IKEA Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
575 Reviews
3.5
575 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits package is the only reason I have stayed with this company for so long (in 61 reviews)

  • The work/life balance for the most part is good (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance is not always at the forfront for coworkers (in 18 reviews)

  • coming from a part time you will not choose to do a full time job or work more hours (in 19 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great

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

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

    Pros

    Great for students
    Flexible schedule
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Relatively low salary, long hours, advancement on a who you know basis

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good but also frustrating

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA

    Pros

    The pay is good, the benefits are pretty good and the vacation time is superb. I enjoy working with everyone in my department.

    Cons

    A lot of coworkers don't take pride in their daily routines and accomplish tasks so it makes everyone else's job just a little harder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More growth opportunities

  3.  

    Ikea

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receiving/Replenishment Coworker in Elizabeth, NJ
    Current Employee - Receiving/Replenishment Coworker in Elizabeth, NJ

    I have been working at IKEA part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment; Friendly employees

    Cons

    Too much work; Technological inefficiencies.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Multi-cultural and creative retail sales environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at IKEA

    Pros

    Diverse multi-cultural environment. Ability to use creative strategies for sales promotion.

    Cons

    Out dated computer software equipment-logistics, cash registers, etc.
    Inventory counts were not very accurate.
    Managers didn't provide a good training environment for new hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better training programs to your employees.
    Perform inventory audits to ensure inventory has accurate counts for customers.
    Purchase new technology/computer systems within your stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good if you know the right people, otherwise it's a wash...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics Co- Worker II
    Former Employee - Logistics Co- Worker II

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, tuition reimbursement, some of the people you work with can be awesome, leading to lasting friendships.

    Cons

    Management issues (with each other), pay is still below average, schedule fluctuations make for an unstable career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the people who work hardest for you. Don't let them slip through your fingers, only for you to replace them with someone sub-par.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great thoughts bad execution

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Round Rock, TX

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

    Pros

    The benefits and pay are good, but heard it has changed.

    Cons

    They don't follow through with the concepts of the company. They say "create a better everyday life for the many", yet they prey on every mistake you make and fire you for not conforming to their way of thinking. They brain wash you and entice you with good pay and benefits and make you believe no one can match it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourself and read and follow Ingvar's dream.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Ikea's atmosphere is all Politics

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-worker- Sales Floor in East Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Co-worker- Sales Floor in East Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Its a great company with great benefits, low pay.

    Cons

    Unfortunately one has to Kiss up to the managers and store manager to get a higher position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please provide equal opportunity to all the candidates, do not already plan who going to fit in ahead of time at the EPA store. All politics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    great 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

    good benefits and great working environment

    Cons

    long working hours with low wage

  10.  

    Poor Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Covina, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Covina, CA

    I worked at IKEA part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. European motos

    Cons

    You are just a number. Management doesn't care about you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn leadership principles

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fantastic as a franchise, horrible as a corporate store.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receiving/Replenishment Coworker in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Receiving/Replenishment Coworker in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    I stay because of the great benefits and my great coworkers.

    Cons

    It is such a policy and rule driven work environment, managers don't acknowledge the human integrity of the coworkers anymore. You can be the absolute best worker in every way, but if there is an accidental/unintentional human error, you're written up and treated like a criminal. They never acknowledge their own errors, but rather spin it to make coworkers feel they somehow were responsible. There are so many hard working people that should be celebrated. Instead they're worked even harder and feel beat down. As a franchise, coworkers never left. Now, there are continual job openings. Most new hires are gone within a year. It's unfortunate that IKEA doesn't value the most important assets of the company. They have great products but they don't exactly sell themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IKEA Family only exists for the customers. Coworkers have no trust or respect for a management that speaks of IKEA values but does not walk the talk. All the goodie bags in the world doesn't replace how you treat people on a daily basis. Example: if a coworker's sister dies, a caring manager/employer would offer their sincere condolences. This doesn't happen at our store-unbelievable but true.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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