employee Reviews about "staff discount"

Updated Nov 17, 2020

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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
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great

      Oct 13, 2020 - Sales Advisor in Gateshead, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lovely staff, great staff discount and uniform

      Cons

      Christmas hours are slightly unsociable but that’s retail

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great

      Oct 28, 2020 - Sales Assistant in Manchester, England
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Amazing staff discount Nice fashion stykes

      Cons

      Can be quite Cliquey in the store

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good

      Oct 5, 2020 - Sales Assistant in Leicester, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A generous staff discount of 40%

      Cons

      Not much chance for career progression

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Great company

      Aug 24, 2020 - Production Tech Assistant in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great teams of people to work with. Good staff discount, subsidized food and on site parking.

      Cons

      Very hard to get good pay, also no bonuses offered.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Excellent company

      Aug 5, 2020 - Store Manager in Barrow, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company put employees first Good staff discount Opportunity to progress

      Cons

      Sometimes it can be boring if the store is quiet

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Sales Assistant/ Advisor

      Jul 20, 2020 - Graduate Student in Manchester, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Short hours at work Nice people staff discount and employee budget on staff uniform

      Cons

      Not for the long term

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Well...

      Jun 19, 2020 - Sales Assistant in Stratford, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Free uniform allowance up to a certain amount, generous staff discount.

      Cons

      A very cliquey atmosphere surrounding management and staff. When management leave they are usually not replaced unless absolutely necessary. The role of a manager will usually be given to a level 3 sales assistant in order to cut costs. Management purposefully hides information about opportunities such as level-3 to management roles in other stores in order to maintain their store staff and reduce retraining and rehiring. Most sales floor staff are young and at university and college. This usually means treatment by management can be undermining and very school-like even if you're more senior. Engagement with sales assistants from high ups during visits such as the area manager, regional manager, the CEO, and the founder usually never happen. The Area Manager will quiz you on protocols and service skills, but these are never just refreshing conservations as management will drill into you that you can't mess up these situations. This creates a lot of stress and usually, most visits are stressful. I would have liked the opportunity to have some sort of conversation or witness others engage with these individuals in a more productive manner. I did not feel seen, heard, or recognized by these people. Because you're on the lowest end of the payroll, you do feel easily replace and that you don't matter. You also have to deal with a lot of emotionally immature people, be that staff or customers. Working here will most definitely affect your mental health. The company is trying to change that, but sometimes a leaflet and a poster in a toilet do not seem that engaging or helpful.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Love River Island

      Mar 11, 2020 - Sales Advisor in Guildford, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly team and staff discount

      Cons

      No cons they were all good

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

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      Dec 1, 2019 - Product Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Always busy. 40% staff discount. Room for extra circular training at own discretion. Good for overtime.

      Cons

      Employee hierarchy lacking structure. LVL 2's are not classed as management yet are expected to do the same work as a manager but don't receive the same pay or benefits as a manager. If you mention this you will be outted from the 'team'.

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Awful

      Dec 18, 2019 - Sales Advisor in London, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Staff discount is the only positive

      Cons

      Expectations are unrealistic and do not match up with salary

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