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IKEA Reviews

Updated November 18, 2017
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IKEA Country Manager Lars Petersson
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  • Work life balance can take a bit of a hit at times (in 56 reviews)

  • Work/life balance poor for part time staff as they work most weekends (in 55 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "Sales Co-worker"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to move between teams. Want to work on your career growth? No problem, talk to your manager and do an internal interview and boom. "One Team One Store"

    Cons

    Cant really say there's any.

    Advice to Management

    I worked in livingrooms and the best manager very understanding.


  2. "Growing company, real friendship between coworkers, helpful managers"

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

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

    Pros

    The main reason I decided to work at IKEA College Park was I believed that they will give me opportunities to grow in the company from active sales to higher positions that I would like to do one day and I started to work 14 days ago and figured out that this is the company I always have been dreaming of in terms true friendship between co-workers, if you don't know anything the way they approach and desire to teach you and make you feel like it is pretty normal or that's okay, things happen. which makes you learn even harder and not disappoint them the next time.

    Secondly the money you make is most likely going to be enough for you at the beginning level because we originally agreed on working 18 hours max but they always let me work more then that which I was really okay with. Honestly I needed those hours and the second thing I loved about IKEA is that.

    Finally and especially if you are in sales, the way IKEA operates sales is completely different. You are not focused on sales because they make sure customers purchase the products on their own without any additional assistance with their prices, commercials and the super easy guidebooks. Your job is make sure the customer is doing okay meaning that CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE FOCUSED oriented stuff. If you can get this then you are good to go, IKEA is the place that you should be at.

    Cons

    Nothing negative that I noticed so far. I mean really.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing that I noticed so far. PS: I work at IKEA for 16 days yet so I really didn't notice anything negative yet.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "The Most Fun I've had in a Job"

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    Former Employee - Interior Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Interior Designer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work felt like play to me because I love design and furniture. They have restructured the Communication and Interior Design Dept. since I left, but I was in charge of designing and mantaining the room sets, and work in collaboration with the Sales dept. Benefits are great. My coworkers who had babies while working there said all they spent at the hospital was $300 for the delivery. You also have the opportunity to travel to other IKEA's overseas or domestically (expenses paid) to help with the buildups of new stores.

    Cons

    The pay is not great, and you have to help the Sales dept. on the floor during big holidays (Black Friday etc...) even though you are not in the Sales dept.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "manger"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    great experience it is a good atmosphere

    Cons

    much work that extends to off hours


  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Coworker in Merriam, KS
    Current Employee - Customer Service Coworker in Merriam, KS

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great pay!

    Cons

    Short staffed some times, but worth it.


  6. "Food co worker"

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    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in West Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in West Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits. Employee meal plan. It’s ok place to work at but i highly suggest looking into several depts one that best fits you.

    Cons

    Management. Stopped listening to my availability.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t get stressed and get mad at employees over it. It really effects the employees. Major reason why I’m leaving. Listen to availability.. especially for parents.. it’s so stressful for parents to not know if you will have a sitter or not leading up to a shift but if you had listened to availability it would’ve been a easy transition between both parents.


  7. "The best option in retail work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good company values. This specific location seems to be a bit dysfunctional but overall a decent place to work. Opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Schedules are generated by a computer, rude customers, and dorky uniforms.

  8. "Manager/Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Production Manager Supervisor in Danville, VA
    Current Employee - Production Manager Supervisor in Danville, VA
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good conditions, Salary, Benefits

    Cons

    Structure, Communication, Relationship with Vendors

    Advice to Management

    Work toward the same goal with people who want to achieve


  9. "pay"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Paramus, NJ

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

    Pros

    pay is good, flexible for school.

    Cons

    there is a lot of completion and backstabbing dont make any friends because they are not your friends.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to be more active on the sales floor to see whats going on. The company needs recording devices for quality assurance purposes.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "CASHIER"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Really nice people to work with

    Cons

    Sometime the customers are not cooperative


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