A good company with good values
Sales Coworker (Former Employee) – Hicksville, NY – September 1, 2016
I really liked working in my department. I had a lot of freedom to make my own executive decisions and I was trusted by most of the coworkers and managers. I met a lot of very good people there and generally speaking, everyone was genuine and friendly. There was always something to do and I loved getting to build furniture several times a week. The pay was outstanding for a retail job, and the benefits were great. I didn't pay into the health insurance, but I heard it was pretty good and had low co-pays. Not to mention the fact that I had my own 401K. You get 30 hours a year of sick time that you don't have to fight with anyone to use, and you build PTO fairly quickly. Also, you get a 20% discount as an employee and you get to deck out your house with Ikea furniture! But what I loved most was that they actually listened to your ideas and implemented them. They encourage individuality and intelligence, something that is hard to find in retail. The only negative thing I could possibly say is that favoritism among the higher-ups was a huge issue. If you weren't close with them, then you were never going to move up. They also liked to hire managers externally, instead of promoting internally. And those managers were HIGHLY UNQUALIFIED for the roles they were put into. But overall, it is a great place to work, there was always something to do, and you got to feel like you were a part of something bigger than yourself. It was refreshing working for a company that is extremely eco-friendly, innovative, and very creative.
Great benefits, nice atmosphere, fun job
Unqualified management and nepotism