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Updated 19 July, 2018
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Jesper Brodin
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  • "hard to get a work/life balance" (in 70 reviews)

  • "Can be a bit difficult to be absent as a part-time; although you can do shift swap, or take some days off your given holiday" (in 59 reviews)

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  1. "IKEA Canada Retail"

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

    I have been working at IKEA full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, strong culture

    Cons

    Not highest paying, but if you factor in all benefits, pretty damn good


  2. "Sales Co-Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    Extremely friendly staff, great work environment, fantastic benefits. The food there is fantastic!

    Cons

    They work you extremely hard, for very little pay. There's also no commissions resulting in less potential sales. This also contributes to the notion that it's impossible to find employees in an IKEA because there isn't a motivating factor to make sales. Also did not honor time off requests.

  3. "cashier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    friendly people and great culture

    Cons

    low pay and part time


  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - After Sales in Burlington, ON
    Current Employee - After Sales in Burlington, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits for all, $4 staff meals, co-worker parties with gifts, yearly bonuses, yearly wage increase

    Cons

    Tough customers, lots of whom are entitled and expect the impossible.


  5. "Good student job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    social advantages
    salary raise every 6 month

    Cons

    fast paced job with some stress


  6. "Safety and Security agent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Had an amazing manager who really accommodated your personal life and school.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth


  7. "Worth it"

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

    I have been working at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    Amazing company, amazing people, comprehensive and helpful management, feels like family

    Cons

    Busy times of the year do not seem to be planned for properly so often end up in a scenario where call centre is very busy with a stressful environment

  8. "Restaurant Dishwasher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    Discounts for employees for food and chef prepares employees new food every week which keeps things exciting

    Cons

    Managers focus more on production speed such as cleaning dishes that they forget the issue of safety. Breaks are short for the amount of work dish cleaners do.

    Dishwashers do most of the work around there in terms of cleaning and usually end up staying last because management does not include everyone in the cleaning and garbage disposal process.


  9. "not growing potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    friendly environment, various activities for the employes

    Cons

    few hours, lot of pressure


  10. "They tried their best to keep me but it's not enough"

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    Current Employee - Created Position in Vaughan, ON
    Current Employee - Created Position in Vaughan, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great growth opportunities
    Food discount
    Furniture discount
    Fantastic culture, you work with a group of people who share values and want you to succeed as much as you do.

    Cons

    The management style is all or nothing, you won't grow with the company unless you are there %100 of the time putting in as much effort as possible, they pay you later and demand the work now.

    Advice to Management

    Stop demanding so much of your coworkers without compensating them for it as it breed a lack of loyalty.


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