Stock Assistant (Former Employee) – Dublin City Centre – 9 November 2017
River Island was a great experience for me, I really enjoyed myself there. I thought all of the staff were very kind and I made new friends amongst them. This experience helped me mature and get a taste of what it’s like in a quick paced environment and understanding the importance of a good working team to keep a business functioning! It also gave me an insight of a managers job in real life other than just studying throughout my business studies, which was very interesting!
Great Staff, good team work, good communication, well organised stock room and a great shop
Wages were monthly, Elevator wasn’t working at the time so stock had to be manually lifted up and down a lot of stairs.
Great team of managers. Staff often taken for granted by company
Sales Operations Supervisor (Current Employee) – County Dublin – 19 August 2017
A day in River Island is very fast paced and there's always a tremendous amount of work to be done which gives you a sense of accomplishment when the day ends. However as an employee it is easy to feel unheard/ unappreciated by the company. The staff are paid just the bare minimum no matter how long the length of service wether they just started or are with the company 10+ years, which is very demotivating considering other retailers start on higher than minimum wage and increase with length of service. There is also very little difference in pay between a supervisor, that performs mostly managerial duties beyond their job profile, and a staff member.
Fun workplace, but no scope for creativity or career advancement.
Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – Dundalk, County Louth – 1 August 2017
River Island is an easy place to work, however the pay is poor and does not increase the longer you are there, which discourages loyalty or a motive to stay there. Staff are also paid monthly which is a major inconvenience. Staff asked to show contents of their bag on arrival and departure of each shift. Staff searches regularly carried out in which must empty bags, pockets, take off shoes, jacket etc.also can be asked to produce the receipt for any River Island item you are wearing and failure to do so will result in a staff investigation which as an employer I feel is very invasive.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Dublin – 9 June 2017
A typical day at work was a four hour shift, which can be an inconvenience. I'd rather work a full day. I learned so much in terms of handling customers, mulitasking etc. It was a friendly environment, but the place I was in wasquite clicky.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Limerick – 16 February 2017
This was my first experience with working in the retail industry. I started to develop my love of fashion wich enabed me to easily communicate with customers. We were advised to offer excellent customer service and received a lot of training in this aspect.
Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – Blanchardstown, County Dublin – 24 September 2016
Poor training, never received full training a constantly being given out to by a particular manager on stuff I was not trained on. Certain manager was rude, didn't take time to learn my name, would refuse to help and pick on me for anything he could find. Extremely poor management.
General Labourer (Former Employee) – Dublin – 3 August 2016
It was very easy to get work done in RiverIsland, I really enjoyed my time there.
I was not very fond of the monthly pay but I couldn't complain about it, a job is a job and i was happy I had it
A typical day working there would be quite calm and relaxed, giving you finished what need to be done, Most customers were very lovely and friendly towards the staff, although there would be the odd few that were not so nice,
Sales assistant (Former Employee) – Waterford City Centre, County Waterford – 26 May 2016
working on the women's floor was fine as there was always plenty to be doing. The men's floor however, especially on weekdays was inanely boring as there are few customers and you're the only staff member on the floor.