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IKEA Reviews

Updated 24 September 2018
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  • "hard to get a work/life balance" (in 74 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 61 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Mrs"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Coworker in Wembley, England
    Current Employee - Sales Coworker in Wembley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The environment is exceptional. People are friendly and that's all working in a place like that. It's everything good. I love them.

    Cons

    Stressful job too busy as we have to do lot of tasks and serv customer above of all. And we have to face ungrateful customers.

    Advice to Management

    Need more employers more hours good contract hours. But it will never happen


  2. "."

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    Former Employee - Goods Flow Co-worker in Wembley, England
    Former Employee - Goods Flow Co-worker in Wembley, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I would like to come back to the Ikea company because i like Ikea products, meal and friendship + work focused on customers service

    Cons

    may be the stressful working environment and pressure

  3. "Best Job I've ever had"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible hours
    - The pay
    - During my time of employment, I was made to feel like I was part of a family
    - The staff break room was really cosy
    - Middle management was always really friendly and showed empathy towards employees when they were going through rough periods in their life
    - Super supportive towards personal goals

    Cons

    - Long hours during the Christmas period
    - Old equipment in kitchen breaking down frequently
    - Claiming to recycle when the store actually did not

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  4. "Sales Co-Worker"

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    Former Employee - Sales Coworker in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Sales Coworker in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good staff benefits - Christmas present, yearly bonus, cheap lunches.
    Fairly flexible working times. Management were generally happy to shift things around to suit.

    Cons

    Rare to ever get a weekend day off. However, this now seems to be changing.
    Certain staff seemed to get promotions due to relationships with other staff over actual capabilities.


  5. "Good but can be very unorganised with holiday"

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    Current Employee - Customer Relations Co-worker in Grays, England
    Current Employee - Customer Relations Co-worker in Grays, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Christmas bonus, pay, people, weekends off

    Cons

    Every weekend off you use in holiday you have to pay back, not so efficient leading staff and very strained from sept-Oct due to refusing to hire

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your co-workers and be efficient with holiday


  6. "Good job, company is a well known company so you will get looked after"

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    Former Employee - Multiskilled Coworker in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Multiskilled Coworker in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    15% employee discount
    Free lunch for every 6+ hour shift

    Cons

    Never any full time contracts, always reluctant to give you more hours


  7. "Great team"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Becoming familiar with interior disign

    Cons

    Gadget tool should be a bit bigger

    Advice to Management

    Smile

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Warehouse co worker"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Co Worker in Peterborough, England
    Current Employee - Warehouse Co Worker in Peterborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing Everything is good great place to work

    Cons

    Everything is great nice place to work good


  9. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Co-worker- Sales Floor in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Co-worker- Sales Floor in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    Great end of year bonus,good perks sometimes.

    Cons

    Change in people who attain promotion. Close ranks in certain situations. Cliquey.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate more on PEOPLE OVER PROFIT,NOT THE OTHER WAY ROUND.


  10. "THE PLACE IS A JOKE"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    free meals, majority of staff are nice, STAFF not management,

    Cons

    Never have I ever worked at an organisation with such shocking management. If your face does not fit then you will go nowhere in the business. I work in customer relations and the Team Leaders do not pull their weight.Majority of them have not got a clue how to work the systems and think they do a good job by delegating everything to co-workers to resolve.
    Management are never seen and also have no clue about what is going on in the department. Customer Services and Checkouts managers are an absolute JOKE. The place does not value its staff at all, its all take take take and no give. Holidays are constantly declined as FAVOURITISM is rife.
    And just this week we have been told that sales are low so majority of the team are having hours cut.


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