Sales Assistant (Former Employee), Atlanta, GA – November 1, 2013
Pros: free lunches on peak days (weekends), picnics and prizes, health benefits, community service projects outside of work.
Cons: short breaks, strict schedule, management, pay rates
Enjoyed working in fast paced customer service sale environment. Quarterly meeting with corporate helped me to understand customer wants, needs, and how the customer sees product appeal at first glance. Worked very well with co-workers and some management. Also trained to become manager with good example setting managers on multiple levels. The hardest – more... part of the position was having to tend to high volume customers on weekends while being short staffed from employee call outs. Overall enjoyed being a sales associate with the company. – less
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Brooklyn, NY – September 5, 2014
Pros: weekly pay, flexibe scheduling
Cons: short breaks, difficult work, challenging customers
IKEA has certainly cultivated a strong work ethic within me. I have learned how to work quickly as well as effectively on tasks that were given to me. Time management has proved to be a challenge in this company because my work is extremely demanding however I believe I have developed tactics to aid me in handling that issue. Completing projects with – more... my co-workers is what I cannot deny is the absolute best aspect of my job. – less
Productive and very fast paced job. Not that enjoyable to me.
Cashier/food service (Former Employee), New Haven,Ct. – August 11, 2014
Pros: great training
Cons: short breaks, call out method/procedure
Was a okay job while completing my degree however, after graduating I didn't enjoy the job at all. Management could be so much better. Management had no respect for co workers. I remember a manager getting upset saying shut up to me at a team meeting in front of the human resources department. Overall foul job to work for doesn't really care for others – more... home life or children. Expects you to never have an emergency. – less
Nice and stress-free environment. However, not much room for advancement in the company.
Sales Co-worker (Former Employee), College Park, MD – July 29, 2014
Pros: $3.00 lunches
Cons: short breaks and no grace period (if you clock in one minute late, they consider that as a late)
There was not much excitement going to work everyday. Most of the time you were working all alone in your department, and you have nothing to do but to make sure everything is clean and just stare at your computer screen until it's time to get off.