River Island
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Interviews at River Island

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Interview experience

Based on 1,160 interviews

Interview difficulty

Based on 1,178 interviews

Interview process length

Based on 980 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 6.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 3.

Interview process length
About a day or two
About a week
About two weeks
About a month
More than one month
Most reported steps
Group interview
On-site interview
Phone call/screening
Problem solving exercises
Least reported steps
They have no interview
Take-home/sample work
Drug test

What candidates say about the interview process at River Island

  • It was really chill and calm, more like a conversation.we was put in groups and asked to work together, finding out stuff about each other, answering fun questions like what would you take on a desse…
    Shared on 30 August 2022 - Sales Assistant - Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • 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
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Interview questions at River Island

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • How you would act with customers
    Shared on 29 January 2023 - River Island Sales Assistant - Leeds
  • -what do you know about river island-what are the goods and bads about customer service-how to deal with customers
    Shared on 30 August 2022 - Sales Assistant - Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • • How would your friends, family and previous employers describe you?• Do you have any previous retail experience, describe.• What do you know about River Island.• Give an example of when you we…
    Shared on 31 July 2022 - Sales Assistant - Kirkcaldy, Fife

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Interview tips at River Island

Dress code for the interview
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)41%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)31%
  • They didn’t have a dress code22%
  • Formal (business suit)5%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)1%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at River Island

  • Be confident.
    Shared on 2 January 2023 - SALES ADVISOR (Christmas Temp)
  • Be friendly, know about fashion, enthusiastic to learn & to work. Tidy trendy appearance. Know a little about the company incase you’re asked.
    Shared on 2 December 2022 - Sales Advisor
  • Just Be there
    Shared on 12 March 2022 - Warehouse Operative - Buckinghamshire

The first interview at River Island

How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed47%
  • Other online job site12%
  • Walk-In11%
  • Other11%
  • Employee referral9%

How candidates received their first interview at River Island

  • Over the phone
    Shared on 3 March 2022 - Sales Assistant - Manchester
  • 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

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