IKEA Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Best Place I've Ever Worked

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ikea FOOD Cashier in Frisco, TX
    Current Employee - Ikea FOOD Cashier in Frisco, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, discounts, flexible hours, great co-workers and management, person growth, PTO/Benefits at part-time.

    Cons

    Some lack of organization and communication, short hours, and weekends off are rare.

    Advice to Management

    Work on communication across departments, even though they're divided they should all work as one and when one is confused on how the other functions it makes working together difficult.

  2. WAS a good place to start out of high school....just don't get stuck

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recovery Co-Worker in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Recovery Co-Worker in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at IKEA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    At the time, a college reimbursement program (not anymore)
    Great discounts from display model furniture and returned furniture
    Work with a diverse group of people (people from all walks of life, IKEA promotes diversity)
    Loose management and structure (pro or con?) if you're good at your job you get special treatment, no late write ups, flexible schedules (weekends off in retail is normally unheard of)
    From what I heard, great benefits for people with families and kids. Was one of the top places for working mothers, not sure about recently

    Cons

    USED to have a great college reimbursement program that paid around $2500
    Loose management and structure (pro or con?) if you're good at your job you get special treatment - because they want to keep you there.
    My experience with management was that once they found out that you didn't want to have a career there for life, they would treat you as a seasonal employee. There are lifers here and they get offended if you don't embrace the culture to their standards.

    Advice to Management

    To upper management - work a week or two with the floor staff before making demands in changes to procedures- I'm sure that article you read on that online blog has some merit, but one size does not fit all.
    To middle management - your floor staff determines the success of your department. Don't fold so easily to higher management and make a stand if you feel something does not make sense.

  3. I loved working here because the managers were very personable and professional.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great management that was willing to work around my school schedule.

    Cons

    I did not care for their uniforms.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.

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  5. Best company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Swedish Market & Bistro Associate in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Swedish Market & Bistro Associate in Draper, UT

    I have been working at IKEA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    IKEA as a company is wonderful! The IKEA values are gold. The benefits are unparalleled!

    Cons

    Customers can be infuriating, especially f they refuse to actually listen to you.

    Advice to Management

    99% of the management is fantastic, so keep doing what you're doing!

  6. could be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Full Serve Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Full Serve Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at IKEA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Employees that work on the lower levels

    Cons

    Lack of management/ lack of training

    Advice to Management

    Better efficiency for training employees

  7. Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Department Manager in New Haven, CT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    IKEA is a great solid company to work for; they truly are one of the most diverse companies I have ever worked for, and they pay very competitively.

    Cons

    IKEA does not believe in staffing their stores to meet the needs of the customers, and plan their hours budgets to unrealistic expectations. Managers are often held accountable to get a job done without being allowed the staff and or hours to do so.

    Advice to Management

    Be prepared to think on your own. Although there is a lot of guidance in place, IKEA is not an environment of corporate decisions!

  8. Interior Design Coworker

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IKEA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of vacation time

    Cons

    Uniforms, very strict rigid rules, not flexible

  9. Good work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recovery Co-Worker in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Recovery Co-Worker in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits, reasonable meal prices

    Cons

    Applying for internal positionnot not transpert

    Advice to Management

    Advancements to full time or management positions seams to be dependent on who you know

  10. Shopkeeper

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good benefits, they try to do the right thing and set a good example

    Cons

    starting to become too corporate and worried about the bottom line so much the customer shopping experience is sacrificed

  11. A great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Co-Worker in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Co-Worker in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at IKEA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good employees, great benefits, smart managers.

    Cons

    Working weekends and holidays, and low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen.

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