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IKEA Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
650 Reviews
3.5
650 Reviews
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IKEA CEO Peter Agnefjall
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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. 3 people found this helpful  

    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
  2.  

    Great work environment/Life balance

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    Current Employee - Interior & Visual Merchandiser in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Interior & Visual Merchandiser in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Fun and creative job, especially if you are fresh out of school. All of the coworkers were very friendly and helpful. I love the hours, (7am to 3pm with a 30 min lunch) it allowed to have a good work/life balance. The company is environmentally friendly. All in all, I had a great experience working at Ikea.

    Cons

    Its retail, so there aren't many paid holidays off. Management was lacking on the correct training. I feel that the management was never trained the correct way. Anytime you had questions, non-one knew what was correct answer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Over worked stressed out employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA

    Pros

    Ikea family membership
    Benefits depending on the years you've been with the company and your level whether your hl1 hl2 or hl3 or team lead
    Part time work great for college students who can juggle a part time job with no free weekend for studying and people who want a second income and older people and adoption assistance flexible schedule Great Place to work for depending on your manager and your department fair people Great Hr team .

    Cons

    Upper management sucks I'm sorry they talk to the customers rude so therefore the customers are rude to you they don't care they don't help when its busy they act like they're listening to you or they pretend they're cleaning up and watch your every move team work that's laughable its mostly clique's here to help each other you have to adjust to different managers who open your department different from the other they write you up for petty stuff training they always claim they dont have time to train you so your given a buddy and often times the buddy don't know how train or help you and when you talk to hr your told to talk to management first the managers here in Atlanta are shady as hell unprofessional change the schedule and won't tell you first the management don't uphold the IKEA values or the founders vision for its employees and moral is down most employees be looking forward to going home and the Christmas party for a free gift some knock off when your bringing in millions of dollars for the company as crew members pay sucks compared to the national average and too much favoritism in this store locations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    They do just enough to keep you satisfied.

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    Former Employee - Co-Worker, HL3 in East Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Co-Worker, HL3 in East Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    IKEA is a great place to work for in terms of retail. Plenty of opportunities to grow and explore within the company. The employee perks are wonderful as well as the health benefits. Great retirement plan with 401k options. They strive to keep their employees happy since a happy worker is a productive worker.

    Cons

    Although the concept of IKEA is grand and wonderful, at the end of the day you are working with people who see it as just a job. Neither them nor the management see the IKEA ideology and do not care for it. The benefits are great, but the pay isn't. I guess it depends on which department you work in and your rank (HL1, HL2, HL3, Team lead etc.). Depending on your superior(s), you will either enjoy your experience or it will be hell. Also, it is hard to plan your life around random days off.

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

    Great

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    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
  7.  

    great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA full-time

    Pros

    grea tbenefits, pay is well

    Cons

    a little micromanaging, sometimes very disorganized.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It's a Place I'd return to.

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    Former Employee - Self Serve Co-worker in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Self Serve Co-worker in Paramus, NJ

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

    Pros

    Team spirit. Decent Pay. Loads of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Must drink the Kool-Aid to advance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Love it!

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    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
  10.  

    Good place to work!!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in West Chester, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in West Chester, OH

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

    Pros

    Very progressive company, fun people.

    Cons

    Hard work can not work your way up, must have a degree.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent place to work

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    • 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

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