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IKEA Reviews

Updated December 9, 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 59 reviews)

  • Work/life balance poor for part time staff as they work most weekends (in 56 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (9)

    "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. "Good benefits and position"

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    Current Employee - Production Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, opportunities to travel, office environment

    Cons

    Increasing bureaucracy, in the box thinking, old ways of working

    Advice to Management

    Promote new ideas

  3. "Good Job"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Bolingbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Bolingbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good pay
    - good benifits
    - good management

    Cons

    -aren't consistent with hours
    - slow on weekdays


  4. "Sales co-worker"

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    Former Employee - Bedroom Sales Co-worker in East Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Bedroom Sales Co-worker in East Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very good employer very good benefits

    Cons

    Very strict on attendence policy


  5. Helpful (3)

    "It's okay if you're in retail"

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    Current Employee - Active Selling Co-Worker in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Active Selling Co-Worker in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health care is great. Good company sustainability wise.

    Cons

    Recent overhaul of management system and job processes. Shifted focus completely to the customer at the expense of coworkers.
    No room for moving up- unless someone physically leaves the store there aren't management positions.

    Advice to Management

    Management in the stores are trying as hard as they can to keep everything from going up in flames. Country management should have consulted with top volume stores on the new processes and maybe thought about the effects this would have on the morale in the stores.


  6. "Good company bad management"

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    Current Employee - Active Selling Kitchen and Bath in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Active Selling Kitchen and Bath in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good benefit, and a lot of PTO. Free uniforms so don’t have to think what to wear. Employees discount

    Cons

    The upper management is a big problem. A lot of favoritism is going on. Lack of communication and appreciation. Cutting down hours and hiring more part time instead

    Advice to Management

    All the managers should learn to to manage their employees but not only focusing on the sale numbers.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "really would not recommend from years of experience here"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen and Bath Designer in Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Kitchen and Bath Designer in Paramus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starting Pay is extremely competitive

    Cons

    The store management is very Cliquey an only promote their own people of interest and only accommodate themselves

  8. "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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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


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