IKEA Reviews

Updated 24 April, 2015
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Pros
  • i believe that work-life balance would be good and working enviroments are all friendly (in 29 reviews)

  • Great benefits package is the only reason I have stayed with this company for so long (in 65 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is not always at the forfront for coworkers (in 20 reviews)

  • coming from a part time you will not choose to do a full time job or work more hours (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Cashier

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Cashier in Ottawa, ON

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to advance or switch departments.

    Cons

    Very busy environment. Takes someone with great management skills to organize the employees. If not, things tend to fall apart.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be enough management staff employed to manage the amount of employees as it is a big company.

  2. Challenging

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    Former Employee - Shopkeeper in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Shopkeeper in Edmonton, AB

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Dynamic work that requires attention to details, good benefit's package.

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic, management team completely disconnected with employees.

    Advice to Management

    It will be a great place to work if there are better workplace harassment policy. Listening employees it is important.

  3. Worst place I have ever worked

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company is known globally

    Cons

    Leaders have no work experience outside of IKEA

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your staff

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    Great pay and great coworkers

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - built a lot of close friendships my first year at ikea
    - they offer benefits to PT coworkers after one year
    - free parties, free meals on busy days, discount on store products
    - prizes for employees who excel in performance

    Cons

    - rude customers can really bring down your day
    - sometimes there is a lot of stress to sell especially during department events
    - it depends who you work with, but it isn't easy getting along with ALL coworkers

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for what you currently do for your employees.

  6. Bistro Cashier

    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA

    Pros

    - Great People
    - Fun environment
    - Not stressful
    - Decent coin

    Cons

    - Not the most desired career choice.

  7. Shopkeeper

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    Current Employee - Shopkeeper in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Shopkeeper in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at IKEA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company ethics and wants to help others less fortunate

    Cons

    When you get to the store level ethics is watered down and steering level managers sit in a chair all day and avoid conflict.

    Advice to Management

    Do something other than hide all day and pass blame onto anyone else

  8. Great job!!

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    Current Employee - Textiles Sales Coworker in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Textiles Sales Coworker in Toronto, ON

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy job, amazing benefits, great coworkers and managers! Very nice people to work with and very organized structure. LOTS of room to grow which they encourage

    Cons

    Can get very busy sometimes and you answer the same questions over and over

    Advice to Management

    None. Very organized company

  9. It was aight

    Current Employee - Ikea FOOD Cashier in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Ikea FOOD Cashier in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers. A mix of old and new, and most treat you very well

    Cons

    Horrible management. Minimal pay for really fast-paced work

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers

  10. Wharehouse Pickup

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    Former Employee - Logistics
    Former Employee - Logistics

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good pay if under a Union. Relaxed work for a warehouse job. learn to to drive a forklift

    Cons

    Usually bad management, get treated like a high school them vs us mentality. Extreme Hypocrisy from management. on your feet for 8 hours

    Advice to Management

    learn to work with your employees, and remember that they work with you NOT for you. Speak to them as you would like to be spoken to

  11. clerk

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IKEA

    Pros

    nice team, nice store and restarent

    Cons

    money, no benefits, no pension

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