IKEA Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated 8 Feb 2020

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IKEA President and CEO Jesper Brodin
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Best for retiring or college students"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Associate in Centennial, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    One thing that's for sure a big pro, are their benefits for sure!Especially medical and dental. Most co-workers there treat each other respectfully and kindly, and to some extent, like family.

    Cons

    Upper management, and even some leaders there, I feel like didn't appreciate their workers enough. The pay was decent and hours a little less so (depending on the department, in this case, the logistics department). Trying to get extra hours was difficult. This is more of a job for those who are going into retirement to pass time or for college students who want to make some extra cash, this job isn't really for anyone who's trying to live off making money here, the pay just isn't enough.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, low pay, labor intensive"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun diverse group of coworkers, amazing affordable health insurance for whole family

    Cons

    Favoritism, extremely poor management, little direction or guidance yet micromanaged through point system, communication was a joke on every level- upper management, management and employees- policies and procedures always shifting.

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  3. "Good job"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IKEA Food Leader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IKEA full-time

    Pros

    Great job and great benefits. great pay and great development.

    Cons

    Upper management can be very blunt and never give you the chance to speak or express yourself.

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  4. "The inside truth."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are really good for retail.

    Cons

    Trust in corrupt upper Management. No overall help to lower level leaders

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  5. "Great benefits, poor upper management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Relations Co-worker in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and hours, good team environment

    Cons

    Upper management are fake and only care about money and customer perception

  6. Helpful (7)

    "Don’t be fooled"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising Basics Team Lead in West Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount and the employee purchase program, you can use one month salary up front and pay back in small amounts over a maximum of 18 months , retirement and health benefits are amazing

    Cons

    Will do whatever they can to push more responsibility on you and not pay you more, no organization or accountability also upper management preaches these “Ikea values” but they do not walk the talk, information to complete basic tasks is riddled with red tape

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  7. Helpful (6)

    "No respect for anyone - issues with IKEA store 569 and IKEA in general"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising Basics Co Worker in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IKEA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay, good teammates, customers are fine, job is easy when you aren't being micromanaged

    Cons

    First of all, the upper level managers. They talk down to people, bully their subordinates, micromanage even though they are, in my opinion, incompetant. I find them to be lazy and vindictive. Sadistic, in a word. There are rumors of corruption and nepotism but I won't make claims here. I have yet to meet a single person who doesn't loathe and avoid them like the plague. IKEA in general: the seasonals had to wait 2 months after an interview to hear if they were rehired for fulltime. No communication, a new story every day. Between corporate and upper management, the process still isn't over after 2.5 months. Unbelievable. You shouldn't jerk people around like that. It is unethical. Oh, and the seasonals had to reapply and go through a second round of interviews. Communication is bad. You have to rely on hearsy and word of mouth and things change week to week or even day to day. It drives you insane. I find it to be torturous. Unfortunately I cannot get too specific since I don't want to deal with a lawsuit. Suffice to say, the job is great, but there is so much truth to "the people make the job" that it hurts. No one wants to go to HR about management because they don't want to lose their jobs. I had high hopes for this store and I am sorry to see it fail (in my eyes). I take good leadership very seriously and that appears to be at odds with store 569. If you like open communication, healthy boundaries and autonomy, I do not recommend this store. I am sorry to be so negative but I have such a bad taste in my mouth I am virtually nauseous.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Very Good Place To Work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Elizabeth, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful Professionals, Good Benefits, Good Product, Great Principles

    Cons

    Some upper management shifts, changes in expectations frequently.

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  9. "Kitchen Designing"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Designer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, easy to form bonds with your coworkers.

    Cons

    Very shaky as far as upper management decisions go. A fear that any day we could see major changes to all the things that make IKEA great and turn it into a micromanaged nightmare.

  10. "Inefficiencies not Adressed"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Coworker 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay Good Team Opportunities to network with interesting people

    Cons

    Poor Hours Upper management is utterly incompetent. We got a restaurant redesign where brand new equipment was broken and improperly installed from the get go. Before O4G it was an ideal working environment but now everything is bureaucratic. The systems that we review food temperatures are redundant and overly complicated, we have menu items that we have no control over displaying items that we have not had for months. There are people with little to no work effort who have a consistent track record of failure that will never be fired.

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