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River Island Clothing Reviews

Updated 15 Oct 2019

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River Island Clothing CEO Ben Lewis
Ben Lewis
289 Ratings
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  • "Long hours, targets to meet can be hard(in 50 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. "Sales Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible, benefit in kind of clothing, staff discount, understanding managers, friendly staff

    Cons

    minimum wage. Only get time and a hald on Sundays and Bank Holidays, not double time.

    River Island Clothing2019-03-19
  2. "Sales advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at River Island Clothing part-time

    Pros

    40% clothing discount which saves you a lot

    Cons

    Unorganised, lack of staff, overly focused on reducing costs

    River Island Clothing2019-10-14
  3. "Sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Limerick, Limerick
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with staff was a great joy

    Cons

    Managers have no leadership qualities

    Advice to Management

    Talk to staff make sure that they are ok , and if mistakes are made , make sure to go through with the staff again so they know for next time and aren’t afraid for the next time , also treat new employees with more respect to cause a nice work ambiance

    River Island Clothing2019-10-06
  4. "Stressful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at River Island Clothing part-time

    Pros

    Clothing allowance every six weeks.

    Cons

    Management were very rude and made work stressful

    River Island Clothing2019-10-11
  5. "Poor Pay, Corners Cut, Nice People"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The People within the company

    Cons

    The pay was below minimum in the first year, shifts were rostered in 4 hour intervals to avoid paying a lunch hour/ lack of staff for an hour.

    Advice to Management

    Value employees

    River Island Clothing2019-09-15
  6. "Sales Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at River Island Clothing part-time

    Pros

    Great discount on the clothes in the store

    Cons

    The salary they offer is only minimum wage

    River Island Clothing2019-09-12
  7. "Awful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at River Island Clothing part-time

    Pros

    Nothing ,you get treated awfully by the managers,your made do everything in the shop with no help from managers they all stand around laughing and talking to eachother leaving you with too many tasks to complete and then they give out if they’re not completed quick enough, worst company to ever work for and you get literally below minimum wage,shocking

    Cons

    Everything save yourself time and don’t bother

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff better,pay better, change your whole ways

    River Island Clothing2019-08-14
  8. "Not terrible"

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    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Waterford
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job with good benefits

    Cons

    Managers are often unreasonable and have high expectations

    River Island Clothing2019-07-04
  9. "Sales Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Retail in Dublin, Dublin

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

    Pros

    The discount, nice retail assistants

    Cons

    Bad management, bad pay, bad hours.

    Advice to Management

    More respect for employees

    River Island Clothing2019-06-20
  10. "Fair but Boring"

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    Former Employee - Shop Assistant in Athlone
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff discount is great, nice work environment.

    Cons

    Unsociable hours. No heads on whether you might work the next day

    River Island Clothing2019-06-16
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