IKEA

IKEA is a retailer. They sell furniture and homeware.

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IKEA job reviews

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  • Best thing

    Everyday is different and interesting, once you know the role you can focus on specific tasks/areas you prefer, the value team work and because we hire based on values 99%of people are kind and friendly. They value learning and let us make mistakes to learn. Its a very positive environment and they are always looking to hire from within, train and unskilled and there are apprenticeships available on normal wage!

    Worst thing

    It can be stressful at times because its retail, if you have a great manager its a great job but some managers don't keep you as informed and are disorganised which can be stressful. Booking holiday a year in advance can be tough.

    8.9

    IKEA Employee, May 2022

  • Best thing

    Pay and work culture

    Worst thing

    Bring short staffed

    7.8

    IKEA Employee, April 2022

  • Best thing

    The people I work with and living wage pay

    Worst thing

    Poor management. No progression (only get what you want if your face fits)

    7.0

    IKEA Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Flexible and you can work independently

    Worst thing

    Management

    6.4

    IKEA Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Respect to everyone

    Worst thing

    Hard work at weekend

    9.9

    IKEA Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Good pay
    Nice team
    Manager cares

    Worst thing

    Rude customers

    9.1

    IKEA Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    staff are very nice and welcoming, always ready to help

    10

    IKEA Employee, January 2022

  • Best thing

    Support from the management team ,and training is good.

    Worst thing

    IKEA is such a big place

    9.9

    IKEA Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    Free food

    Worst thing

    Lack of uniform

    10

    IKEA Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    the pay

    Worst thing

    no communication, bad managers

    5.0

    IKEA Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    Co- workers and self responsibility, you get a good amount of responsibility that you are quick to pick up on, you get a room set that you have to make sure it tidy and all products are there and more, you get extra jobs like price changes, stock removal, ordering and distribution orders.

    Worst thing

    The routers, they are good in a way that you only work the days you say you can or tell them otherwise, but it’s annoying when your a student and you will work them days but they will be different times and hours and sometimes gets confusing.

    9.9

    IKEA Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    good pay
    good management
    good colleagues

    Worst thing

    heavy workload
    often finish late on a closing shift
    breaks are often not scheduled

    8.6

    IKEA Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    The people- you are always treated with respect and management make sure to keep a healthy workplace environment. Also the opportunities to progress.

    Worst thing

    Having to give holidays a year in advance and shifts being given so far in advance- once they are set they cannot be changed unless swapped.

    8.4

    IKEA Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    Great pay and great bonus
    Everyone helps and gets along well
    A lot of people to ask for help
    Nice place to work- good and positive atmosphere

    Worst thing

    Don’t get paid for coming in early and leaving late- sometimes you can go an hour over because the job isn’t done to the managers Standards and you won’t get paid
    Can become very stressful to finish on time
    Managers aren’t always available and on hand during stressful times
    Holidays are impossible to get off. The week of Christmas was fully booked in feb

    8.4

    IKEA Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    Really great working conditions, they take care of the employees and everyone genuinely cares for eachother - creating a nice atmosphere to work in.

    Worst thing

    Having to give holidays so far in advance

    10

    IKEA Employee, November 2021

  • Best thing

    People I work with

    Worst thing

    Managers don't have time for you

    2.1

    IKEA Employee, October 2021

  • Best thing

    The coworkers that you work for on the most part are nice.

    Worst thing

    The management look down on you, it's not what you know but who.

    1.7

    IKEA Employee, October 2021

  • Best thing

    Lots of benefits

    Worst thing

    Hard to progress

    3.5

    IKEA Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    The people I work with on the team

    Worst thing

    Poor communication, no respect from management and no career progression

    4.1

    IKEA Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Good work colleges free food

    Worst thing

    Shift changes

    9.3

    IKEA Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Better than minimum wage.

    Worst thing

    Not a lot of help to progress.

    6.6

    IKEA Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Everyday has different challenges

    Worst thing

    Rota’s and holiday booking

    7.0

    IKEA Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Great coworkers to work with, free Easter egg and a free Xmas present 🎁 and generous holiday allowance

    Worst thing

    Having to work late shifts then could be back in 11 hrs later, not been able to get full-time hrs ie 39 unless you commit to going up the ladder future team leader/manager, Having to take unnecessary breaks which aren't paid eg 7hrs 20mins paid 30mins unpaid 8hrs 20 paid 45 unpaid 9hrs 2x 20 paid 45 unpaid

    6.2

    IKEA Sales, April 2021

  • Worst thing

    no understanding of job specific from management
    no pay rise from 4 years

    4.1

    IKEA Maintenance technician, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Subsidised priced food at break times

    Worst thing

    Poor management
    No schedule
    Don’t rely on anyone to get back to you about queries always need chasing up!
    Either drowned in work that isn’t capable to do with one person - and other days it’s like watching paint dry with no jobs to do whatsoever.

    3.7

    IKEA Carpenter, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Great people, great company values, flexibility

    Worst thing

    Customers

    9.8

    IKEA Food coworker, December 2020

  • Best thing

    It's stress free and the team are very welcoming

    Worst thing

    Certain roles

    9.4

    IKEA Customer advisor, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Pay and people I work with

    Worst thing

    The stress and management sometimes

    9.4

    IKEA Food co worker, October 2020

  • Best thing

    The money, holidays, some good people.

    Worst thing

    Forced to listen to awful radio station that repeats the same songs over and over, some rude people.

    9.8

    IKEA Warehouse co-worker, October 2020

  • Best thing

    Pay and perks

    Worst thing

    On your feet all day
    Long shifts

    9.2

    IKEA Food co worker, July 2020

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Management

    4.6

    IKEA Sales assistant, May 2020

  • Best thing

    having responsibility, being able to take chances

    9.7

    IKEA Sales co-worker, May 2020

  • Best thing

    The wage, colleagues, hours, type of work I do

    Worst thing

    Some roles in the job I am not so favourable of and I have to get changed in work

    9.0

    IKEA Food Co-Worker, March 2020

  • Best thing

    Out delivering meeting different people

    Worst thing

    They take advantage of you

    3.3

    IKEA Porter, February 2020

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    The pressure lack of staff

    4.3

    IKEA Sales assistant, February 2020

  • Best thing

    Customer focus

    Worst thing

    People who do not cooperate

    9.6

    IKEA Recovery co worker, December 2019

  • Best thing

    Benefits
    Range of shifts available 4 , 8 , 6 ,12

    Worst thing

    Being put on shift with people who don't know what they're doing or aren't motivated by the job at all and are lazy, having to book holiday so far in advance , no routine

    8.3

    IKEA Co worker, December 2019

  • Best thing

    xmas gift of £100 value

    Worst thing

    cleaning dishes it’s so dirty and cleaning big bins out.

    6.6

    IKEA Food co-worker, December 2019

  • Best thing

    The free food

    Worst thing

    The management

    4.8

    IKEA Warehouse operative, November 2019

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