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Updated 17 July 2018
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  • "hard to get a work/life balance" (in 70 reviews)

  • "Can be a bit difficult to be absent as a part-time; although you can do shift swap, or take some days off your given holiday" (in 59 reviews)

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  1. "IKEA Sales co-worker"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and good pay, good feeling of family

    Cons

    Difficult to get larger contract


  2. "dirlei"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hampshire in Southampton, England
    Current Employee - Hampshire in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    i like to work in a good team

    Cons

    I like new challenges, always looking for better in my life. hunting new and good opportunity

    Advice to Management

    always keep looking for better

  3. "Data Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wembley, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wembley, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quality and services are best part of IKEA

    Cons

    i haven't see anything bad

    Advice to Management

    Please carry on this good work


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Things to look at:"

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

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

    Pros

    -One of the biggest brand names in the world;
    -diverse place to work
    -continual growth

    Cons

    -development is not obvious even some gives best performance all time
    -some stores do not offer bonuses
    -private medical insurance & other attractive allowances is restricted for only highly paid co-workers not to ones who struggle with minimum wages
    -not a very healthy environment to spend most of the time of the day since most of the stores are encapsulated withing metal box (lack of natural air)
    -co-worker selection process doesn't comply to the actual potentiality of an employee

    Advice to Management

    -many time for a new position we can predict who may get the job but still everything goes through formal job recruiting process. In many cases managers' favouritism affects IKEAs genuine principal and value but things remain unchanged. To avoid that, each and every salary based job interviews should be taken by a 3rd party assessment group who would judge candidates in the most fairest way.
    -IKEA should look into the living situation of all employee living with family and children if their salary or wages or facilities helping them to carry on their life normally with no stress or frustration.


  5. "Logistics Leader (Outflow)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wembley, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wembley, England

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

    Pros

    Benefits, 401k, FSA, sick/ pto which is rolling

    Cons

    Competence within the store in terms of management, your working with people who are not of the brightest minds.


  6. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wembley, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wembley, England

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

    Pros

    Diversity in Culture & working hours

    Cons

    Nothing to mention here & anywhere


  7. "Moving in the right direction"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wembley, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wembley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Pay, Vacation , Growth

    Cons

    Top down Communication, Training could be better and premeditated

    Advice to Management

    Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time. - George Bernard Shaw

  8. "full time"

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

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

    Pros

    the benefit package is great!

    Cons

    the current changing of the culture is dissapointing


  9. "experience of working at ikea"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Croydon, England
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Croydon, England

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

    Pros

    good pay
    lots of benefits
    many skills to learn

    Cons

    lack of organisation
    many tasks are given in a short amount of time
    hard work can go unnoticed

    Advice to Management

    work on the shop floor more tp understand the experience of the other co-workers


  10. Helpful (1)

    "An okay place to work only if you are flexible but if you're not they will not treat you well."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Milton Keynes, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IKEA part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is really good
    The company itself treats all co workers well
    The company has special training to allow you to gain more skills which is great if you're looking for a promotion

    Cons

    Most of the managers give unfair shifts to part timers so it fits around their timetable
    Hard to negotiate when you want to swap or change your shifts or times you start/finish
    The HR team are useless in dealing with employee problems they do not take anyone seriously when someone is trying to make a complaint or deal with any issues in general.
    HR team are never around when you need them so its difficult for part timers as your next shift may not be till the following week
    You are forced to attend all the monthly meetings or they will take it to heart and will have a private words with you or about you to others.
    Managers are not trained on how to deal with problems in the workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Management should be more considerate to all co workers when it comes to shifts and their own personal commitments they may have.
    Managers should know how to properly deal with issues as they are not trained in doing so.


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