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IKEA Reviews

Updated January 19, 2018
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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. "great opportunity"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Personal Trainer in Willingboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Certified Personal Trainer in Willingboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    best opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    strict attendance rules and discipline.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the excellent work


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Severe Lack of Training, but a Good Experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Leader in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Leader in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong values, great benefits, restaurant discount and good enough employee discount for furniture.

    Cons

    Not every manager demonstrated those values, severe lack of training for new employees, not enough long-term sustainable development in job titles. Also, bad managers were not taken to task for their disrespectful and unprofessional conduct, creating a serious sense of mistrust in the whole company.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the individual development of your employees and actively affirm and recognize their value. Otherwise, they work themselves into a hole.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits and position"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "It’s a fast pace job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Goods Flow Co Worker in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Goods Flow Co Worker in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is some of the best in the world

    Cons

    Management tends to be overbarring

    Advice to Management

    Try and understand ur employees can’t do everything perfectly


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Cook in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Cook in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Benefits, definitely not a good pay.

    Cons

    Don't expect to move up in this company. They will overload you with work and if you do manage to work hard the management will take credit for your work. Turnover is very high.
    Expect to work constantly. I had two weekends off in 6 months. Shifts are not regular. In one week you may work various shifts, mornings or evenings.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of good employees.


  6. "Good Job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good for high school and college students"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Worked with my schedule
    Pay is a lot higher than minimum wage

    Cons

    I never had a weekend off. I had to request a year in advance.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t have favoritism.
    The firing process needs to be easier. If someone comes to work high (in a drug free environment), they shouldn’t get strikes.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "They don't care about employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees working 24+ hours

    Cons

    New company restructuring has thrown everyone into different roles and teams without any training, and morale is an all-time low. Product inventory is constantly an issue, so it's difficult to do your job. Scheduling is a joke––you can work 5-6 days in a row and the shifts will be less than 8 hours each. New hires are getting paid more than veteran coworkers (and guess who's training them).

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for sacrificing loyalty for sales.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "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.


  10. "sales associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    positive and energetic work environment

    Cons

    Sometimes have customer's demands and meeting rude customer


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