IKEA Reviews

Updated August 2, 2015
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IKEA CEO Peter Agnefjall
Peter Agnefjall
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Pros
  • The work/life balance for the most part is good (in 29 reviews)

  • Great benefits for those working over 21 hours (in 65 reviews)

Cons
  • Also there is 0 I repeat 0 work life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Even if you're a part-time worker you will have to work most weekends and might find it difficult to days off (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Logistics

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IKEA (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits! In logistics you can work really early if those hours appeal to you, if not, a different department might be a better choice.

    Cons

    Difficult schedule- often have to close and open the next day, usually work 1 weekend day. Really early hours but can be a pro if you're looking for that. Usually the managers try to work with you on your schedule. Pay is low starting out- you get weird raises in small increments based on your yearly review, but benefits help make up for wage.

    Advice to Management

    Most managers are approachable and easy to work with. Don't be a manager if you don't like working with people.


  2. Good for retaill

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty on point. Base pay isn't half bad, but could be a bit better. Great team communication--I feel like everyone I work with values my opinions and we all work together well to make the place better.

    Cons

    IKEA does not really seem to know how to do seasonal employees: most people they hire seasonally either stay on board or are fired. Because of this, getting a recurring summer jobs as a college student is a somewhat annoying process for all parties involved: the applicant, their boss, and HR. Also, corporate structure is VERY anti-union, but that's sadly the norm these days

    Advice to Management

    Consider letting workers get overtime occasionally (believe it or not, people are punished for hitting 40 hours a week here--crazy!) and, in general, hire more cashiers--most managers seem pretty annoyed to have to go downstairs on Saturdays to help alleviate the predictably long checkout lines.


  3. Pretty Great Place to Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    Decent Pay, Great Staff, Everyone loves their job.

    Cons

    Poor Air Conditioning, everyone works weekends.


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  5. good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IKEA

    Pros

    Good benefits,good and team player manager

    Cons

    There is none.I think it's good company


  6. IKEA

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brooklyn Graphic Designer in Winter Garden, FL
    Former Employee - Brooklyn Graphic Designer in Winter Garden, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked at three of the locations! I would definitely recommend two of the locations to family and friends in a heartbeat! Lots of opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    One of the locations was unprofessional and it was sad that it had such crazy turnover! They really didn't know how to handle situations and showed favoritism in a very obvious way.

    Advice to Management

    You should really listen to your Voice feedback!


  7. Quality

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    Current Employee - Quality in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Quality in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at IKEA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very relaxed place to work, good focus on work n life balance, fantastic benefits, global opportunities for enhancement

    Cons

    Very few local opportunities to be promoted as ikea purchasing has a very flat organization.

    Advice to Management

    Most times top managemeng in sweden have no idea how local human resources are handled. This comes across as unprofessional


  8. Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for, laid back atmosphere. Good pay and excellent benefits. Lots of opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    The only downside is dealing with the customers

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. Helpful (2)

    Phenomenal Career!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Costa Mesa, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything is a pro! They treat everyone so great, even if you're just a part timer! countless benefits, high base pay, flexible schedule, you know your schedule 3 weeks ahead of time, promised number of work hours, constant training, many opportunities to make it a career, 15 minutes breaks, and so much more! Love this job!

    Cons

    Can be some drama sometimes, can get crazy when busy, and low employee discount rate.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  10. Bistro Cashier

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IKEA part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits Generous paid time off Flexible schedules Management trainee program Good managers

    Cons

    Certain departments don't offer a lot of room for growth. Once you reach a certain hours level you will max out on your positions responsibility level. If you want more you will have to go into management which can be hard because people tend to stay at IKEA for their career.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to employees ideas and make sure employees are awarded credit for any ideas you implement. There are tons of ways to recognize employees for their hard work and sometimes thats all it takes to make your employees happy.


  11. Market Place Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IKEA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company recognizes talent, hard working employees and promotes from within. They offer competitive pay and merchandise discounts along with nice benefits. Company corporate guidelines are easy to learn.

    Cons

    retail hours; week ends, evenings and holidays

    Advice to Management

    employee recognition is appreciated - keep it up :)



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