IKEA - Just another big box retailer that puts hourly co-workers first; your screwed if you are a manager. | Glassdoor
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"Just another big box retailer that puts hourly co-workers first; your screwed if you are a manager."

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Former Employee - Logistics in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Logistics in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at IKEA full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Benefits, PTO, employee discount, don't have to buy work clothes. If there is good store management the place can be fun to work at. If not, it is a living nightmare.

Cons

Steering group and corporate office that has no clue as to what goes on in the store. They manage from a desk and will always be in meetings. They create work groups just to be in more meetings and avoid the co-workers and managers.

Advice to Management

Stop sitting at your desk or in meetings and see what is going on in the store.

Other Employee Reviews for IKEA

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Very European style in their excellent treatment of employees"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Living Rooms in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Living Rooms in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Oustanding health, dental, and vision benefits for part-timers.
    Great discounts on meals and merchandise.
    Flexible with requests for time off.
    Super clean and positive work enviornment.
    Free and comfy attire/uniforms
    Good chance to advance in your career
    Lots of areas in the store to move to if you want to try new jobs

    Cons

    Very team oriented -- great if you love to "sing" the IKEA song.
    Not great pay.
    Unbelievable old fashioned with regard to computer IT


  2. "I enjoy it very much."

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Hicksville, NY
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Hicksville, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, company respects employees, 401k, free gifts, holiday party, if you make a mistake, it's okay.

    Cons

    Store Steering Group makes some odd choices on some of the managers they choose. Usually someone who worked in a store prior to coming to the new location. Customers are animals.

    Advice to Management

    Get with it and really listen to the VOICE results and make the change!

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