River Island
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River Island Careers and Employment

About the company

  • CEO
    Will Kernan
  • Founded
    1948
  • Company size
    5,001 to 10,000
  • Revenue
    £1bn to £5bn
  • Industry
    Retail & Wholesale
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Salaries

Salary estimated from 88 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed.

Sales

Sales Assistant
£16,845 per year
Sales Manager
£19,678 per year
Sales Advisor
£13,968 per year
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 1.6K reviews and is evolving.

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Reviews

Sales and service Manager in Swansea
on 20 April 2021
Learn a range of skills to help you in the general working world
Staff were great, worked with some hard workers and down to earth people, management were great. The wages in retail generally are poor for the demand of the full time staff and management. You learn to multi task well and prioritise if you are to become successful in this job
Supervisor in Reading
on 20 April 2021
Productive and fast pace
I worked at riverisland in Reading broad street. Changing career made me miss retail again. I definitely go back to retail because of my development i had
Sales Assistant (Part-time) in Leamington Spa
on 15 March 2021
Not very friendly staff
My time working at River Island was a good experience but the staff wasn't very friendly towards me. One of the staff spoke to me very rudely and basically told me to do my task elsewhere away from her but didn't say please and spoke down at me in front of customers. Other staff like management weren't very warm or welcoming and also spoke quite rudely. They never smiled or asked how you were doing.
Sales Assistant in Nottingham
on 4 March 2021
Awful
Awful place to work no care for your well-being or you as an individual , worked there 8 years and was horrible. Managers are a joke and staff treated like numbers. Avoid!!!
Sales Advisor in Nottinghamshire
on 3 March 2021
Alright i guess....
I started working there when I was 18. The pay wasn't necessarily awful as it was above minimum wage but was a lot less than the other employees. They work younger employees until they are run off their feet whilst the older employees stand around having a chat. The management team was awful to me apart from one who helped calm my anxiety from time to time, the other told me to hand my notice in as I fell ill during a shift and had a major anxiety attack. It's a lot better at Christmas when it is busy but afterwards you literally stand twiddling your thumbs waiting for your shift to end. In the end I found out that it wasn't worth my time, I needed money and they refused point blank to give me anymore hours. They also expected me to drop everything to cover a shift which was hard as I was in college at the time. Was gutted to leave some of the staff at they were amazing, but the management let me down and I didn't really fit in with their image. Recommend for seasonal work but not for the rest of the year.
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Interview insights

Insights from 412 Indeed users who have interviewed with River Island within the last 5 years.

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Interview is easy
Process takes about a day or two

Interview questions

Three Truths and a Lie

Shared on 8 July 2019

Why do you want to work for River Island? How do you stay up to date with the latest trends? Tell me about a time where you experienced excellent customer service? Give me an interesting fact about yourself? What skills or qualities do you think you would need for this position? I hope this helps :)

Shared on 27 October 2018

Whats trendy in fashion right now what makes good customer service get through the interview then do role play its a lot just for a jib in river island

Shared on 9 August 2018
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