Furniture Sales (Former Employee), Conshohocken, PA – June 25, 2014
Pros: customers are very nice and have few complaints
Cons: low starting wages
A regular day would be stocking your department, helping customers find furniture selections and straightening furniture display areas. You would book or reserve their selections or send them to the Self Serve Department to pull their own furniture. Weekends are very busy. I learned about product safety and recalls. The most enjoyable part of the job – more... was building furniture and kids department furniture displays. The hardest part of the job would be navigating the layout of a large IKEA store. – less
Cashier Assistance (Former Employee), City of Sunrise, FL – June 24, 2014
Amazing Company!! The management was world class and made everyone's job as easy as cake. Each day I clocked in; I felt like a little boy going to ToysRUs. I enjoyed everything about this job and would be delighted to work their again.
Customer Service Agent (Former Employee), Nottingham, MD – June 18, 2014
Everyday at Ikea was exciting and new. New furniture, new customers, demostrations and incintives. My co-workers and managnent kept the work enviroment respectful and open. The hardest part of the job was over the phone item assembly. The most enjoyable was helping a customer track and purchase their merchandise.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PA – June 9, 2014
Cons: short breaks, favorites'
While working for IKEA I loved the environment and most of the people. While working I experienced some favorites' , the most important thing to know is never spend more than 15mins while on the clock break in the employee lounge at all. Make sure to stay out of dodge of certain managers and just do your job as best as possible.
Cashier (Current Employee), portland, or – June 2, 2014
Cons: unorganized management team, short hours, issues with scheduling
Mainly a customer service filled environment, not very a diverse job, mostly do the same thing everyday, which is ring customers. I've learned that in such a big company like Ikea, there are too many people who want to be on top. Management has too many issues, that trickle down to the whole department and take affect on us as well. Hard place to have – more... any say in how anything works. Coworkers are wonderful, we all work together surprisingly, seeing how horribly the management team doesn't work so well together, but we as coworkers understand the issues, and we agree on plenty of issues that they have. The hardest part of my job is being heard, but not listened to, and also having to deal with people who have issues with how the store runs, when it is completely out of our control. The most enjoyable part of working at Ikea is, being able to work with coworkers who understand the struggles I go through, because they go through the same in a day to day basis. – less
Anonymous (Former Employee), Atlanta, GA – May 26, 2014
Pros: great benefits!!!
Cons: don't appreciate their coworkers at this store!!!
IKEA is an exciting company to work for however when its time to advance at the IKEA ATLANTA store to a management level it's definitely a no go if you're not willing to play the game. It's not about how long you've been employed at IKEA or what you know it's definitely about who you know at this store and who's a** you're willing to kiss to get to – more... the top. I'm definitely considering moving on to a different store – less
Replenishment Co-Worker (Former Employee), City of Sunrise, FL – May 14, 2014
Pros: good peopl, good benefits, and even free luches once a month..
A typical day is to show up for work on time. proceed to the work board to find where you would be working for the day. Then you would proceed to do that job which is to stock that area for the opening of the store. Some days I would work inventory which is about your daily task. Would operate the forklifts to put merchandise away and to off load the – more... trucks. Co workers were friendly and always helpful. We work as a team is one of the best part of working there. I find that we get more done as a team. If one is done with their task, they come to help the ones that are behind. Some task are harder then others, so the best thing is we look out for each other. Stocking the furniture was the hardest part of the job, so it is always helpful when we get help. As long as everyone did their part, everything went smoothly. The most enjoyable part of working their is the employees are friendly and we have a group meeting once a month with lunch and we can chat and have a little fun time. – less
Sales (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PA – May 14, 2014
I enjoyed my time at Ikea. I made a lot of friendships from working there. They have excellent benefits and the pay is average for retail. The only negative thing that I can say is that the place is poorly managed.