River Island
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Interviews at River Island

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at River Island.
Interview experience
Based on 477 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 476 interviews
Easy
Interview process length
Based on 467 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at River Island

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 7.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 4.

Interview process length
About a day or two
49%
About a week
37%
About two weeks
11%
About a month
2%
More than one month
1%
Most reported steps
Group interview
55%
On-site interview
41%
Problem solving exercises
24%
Phone call/screening
15%
Presentation
15%
Least reported steps
They have no interview
1%
Take-home/sample work
1%
Drug test
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at River Island

  • The manager was very unprepared. the interviews were rushed due to having so many turn up. he would be doing jobs in-between interviewing people and you would wait 2 hours to be interviewed when there…
    Shared on 8 March 2020
  • Group interview involving roleplay with props, showing what is good and bad customer service, I found out the same day that I was unsuccessful as induction was going to start the following day..
    Shared on 15 September 2019
  • Group interview with people who applied and the store manager you get asked to pick an outfit pretty easy just be relaxed and confident
    Shared on 24 March 2019

Interview questions at River Island

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Three Truths and a Lie
    Shared on 8 July 2019 - Sales Advisor - Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  • 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 yo…
    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 - Sales Associate - Croydon, Greater London

Interview tips at River Island

Dress code for the interview
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)37%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)32%
  • They didn’t have a dress code25%
  • Formal (business suit)5%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)1%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at River Island

  • Be yourself! The questions you are asked are very personal and they want you to be 100% you. Don’t stress about anything because it isn’t complicated at all
    Shared on 22 August 2019 - Sales Advisor - Windsor, Berkshire
  • Be interested in fashion!
    Shared on 4 October 2018 - shipping clerk - London, Greater London
  • Have a good idea of fashion and be able to confidently talk from the get go.
    Shared on 2 October 2018 - I work Part Time - Thurrock, Essex

The first interview at River Island

How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed37%
  • Other online job site16%
  • Walk-In13%
  • Other13%
  • Employee referral10%

How candidates received their first interview at River Island

  • Handed in my CV in person and then I was called back
    Shared on 29 April 2019 - Retail Sales Assistant - Oxford Street, Greater London
  • I got it through a friend who put me in touch with someone from recruitment
    Shared on 9 December 2018 - Sales Manager UK - Stratford, Greater London
  • I found a link on Facebook and was told to email the store and I got invited to a requirement event.
    Shared on 28 October 2018 - Sales Assistant - Stoke-on-Trent