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IKEA Reviews

Updated 20 April 2019
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Pros
  • "Excellent work/life balance where there is a huge sense of pride to work for IKEA" (in 120 reviews)

  • "Great benefits coworkers oriented plus advancement opportunities" (in 294 reviews)

Cons
  • "hard to get a work/life balance" (in 78 reviews)

  • "Inconsistent scheduling for part-time employees" (in 73 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Renton, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Food Server in Renton, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, and great co workers

    Cons

    Fast Paced, and heavy lifting


  2. "Chef"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marsden
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marsden
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment, team-work, recognition for your hard-work.

    Cons

    Too many rules, will take some time to adapt

  3. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  4. "Great for part time"

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    Former Employee - IKEA Co-Worker in Sydney
    Former Employee - IKEA Co-Worker in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - friendly culture
    - nice staff area

    Cons

    - work is more bureaucratic than made out
    - no incentive to work harder than needed


  5. "Excellent Work Culture however do lack focus on training and recognising the talents"

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    Former Employee - Subject Matter Expert in Sydney
    Former Employee - Subject Matter Expert in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IKEA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    IKEA Retail: Flexible work environment, Supportive Leader, Amazing Co-Workers , Discounted Staff food and Free Parking.

    IKEA Distribution: Opportunity to travel to other DC and learn new processes, Amazing Co-Workers (Local and Overseas), Discounted Food.

    Cons

    IKEA Retail: Below average market salary\wage, sometime pressure work environment due to customer demand which can cause safety issue, Top management of the business unit is out of reach for the lowest level co-worker.

    IKEA Distribution: Lack of training and initiative to impart expert knowledge, Preference given to expert from other unit (overseas) to take over role without any business continuity plan, Not so Flexible with work timing

    Advice to Management

    IKEA Retail: IKEA Co-Workers are one of the happiest folks even with the average salary. Do keep them engaged and work towards their development. Happy Co-Worker Happy Customer.

    IKEA Distribution: Please focus on internal growth as well as knowledge share. Co-Worker with 3 or 4 year experience may have more expertise in some of business domain then those who have been working for the last 20 years. Adopt agile management process be it recruitment or development.

    Above all : Keep the IKEA culture alive.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in Springvale
    Current Employee - Sales Co-Worker in Springvale
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Cheap meals, free car park, big team, late shift and weekend penalty rate applied

    Cons

    You have to work a mix of opening, closing and weekend roster


  7. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    Good culture and open communication

    Cons

    Can be understaffed quite often and expect to work more than your contracted hours

  8. "Restaurant Food Server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    Great values and culture is embedded throughout the company.

    Cons

    Weekend shifts, late night shifts and having to give your availability 8 weeks in advance isn't always the best. It can also get very hot and uncomfortable serving food for a prolonged amount of time.


  9. "ikea customer service representative tempe"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA part-time

    Pros

    great people, easy going, understanding

    Cons

    fast pace, alot of work


  10. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Management in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Management in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at IKEA full-time

    Pros

    Work/life balance good. Cheap food for staff and great variety. Pays not bad.

    Cons

    Store manager plays favourites (North Lakes store). Unrealistic expectations- Not enough hours/manpower to meet said expectations of business.

    Advice to Management

    Beware of "click" group mentality with some senior management