IKEA Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in College Park, MD

    I have been working at IKEA part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very accommodating of part-time work schedule so I can go to school. Great co-workers and a fun work environment. Co-worker cafeteria with three dollar meals. Company discount is excellent. The respect individuality, no restrictions on hair length, color, or style, visible piercings and tattoos are ok. Pay is better than average for retail.

    Cons

    It's a retail job so lots of standing and interesting customers. Three dollar lunch is not the highest quality but it's healthier than fast-food. Can't ask too much for three dollars.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. I enjoyed working at I Ikea.

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    Former Employee - Front Line Team Lead in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Front Line Team Lead in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    The healthcare package is great. Plenty of opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    If you can't handle the high volume of customers this is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time on the floor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Customer service experience

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    Former Employee - Full Serve Handout in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Full Serve Handout in College Park, MD

    I worked at IKEA part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Workplace culture, benefits for part-timers.

    Cons

    Lots of standing on concrete floors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful

    Time to Unionize

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in College Park, MD

    I have been working at IKEA part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are awesome and make the job fun, a few good perks ($3 meals, PTO, etc.). Opportunities for training, flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Working at Ikea is like being in a relationship with someone who abuses you, but tells you it could be worse: "Hey, at least I don't cheat on you." Ikea claims to care about it's workers, but in reality a lot of their employment practices are just as abusive as those "other" retailers who are often in the news. Sure you recycle and offer paid time off, but you also cut hours, try to run a large store with a skeleton crew, and offer pitiful wages in an effort to increase profits. There are few opportunities for advancement; the store will hire folks outside of the organization before promoting current coworkers. Some of the HR policies are downright overbearing (folks getting fired for being 1 minute late).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unions came about because of the failure of management to treat their employees fairly.You guys are slow learners, and it's only a matter of time before employees start to demand decent working conditions and wages. Just something to think about...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful

    Not a bad place to work for a full time college student

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    Healthcare for part time employees and convenient work schedule for people in school.

    Cons

    Politics, contradictory rule changes and tweaks between store and corporate, management shifts in store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline,and cut the red tape and internal politics.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Ikea is a wonderful place to work at when you have good managers that actually care about there co workers.

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    Former Employee - Cashier in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Cashier in College Park, MD

    I worked at IKEA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Customers are very nice, raises are good, everyone is one big family!
    Not hard to get along with your co workers

    Cons

    Red days at ikea which are the busiest days such as Saturdays and Sunday. Overly crowded to the point where it gets too hot and aggravated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compliment your co workers more!

  8. Good Place for Students and Part Time Workers

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in College Park, MD

    I have been working at IKEA

    Pros

    -flexible schedules
    -good benefits
    -overall good work environment

    Cons

    starting pay is a little low

    Recommends

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