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Updated September 22, 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 55 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 (3)

    "Sales Co-worker"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IKEA full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Salary, Pto, super cool people

    Cons

    Managers are not very competent

  3. "Visual Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Ikea has changed ,And not for the better.

    Cons

    Ikea has restructured in 2017 , expect lower pay in the future for all jobs . Most management jobs have been eliminated almost two thirds in the Boston Ikea,This will make promotions difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck! Less management ,Less workers ,Less pay....


  4. "Interior Designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IKEA full-time

    Pros

    It is a great place to work that strives hard to meet the needs and dreams of the people in our communities and that extends to the coworkers as well.

    Cons

    We create working environment that sometimes makes it easy for visitors to feel entitled to not employ common courtesy when interacting with displays and goods for sale.


  5. "Visual Merchandising"

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    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay plus $3 meals

    Cons

    confusing company / Store I wish they would redesign layouts


  6. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, simple work culture, straight forward duties, room for growth

    Cons

    work life balance, extended hours,

    Advice to Management

    You guys do a great job, just a little more emphasis on work life balance would be suggested. Even them managers lack work life balance


  7. "Above Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IKEA full-time

    Pros

    They offer one of the best comprehensive insurance plans

    Cons

    Complacency in the upper tiers causes a lack of possible upward movement without relocating

  8. "If you need a job, this isn't the worst thing. It has space to build and even make a career out of it"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is amazing considering what you have to do and the people are usually very friendly. Also coworker meal deals mean a good amount of food for $3

    Cons

    The customers are the worst of any business I've ever seen and things don't get fixed if you have an idea on how to fix it

    Advice to Management

    Coworker need to be praised for good things, not just punished for bad things.


  9. "Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IKEA full-time

    Pros

    The job itself is not the best if you can't catch out to a click. You get to help a customer solve questions by making the giving them some inspiration to what the possibilities at. This is a furniture store first with subpar typically salty or no salt at all. Also don't expect a pat raise or evaluation before htey start to target you.

    Cons

    Lack of staff at night. You cannot operate a store on a small crew,youtipcally are having the customer standing.

    Advice to Management

    Please Please Please! Give yourself a pat on the back however understand that the store's customers are covered in all areas of the store.


  10. "I really can't complain."

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    Current Employee - Recovery Co-Worker
    Current Employee - Recovery Co-Worker
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The insurance is great. The wages are pretty good compared to other jobs in similar companies.

    Cons

    It's retail so expect to work nights and weekends.


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