River Island Clothing Employee Reviews about "uniform allowance"

Updated 28 Nov 2020

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River Island Clothing CEO Will Kernan
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  1. "Alright but it could be way better"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    40% discount Uniform allowance The other employees

    Cons

    Shockingly low paying for the work the staff do,

  2. "DO NOT work here."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Blanchardstown
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    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. "Could be better"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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. "Work part time"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Castleknock
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    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. "Product level 2"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good discount and good uniform allowance

    Cons

    very poor wage, no room for progession, unmotivated staff

    River Island Clothing Response

    September 22, 2017Recruitment Officer

    Thanks for your review.

  6. "Horrible place to work"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    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

    June 2, 2017Recruitment Officer

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

  7. "Bad experience"

    1.0
     

    I worked at River Island Clothing

    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.

    River Island Clothing Response

    October 27, 2015Head 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. "Great part time student position"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Part-time Sales Advisor in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great working environment, generous uniform allowance

    Cons

    Christmas working hours, no commission based on sales

  9. Helpful (1)

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

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Floor Manager 

    I worked at River Island Clothing full-time

    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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  10. "sales advisor"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Uniform Allowance every 6 Weeks 40% discount

    Cons

    Pay isn't the best. Holidays are more than often declined when related to education

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