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Updated 16 January 2019
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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 114 reviews)

  • "There are great benefits if you are hired to work 20" (in 281 reviews)

Cons
  • "hard to get a work/life balance" (in 76 reviews)

  • "The majority of co-workers (I'd say nearly 70%) are part-time" (in 68 reviews)

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  1. "Good to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CO-Worker in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - CO-Worker in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bonus at the end of year good team to work with Xmas presents

    Cons

    Shifts are unreliable and a lot of the same shift


  2. "Most things remain to be done"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A positive, sustainability aware company.

    Cons

    Lack of country direction and business definition

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes

  3. "Hard worker"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I would really love to work because I think I’ve come to the age where I have to be independent with myself to help me in life. I love being kind people and always open to help others out with things.

    Cons

    Sometimes there’s going to be some customers that will get on your nerves but I’m able to conduct myself and deal with them type of problems in the best way possible

    Advice to Management

    I promise to work to the best of my ability and perform my best at all times, I’ll meet all targets and achieve all your expectations


  4. "Good part time job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in Exeter, England
    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in Exeter, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair pay and benefits
    They give you responsibilities early on
    Great social life and togetherness
    Leaders are leading by example
    Approachable management

    Cons

    High turnover of part timers (eg. students) can make it difficult to cope with the amount of work


  5. "Good Company."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Cares about its employees.
    - Good hourly rate compared to other retailers.
    - High end christmas presents.
    - Large range of schemes to move up in career.

    Cons

    - Can be receptive task.
    - Retail can be stressful.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Sales Co-Worker"

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    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in Warrington, North West England, England
    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in Warrington, North West England, England

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, really flexible around other life commitments and a warm atmosphere throughout the store. The company really looks after and respects you.

    Cons

    Have to work weekends but you expect this from a job in retail - you do get 1 weekend off a month though, again, not something IKEA have to do but recognise that we all have things we would like to be doing at weekends and time we would like to be spending with people.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Only image and promises but nothing behind"

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    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in West Thurrock, England
    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in West Thurrock, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours but nothing else

    Cons

    I am currently working for Ikea. I am not going into all the details, but I am pregnant, Ikea never sorted my documents for maternity leave so I had to contact HMRC for help. I took all my holiday before my maternity leave as that is a procedure in the company, and just before Christmas Ikea didn't pay my holiday and I am with £200 for the holidays, with no money to pay rent, and no money to buy everything necessary for my coming newborn child.
    The worst part is when I called the company they promise me to call me back as they are busy and no one ever does, or no one ever replies to my emails, so again I have to look for legal support to survive the month.

  8. "Got lost alot"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operator in Peterborough, England
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operator in Peterborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work is as good as you make it

    Cons

    Works is hard as you make it

    Advice to Management

    Best of luck


  9. "Really great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, good work atmosphere and the food is good

    Cons

    A lot of time on your feet.


  10. "Great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CO-Worker in London, England
    Current Employee - CO-Worker in London, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good pay (living wage), some paid breaks, really positive and friendly atmosphere, working with all different types of people.

    Cons

    Stores can be far away, sometimes stuck doing the same thing