Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – Dublin – 18 April 2018
Worked with River Island for just under 2 years. Would not recommend this company to work for to anyone! Management is shocking, salary is ridiculously low and the way they treat their staff is appalling. The only perk of the job would be the 40% discount but even at that, it is not worth it. Moral is very low and staff turnover is extremely high as management could be quite the bullies!
Sales Assistant and Cashier (Current Employee) – Dublin – 28 March 2018
In the past two years i've worked for River Island, i have enjoyed my time there, i have been fully-trained in all areas including stockroom, tills, and the floor which includes footwear and fitting rooms. The work is rewarding as the customers are always really appreciative of the lengths our staff will go to give them the best customer service around. All in all, i've enjoyed working there and would recommend it to anyone starting out in retail.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Dublin – 21 February 2018
It was fun just the hours were not good and the pay was awful the hardest part of the job was the long hours for bad pay and the most enjoyable part was the people i worked with and working with fashion.
Part time (Current Employee) – County Dublin – 8 February 2018
The trainings are very poor to begin with. 4 hrs shift on minimum wage. Monthly pay and some staff is unlikely to be helpful in any way. Feeling more like security working there then making actual sales. You get to learn raital in most chaotic way.
The managers aren't very patient overall, they do not train you very well in the things you're not familiar with. They do very short contracts and get rid of whoever they want whenever they want. All about security instead of sales, you end up feeling like you're there as a security guard rather than a sales adviser. Not enjoyable and no job satisfaction. Not enough hours.
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.