IKEA Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
586 Reviews
3.5
586 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits package is the only reason I have stayed with this company for so long (in 62 reviews)

  • The work/life balance for the most part is good (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance is not always at the forfront for coworkers (in 19 reviews)

  • coming from a part time you will not choose to do a full time job or work more hours (in 20 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    ikea is a good option for those who want part time job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader in Delhi
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader in Delhi

    I have been working at IKEA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    ikea offers best salary and facilities

    Cons

    less holydays as compare to others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administration Executive in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Administration Executive in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    Good culture and enviornment and employee friendly co,

    Cons

    For any mistake any issue there is only one result leave IKEA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Punishment or consequences should be according to the misakte/issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Business Navigator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Navigator in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Business Navigator in Bangalore

    I have been working at IKEA

    Pros

    good work environment
    management and hr is open to co- workers

    Cons

    internal politics is a cause of worry fr growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    as usual..pay need to be bit more standard

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very fast hiring process

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA

    Pros

    Very flexible with school schedule. A great potential for growth within the company.

    Cons

    Sometimes understaffed, and hard to complete work on your own.

  6.  

    Pay is low, but very flexible.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IKEA

    Pros

    Great coworkers make the days go by easier.
    Flexible with scheduling
    Fun events
    Discount

    Cons

    The type of customers (expect to catch attitude everyday)
    Not consistent schedules
    Pay
    Stressful at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To corporate management: people can't afford housing as a single person on this salary, it requires multiple jobs to make ends meet.

  7.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Burbank, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Burbank, CA (US)

    I worked at IKEA part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Pretty cool place to work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Frontline Cashier in Bloomington, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Frontline Cashier in Bloomington, MN (US)

    I have been working at IKEA part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company really takes care of its employees. Break rooms are awesome, including a quiet room with books that people can take or leave as they wish and a room with games and a jukebox. On the busiest days, every employee got free food. Requesting time off was easy. For the most part, everybody I worked with was great.

    Cons

    I would have liked being able to see my coworkers on a more consistent basis, but the nature of the job meant that people always had different schedules.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great for students
    Flexible schedule
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Relatively low salary, long hours, advancement on a who you know basis

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management is a good ol' boys club

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Decent Medical / Dental / Life
    I used to think there were a lot more when I started 3 years ago, crazy how i can only think of this one now.

    Cons

    The IKEA Values are just corporate rhetoric, used on official documents to tell you how to do your job better but nobody actually lives by them, at least not at this location.
    Management says they care about employee issues but actions speak otherwise
    The location GM and Service Office are spoon fed lies, inaccurate statistics and nobody does anything about it when it is brought to their attention. Nobody wants to hear that truth.
    Way behind on technology hardware/applications - painfully so
    Worse scheduling I have ever experienced in a corporation of this magnitude. Expect to have no evenings and weekends to yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trading each other's jobs without even posting an opening.
    Actually listen to people in positions that have the pulse of the store. Get out of your cocoon of obliviousness and talk to others outside your inner circle regarding the real challenges facing coworkers
    Learn what your subordinates actually do, so you don't look moronic when you tell them they should be doing something they already excel at doing or have been doing for some time.
    Read your emails and empty your inboxes, it is completely unacceptable that a senior level manager cannot get back to coworkers for weeks because "Sorry, i have 400+ emails in my box" . This goes to show that either you are not organized or just don't care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Was just ok, managers don't care for employees

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IKEA

    Pros

    there are lots of available hours

    Cons

    there are lots of available hours

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