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  1. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Self Serve Co Worker in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at IKEA part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Co workers excellent to work with, IKEa recruits certain types of people which makes most people recruited very easy to get along with. Management also very happy to work with you to aid in external commitments.

    Cons

    Not easy to get a full time contract. Employ mostly part time staff and get them to work more hours

    IKEA2019-11-27
  2. "It's good if you need a little money"

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    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IKEA part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If your a student looking for work on weekends or in need of a part time job this is a good place to go. They will train you up and you can go on courses such as a first aid and get paid for it. You'll meet and work with some great people.

    Cons

    You'll need to grow some thick skin because customers aren't always the nicest to deal with as people are sometimes. Its very rare to get full time roles. And sometimes it feels like you won't get anywhere unless your brown nosing the right person. And you can say good bye to your weekends and social life because trying to swap a weekend shift is like trading in gold dust and you can't book days off unless you have holidays left, that could just be with my manager because I've heard other managers not be so strict.

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    IKEA2019-09-14
  3. "Company on the decline"

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    Former Contractor - Sales Co-Worker in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IKEA for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent wage for part time workers at college, university, or single parents. Decent holiday entitlement Bonus scheme - yearly if company exceed targets Great colleagues - become part of a family

    Cons

    Awful management - "steering group"/top managers get paid to do absolutely nothing. Do not talk to or communicate with staff, to quote one "I don't need to tell them that, they're only co-workers". Staff are treated like slaves by management, unfairly discriminated against for being part time. Under 34 hour contracts have to work 3 in 4 weekends, full time work 2 in 4. Your social life/work life balance doesn't matter if you're not full time. The management do not care if you're struggling, they will not support. No progression - you are a pawn, you do not have any chance of progression. They just want you to do more than you're asked for - and for no reward or recognition, they promise you progression but it does not exist. Since the CEO Ingvar died, it has become a money making machine - no one matters.

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    IKEA2019-08-10
  4. Helpful (3)

    "ikea leeds where NEPOTISM CRONYISM BULLYING is rife"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IKEA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    christmas gifts other nice coworkers wage subsidised canteen nice free three course christmas dinner in two sittings but only in day time

    Cons

    if you a licker or friends or related to right people you will go far 95% staff here related to each other but they do not want this widely known so you will find all little things out in canteen and at smoking shelter husband/wife. mum/daughter. cousins. next door neighbours. boyfriend/girlfriend. brothers. sisters.old class mates. if you do not do as they want they will push you to the edge making you unhappy in your job or so you leave terrible food for staff makes them visit nearby fast food and bring it in to canteen except if upper management visiting suddenly Gordon Ramsay cooking very sly but very good with underhand bullying tactics preference given to full time workers with set shift patterns but part time workers are used to buffer cover giving no cohesion not good work life balance never practise the values they spout all time Ingvar would turn in grave

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    IKEA2019-02-27
  5. "Great place to work"

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    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 for 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

    IKEA2018-10-05
  6. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Customer Support in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IKEA part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1.) Good Salary 2.) Very nice people 3.) They share their values well to the employees 4.) Very supporting team leaders

    Cons

    1.) 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.

    IKEA2018-02-15
  7. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IKEA part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Good training - Teamwork - Huge backup, help whenever needed - Well organised - Feels like family - Free or extremely cheap food in beautiful staff restaurant - Good breaks - Well payed

    Cons

    - Management issues - Lack of communication with part time staff - The feeling of being left out of decisions, changings - Extremely stressful work environment on ocassions - Stock issues - Profit orientated

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    IKEA2017-12-23
  8. "IKEA Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Gateshead, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IKEA part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazing place to work, lovely people, great benefits. Fair Living Wage. Perfect for any part time student as well as a full time work.

    Cons

    Smaller contracts to work 3 out of 4 weekends, but this worked perfect for me whilst studying.

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    IKEA2017-11-05
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Reasonable employer, but not the best for customer service or loyalty to staff"

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    Former Employee - Co-worker- Sales Floor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IKEA part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Reasonable pay Good discount and perks Cheap or free lunches Claim to be a value based company, that is about 60% true

    Cons

    Work/life balance poor for part time staff as they work most weekends. For example I often worked Friday afternoon until 10.00 pm, back in on Saturday at 12 noon until 10.00 pm and back in on Sunday 12.00 noon till 6.00pm. Usually worked more than the 20 hours contracted, nearly full time hours. Part time staff were employed to enable full time staff to have every other weekend off. It would be more fair if all staff got 1 in 3 weekends off. HR made promises about employment and broke the promises, therefore their values are flawed. As a company they are inflexible when it comes to customer service. As a customer I experienced two very poor instances of customer service.

    IKEA2017-07-08
  10. "Great people great benefits"

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    Coworker Customer Contact Centre in Peterborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IKEA for more than a year

    Pros

    Living wage Part time hours with a paid break. Christmas present Christmas bonus Free healthy meal and fruit when on shift Free tea and coffee Celebrates achievements IKEA really live their company values.

    Cons

    Incredibly busy and pressurised environment. full time hours are long. Lack of support with abusive customers sometimes.

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    IKEA2017-03-22

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