Early morning in receiving work for the most part is always there really no problems as long as you do what needs to be done this place is alot better then other work places i've been to really enjoy it ..
Facilities maintenance (Former Employee) – Round Rock, TX – April 29, 2017
I typically checked emails/replies walked store looking for unreported issues. Preformed PMs daily .fire systems ,ABS Large RTU . My mechanical knowledge was increased greatly. Did see a bit of separation of co-workers and managers . Not fixing something I knew I could fix but calling our contractors to do so. Challenging my abilities .
$ 3.00 lunch generous time off bonus at end of year
Salesperson (Former Employee) – Elizabeth, NJ – April 26, 2017
I liked working at IKEA...I met all types of people. I enjoyed helping and talking to people. They had a lot of new items coming in the store. The best part I like, that they have what they called CO-WORKERS APPRECIATION DAY. It was a fun place to work.
Carts Coworker (Current Employee) – Schaumburg, IL – April 26, 2017
This is a newish department for the Schaumburg store. The frontline managers are inadequate at coordinating their workers. Carts coworkers are constantly outside in the heat and cold lifting furniture and pushing carts. The managers sit behind a booth all day and complain about the workers with no understanding of the difficulty of the job. Pushing carts and loading U-Hauls is easy, but doing it for hours on end in the freezing cold or boiling heat is not. It's like an 8 hour workout. Definitely takes a grind at you, especially if you're doing it a few times a week. The store itself is great, with discounted food for employees. I just wished that the managers had more empathy for the carts workers. Pushing 100s of lbs worth of carts for hours everyday isn't easy and they should see that when they send out Cashiers to assist and the cashiers are having a hard time pushing the carts.
Discounted lunches, uniform is free
Poorly trained managers, most of the workers are snitches
Home Furnishing Specialist (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – April 25, 2017
Great place to work, amazing benefits. Great value and culture. Really get into the Swedish culture with the furniture and the food. Coworkers are amazing, management can be clique(y) really have to brown nose or show favoritism to be noticed. Some people will move extremely fast in the company, others stay in the same position for years. Jobs are straight forward. Product knowledge, and customer service. Things can get repetitive and so will customers.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Draper, UT – April 20, 2017
This is definitely a customer oriented job. You are always working with customers in some facet or another. There is no shortage of questions or concerns. The company is great, it takes care of it's employees, and offers some pretty amazing benefits. But, you do work a lot of hours here, and they aren't the most ideal. So if you want a flexible schedule, this probably isn't the first place to look. You are offered a lot of potential to grow, and succeed here though. There are many opportunities that are given to you to become a leader, and to move up in the company. You can work hand in hand with management to work in many different areas in the store. There is a culture of love, and acceptance at this location as well. You will find that there are very little restrictions placed on you as an employee. If that sounds like something you want, then I would give this job a try!
None (Former Employee) – Covina, CA – April 18, 2017
This is a wonderful place to work with great benefits. Be warned they will schedule you for way more hours you're supposed to and not pay overtime unless you've been working a ridiculous amount. Extremely fast-paced job none of the work their is easy. Almost everyone is nice the pay is great.
Good proposed company culture that just isn't there
Warehouse worker (Former Employee) – Port Wentworth, GA – April 17, 2017
The management team was great as far as those that were on the floor dealing with the employees, anything beyond that was intolerable or nonexistent when it came to a problem or needed help of any kind. Compensation was a bit slow but the benefits were good at the time. Too much gossip there and there is no way around it, eventually either you with be a part of it directly or indirectly. If you attempt to become part of the solution, you become the problem. Also there are some employees there that live to try to get others in trouble or fired.
Kitchens Designer (Former Employee) – East Palo Alto, CA – April 17, 2017
a lot of time on your feet, merchandising...
you reap what you sow here. when i work there i feel like a glorified shopper that just looks around while i work. customers come up and ask me to do stock checks, etc. i do what i can. sometimes customers get frustrated because the item that is displayed is out of stock./
Filled Internet Orders/Department Trouble-Shooter/Management Trainee.I really enjoyed my year at Ikea. Things were going along quite nicely when i was injured in a Freak Accident limiting my lifting capabilities.
Store Service Advisor (Current Employee) – Nottingham, MD – April 16, 2017
I feel like I was mislead during my interview as to what my job and duties would be. They keep changing the way things are done and adding on responsibilities but with no incentive or pay increase. Difficult to advance. And everything is tracked. If you take a 4 min break to use the bathroom and it wasn't a scheduled break time, it throws off your adherence and gets you into trouble......