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I was made fun of in one of the fishbowl groups on asking whether Google hires Freelance designers. I've been freelancing since 4 years and I like new projects. I am great with document accessibility and WCAG My current clients are banks, IKEA, Sunmaid raisins and many more. I'm really not sure how to find people who I can pitch my work, to work with Google. It's just one of the things that I really want to work for their team as a designer. Any tips I feel this is a safe place to post this. 🙂
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I'm trying to get into gardening and bought some pots from IKEA. One is a typical pot with the dish at the bottom and the other one isn't. For the one that doesn't have the hole at the bottom and dish (I apologize, not sure if they have specific names), can I grow anything in it? If yes, what will work for that or will any plant do? Thanks!!
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- "The Benefits are great and you can change job positions within your first day being employed" (in 1097 reviews)
- "The pay is good for the type of job it is and there are benefits for part" (in 582 reviews)
- "Great people and diversity" (in 488 reviews)
- "The culture is great and if you are all about corporate you can advance up as positions open." (in 344 reviews)
- "Coworkers were great I got to know almost everyone in that store and built so many friendships" (in 281 reviews)
- "Poor management and understaffed in the kitchen and bath department; well pretty much anywhere." (in 573 reviews)
- "Low salary since it's retail" (in 302 reviews)
- "The new managers don't get time to learn from the Ikea managers that keads to frustation sometimes." (in 284 reviews)
- "Poor upper management." (in 100 reviews)
- "No training for the job role you're expected to do 6." (in 98 reviews)
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- 5.0FEATURED REVIEWApr 5, 2023Sales AssistantCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearBirmingham, England
Really good co-worker benefits. Good career opportunities and areas for progression. An enjoyable job. The company is very much people focused and you are not just seen as a number
Some favouritism aspects. Can be quite draining.1
- 5.0Aug 30, 2023Safety and Loss Prevention SpecialistFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsSchaumburg, IL
atmosphere was very unique to work at not a lot of turnover
Weekends would be insanely busy and were required to work all the time
- 2.0Sep 20, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsPort Wentworth, GA
At this point the benefits package is the only reason to work for IKEA. There are a lot of great Coworker Resource Groups that provide a lot of support but the company does not back it up.
IKEA, at least at the unit I worked at, has completely lost sight of the company values. They've become just another company presenting a mask of inclusion and "family" culture that only cares about money and KPIs. Hard work is not rewarded, and employees going through burnout in response to the company's treatment of them are punished rather than supported. Despite regular promises to promote from within, internal candidates become disillusioned after trying to progress in their development for years with no follow through from the company. IKEA feels no sense of obligation to their workers and makes no effort to keep their word, and management does not follow company procedures which sabotages coworkers who are just trying to protect their job.
- 5.0Sep 16, 2023Recovery WorkerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearWoodbridge, VA
Working at IKEA was one of the best experiences of my life. Having come from a Customer Service background, when I started my role in Recovery I had days where I would not speak to one customer. Not one! They accommodated my health during my pregnancy by providing lots of jobs where I could be sitting down, and had a beautiful little room set up for pumping breastmilk. I never had any hassle from my Supervisor about leaving to pump and I was paid to do so. The culture was fun, the workplace was dynamic and diverse and the product was something I truly loved.
Late shifts were probably the only downside.
- 4.0Sep 14, 2023Sales and Supply Support SpecialistCurrent EmployeeSan Francisco, CA
Insurance is great Good people to work with Lunch deals Pay is is adequate for the area
Upward movement is tough unless you have "Ikea Experience". I have well over 10 years management experience yet because I started here as a second job as an entry level co-worker I have to move up little by little and cant leapfrog any positions. The feedback I receive is that I lack Ikea experience yet they hire external consistently
- 4.0Aug 31, 2023Kitchen & Bath Active SellerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearWest Sacramento, CA
Paid Time Off accrues according to hours worked. Working full time I accrued 2 weeks of paid vacation at least 2 x's/year as an hourly employee, managers receive more.
I started as part time, but wanted to be full time & it took longer than I thought it would to move up to full time & receive the full benefits package.
- 4.0Sep 10, 2023MerchandiserFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsRenton, WA
Good LGBTQ+ support Higher pay than most retail Yearly holiday gifts Amazing benefits
Still retail Usually understaffed Not a ton of training of products by management
- 2.0Sep 12, 2023Frontline ManagerFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsBaltimore, MD
Great benefits, room to grow with the right network group. So who you know
Horrible leadership at ALL levels Horrible business strategy They say come as you are and think outside the box, question the norm BUT when you question the norm, you learn very quickly comply and be a sheep or be demonized.2
- 1.0Aug 31, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsBaltimore, MD
The benefits package is excellent
Upper management runs the business as if they are the popular kids in school picking their favorites for certain positions while the business is failing In so many areas yet they just keep calling it "realigning the business". There has been a mass exit of many people with tenure. lower management who actually sees the issues and talks to their team to see what changes could actually help the business are pushed against a wall and not allowed to make change, and if they do their job as in corrective action or write ups for those coworkers who are in subordinate or braking policy, then the team lead is generally put in a position where they are forced to quit or fired.2
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IKEA has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 13,249 reviews left anonymously by employees. 63% of employees would recommend working at IKEA to a friend and 54% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
63% of IKEA employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated IKEA 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.