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IKEA Reviews

Updated 4 March, 2015
Updated 4 March, 2015
673 Reviews
3.5
673 Reviews
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IKEA CEO Peter Agnefjall
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great pay and great coworkers

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

    I have been working at IKEA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for what you currently do for your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Bistro Cashier

    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  3.  

    Shopkeeper

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shopkeeper in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Shopkeeper in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at IKEA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great job!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    None. Very organized company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire better managers

  7.  

    Wharehouse Pickup

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics
    Former Employee - Logistics

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Goods Flow Manager
    Former Employee - Goods Flow Manager

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

    Pros

    Lunch is $4 comes to mind.

    Cons

    Backstabbing, hypocritical, non-communicative upper management have no idea how to manage. Total ass-kissing culture. Pathetic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire non-HR people for the HR Manager role. Don't give a merit increase and then fire someone for no reason a couple of months later.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company for global insights and experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Steering Manager
    Former Employee - Steering Manager

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

    Pros

    Good retail learning environment, with many different area's in which to advance your skills. Opportunities are endless if you choose to be semi mobile. Decent benefits plan and they try hard to maintain the work-life balance, but you have to remember it still is retail and retail has its busy seasons.

    Cons

    Training is only OK if you are a floor co-worker. Middle management has more advanced training opportunities, but you have to be with the company for a longer period of time. IKEA apparently likes to change store managers every 3-4yrs so that there is always new ideas, and ongoing development, however they need to be way more aware of how their store managers are leading, influencing and conducting themselves. Discussing co-worker personal items at break time without the person in question there is very unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the store managers out when they have become complacent, using double standards to treat senior managers differently, and don't follow policy

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    I worked at IKEA full-time for more than 8 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at IKEA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are some great people who can really teach you and have a passion for what they do.

    Cons

    typically retail environment. All about the bottom line

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognize talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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