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IKEA Sales Coworker-showroom Reviews

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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 61 reviews)

  • Lack of communication with part time staff (in 59 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty high standards for low wages..."

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    Current Employee - Sales Coworker-showroom in Woodbridge, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Coworker-showroom in Woodbridge, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty sweet co-workers, everyone is usually nice. Decent training program. Pretty nice uniforms.

    Cons

    Takes too long to apply to a different department. High standards for low pay. Very formalized HR process. The efficiency of the department largely rest with the management of the department, so you see a lot of lacking departments and others excelling.

    Advice to Management

    Less stringent and more flexible... Teach to the core of the values.. Not specificity that is so rigid.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great culture, but pay is lacking"

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    Current Employee - Sales Coworker-showroom in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Coworker-showroom in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, extensive training, wonderful benefits. Sales is fun and interactive, especially in the showroom (markethall and self serve is much more physically intense). I've learned so much here! Better retail experience than most. Job security = peace of mind. No barriers between upper management and coworkers - you're free to share ideas and concerns without repercussion. Great environment!

    Cons

    - Schedule is never consistent, and it's hard to get a weekend off
    - Pay is minimal if you're not at management, and annual raises are measly- I started at $10 and 3 years later, only make $11
    - No commission makes it hard for coworkers to stay motivated- you'll make the same amount if you slack off than if you work your hardest
    - Very hard to move into management position since there is very little turnover in those positions

    Advice to Management

    Reward your best coworkers with higher wages!