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IKEA Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.6 525 reviews

87% Approve of the CEO

IKEA CEO Peter Agnefjall

Peter Agnefjall

(119 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, Store Manager who really cares about everyone, fun place to work(in 55 reviews)

  • Great team, good benefits, great work-life balance, opportunities for development & growth(in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance is not always at the forfront for coworkers(in 18 reviews)

  • coming from a part time you will not choose to do a full time job or work more hours(in 18 reviews)

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    Could be overwhelming but still a good place to work

    Sales Co-Worker (Current Employee)

    Pros1. Free end of year gift
    2. Paid training
    3. Discount for co-workers
    4. Flexible hours (most of the time)
    5. Good HR Department

    Cons1. 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 Senior ManagementDefinitely alllow more relationship to grow between co workers.
    Make ikea coworkers life easier.

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    Its not what it looks like

    Anonymous (Current Employee) London, England

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue the people who work for you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)

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

    ConsNever 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 Senior ManagementGet out of the offices and onto the shop floor.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    false promises

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosworld company, good name, pretty safe job

    Conswant everyone to be a manager on co-worker pay

    Advice to Senior Managementstop taking 3 hr lunch breaks!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stressful

    Co-worker IF (Former Employee) Leeds, England

    ProsI was able to obtain overtime very easily, however... when i wanted to simple work my basic contracted hours, it was "a huge let down" of me to leave my team hanging.

    In addition, the 15% discount is very useful.

    ConsWorking in IKEA, is very stressful, as there are not enough staff members to cover each area of the department. it was not fair to put so much pressure on a young task force.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers need to look at the stress levels in each department, and assess if more staff need to be employed as opposed to profits being reinvested into krokant and repurchasing products that are high in waste.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic company with a great culture and benefits!

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) London, England

    Pros- Subsidised canteen
    - Pension plan
    - Benefits including interest free loan, yearly gift etc.
    - Good bonus scheme
    - Free uniform
    - Good for CV and to talk about in other interviews
    - Opportunity to move up quickly
    - Good company values
    - Safe company, do not think it will ever go out of business!

    Cons- Can be quite a chaotic place on busy days
    - Often understaffed, when co-workers leave often not replaced

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure that there are always enough co-workers to deal with high volume selling of stock and customers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall positive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork / life balance is good

    ConsCareer pathing leaves much to be improved

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    IKEA Tottenham

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Tottenham, England

    ProsNo pros what so ever with IKEA Tottenham.

    ConsNo bonus scheme
    No flexibility in shifts
    Very strict in requirements
    Low levels of professionalism among senior staff
    Break times are often abused, and not monitored for fairness and equality
    The senior management team are seen as fairly distant to the majority workforce
    Heavy handed favouritism is common on a daily basis
    Staff are not able to question or challenge a decision, but to simply 'follow orders'
    Managers are constantly changed around and theres no chance for managers to get to know their team
    IKEA Tottenham has nothing in place for development or training
    No learning and development opportunities at all
    Some managers can be seen as racist, and always talk in their own language with other managers around their associates
    HR department in IKEA Tottenham is practically non existent. Existing staff there now are clueless, misguided, and judgmental. Poor decision making by them leading to many complaints. Clearly visible are low levels of commitment, determination, and general intelligence in HR

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart with the senior steering managers, introduce performance improvement plans which will then filter down to middle management. Very poor at this.
    Bring in a store manager that can speak clearly and communicate well with the majority of the workforce
    Introduce a bonus scheme
    Lower the levels of animosity in the store and encourage development

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Happy, fun and dynamic place to work

    Customer Relations (Current Employee) Belfast, Northern Ireland

    ProsIKEA treats its staff very well and compensation is above average for shop work. They also offer great perks such as annual gifts and tertials.

    ConsThere are a lot of middle managers and their policies do not always align. The holiday system sets out that months you can take holidays and you cannot use them all in the summer months.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    IKEA Tottenham store is not a true representation of IKEA LTD.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsThe IKEA culture, if executed correctly is excellent. The business allows for you to move easily between positions, be it in store or to a different country. An emphasises on training to improve is also excellent.

    ConsNo bonus scheme, salary for managers not competitive enough. IKEA Food Commercial managers are paid less than sales managers, despite a legal obligation for food safety, as well as managing a larger number of co-workers than sales departments.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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