River Island
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River Island Careers and Employment

About the company

  • CEO
    Will Kernan
  • Founded
  • Company size
    5,001 to 10,000
  • Revenue
    £1bn to £5bn
  • Industry
    Retail & Wholesale
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Salary estimated from 91 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed.


Sales Assistant
£16,845 per year
Sales Advisor
£14,224 per year
Sales Manager
£19,678 per year
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Rating overview

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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.
Sales Assistant in Nottingham
on 4 March 2021
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 Assistant (Part-time) in Barnsley, South Yorkshire
on 20 February 2021
Quite dull
Pretty dull, manager was useless. Training was half arsed and the hours were next to nonexistent at times. Most enjoyable time was going home. Other staff were alright just the main manager was a letdown, only helped out himself and his best mates.
Sale Advisor (Christmas Staff) in Talbot
on 2 February 2021
Okay, does the job
It’s an okay place to work if you’re a student/teenager wanting to earning some extra money. I had a great work/personal life balance and enjoyed the discount for clothes but wouldn’t have wanted to stay there long term. I was temporary staff, all other staff working on the shop floor were lovely however management were a bit moody. They’d make an effort to say hello but just weren’t as welcoming as the other staff.
Sales Assistant in Leeds
on 1 February 2021
Friendly and easy place to work
Most people are really nice, especially if you find the right type of people. The ones who are easy going will make it and easy place to work. Some of the managers can come off rude but I promise just smile and nod your way threw you’ll be fine. If you are looking for a joe that quite and nothing much to do work here
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Insights from 395 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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