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IKEA Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
604 Reviews
3.5
604 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits package is the only reason I have stayed with this company for so long (in 62 reviews)

  • The work/life balance for the most part is good (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance is not always at the forfront for coworkers (in 19 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.  

    Good for retail

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  2.  

    Useless

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in London, England

    I have been working at IKEA part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Staff discount, salary is pretty decent (£8 an hour) , Discounted food aswell with free drinks and the fruit is free.

    Cons

    Work-life balance, my contract is a 12 hour contract, I am in full time education ontop of this yet they keep giving me 20+ hour shifts per week. They even gave one of my colleagues two 6 hour shifts, if you try to change it they get all moany. I still haven't signed my contract, I've been working for a month, keep asking and it's oh when are you next in, we will sort it then. Some of the supervisors are SO rude and don't seem to understand people make sense, talk down to you, very patronising.

    The job I applied for is also portrayed as a long term job though people who got the job when I got it, their contract is a 3 month contract. Very bad with paying, often underpay people by hundreds of pounds.

    Supervisors don't stick up for you when customers are abusing you, p.s some customers are very very rude, especially on a sunday, which i don't blame Ikea for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    IKEA warrington

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Love it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an 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
  7.  

    Could be overwhelming but still a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an 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.

  8.  

    Its not what it looks like

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  10.  

    false promises

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

    I have been working at IKEA

    Pros

    world company, good name, pretty safe job

    Cons

    want everyone to be a manager on co-worker pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop taking 3 hr lunch breaks!!

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

    Stressful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co-worker IF in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Co-worker IF in Leeds, England

    I worked at IKEA part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    Working 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 ManagementAdvice

    Managers 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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