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IKEA College Park Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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  • Work life balance can take a bit of a hit at times (in 46 reviews)

  • For instance, if you're a part-time employee HL1 you are required to work 12-20 hrs a week (in 49 reviews)

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  1. "Great job while in college!"

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    Former Employee - Server in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Server in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IKEA part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You meet a lot of diverse people, decent employee discount of 15% off, you keep busy with all the foot traffic

    Cons

    Strict adherence to company rules about punctuality, requested time off, etc.


  2. "Returns"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service/Return Desk Associate in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Customer Service/Return Desk Associate in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    pay and benefits and parties.

    Cons

    I loved the pay but it was soooo busy and I would be worn out after work. Time did go by fast but the team leads were so catty and petty. They were the reason I left.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company overall, the experience varies from store to store."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IKEA (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture, good benefits, and interesting work environment. I enjoyed working with many of my coworkers in our shared goals.

    Cons

    The communication between store management and coworkers was inconsistent and there were limited opportunities for advancement within the store.


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  5. "great place to work, full-time and part-time"

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    Current Employee - Certified Kitchen Seller in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Certified Kitchen Seller in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent pay, great coworkers, nice customers. It's a good learning experience and very professional in many aspects. Often have the ability to make your own decisions without management approval (good level of trust/respect as equals). Very flexible and willing to work with restricted hours for part-time coworkers.

    Cons

    Retail environment and constantly changing hours (if you are full-time). Sometimes it's hard to get certain time off approved, depending on the season (business demand).


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very accommodating of part-time work schedule so I can go to school. Great co-workers and a fun work environment. Co-worker cafeteria with three dollar meals. Company discount is excellent. The respect individuality, no restrictions on hair length, color, or style, visible piercings and tattoos are ok. Pay is better than average for retail.

    Cons

    It's a retail job so lots of standing and interesting customers. Three dollar lunch is not the highest quality but it's healthier than fast-food. Can't ask too much for three dollars.


  7. "I enjoyed working at I Ikea."

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    Former Employee - Front Line Team Lead in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Front Line Team Lead in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IKEA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The healthcare package is great. Plenty of opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    If you can't handle the high volume of customers this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time on the floor.


  8. "Customer service experience"

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    Former Employee - Full Serve Handout in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Full Serve Handout in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Workplace culture, benefits for part-timers.

    Cons

    Lots of standing on concrete floors.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Time to Unionize"

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    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in College Park, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are awesome and make the job fun, a few good perks ($3 meals, PTO, etc.). Opportunities for training, flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Working at Ikea is like being in a relationship with someone who abuses you, but tells you it could be worse: "Hey, at least I don't cheat on you." Ikea claims to care about it's workers, but in reality a lot of their employment practices are just as abusive as those "other" retailers who are often in the news. Sure you recycle and offer paid time off, but you also cut hours, try to run a large store with a skeleton crew, and offer pitiful wages in an effort to increase profits. There are few opportunities for advancement; the store will hire folks outside of the organization before promoting current coworkers. Some of the HR policies are downright overbearing (folks getting fired for being 1 minute late).

    Advice to Management

    Unions came about because of the failure of management to treat their employees fairly.You guys are slow learners, and it's only a matter of time before employees start to demand decent working conditions and wages. Just something to think about...


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not a bad place to work for a full time college student"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IKEA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Healthcare for part time employees and convenient work schedule for people in school.

    Cons

    Politics, contradictory rule changes and tweaks between store and corporate, management shifts in store.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline,and cut the red tape and internal politics.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Ikea is a wonderful place to work at when you have good managers that actually care about there co workers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Cashier in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Cashier in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    Customers are very nice, raises are good, everyone is one big family!
    Not hard to get along with your co workers

    Cons

    Red days at ikea which are the busiest days such as Saturdays and Sunday. Overly crowded to the point where it gets too hot and aggravated.

    Advice to Management

    Compliment your co workers more!



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