IKEA Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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IKEA CEO 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. Great Place to Work!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great benefits, amazing mobility packages, opportunities to grow with the company (even more if you are mobile) and excellent coworkers, to say the very least!

    Cons

    at times the interview process can be lengthy, however, it is aimed at obtaining the best possible candidate.

    Advice to Management

    keep investing in your coworkers!


  2. Recovery Co-Worker

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    Current Employee - Recovery Co-Worker
    Current Employee - Recovery Co-Worker
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, Great benefits, Great opportunities, Some pretty awesome co-workers. They care about their co-workers

    Cons

    Underpaid for the work we do, when understaffed, it get's very stressful


  3. Great company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company Culture and Benefits.

    Cons

    Advancement into upper level management can be difficult depending on corporate perception.

    Advice to Management

    Help facilitate the advancement of your notable leaders.


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  5. Underpaid hardwork with no work/life balance

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recovery Co-Worker
    Current Employee - Recovery Co-Worker
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are easy to work with, Decent benefits, Decent hours, Good food, Stable Job.

    Cons

    Toxic management, Huge workloads, long hours, underpaid for work done, unfair scheduling, weekend rush is miserable, Angry Passive aggressive customers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop giving unrealistic goals and stop overworking your employees stop micro managing us.


  6. Manager of 10 coworkers. Responsible for Kitchen and Dining sales and coworker performance.

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    Current Employee - Kitchens and Dining Shopkeeper in Conshohocken, PA
    Current Employee - Kitchens and Dining Shopkeeper in Conshohocken, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IKEA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great health benefits. Great group of peers and store members. Fun environment. Challenging role with many rewards. Sometimes very stressful. Good discount.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic environment- both in the store and the Service Office. Store management is not good at planning, follow up and accountability.


  7. Pleasent Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    Lots of breaks, good benefits, decent entry level pay, paid vacation.

    Cons

    Very little hours if part time.


  8. Pretty good team

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They hire the right people that fit with their team, so you will surely get along with your coworkers.

    Cons

    Schedule flexibility is not really that good and you have to notify 2 weeks ahead of time or you get written up.

    Advice to Management

    Add some benefits for the younger employees who have to balance work and school.


  9. IKEA is great

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved the atmosphere here, the people, the decor (IKEA of course) I was sad when I left, but I found a job that paid more. The customers were generally pleasant, and the managers were on your side. If I could go back I would in a heart beat.

    Cons

    The pay could be a little more. Other than that I really don't have any complaints. Oh I didn't care for the swing shift at all. Prefer a set schedule.


  10. Cashier

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, great lunch, meeting customers from different backgrounds, good employee discount, room to move up and around the departments.

    Cons

    You will never get a single weekend off, and if you request one be prepared for a headache. Customers can be annoying. Good hours, especially during catalogue drop.

    Advice to Management

    Keep offering good prices for lunch. Try to rotate and give employees a weekend off, because being there every weekend can be extremely overwhelming.


  11. QA / ETL tester

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior QA Analyst in Conshohocken, PA
    Former Employee - Senior QA Analyst in Conshohocken, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IKEA (More than a year)

    Pros

    IKEA is the world’s largest furniture retailer. Inventory replenishment management process System ‘minimum/maximum settings’ is developed to respond to store-level inventory reorder points and reorder products.

    Cons

    NO down sides in IKEA.Roles and Responsibilities: • Reviewed and analyzed new user requirements, program design, coding, and Unit testing. • Understanding the application under test, writing test plan, defining test strategy, create the test matrix and guiding the test engineers in scripting. • High Level Test Plans were written by incorporating User Profiles, Configurations, Environments, Risks, Test Scenarios, Schedules and Analysis and Presentation of Results. • Developed detailed Testing Methodologies, Test Matrices, Test cases and Test scripts, • Interacted with Stakeholders during testing, isolated bottlenecks at different levels and suggested Tune-up methodologies

    Advice to Management

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