River Island Clothing

  www.riverisland.com
  www.riverisland.com
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River Island Clothing Photos

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Inside the staff room, our vending machine

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River Island Clothing Reviews

119 Reviews
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119 Reviews
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Ben Lewis
30 Ratings
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    Fun role, good place to meet people and be first to fashion

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and shifts, good staff discounts, 75% off on jeans and 30% off the rest when I worked there for two years.

    Cons

    Not always guaranteed to leave on time at the end of day shifts until every inch of the shop is clean. The management (supervisors) can sometimes be a bit rude and disrespectful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always treat your staff with respect

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    Positive Outlook
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River Island Clothing Interviews

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014

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    Sales Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days - interviewed at River Island Clothing.

    Interview Details

    I walked in with my cv asked to speak to a manager handed her my cv , she asked me could she speak to me for a few minutes brought me over to the denim section and interviewed me there asked me basic questions like what's good customer service to you , how have you led my example In a team etc then she told me the rate of pay and the hours of contract whitch was an 8 hour contact and Basicly told me I have the job , then phoned me two days later and confrimed I had the job I went in for an induction day and it turns out there was 16 of us starting all on 8 hour contracts witch I thought was quite silly as they could of just gave 8 people the job with proper contracts. River island was truely a Horible place to work the managers just looked down on you spoke to the new staff as if wee where dogs really not a nice place to work . I should of guessed this by how unorganised the interview process was and the fact they did not even check references

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River Island Clothing Awards & Accolades

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Torque Retailer of the Year (Consumer Choice), Drapers, 2012

Additional Info

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Website www.riverisland.com
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1948
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Retail
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Next (UK), Arcadia, New Look

River Island Clothing has designs on more than just the UK. Designing most of the clothing and accessories it sells, the youth-oriented firm operates more than 250 clothing, accessory, jewelry, and footwear shops (including about two dozen superstores) and is among the best known UK brands. The company makes and markets such products as shirts, tops, knitwear, jeans, trousers, jackets, footwear, and other related accessories for both men and women. Skirts, dresses, and jewelry also are available for women. Customers can also shop online at the company's Web site. The... More

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