IKEA Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Working at IKEA has been a great experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ikea Cashier in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Ikea Cashier in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at IKEA

    Pros

    It has a great atmosphere; room to navigate, explore, and alter perspectives; great hourly flexibility; great pay and benefits; friendly coworkers and bosses.

    Cons

    Very busy and demanding on weekends and especially during summer months; sometimes the management is a little too anal retentive in regards to performance; not enough managers on the floor and never enough registers open.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little but more accessible when it comes to assisting workers and customers on the floor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Unorganized

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IKEA

    Pros

    Good scheduling, the coworkers (not the upper management) are nice and fun to be around in a working environment

    Cons

    Upper management was very indecisive, unorganized, petty, and very unqualified to run a contact center environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All current upper management needs to be replaced with more people friendly, and qualified managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Overwhelming

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, fun, meals, people

    Cons

    Alot of work, no life balance, hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your people even if they are not perfect

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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    unpleasent over worked..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CDC in Perryville, MD
    Former Employee - CDC in Perryville, MD

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

    Pros

    decent coworkers, discounts are ok

    Cons

    bad managemnet, over worked under paid temps

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat temps better, make sure values are transfered to the floor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Friendly atmosphere, but it's retail

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ikea Cashier in Conshohocken, PA
    Current Employee - Ikea Cashier in Conshohocken, PA

    I have been working at IKEA

    Pros

    friendly coworkers
    great hours around the holidays
    casual atmosphere
    generally fun place to work

    Cons

    IKEA tries to scrape by using as few employees as possible. Often times there aren't enough coworkers in the market hall, so customers often come to cashiers with questions that are outside of the realm of our expertise. The crowds can be monstrous in the summer before all the college kids head off to school. Also, don't expect to get a weekend off unless you fight tooth and nail for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire more people to assist customers; it frustrates both customers and coworkers when we're expected to cover multiple departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    50/50 EXPERIENCE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Gained amazing friendships with people throughout the store while employed.
    Ample amount of trainings and certifications available for free.
    Paid vacation and scheduling flexible
    $3 meal deals
    Free Incentives and giveaways

    Cons

    Beware of M.A.S.T. doesn't help you get to where you need to be.
    Outside hires at the wrong times. (ie management)
    Poor Management selection ( biased selection)
    Poor Advancement
    Disconnect between coworkers on the sales floor and employees who work on the top level
    New attendance rule sucks!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Def needs to wipe out most of Mangement at IKEA ATLANTA and start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. So far so good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certified Kitchen Seller
    Current Employee - Certified Kitchen Seller

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

    Pros

    Co workers are the best people to work with. Benefits are great. Possibility of moving up within the company is high.

    Cons

    Under staff during sale events, overtime is not allowed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people. Offer every other weekends off to coworkers.

  9. All about the culture

    • 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

    Pros

    Do your job loud and you'll advance.

    Cons

    If you're not Swedish you're not on the fast track.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. IKEA is a great company to work for if you like the retail industry

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good if you are full-time. Dental and vision available for part-timers. Generous PTO. IKEA hires people who are good at working as part of a team which means when it is super busy everyone pulls together (without squabbling) to get the job done. I know of several people who take extended time off yearly to visit family in other countries and have no problem getting time off. The philosophy of getting things done the easiest, best way is followed; managers don't micromanage people. They let co-workers work the way they want to as long as the job gets done and you're not breaking any rules. I would like to work for corporate IKEA.

    Cons

    Getting cross-trained for some variety is not doable because of scheduling, hours, budgets, etc. It is talked about but never gets done. It's retail so the hours are not stable. Managers get weekends off a couple of times a month but the rest do not.

  11. Great company to work for

    • 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 part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company values, offers benefits to ALL LEVELS of employees, closed on major holidays, provides a good work/life balance, easy to advance, open door policy with management and higher ups. They really do take care of their employees.

    Cons

    Ugly unifoms.

    HR needs to better explain certain policies, that are crucial instead of just generalizing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR needs to provide more in depth training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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