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IKEA Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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  • Work life balance can take a bit of a hit at times (in 46 reviews)

  • For instance, if you're a part-time employee HL1 you are required to work 12-20 hrs a week (in 49 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IKEA full-time

    Pros

    Great paid time off and benefits. IKEA pays well for retail.

    Cons

    Can be very busy and it feels like it is understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to help you grow the business.


  2. "Self Serve Coworker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    Friendly, Good Benefits, Flexible Schedule

    Cons

    Sometimes ore work then the amount of people to do it


  3. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bonuses, health insurance benefits, flexibility, food, closes at 9

    Cons

    Hours without sitting, managers, short breaks


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  5. "Recovery Co-Worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    Great environment to work in and working hours are very flexible.

    Cons

    Overall good and not too many cons that you would not find in any other companies.


  6. "Great environment with diverse workers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ikea Cashier in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Ikea Cashier in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You really get to be part of a team that puts a lot of effort into everything they do.

    Cons

    Can get hectic at times especially during the weekends but it is nothing you haven't experienced if you already worked in retail


  7. "Losing its focus on co-workers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Competitive pay compared to other retailers
    -Great benefits (paid time off, sick time, etc)

    Cons

    -Management/co-worker turnover rate is high, 5 departments are currently without management or one manager covering too many areas
    -Recent restructuring of company=less focus on IKEA's co-workers, mainly work/life balance, but will lead to better customer perception

    Advice to Management

    Co-workers are happy to work here until they are unable to get time off that they've requested in advance. Students need ample time outside of work/class to study and that needs to be accounted for. Most want to make sure this is communicated to their boss in a timely manner, however forcing a co-worker to call out instead of get their shift covered is irresponsible for both parties involved. IKEA used to take interest in the co-workers personal situations outside of home, instead of insisting that they work to the point of breaking.


  8. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive management.

    Cons

    Hectic cashlanes, not enough cashiers


  9. "yay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    it was pretty nice working here

    Cons

    i dont have any cons


  10. "Good for students and retirees."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, discounts, nice co-workers, initial management are okay.

    Cons

    No set schedule, you don't get maximum part-time or full-time hours so you don't get full benefits. Workload is not worth the money. Hours fluctuate making it impossible to actually make a decent paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting corners to save a buck.


  11. "Business services team leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Service Team Leader in Conshohocken, PA
    Former Employee - Business Service Team Leader in Conshohocken, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IKEA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ikea's company vision and values are very humanistic oriented, inspiring, strong and present. They are the same in every country independently of local culture

    Cons

    The inspiring Ikea vision and values are not as present in some parts of Ikea as others. There is still a lot to be done which keeps it interesting to work there



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