Overall: fun, but at a rocky point
Cashier/Food Service (Former Employee) – Frisco, TX – October 5, 2016
Days are busy and weekends are just crazy; but the benefits and pay make both easier to deal with.
The hardest part about working at Ikea is that (depending on your department) there's little room for advancement. From personal experience, when you try to open a door it may just get shut in your face. Most of the managers energy seems to funnel into the same co-workers, leaving the rest with mostly busy work. This pattern can lead you to feel undervalued, and make the job very boring at times.
You're normally left to lead yourself. Previously there were systems in place for co-workers to set goals, and create a dialogue with your managers as to where you wanted to go; personally and within Ikea. However, at least for a while, they are not in place. As well as the system where you'd "rate" your managers each year.
A normal day is really come in, work, clock out now. Hopefully that will change in the near future as Ikea has a lot of potential to be a great place to work. Turnovers in management have just left a lot of us feeling a little uneasy about what lies ahead.
Overall: Ikea is a great place to work, and worth it. While the organization and communication may be rocky at the moment, hopefully, after some adjustment and communication co-workers can expect more growth and opportunities.
Benefits for hourly coworkers, discounted lunches, multple breaks, pay, PTO, and coworkers.
Little opprotunity for advancement, stressful hours, literally no weekends off