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IKEA Reviews

Updated 31 January, 2015
Updated 31 January, 2015
651 Reviews
3.5
651 Reviews
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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 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  9.  

    Lots of team spirit

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

    I worked at IKEA full-time (more than 5 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cashier

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Cashier in Edmonton, AB

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

    Pros

    Very professional, very clear about what your duties and roles are, which is surprisingly uncommon in retail. The cafetaria is the best lunch-room I've ever had at any job - the I believe $5 lunch buffets everyday were awesome and the staff who served it were very nice. Also, they were generous with breaks, which is not always the case in Alberta as they are not technically mandatory.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to get to know your co-workers... part of this is just the professional atmosphere, the managers are a bit more serious than some retail settings. Also, the incentive program is funny but also pretty lousy - 15 perfect cashes for a free $0.99 ice cream is pretty lame, to be honest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe make a more fun working environment... although I doubt there is a huge incentive to do so since retail generally has quick turnover rates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Absolutely amazing work experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Woodbridge, ON
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Woodbridge, ON

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

    Pros

    The overall community the store has together is great. Absolutely loved my job and its benefits even though i was part time. Companies values are great and can be used when looking at working at other companies

    Cons

    the only problem was the customers.. Sometimes they can be rude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont change anythign they are doing things right

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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