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River Island Clothing Employee Reviews about "staff discount"

Updated 18 Dec 2019

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3.6
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River Island Clothing CEO Will Kernan
Will Kernan
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  • "Fast pace can mean long hours depending on team(in 53 reviews)

  • "Although the pay is slightly over minimum wage I don’t think the company do enough for their staff(in 47 reviews)

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  1. "River Islannd"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good staff discount Friendly environment

    Cons

    Some of the managers are lazy and make you do their work

    River Island Clothing2019-07-17
  2. "."

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    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'.

    River Island Clothing2019-12-02
  3. "Awful"

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    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in London, England

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

    Pros

    Staff discount is the only positive

    Cons

    Expectations are unrealistic and do not match up with salary

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    River Island Clothing2019-12-18
  4. "Overworked"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Merchandiser in London, England

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

    Pros

    Amazig staff discount and staff shop

    Cons

    Long hours with minimal rewards

    River Island Clothing2019-11-14
  5. "Good progression and benefits"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good potential for progression and good staff discount

    Cons

    Could pay the staff a bit more

    River Island Clothing2019-09-13
  6. "River Island"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland

    I have been working at River Island Clothing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    50% staff discount Good uniform allowance

    Cons

    Long hours Lack of progression Poor planning

    River Island Clothing2019-09-06
  7. ""Perks" aren't really perks"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff discount of 40%- doesn't apply to sale or any other brands and is capped at £250 of full price clothes a month. Uniform allowance of £65 (per 8 hour weekly contract) or £105 (per 20 hour weekly contract) every 3 months- this is only enough to buy 1 pair of jeans/trousers and one top a month, can't be used on any sale or promotional items, accessories, shoes or bags. You are required to wear in-season River Island (head to toe) every shift, so you have to spend a substantial amount on RI clothes regularly. Lots of extra hours available around Christmas, regardless of whether you want them or not you have to work them. Pay is above minimum wage (because stores are kept understaffed whilst you have to work at max efficiency)

    Cons

    Hard to get time off if you are not a level 2/management. No overtime. Rotas constantly appear on a Saturday evening for Sunday. Very demanding job role. Rotas are final, shift swapping is rarely approved and you must find your own cover before phoning in sick (at least 2 hours in advance of shift). A lot of physical work involved on delivery days- shifting large totes of stock. Management usually reluctant to interact with low level employees, particularly about time off, holiday pay, shift swaps, etc. Shifts tend to be 4 hours long to avoid giving staff breaks (breaks are unpaid anyway). Staff room has lockers (most staff share a locker with 1 other and management have access to all lockers), a small fridge and a kettle- no cutlery, crockery or even tea/coffee. You need management permission to use the toilet, so if other staff or busy or manager is with someone else, you must wait until they approve it.

    River Island Clothing2019-05-20
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    "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    staff canteen is pretty good staff discount onsite parking (head office)

    Cons

    leadership (or lack of) in finance department is appalling rate of staff turnover incredibly high (50-100% p.a.)

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    River Island Clothing2019-03-04
  9. "Great first job"

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    Former Employee - Retail Advisor in Stockton-on-Tees, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very understanding of students and their inability to work all of the time. Great team Amazing Career progression Hard work is recognised Staff Discount

    Cons

    None that i can think of

    River Island Clothing2018-11-12
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    "River Island"

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    Sales Assistant in Brighton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, staff were always a good laugh at the Brighton store. Ideal job for uni students. Pay on the lower side (compared to other high street retailers) but staff discount one of the best. Offer <10 hr contracts which is ideal for students.

    Cons

    Unless you've lost a limb, expect to be interrogated upon calling in sick, or made to feel like you're letting the team down for not going in. Pay lower than some other retailers. Not sure if still the case, but "level 2's" (i.e. one above sales assistant, one below manager) get paid about 15p more an hour than the standard sales assistant. This being said, pros definitely outweight the cons if you are just looking for a part time job at uni. If you are pursuing full time career in retail, look elsewhere.

    River Island Clothing2018-10-29

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