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Updated May 24, 2017
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US - All Cities Full-time Part-time

3.8
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IKEA Country Manager Lars Petersson
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26 Ratings

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  • Work life balance can take a bit of a hit at times (in 49 reviews)

  • For instance, if you're a part-time employee HL1 you are required to work 12-20 hrs a week (in 50 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Various"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company that cares about the local community and employees. Forward thinking and continuously promoted employees growth and development. Many opportunities to transfer locations. Fast paced team culture.

    Cons

    I don't have anything to complain about.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, good benefits, needs better management."

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    Current Employee - SFM/Bistro in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - SFM/Bistro in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule (good job for students)
    Good benefits (medical, dental, PTO, 401k, bonuses, etc)

    Cons

    Management and HR are not empathetic. They don't hire enough people and we are constantly understaffed. GM seems to be all about money and not about employee happiness/retention.

    Advice to Management

    Business is not all about money. Don't forget that keeping your employees happy will lead to better sales and better retention. Quit cutting hours because employees are being overworked.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "An amazing place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IKEA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is an amazing team with an amazing support system

    Cons

    Sometimes you can get lost in the crowd

    Advice to Management

    Always remember the little things. That is what matters most to the many.


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  5. "Kitchen Seller"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Seller in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Kitchen Seller in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IKEA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits. IKEA Cares about environment and Humanitarian issues.

    Cons

    IKEA US is going through a reorganization. All current employees have re-applied for a nebulous position at IKEA to be offered in FY18

    Advice to Management

    Value your loyal employees by compensating those coworkers that have produced significant growth in the US and honor the coworkers have given back to the company with hard work and dedication making IKEA US a market leader in home furnishing. Loyal employees that would like to stay and grow with the company should be given clear direction with regard to the future of their career with IKEA anything less is shameful and cause for unnecessary anxiety non supportive of the work-family-life balance.


  6. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Company really cared for their workers. Fun work environment.

    Cons

    Customers can get impatient. Lash out


  7. Helpful (1)

    "It was a job"

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    Former Employee - Order Picker in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team members and pay

    Cons

    It was a temporary job

    Advice to Management

    Talk more to the team members


  8. "Love it"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Checkout Cashier in Elizabeth, NJ
    Current Employee - Checkout Cashier in Elizabeth, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, upper management is great, family like environment, work as a team. Pay is good so are benefits. There is always room for advancement

    Cons

    None that I know of

    Advice to Management

    Continue bring great


  9. "ikea"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    great benefits and great team.

    Cons

    not the best product quality


  10. "Customer service"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Paramus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IKEA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-worker benefits for everyone

    Cons

    Travel time isn't the best if you dont live close by


  11. Helpful (1)

    "smaland is cool"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Smaland Coworker in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Smaland Coworker in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great team mates and get to hang out with kids and watch movies and play

    Cons

    cleaning up potty accidents, not very challenging, not much room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work.


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