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IKEA Reviews

Updated 18 Aug 2019

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IKEA CEO Jesper Brodin
Jesper Brodin
185 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits coworkers oriented plus advancement opportunities(in 303 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, good work life balance(in 172 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Ikea Kitchen Designer in Canberra
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at IKEA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, team bonus if we hit our sales target, flexible hours, free food from the coworker restaurant

    Cons

    not enough staff on the floor

    Advice to Management

    put more staff in the floor

    IKEA2019-07-12
  2. "Excellent work atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Control Analyst 

    I have been working at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    - Big on workplace safety - Amazing co-workers - Management always happy to assist

    Cons

    - Hard to move up positions

    IKEA2019-06-17
  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay flexible hours great managers in Perth Perfect if you're a student

    Cons

    Dull at times Monotonous Easy to get injured lifting furniture

    IKEA2019-06-05
  4. "Good place to work. Good company culture."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Good pay, nice colleagues,good culture

    Cons

    Night shifts normally from 2am to 10 am

    IKEA2019-05-27
  5. "slow progression"

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    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser 
    Recommends

    I have been working at IKEA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great team culture and work/life balance

    Cons

    slow progression, takes a while for new positions to open up

    IKEA2019-05-29
  6. "Amazing place to work if you can handle the stress"

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Richmond, Victoria
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at IKEA part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Diverse coworkers. People from all different backgrounds means there's lots of interesting people to meet. - Decent, nice coworkers - no homophobia, racism, sexism that I saw. - Will give people a chance - we had lots of people who had been retrenched from other industries, older people, people with intellectual disabilities, people recruited from those employment placement agencies for the vulnerable. - A more...

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    Cons

    - Focus on "lean retailing" means there's a consistent pressure for team leaders to staff as low as possible, making for a high stress job as not all tasks can be completed with the hours rostered. - Customer contact coworkers are expected to endure severe and frequent harassment. - Cliquey management culture. Managers required to put in a lot of time socialising outside of work hours in order to be promoted. -Managers...

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    Advice to Management

    Need to balance costs of higher staffing ratios with staffing at adequate level to prevent burnout.

    IKEA2019-05-12
  7. "Great for a part-time gig"

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    Former Employee - Graduate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    *Challenging work-load *Great co-workers and management

    Cons

    *Management could stand to provide a little bit more support

    IKEA2019-05-10
  8. "Sales person"

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    Current Employee - Sales Person in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IKEA part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Low price variety of food Flexible shift times

    Cons

    Weekend shifts Politics in higher leadership

    Advice to Management

    Please bring back annual bonus

    IKEA2019-05-10
  9. "Positive Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    Everyone that worked there was positive and had a great world view.

    Cons

    You are either all in or not at all, with the IKEA mentality.

    IKEA2019-05-01
  10. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    Meet new people and make good friends

    Cons

    Not many negatives. No career progression, but that's retail.

    IKEA2019-04-18
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