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IKEA Reviews

Updated 20 April, 2019
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IKEA President and CEO Jesper Brodin
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Pros
  • "Excellent work/life balance where there is a huge sense of pride to work for IKEA" (in 120 reviews)

  • "Great benefits coworkers oriented plus advancement opportunities" (in 294 reviews)

Cons
  • "hard to get a work/life balance" (in 78 reviews)

  • "Inconsistent scheduling for part-time employees" (in 73 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Renton, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Food Server in Renton, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, and great co workers

    Cons

    Fast Paced, and heavy lifting


  2. "Very good experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheadual
    Insurance
    Down to earth managment(some exception)services and com in steering

    Cons

    Very busy store no time to rest.
    A lot of talk takes time for change
    Not much hours to cover the sales floor.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in hours to be their for customers

  3. "Logs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IKEA full-time

    Pros

    Good company with good ethics treat employees with respect

    Cons

    Can be tiring from time to time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  4. "Customer service representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    Cheap food great benefits a great team

    Cons

    Gets really busy hard work customer can be annoying


  5. "Department Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers to work with.
    Private employee cafeteria

    Cons

    gets hectic on the weekends

    Advice to Management

    schedule the employees better.


  6. "Co-Worker Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, ON

    I worked at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    great culture; good people overall

    Cons

    cliquey atmosphere - hard to move in the company due to cliques. Completely USELESS HR department - communication skills are non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp HR department; recognize talent within, instead of making people apply as "aspirants". Lot's of people with tons of experience and drive are being overlooked and leaving.


  7. "Slipping"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    progressive, environmentally sensitive, flexible, caring

    Cons

    bureaucratic, insincere, disorganized, sloppy, bad customer service

  8. "Good Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Family Oriented; Flexible; Great Coworkers

    Cons

    Depends on management - harder to move up


  9. "customer service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IKEA full-time

    Pros

    cheap lunches, 2 breaks, unionized

    Cons

    poor pay, confrontational management, no sitting policy


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Abusive Restaurant Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Etobicoke, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Etobicoke, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    $4 staff meal. Freebies during holidays.

    Cons

    The managers are bullies. They will belittle you every day. When it's busy sometimes they don't want to support the team and tell you that you don't need help.

    Advice to Management

    Stop bullying people and stop acting like you are perfect because you aren't.