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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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  1.  

    very good value

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    Current Employee - National Purchaser in London, England
    Current Employee - National Purchaser in London, England

    I have been working at IKEA (less than a year)

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    doesn't pay very well in comparison to the rest of the industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    BREEZEMOUNT UK HOME DELIVERIES FOR IKEA.........

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    Former Employee - Depot Supervisor in Croydon, England
    Former Employee - Depot Supervisor in Croydon, England

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere. Cheap restaurant on site.

    Cons

    I was dismissed 1 day after my probation. I was constantly told I was good at my job by my management and customers. However as a supervisor I started to point out which team members were not pulling their weight & why the depot was suffering such great losses... Needless to say despite me being so good at my job I was "let go" due to financial difficulties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look deeper into the losses, with staff doing what they want it is no wonder you are losing so much money and have such a bad reputation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Ikea doncaster evil place to work

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    Current Employee - Co Worker in Doncaster, England
    Current Employee - Co Worker in Doncaster, England

    I have been working at IKEA

    Pros

    None at all its that bad for co workers

    Cons

    Bulling by team leaders management and office staff to all co workers they sack people and destroy lifes like its funny to them nobody happy at all forced to do stupid tasks that make no sence and then punished if you point it out this place is not nice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    IKEA warrington

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    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Warrington, North West England, England
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Warrington, North West England, England

    I worked at IKEA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow there's opportunities to travel and its a very social company to work for

    Cons

    There are a lot of employees so you need to work hard to stand out ...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The cliques in the company can be very challenging ... They should be eradicated as its prehistoric and leans toward bullying tendencies ... H R should be taken out of store as they are not nice people and do not help the store at all ....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good for retail

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

    I have been working at IKEA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hourly rate for co-workers, discount, subsidized meals, bonus scheme, tertials, holidays

    Cons

    Little opportunity for progression. Far too much red tape. Paranoid about Health and Safety to the point it affects completing your jobs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    not very good with dealing with people issues, almost scared to support managers in fear of upsetting the co worker

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    Former Employee - Shopkeeper in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Shopkeeper in Belfast, Northern Ireland

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

    Pros

    really good ethos and culture, good way of thinking.
    xmas gifts, holiday pay, free bupa

    Cons

    constant battle with co workers, lots of overtime, very stressed workload and deadlines to met.
    senior management not very nice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Love it

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ikea Cashier in Southampton, England
    Current Employee - Ikea Cashier in Southampton, England

    I have been working at IKEA as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere,
    Scope for progression,
    Many different jobs and position which are easy to switched between if you aren't happy where you are or want to try something new
    Yearly gift
    Good pension scheme
    Employee discount
    Tertials

    Cons

    Understaffed
    Annoyed customers
    Repetitive in certain areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More checkouts staff please! And get showroom/market hall to answer the store phones!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Could be overwhelming but still a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker
    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker

    I have been working at IKEA as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Free end of year gift
    2. Paid training
    3. Discount for co-workers
    4. Flexible hours (most of the time)
    5. Good HR Department

    Cons

    1. First one must be the break is absolutely horrid.
    2. Bc of the reason up there, your feet can hurt real quick.
    3. Never run out of things to do( good or bad thing?)
    4. Long hours makes me cry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Definitely alllow more relationship to grow between co workers.
    Make ikea coworkers life easier.

  10.  

    Its not what it looks like

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous in London, England

    I have been working at IKEA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great flexibility.
    No micro management.
    Great place to work for women.

    Cons

    There isnt much scope for progression.
    Pay is horrible.
    Too much time wasted in meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the people who work for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good work-life balance, flexible shift pattern, mostly fun place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at IKEA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great team of co-workers, decent salary, family needs accommodated at short notice.

    Cons

    Never enough staff, too many projects on the go at the same time, departments have no appreciation of what happens in other areas of the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the offices and onto the shop floor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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