Exasperating work environment, very little support
call center coworker (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – October 2, 2015
Company sells quality products, has innovative ideas, but does a very poor job implementing new and progressive ways of doing business. With any change, it takes an extremely long time to implement. Company uses very outdated work methods and ancient technology.
decent health benefits
short lunch, difficult to impossible to take accrued vacation time
Logistics Team Member (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – April 11, 2016
Ikea was a good job but they need to be more specific with the perks as far as what you can have and what you can't! Good benefits with a friendly work environment. Furniture and decors for the entire home.
Free lunch, breakfast, and sometimes dinner along with employe discounts!
Too strict with some of their displanairy actions.
Loss Prevention Agent (Former Employee) – Elizabeth, NJ – May 14, 2015
Ikea is a great place to work. The management and employees are all very friendly and informative. The benefits they offer are very affordable and competitive with other companies. I highly recommend working here.
Packer (Former Employee) – South Boston, MA – July 20, 2015
Got hours I needed. Learned different positions. Management was decent. Co-Workers worked as a team. Hardest part was working with equipment that didn't work. Most enjoyable part was working as a team.
IKEA very good company to work for great work environment always room to grow, family oriented environment typical work day is always busy but fun company has a lot of activities to keep you on your feet Talent week is the best you get to learn about the diversity within the company different career roles
Cashier (Current Employee) – baltimore – August 17, 2015
everyday is always a adventure I work at Ikea and the loft. I am very a hard focus type of person. when it comes to work, I am very fast into what I need to do to get the job done. My managers are very helpful and they are willing to let their co-workers give them suggestion to make the business grow. Working with Ikea the most I learn to be a consist co worker and never stop trying. I do volunteer to help out other department and to get involve with the community. my co-workers are exactly like me in a way we are out going, very fun, talkative type of people. we love to make each other smile and laugh but if one of us is struggling then we a team so everyone is struggling. the most enjoyable part is that I am getting good benefits but I am willing to be a part to a great company and is known from all my peers that I am willing to do more and better things. especially if I willing to change department or help with volunteering to deliver soft toys to Kennedy Krueger institute.
co-worker meal, discounts, healthcare benifits, other benfits outside with ikea
short breaks, sometimes lack of team works, stressful days with avaiablitity
Certified Kitchen Seller (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – April 2, 2015
Your main responsibility is to Increase Complete Kitchen sales by utilizing effective selling skills and tools to satisfy customer needs. Use all available tools and coach kitchen customers through the self-planning process of buying a kitchen by assisting with planning kitchen designs and layout solutions.
Management is fantastic but really unbalanced. At times, a common sense decision takes days to figure out extending the frustration of the coworker/customer; whatever the situation may be.
Co-Workers are awesome. Great relationships created.
Opportunities for advancement available if ready to commit.
Co-Worker meal deal $3.00
Weekends tend to be understaffed. High paced environment.
Fast paced environment with opportunities to learn about a new culture
Cold Food Prep (Current Employee) – Round Rock – June 7, 2015
A typical day in my position is to be a cashier while cooking food. Most of my co-workers were enjoyable and management was nice. Management failed to post schedules within policy and played favoritism. The job is not difficult. The most enjoyable part of the job is learning a new culture.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – October 7, 2015
I loved working at Ikea. They gave Company parties, free lunches in summertime. Some managers where good people to work for and easy to get along with. They let you and your coworkers solve problems before bringing it to management.
Customer Service (Current Employee) – Paramus, NJ – August 10, 2015
Ikea offers a lot of great benefits and pay. Their minimum wage is over $12/ hr and is going to rise again. The people there are nice and there is plenty of opportunity to switch departments or just work in other areas on some days to get more hours. You also have the opportunity to work at other stores or move up and become a manager. They have a great holiday party in December and throughout the year they have fun activities and give away prizes. They also donate money and help to local charities as well.
Aftersales Advisor (Former Employee) – Nottingham,MD – December 21, 2014
Typical day at work of a Aftersales Advisor consist of taking calls from customers with multiple problems. Anything that a average customer service representative could handle. as far as the "IKEA Way" of things. The management team SUCKS. it mostly consist of who like who more or whose friends with who. Your work ethic means nothing at IKEA, you can be the worst problem solver and still surpass a qualified candidate for promotion! This job would be a lot easier or work better if the whole HR and Management team were replaced. There is more I could say about this unethical company, But I do not want to waste any more of my time..
Reach Truck Operator, forklift driver. (Former Employee) – Lebec, CA – April 25, 2016
on a daily basis i was a reach operator. as a reach operator i was in charge replenishment's among the warehouse. i learned a lot of functions at ikea from picking plock, loading parcel, loading trucks with forklifts, inbound, outbound etc.