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IKEA Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
602 Reviews
3.5
602 Reviews
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IKEA CEO Peter Agnefjall
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits package is the only reason I have stayed with this company for so long (in 62 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 19 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2.  

    Love it!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Great co-workers!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - food co-worker in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - food co-worker in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and friendly environment

    Cons

    Hard work (but that's any job really)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    Pay is low, but very flexible.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA

    Pros

    Great coworkers make the days go by easier.
    Flexible with scheduling
    Fun events
    Discount

    Cons

    The type of customers (expect to catch attitude everyday)
    Not consistent schedules
    Pay
    Stressful at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To corporate management: people can't afford housing as a single person on this salary, it requires multiple jobs to make ends meet.

  8.  

    Great company culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Frontline Cashier in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Frontline Cashier in Bloomington, MN

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

    Pros

    The company really takes care of its employees. Break rooms are awesome, including a quiet room with books that people can take or leave as they wish and a room with games and a jukebox. On the busiest days, every employee got free food. Requesting time off was easy. For the most part, everybody I worked with was great.

    Cons

    I would have liked being able to see my coworkers on a more consistent basis, but the nature of the job meant that people always had different schedules.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great work environment and culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interior & Visual Merchandiser in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Interior & Visual Merchandiser in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at IKEA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    There is a lot of thing to learn , nice environment , a really friendly coworkers and the good thing they really considerate of work life balance.

    Cons

    The management other than that all is really fine

  10.  

    Great job!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Textiles Sales Coworker in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Textiles Sales Coworker in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Easy job, amazing benefits, great coworkers and managers! Very nice people to work with and very organized structure. LOTS of room to grow which they encourage

    Cons

    Can get very busy sometimes and you answer the same questions over and over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Very organized company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company, Wish I Made More

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with schedule, laid back, respected choices, great benefits

    Cons

    Pay could be better, opportunities are fewer and further between what they allow you to believe

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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