River Island Clothing Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Jan 24, 2021

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River Island Clothing CEO Will Kernan
Will Kernan
195 Ratings
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. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Sales Advisor

      Oct 3, 2017 - Sales Advisor in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Staff discount Friends I've made along the way

      Cons

      Minimum wage, heavy work load, long hours over Christmas/St.Stephens Day, lazy managers, no motivation to work, no room to move up the ladder, no life outside work due to late working hours

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      River Island Clothing Response

      Recruitment Officer

      Thanks for your feedback, we'll take it on board.

    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Looks really do matter here.

      Nov 8, 2015 - Sales Associate in Cork
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Worked with lovely clothes, got to see what was coming in, could buy on sale items before the public. Music was ok

      Cons

      Manager was an absolute nightmare. Middle management were catty and let the employees they liked take longer breaks or leave early. Long hours on your feet. Had to look immaculate during every shift. Had to wear awful ear pieces and listen to other staff members shouting to each other all day while trying to speak with customers.

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      River Island Clothing Response

      Head of Talent Acquisition

      Thank you for your review, I am disappointed that you did not enjoy your time with us. I will ensure that I pass your comments onto the relevant teams.

    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      sales assistant

      Jun 2, 2015 - Sales Advisor in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Fun team and great parties

      Cons

      Low pay, long hours, no progression

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      River Island Clothing Response

      Recruitment Officer

      We're sorry you felt this way. Thanks for your review on River Island.

    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Place to Work

      Jan 9, 2021 - Shop Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Fun. Relaxed. Enjoyable. Understanding. Nice staff.

      Cons

      Long hours and have to work weekends.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work

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

      Pros

      Good discount, nice friendly staff

      Cons

      Long hours, rude customers at times

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    6. 3.0
      Current Contractor, less than 1 year

      ...

      Dec 28, 2020 - Sales Advisor in London, England
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Discount of 40%, meeting new people,

      Cons

      Long hours w/ no break, management is meh

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      salary

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

      teamwork and good discount available

      Cons

      long hours pay could be better

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Perceived as a look after staff welfare brand, when in fact, it's the total opposite!

      Nov 19, 2020 - Floor Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good discount - Management 50% - Staff 40% 3 times a year uniform allowance

      Cons

      Long hours, unable to claim back if management Unrealistic timeframes Too many channels of information to keep tabs or action every day HEAVY amounts of pressure River was once known for looking after staff welfare when it's such a shame, that in fact, the stress and negativity within area management, work load, unrealistic expectations etc is not worth the job itself

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    9. 4.0
      Former Contractor, more than 1 year

      Job role

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

      Fair company to work for

      Cons

      Long hours and can be hectic

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Old fashioned

      Jul 27, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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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