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Do not work here
I hated my time here. What started off as a dream job turned into a nightmare. So competitive, they watch your every move, search your bags, you not allowed put your jacket on before you leave the store or have your jacket on near the stock room. They don’t trust you from the beginning. It was so competitive and it was very click-y
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Just dont
It was ok but overworked underpaid you get trapped cause you think your earning loads but really it's nothing. Management earned more to do nothing or question work they gave you and you followed it was just a rollercoaster of telling them you did as they asked and they never understand you.
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dump
terrible place to work dreaded every single second of it , couldnt wait to get home once i went in, management is a joke and half of the dont even know howto fold a t shirt
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Great staff, difficult management
Supervisors don’t get paid enough, nor does any of the management, but supervisors especially. Responsible for opening and closing the shop, and counting up tills and safe, and paid less than a euro than minimum wage. Management can be very condescending and assume you’re stupid, which is difficult to deal with. Always lots of tasks to complete, which is great but can become very stressful very fast.
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Not good
Bad management, managers were rude and disrespectful. Toxic work environment, extremely judgmental. No training received which therefore resulted in unachievable expectations set on workers.
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5.0
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I enjoyed working in River Island. I made lifetime friends and I hope to work their again
The management was really friendly. They helped when you had problems with your hours and etc. I enjoyed working at River Island and it brought new accomplishments in my life.
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Bad company
The company is terrible. Really low wages. Expected way too much with extra pressure. The management are horrible and do not care about staff. Would not recommend
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Great place to work
Friendly & helpful staff, great team work and a happy working environment, really enjoy my shifts ar River Island and look forward to going to work, the management team are top class
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good workplace
Fast pace environment, everyday was different to some degree. Learned a lot about customer service and sales. Everyone working there was really friendly.
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Loved it
Great place to work management were fair and always heard what you had to say. The discount was amazing but unfortunately the pay is very unfair for anyone under the age of 20.
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Stay away please
Awful company , management are rude and don’t respect the staff. Stay away, not worth it for a low minimum wage job. The canteen is untidy 🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢.
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Awful place to work
Some managers would just get people below them to run around the place fr them and never done anything themselves. Bullying within the workplace and nothing was done about it. Favoritism was a big thing in the store. Couldn't take holidays during June. Could only get your discount on full price things and have to be working there 2 weeks until you got it. Your uniform could only be full priced too, and had to be there a certain amount of time before getting it. Most co-workers were so nice to work with while others weren't so much. Area manager was very frustrating whenever they came in just finding small things to give ouut about. Get blamed on things that was out of your control.
Pros
nothing
Cons
can't take holidays at certain times
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Ok
Staff were friendly to work with, work during Christmas period was tough. Good befits for staff such as discounts and uniform. Flexible hours for those in college
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work atmosphere was mediocre
Working is river island was what i expected of a retail position. Staff were kind and managers/ suprvisors were helpful. Wasnt the best retail position that i worked in.
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Enjoyable working environment
Short working hours but at very sociable times. Ideal for having a balanced lifestyle. Enjoyable work and pleasant work colleagues. Learned a lot about customer service .
Pros
Pleasant workplace
Cons
short four hour shifts
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productive
So working at river island is really nice because they really make you feel like a part of the team as well they show you everything and explain to you everything for when you have to be alone or without supervising you can have the confidence to know what you have to do without a doubt.
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Bad
very bad place to work, staff are treated like rubbish and managers are awful, company is very badly run with stock and pay always wrong, would no recommend it to anyone
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Short shifts
I didn't stay here long because I was offered 16 hours a week and I was working 8 or less hours a week.
Management was decent other staff were friendly and helpful.
Pros
Staff
Cons
Fell short on hours
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Bad hours
The most hours you would get on a sunday would be three hours. The staff are great you make great friends, hardest part of job was requesting time off
Pros
staffe
Cons
short hours
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Hostile work environment
The typical working day was very boring and slow paced as so much staff on the floor so few jobs per person. Managers were not friendly or encouraging.
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Beyond Comparison
I have had many bad job experiences but River Island is certainly not one of them.

One of the most caring companies with a very positive attitude. I would highly recommend anyone to work with them, I would go back in a heartbeat.


The typical day of work is fast paced but not stressful in any way, it's almost fun in a way.


The hardest part of the job was the unpacking of the Christmas delivery but what job has an easy Christmas.


The most enjoyable part of the job is certainly working with the people employed there. I have had such a positive friendly bunch of co-workers in any other job.
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Location.
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