IKEA Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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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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  1. Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA

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

    Pros

    Benefits are better than most companies - employee discount, discounted staff meals, free uniforms, 401k, health insurance,,,

    Cons

    It's retail so the you may have to work on weekends and some holidays. You have to wear a company provided uniform. I personally don't mind it so much.

  2. None

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    Current Freelancer - Sales Associate in Montgomery, AL
    Current Freelancer - Sales Associate in Montgomery, AL

    I have been working at IKEA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Cooking, Cleaning, Assisting, Helping & More.

    Cons

    Bathroom Cleaning, Being Ordered around.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. One of the best companies I have ever worked for.

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    Current Employee - Food Server in Covina, CA
    Current Employee - Food Server in Covina, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Full Benefits, Paid time off, gifts, good pay, 401K

    Cons

    Some management do not take full responsibility of the work they are supposed to do.

    Advice to Management

    Let team leads be on the floor more often.

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  5. Sales + Design

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IKEA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Multi-level and multi-nation movement available. Excellence in management leadership. Inspirational workspace and products. Excellent compensation package (in Canada at least). Life long friendships can be made.

    Cons

    Crowded stores requiring great patience dealing with customers. Office politics may exceed expectation based on size of stores and number of employees

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to promote from within - some of the best candidates for a variety of positions are right inside the big blue and yellow boxes! Get in touch with the pulses of the teams within, they are the heartbeats that keep each store hopping and earning. Keep up with not just hearing, but listen with intent, to the words whispered through the place.

  6. Sales Co-worker

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Team focused. Work around personal schedule. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Growth within company is difficult.

  7. IKEA Atlanta

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IKEA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Pay, Benefits, and Food

    Cons

    No Team Work, No flexibility, messy people

  8. I have had a good experience here l. That's why I stay

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    Current Employee - Sales Supply Support Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Supply Support Specialist in Tampa, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, vacation, medical, friendly place, IKEA is big on development

    Cons

    You have to live, breathe, and bleed IKEA

    Advice to Management

    They are awesome in my store.

  9. It was rewarding

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IKEA part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Respectful, paid well, fun, fast paced

    Cons

    sometimes the job can be really busy

    Advice to Management

    None

  10. FOOD SERVICE WORKER

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    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Merriam, KS
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Merriam, KS

    I have been working at IKEA full-time

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

    Pros

    Excellent personnl to work with. Working atmosphere superb.

    Cons

    Hours variable and location for public transportation not suitable.

    Advice to Management

    Negotiate with Public Transportation Authorities for bus if possible to come to doorstep.

  11. Infow Team Leader

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA full-time

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay. Amazing, unmatched benefits. Holiday gift (typically about a $100 item). Endless opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Long, grueling hours. Expected to stay late then punished for having overtime. Revolving door for lower positions leaves us constantly wasting time training individuals only for them to drop off the face of the earth 3 months later. As with any company, upper management has unrealistic expectations that are based on the fact that they are never on the floor.

    Biggest con: SCHEDULING! Scheduling is absolutely random based on a time-management system. You need complete openness to truly go forward. Want to go to Church on Sundays? Forget it. Need Saturdays off? Don't care. You want Tuesdays off for School? No.

    Retail is a overwhelming monster that devours all in its path.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to managers/assistant managers, spend time with us, be realistic and lead by example.

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