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IKEA Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
622 Reviews
3.5
622 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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  1.  

    its a okay experience , a lot of work sometimes!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Co- Worker in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Logistics Co- Worker in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    customers are cool, they all love ikea.the 401k is good

    Cons

    some times they give you the run around...i hate that

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't try to play us like we are fools

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great Company, Bad Pay.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Paid time off is AWESOME, it accumulates pretty quickly and they let you use it pretty much whenever you want. Medical insurance is very affordable. Everyone that works here is very friendly. I've met some of my closest friends at this job.

    Cons

    I work 40 hours a week and don't make enough money to feed myself or even rent a bedroom when the managers are making $100,000 a year. If they can afford to pay the managers that much, they can afford to pay the hard working employees more than $10/hr. There aren't any opportunities to move up in the company, at least at this store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight for your employees to get paid fairly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Ikea

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    • 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.  

    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

  6.  

    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great thoughts bad execution

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    • 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
  8.  

    great place to work

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    • 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

  9.  

    Poor Management

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    • 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
  10.  

    Fantastic as a franchise, horrible as a corporate store.

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    • 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
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    great work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    friendly staff, good structure, promote from within

    Cons

    not much overtime permitted by management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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