IKEA

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IKEA Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
606 Reviews
3.5
606 Reviews
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IKEA CEO Peter Agnefjall
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • i believe that work-life balance would be good and working enviroments are all friendly (in 29 reviews)

  • Great benefits package is the only reason I have stayed with this company for so long (in 65 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance is not always at the forfront for coworkers (in 20 reviews)

  • coming from a part time you will not choose to do a full time job or work more hours (in 20 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA full-time

    Pros

    grea tbenefits, pay is well

    Cons

    a little micromanaging, sometimes very disorganized.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's a Place I'd return to.

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    Former Employee - Self Serve Co-worker in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Self Serve Co-worker in Paramus, NJ

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

    Pros

    Team spirit. Decent Pay. Loads of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Must drink the Kool-Aid to advance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cook in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Cook in Costa Mesa, CA

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

    Pros

    good pay, great benefits, down to earth

    Cons

    not much rotation in team leads

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Love it!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at IKEA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company culture, compensation, given responsibility, management trusts your decisions.

    Cons

    Can be very busy- lots of customers!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Coworkers want to be involved!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work!!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in West Chester, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in West Chester, OH

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

    Pros

    Very progressive company, fun people.

    Cons

    Hard work can not work your way up, must have a degree.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It is a great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Their philosophy is to not micro-manage people but to let them find their own way to work. Suggestions for improvement are always welcome. They are very accommodating when it comes to a work/life balance. I know this from my own experience as well as others. Health insurance is no longer offered to part-time employees since the inception of the Affordable Care Act but they do offer dental, vision and 401(k) to part-timers.

    Cons

    It's retail so it is low-paying and the hours are crazy. Obviously, if you work in some other capacity than a store the pay and hours are different. The opportunity for cross-training is not available. They say it is but the reality is that there is no flexibility in scheduling to do so.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in Woodbridge, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in Woodbridge, VA

    I have been working at IKEA part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great work/life balance and awesome work environment. Great training and possibilities of upward mobility. You get to work in a community where you all have the same mission, you work together to achieve your goals as a team.

    Cons

    Lifting heavy boxes and furniture, you are often called upon to build furniture for the showroom and that usually involved lifting heavy boxes, lifting and moving the furniture into place. Also you can't sit down while on the job - you are always standing, always on your feet. This can cause problems for some people, especially those who are carrying a little extra weight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Standing on your feet for eight hours isn't always the best thing for one's body. Some people may weigh a bit more than they should or have control over - therefore standing can be a painful situation. I have no other comments for advice to management at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I had a great time working at IKEA. The company's culture is great but upper management is untrustworthy and they do not uphold company values. They promote people based on favoritism more than skills.

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in East Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Team Leader in East Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at IKEA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and time went by quickly.

    Cons

    Incompetent and corrupted upper management team. They set unrealistic goals and expect them to be achieved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be more fair and consistent.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Nice place to work. The hours are great and the staff is awesome.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Charleston, SC

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

    Pros

    The pay is great, the people there are wonderful.

    Cons

    A lot of people there are not there to build a career. But not too bad a place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture of this place is awesome. I love the people I work with and the senior staff are amazing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    They do just enough to keep you satisfied.

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    Former Employee - Co-Worker, HL3 in East Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Co-Worker, HL3 in East Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    IKEA is a great place to work for in terms of retail. Plenty of opportunities to grow and explore within the company. The employee perks are wonderful as well as the health benefits. Great retirement plan with 401k options. They strive to keep their employees happy since a happy worker is a productive worker.

    Cons

    Although the concept of IKEA is grand and wonderful, at the end of the day you are working with people who see it as just a job. Neither them nor the management see the IKEA ideology and do not care for it. The benefits are great, but the pay isn't. I guess it depends on which department you work in and your rank (HL1, HL2, HL3, Team lead etc.). Depending on your superior(s), you will either enjoy your experience or it will be hell. Also, it is hard to plan your life around random days off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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