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IKEA Reviews

Updated 17 November 2018
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IKEA President and CEO Jesper Brodin
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  • "hard to get a work/life balance" (in 75 reviews)

  • "Part-time very limited hours given" (in 65 reviews)

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  1. "IKEA"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Salesperson in London, England
    Former Employee - Salesperson in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people
    good flexibility and balanced lifestyle
    great progression opportunities

    Cons

    late shifts sometimes have to stay behind later than required


  2. "Got lost alot"

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    • 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

  3. "Really great place to work"

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    • 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.


  4. "Great"

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    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


  5. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - CO-Worker in Wembley, England
    Current Employee - CO-Worker in Wembley, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay for young age
    Nice co workers

    Cons

    Poor management
    Repetitive
    Sign you up for over time without asking
    Bad hours


  6. "Customer Relations"

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    Former Employee - IKEA Customer Relations Co-Worker in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - IKEA Customer Relations Co-Worker in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    Discount
    Great benefits such a bonuses and Christmas parties

    Cons

    the management team in the department

    Advice to Management

    I loved the majority of the people I worked with and had mostly an amazing time when I was working there. At times the management team seemed like they didn’t care for the people below them with holidays being rejected and hours being cut so coworkers were worked unbelievably hard. When I wanted to cut my hours during my alevels just so I could get college work done I was told ‘we’ll have to see how it meets the needs of the business’. I know a lot of other co workers have left for the same reason because they are stuggling with college and uni work and having to work ridiculous hours. I also found there was a lot of favouritism within the department with people being trained in other areas quicker even though they had only been working there 3 months in contrast to 3 years as well as many holidays being rejected. On leaving as well I did not receive an exit meeting so I did not have chance to express my concerns about the department.


  7. "It's been great to meet so many wonderful people."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Sheffield, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you meet are amazing. You definitely make some life long friends. You get staff discount and they are always giving out free stuff and make sure you feel looked after.

    Cons

    When the store budget is down you definitely feel it as there is less staff, which results in more work that does not get recognised as it is seen as something that is expected of you. Also it's really hard to progress unless you join their 'stepping up' program which last a year or so and it's more of a course than an actual management trainee job.

    Advice to Management

    Be on the shop floor more and ensure that hard working empleets are recognised. Also take in to consideration a co worker who does not have any management experience but is a hard worker and is passionate when recruiting for team leader positions.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Coworker in Warrington, North West England, England
    Current Employee - Sales Coworker in Warrington, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with great job benefits and good pay

    Cons

    Really difficult to move to a full time contract if you start on part time


  9. "Here for a good time-not a long time"

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    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in West Thurrock, England
    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in West Thurrock, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Above average hourly wage, fast paced and lots to learn. Every day if different. 15% staff discount and discount on food.

    Cons

    The company thinks an above average hourly wage makes up for over-working staff. Very little support to grow and develop. The company has become very de-personalised- you a just a number to this company and they will replace you in a heartbeat. They will not support you and they will treat you poorly.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating people as a disposable commodity. Start investing in training programs to encourage people to stay. Stop making rule just to be difficult- get some clear direction for the company and store.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Super compnay"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong values and culture, lovely people to work with, a lot of responsibility if you want it, nice surprises like free food, discounts, lovely staff areas

    Cons

    IT is poor and outdated but they are trying to sort it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep goin


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