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IKEA Reviews

Updated 17 December, 2018
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IKEA President and CEO Jesper Brodin
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Pros
  • "IKEA has great values and knows the importance of work-life balance" (in 112 reviews)

  • "Great benefits as well as good pay and wonderful experience" (in 277 reviews)

Cons
  • "hard to get a work/life balance" (in 75 reviews)

  • "Part-time very limited hours given" (in 66 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Great company who values their employees!"

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

    I have been working at IKEA full-time

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits package; medical, dental, vision, 401k! Excellent work/life balance where there is a huge sense of pride to work for IKEA.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any.


  2. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    none to share at the moment

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, great people, good benefits and a positive space with opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Understaffed at times and no fixed schedules. Rude customer interactions from time to time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the support you provide to co-workers and keep challenging them to do better.


  4. "It was incredible working with such amazing people."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great managers.
    Amazing Hours.
    Good pay.

    Cons

    It's a bit far from Vancouver, so it takes a bit of time to get there.


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    Good hours
    Good money
    Nice place to work

    Cons

    Tiring especially on weekends
    sometimes less hours


  6. "Working at Ikea"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Sales in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Friendly working enviroment.

    Cons

    Stressful work load, no commition, hard to manage life and work balance.

    Advice to Management

    Be thoughtful.


  7. "Carts"

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    Current Employee - Cart Pusher in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Cart Pusher in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very laid back job, great

    Cons

    Working outdoors, kinda sucks in the cold

    Advice to Management

    -

  8. "Good Values, not flexible"

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Food Server in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health benefits, amazing coworkers, decent pay with performance based wage increase annually, discount meals

    Cons

    Poor management, little flexibility where you must be available for 37 hours and 2 night shifts which is not convenient if you are a student

    Advice to Management

    Don't be biased towards coworkers and make sure to give everyone credit who deserves credit.


  9. "IKEA Richmond"

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    Former Employee - Customer Relations in Richmond, BC
    Former Employee - Customer Relations in Richmond, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling for those in school, learn to communicate and interact with different people, diverse coworkers

    Cons

    Low pay, job can get extremely stressful and busy during holidays/events, poor management


  10. "Line Cook"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    Culture and people were great

    Cons

    Long hours, hard work, minimum wage