River Island Clothing Employee Reviews about "uniform allowance"

Updated Jan 18, 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. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Alright but it could be way better

      Nov 26, 2019 - Operations Supervisor in Dublin, Dublin
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      Pros

      40% discount Uniform allowance The other employees

      Cons

      Shockingly low paying for the work the staff do,

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      DO NOT work here.

      Mar 19, 2020 - Sales Assistant in Blanchardstown
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Uniform allowance - 40% off clothes

      Cons

      - Awful management. Shout at you for asking questions during training. - Not trained properly - Toxic environment, no sense of community - Put you in for days you requested off - Give roster just a day in advance

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Could be better

      Jan 25, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good discount Can be a fun workplace , make great friends.

      Cons

      Staff are really overworked for the wage they receive. High targets. Don’t be fooled by the “uniform allowance” they expect you to wear head to toe river island brand, even though you only get your allowance every 3 months, you might only get 2 cheap tops and a pair of jeans if you’re lucky, maybe more depending on your hours and contract. Managers can be sometimes (not always)cliquey/favoritism can occur too, sometimes expect too much of their staff, not enough help when trying to complete difficult tasks.

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Work part time

      Dec 8, 2017 - Retail Sales Associate in Castleknock
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible hours good staff discount you get a uniform allowance depending on what contract you're on everyone is generally nice to work with and around the same age group

      Cons

      Terrible pay rude managers usually stand around talking to each other and don't let you say a work to anyone you're working with

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Product level 2

      Sep 11, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
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      Pros

      Good discount and good uniform allowance

      Cons

      very poor wage, no room for progession, unmotivated staff

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      River Island Clothing Response

      Recruitment Officer

      Thanks for your review.

    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Horrible place to work

      Jan 27, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Staff discount & uniform allowance

      Cons

      Terrible management Very "clique-y" environment Payment system is ridiculously out of date and inaccurate Head office are difficult to deal with Employees made to feel like they are just a number rather than a person

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      River Island Clothing Response

      Recruitment Officer

      Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we'll look in to your feedback.

    7. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Bad experience

      Oct 11, 2015 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good staff discount, and uniform allowance every 3 months fasssasssssssssssf

      Cons

      Managers are awful and treat you like a child, made stay after closing to clean the flour for up to an hour without pay.

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      River Island Clothing Response

      Head of Talent Acquisition

      Thank you for posting your review about your time at River Island - sorry if you did not enjoy your time with us and I will feedback your comments

    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good benefits

      Jan 18, 2021 - Sales Assistant 
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      Pros

      Good benefits - staff discount, uniform allowance; friendly team.

      Cons

      Low wage - I worked here under the age of 18 and received around £4.50 an hour.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company to work for

      Jan 11, 2021 - Sales Associate in Enfield, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It offers a lot of incentives to staff like gift cards that motivates them to make as many sales as possible.

      Cons

      The uniform allowance unfortunately does not stretch far enough when you are doing overtime.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great part time student position

      Nov 28, 2020 - Part-time Sales Advisor in Guildford, England
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      Pros

      great working environment, generous uniform allowance

      Cons

      Christmas working hours, no commission based on sales

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