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IKEA Reviews

Updated November 17, 2018
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IKEA Country Manager Lars Petersson
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  • "hard to get a work/life balance" (in 75 reviews)

  • "Part-time very limited hours given" (in 65 reviews)

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  1. "Logistics prep and flow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hicksville, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hicksville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Your pay is above minimum wage

    Cons

    No cons so far me


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Kitchen and Bath Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Designer in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Kitchen Designer in Centennial, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employees. Fun work environment. Easy to move up.

    Cons

    No flexibility in hours. Low pay. Poor management.

  3. "General uncaring attitude for workers"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Cashier in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insurance discount easy learning enviroment nice meal discount for coworkers

    Cons

    Constant shift of management styles and their constant desire to change but not in a positive way, doesnt want to listen to coworkers, trying to americanize a decent foreign company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to americanize everything taking away kids eat free all the changes have negatively affected my view of the company


  4. "Great people, great pay, fun job."

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Stoughton, MA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Stoughton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There were very little employees at my location, so we all got to know eachother well. Kinda grew into a little family.
    The pay was amazing, and the taxes didn’t take too much out.
    It was an easy going job, learn stuff and repeat it.

    Cons

    Sometimes they would put a little on your shoulders, but they do it to help you progress in the job. You can tell them you aren’t ready and they will wait until you are.
    Otherwise, no cons.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are doing great, I appreciate every one of you. Thank you.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Product Quality Coworker in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Product Quality Coworker in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great culture to be around

    Cons

    Work load can be crazy and you won't get off your feet. High expectations for departments even during hire freezes.


  6. "Decent Job"

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    Former Employee - Goods Flow Co-worker in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Goods Flow Co-worker in Centennial, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good, and get better with time

    Cons

    Management. Team leads can be lazy and will make questionable decisions at times.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "No longer the company I signed up for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IKEA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits to include vacation and sick time

    Cons

    Bad decisions being made by upper management is turning people away from coworkers to customers.

    Advice to Management

    Take a moment to see all the long term damage you have caused to good people that thought IKEA would be their forever home. Shame on you!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sweden company, typical American leadership"

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    Current Employee - Active Selling in Sunrise, FL
    Current Employee - Active Selling in Sunrise, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company culture from Sweden is great.

    Cons

    American IKEA franchisees would rather save money on the backs of their workers instead of tighter internal controls

    Advice to Management

    I'm definitely a much better employee to you than you are an employer to me.


  9. "Good pay, good people"

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    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Frisco, TX
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Frisco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    $12 an hour and up to 40ish hours per week.
    Nice, respectful people.
    TV and couches for breaks and lunch.

    Cons

    My back ached a lot after working here.
    Night shift 2 am - 10 am.
    Always work weekends.
    Have to sleep during the day.
    No time for a social life. (Unless you work like 20 hours)


  10. "Prep and Flow"

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    Current Employee - Inventory in Elizabeth, NJ
    Current Employee - Inventory in Elizabeth, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is great compared to other jobs like it

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement
    Part time employees has to work every weekend

    Advice to Management

    Set up more meetings with coworkers that should lead to a better work experience for workers and customers


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