IKEA Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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IKEA CEO Peter Agnefjall
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Pros
  • The work/life balance for the most part is good (in 29 reviews)

  • Great benefits for those working over 21 hours (in 65 reviews)

Cons
  • Also there is 0 I repeat 0 work life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Even if you're a part-time worker you will have to work most weekends and might find it difficult to days off (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Recovery Co-Worker

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recovery Co-Worker
    Current Employee - Recovery Co-Worker
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, Great benefits, Great opportunities, Some pretty awesome co-workers. They care about their co-workers

    Cons

    Underpaid for the work we do, when understaffed, it get's very stressful


  2. Great Place to Work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IKEA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits, amazing mobility packages, opportunities to grow with the company (even more if you are mobile) and excellent coworkers, to say the very least!

    Cons

    at times the interview process can be lengthy, however, it is aimed at obtaining the best possible candidate.

    Advice to Management

    keep investing in your coworkers!


  3. Great Company, lots of travel

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IKEA (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Travel to international Build ups all over the world to build new ikea stores. People are great to work with. Creative and fun workplace.

    Cons

    Very burocratic, salaries low, training is not a lot but if than really good.

    Advice to Management

    More training for your coworkers, it will make your life so much easier.


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  5. Great company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IKEA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Company Culture and Benefits.

    Cons

    Advancement into upper level management can be difficult depending on corporate perception.

    Advice to Management

    Help facilitate the advancement of your notable leaders.


  6. ikea

    Current Employee - Current Employee
    Current Employee - Current Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IKEA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing environment of work. Balance life and work

    Cons

    Hard work, mostly at weekends.


  7. Perfect Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Moscow (Russia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IKEA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits, unique culture, wonderful co-workers as members of family!

    Cons

    too multitask work, salary, hard presure, irregular working hours


  8. Manager of 10 coworkers. Responsible for Kitchen and Dining sales and coworker performance.

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    Current Employee - Kitchens and Dining Shopkeeper in Conshohocken, PA
    Current Employee - Kitchens and Dining Shopkeeper in Conshohocken, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits. Great group of peers and store members. Fun environment. Challenging role with many rewards. Sometimes very stressful. Good discount.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic environment- both in the store and the Service Office. Store management is not good at planning, follow up and accountability.


  9. Underpaid hardwork with no work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Recovery Co-Worker
    Current Employee - Recovery Co-Worker
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are easy to work with, Decent benefits, Decent hours, Good food, Stable Job.

    Cons

    Toxic management, Huge workloads, long hours, underpaid for work done, unfair scheduling, weekend rush is miserable, Angry Passive aggressive customers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop giving unrealistic goals and stop overworking your employees stop micro managing us.


  10. Receiving Co-worker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    - friendly atmosphere, everyone says hi to each other and is a fun place to be - break room snacks, coffee etc. - Employees are well taken care of

    Cons

    - physically tough and demanding job which involves a lot of lifting - early morning can be hard and it can take away most weekends

    Advice to Management

    - hire more staff or have temporary workers during peak times. - felt overworked at times due to lack of staff on busy days, it can get overwhelming


  11. Pleasent Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    Lots of breaks, good benefits, decent entry level pay, paid vacation.

    Cons

    Very little hours if part time.



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