Fun & Understanding Workplace
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – August 27, 2018
I enjoyed my brief time with IKEA and I actually consider it the best retail job I've ever had. However, that schedule was the one thing that I hated. It seemed like priority for consistent days off was given to part-timers despite the fact that I was practically full-time. And if you aren't available for Saturdays, they either won't hire you or they will squeeze in whatever amount of hours they can.
That aside, all of the managers in my department and all of my co-workers were fantastic. Zero complaints there. Though I didn't sign up for it, the benefits package looked amazing. Many of the amenities available for employees are fantastic, too. Like the quiet room, an ironing board, ample locker space, a shower, etc. The majority of meals are only $3 (breakfast is $1, fancier options like salmon or ribs are $4~5) and the staff has a separate menu that changes daily from the restaurant in order to give you plenty of options. On high traffic days during peak seasons, they'll have free catered meals. For the anniversary, we received gift cards and meal tickets.
Basically, if you have a TRULY open schedule and do not care about what days/hours you work, then it may be a perfect fit for you. There's also tons of positions you can move around to if you don't like where you're currently stationed and/or just want to try something new. Good luck!
Decent pay, great benefits, cheap/free meals, pleasant atmosphere, good management
The schedule was too inconsistent and unforgiving, Saturdays are highly prioritized