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Management or you are boned

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hicksville, NY
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hicksville, NY

I worked at IKEA full-time (more than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The staff is very friendly

Cons

Dont be a coworker, you will be shat on.

Advice to Management

Treat coworkers better

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    It's pretty good for a retail job.

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    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at IKEA part-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Even part-time coworkers can receive benefits, which is awesome. The company itself treats you really well. It's like they realize retail is horrible and want to make it as easy for you as possible. I also find that the other coworkers are usually great and a lot of fun to work with. There's rarely people I can't stand working with.

    Cons

    Dealing with the public. This is the biggest one. There's no really effective way for me to describe how terrible this is. Also, coworkers are given goals to try and achieve throughout the year. Sometimes these goals aren't bad, but other times they can be completely ridiculous. Plus it's hard to even work on them to begin with since you usually have other more urgent things to do.

    Advice to Management

    Stop having so many meetings. They're all just about the same thing and kind of a waste of time.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Corporate Policy vs. Store Actions

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    Former Employee - Store Co-worker in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Store Co-worker in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at IKEA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    IKEA Corporate have may good points for co-workers; such as, “There’s a saying at IKEA companies that it’s okay to make mistakes - everyone does it. In fact, we think it’s a healthy way to learn and improve.” Or “…you get to work as a team member, have fun and get on with the job.”

    Cons

    At IKEA Store level, you will quickly learn you have made a mistake if question why management treats people differently (based upon who they know). There are actually two teams: Managers have fun and Co-workers get on with the job.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to look at what store management is doing not what they say they are doing.

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