Brilliant perks in the job but there was no atmosphere within the store. There was no team work in the particular store and not a lot of help from the manager. Lovely clothes though and depending on what hours you work, there would be a monthly budget to buy clothes with.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire – 14 March 2018
Absolutely loved my time at River Island, was a sales assistant over Christmas, which I recommend for anyone who wants to get experience in retail and loves fashion! I got a 40% discount and a £32 uniform allowance (you get more for the more hours you are contracted). Everyone was lovely and shifts went quickly because there was always something to do.
Good wage, lovely colleagues and management
Too many xmas temps hired so not enough hours given
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Solihull, West Midlands – 14 March 2018
Fun to work. Good discount and allowances. Sick pay is poor. Good music I’m the background. Pay is good for a first or second time job. Not a career. You’ll have a good time working there if you like fashion.
Sales Advisor (Former Employee) – London – 14 March 2018
Working at River Island for almost four years has been instrumental in the experience I’ve gained delivering exceptional and helpful customer service. My duties ranged from assisting customers in the selection of clothing, offering guidance and suggestions to maintaining the shop floor keeping items well replenished and presentable at all times throughout the day. I was heavily responsible for this as I often worked alone or with one other person in my department. Gaining my experience in interacting with customers, learning to build rapport and being a key part in finding solutions, has only readied me to pursue a career in what I’m truly passionate about, which is beauty
Retail Manager (Former Employee) – Bournemouth – 13 March 2018
Genuine people who do their best at their jobs and care about the service they give to customers. Very much dependant on a strong manager, all branches I worked in were exceptional and each staff member cared for the service they gave. Retail management is hard going and there are very high standards to achieve in the company. A good mix of old school and new. I always loved working with long standing managers.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Leicester – 2 March 2018
When i was working there the management was fun and the work colleagues were always helpful and kind. The pay was different to what we were told but it didn't matter because of all the overtime we were asked to do.
Store Operative (Former Employee) – Bullring, West Midlands – 1 March 2018
Back of house work. Stockroom Lack off jobs to do. Sitting around waiting to be told what to do as everything you did was based off what the managers of that section wanted done on that specific day. Hardest part of the job was looking for things to do when everything had been completed so they do not give you a challenge. The most challenging thing would probably be moving stock round to how they want it because they are quite picky. The most enjoyable part of the job was the friends I made there, and also the customers I was able to speak to.
Free uniform, team mates.
Short hours, not a lot of commutation from managers.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Birmingham – 24 February 2018
Whilst working at river island I was able to encounter and interact with a wide range individuals, this was a beneficial experience for me as I was able to further develop my communication and interactive skills. I enjoyed being part of the team within river island as they were very and welcoming, I was able to get along with all the staff and managers and walk away with an overall positive expirence
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Brent Cross Station, Greater London – 24 February 2018
Decent first job for people in school or college. You learn basic customer service but will need a more serious job to develop your skills in this area as the job is repetitave and does not require much
When working at RiverIsland there was never a when there was nothing productive to do within my shifts. I have learned many retail skills which has benefited me with future jobs. The culture within the work place was well respected. The most hardest part of the job was trying to balance out college work with work. The most enjoyable part of the job was being involved in a team and experiencing a work environment.
Working at warehouse isn't the best, but I decided to go and work there to get some experience and get some money aswell. I think is not be right job for me so personally I would prefer working at a shop.