Hostile environment to work in. Incompetant, immature management.
Recovery co-worker (Former Employee) – West Chester, OH – July 20, 2017
On paper, IKEA should be a good place to work on a part-time basis. For many employees, it offers health insurance, a 401K, and other benefits. Keep in mind, that pay is low, and despite all of the talk of pay rising, when you start at a low rate, they will ALWAYS strive to keep you at a low rate.
Experience is not valued. It is considered that one cannot ever give enough of an effort. Consider a person such as myself, with a strong work ethic, shows up for work on every shift, and that attempts to get along with everyone. The environment is such a hostile one to work in (i.e. recovery department, but that mindset is prevalent throughout the store), your position is threatened virtually every minute of every day.
People are hired into management (and other leadership) roles that aren't qualified. Quite often, people that were initially hired into one department and fail (for whatever reason), are promoted just to get them out of the original department.
Long-term employment doesn't exist at IKEA. You'll be so tired of this place after a year that you'll be ready for something else.
Difficult environment to work in. Management and HR doesn't want to hear about problems.