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IKEA Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
671 Reviews
3.5
671 Reviews
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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 to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Department Manager in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at IKEA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    IKEA is a great solid company to work for; they truly are one of the most diverse companies I have ever worked for, and they pay very competitively.

    Cons

    IKEA does not believe in staffing their stores to meet the needs of the customers, and plan their hours budgets to unrealistic expectations. Managers are often held accountable to get a job done without being allowed the staff and or hours to do so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be prepared to think on your own. Although there is a lot of guidance in place, IKEA is not an environment of corporate decisions!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Best company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Swedish Market & Bistro Associate in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Swedish Market & Bistro Associate in Draper, UT

    I have been working at IKEA

    Pros

    IKEA as a company is wonderful! The IKEA values are gold. The benefits are unparalleled!

    Cons

    Customers can be infuriating, especially f they refuse to actually listen to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    99% of the management is fantastic, so keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recovery Co-Worker in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Recovery Co-Worker in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits, reasonable meal prices

    Cons

    Applying for internal positionnot not transpert

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advancements to full time or management positions seams to be dependent on who you know

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Co-Worker in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Co-Worker in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at IKEA

    Pros

    Good employees, great benefits, smart managers.

    Cons

    Working weekends and holidays, and low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA

    Pros

    great place to work at! I enjoyed myself !!! Free food , coworker become good friends , win-win bonuses

    Cons

    understaffed departments, a lot of inner circles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice Place to work for anyone with any amount of experience. Middle management needs to be worked on.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co-worker- Sales Floor in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Co-worker- Sales Floor in Emeryville, CA

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

    Pros

    Ikea Has some of the best retail training I have ever seen. The Lunch that is served in the staff room isn't just meat balls and lingonberry sauce, it's actually good food. Upper management really cares about you and makes and effort to get to know you.

    Cons

    Sometimes it took too long for coworkers to be disciplined or let go. I'm all for giving second chances but when an employee's behavior is affecting other's work it becomes a real problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aware of when your shop keepers take vacation and leave a laundry list of nonsense for their employees to do while they're away. For example, don't let them leave for two weeks during catalogue drop of when corporate is in town for the store review.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA

    Pros

    Great environment, Friendly co-workers, easy ability to move around

    Cons

    lack of teamwork through out the entire store, upper management communication skills and outlet of frustration.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    stop asking me these questions. i want to continue reading.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    time off benefits perks free food

    Cons

    food is ok. growth. favortistim.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    forklift operator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Perryville, MD
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Perryville, MD

    I have been working at IKEA

    Pros

    Not bad if you kiss but

    Cons

    pay is good to the level of worker suck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need some improvement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    It's ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Canton, MI
    Current Employee - Sales in Canton, MI

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

    Pros

    Medical benefits are great & you only have to work 20hrs or more to get them. Scheduling is flexible. I get treated respectfully by management. There is room for growth in upper management. Great showroom & nice affordable products.

    Cons

    The sheer volume of people in the store on any given weekend wears on you after a while. The IT is lacking in many areas. A lot of times its difficult to sign on to the system or process an order which is frustrating beyond belief on one of the busy weekend days. Many stock/supply issues we're forced to explain off to customers who see something they like at the store or online but can not get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's more for corporate office but, spend a little money on upgrading your software & IT systems. It will make your employees lives a lot easier. Limit the number of articles you sell so that your stores can stock everything and don't have to rely on ordering from a distribution warehouse imposing a shipping charge to the customer who just drove a distance to your store to buy something. We loose many sales as a result of this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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