Manufacturing labourer (Former Employee) – Ilfov – 22 March 2018
we started in the morning clock in at 7:30 entering inside the building a pleasant smell of wood your supervisor waiting for you at meting at assign the teams to witch one do what, sometimes you could stay inside and work at what was needed or go on the field with products meet new people, interact do the job had fun.plus well paid.
Absolutely horrible rota that makes you work 26 weekends a year getting no extra money for it also work all bank holidays also paid as normal day. Night shift only gets around 100£ more than day shift so better go days if thinking about applying for the job do not advice though as place getting worse every day.
warehouse co worker (Former Employee) – Peterborough – 12 March 2018
I was employed as a forklift driver and picker and loved working here. Made great friends and enjoyed the job. There is some politics that can be frustrating and does spoil what is otherwise the best place to work.
Free lunch. good pay. Good people. Pension scheme.
Have to work every weekend which is just too much. Ikea are always banging on about how they are committed to you as a person and your needs unless it means seeing your family at weekends. Management are bullies and there is no chance of improvement and advancement unless you are a favourite, same as with wanting more hours than the basic 16 hour contract. Avoid unless you never want to have a life.
Free meals and drinks, salary and department parties.
Co- worker (Former Employee) – Peterborough – 9 March 2018
The work was easy and my colleagues was nice, but the job managers were unprofessional and sometimes even rude! A large part of the management even did not understand own work,thats why the workers need think for manager as well!
IKEA is a lovely company with very good values but they will work you to death. The work is exhausting and management are often incompetent as they are brought in from outside IKEA and therefore don't really know what they are doing and don't seem to get much support. It all really depends on the team you are in and how the specific stores are run.
Shipping Team Leader (Former Employee) – Kuwait – 6 March 2018
IKEA Kuwait is one of the best company I have worked till now, professional and Friendly work place. Good colleagues, lots of learning opportunities with trainings and the managers with high leadership qualities. Very supportive Human Resource Department.
Lunch with very less price for the employees, free tea and coffe.
If you have children then this place is not for you.
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) – Cardiff – 5 March 2018
Badly run, management is weak. Contracts start at 16 hrs, and it's hard to get full time hours. You are expected to work 3 weekends out of 4. So don t expect to have a life outside of work. If you have young children then avoid ikea, because you'll be spending 1 weekend out of 4 with them.
Hard to get a decent contract, they normally start you at 16hrs
Sales assistant (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 2 March 2018
Great salary and benefits, however, no freedom as contracted to weekends. Staff discount is only 15%, and management don't take into consideration that more than one uniform must be given to part timers, for hygienic reasons.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Ashton-Under-Lyne, Greater Manchester – 16 February 2018
Work was always fun. The people there are all built in a similar mould and just love to be co-workers. Management are approachable and friendly. There was nothing hard about it, everything was made fun and easy.
Customer Service (Current Employee) – Glasgow, Glasgow – 14 February 2018
Working in customer services at IKEA is a great opportunity for any students or someone looking for a part-time job. Hours are relatively flexible, working weekends will be expected, and as the workforce is made up of young adults. Generally, there is a good mood around departments and management and coworkers get on well. However one of the issues that occur due to being made up of large numbers of students is that retaining knowledge within the department can go through phases of becoming dangerously close to not functional, which can cause stress upon more senior co-workers and team leaders alike. A reliance upon one of their key values of "taking responsibility" which is typically a very rewarding policy in action can also lead to some coworkers being given and taking on more responsibilities as co-workers than should be expected, resulting in some of these coworkers taking on roles expected of team leaders and managers. Progression is possible within IKEA, however, this will often require relocation to progress quicker or through internal politics and opportunities arising at opportune times. Making a career in IKEA is very achievable however it is often either a first stepping stone or a finishing place for workers that have had careers and taken on part-time work after retirement or redundancy packages.
Warehouse Apprentice (Former Employee) – Nottinghamshire – 4 February 2018
My time with IKEA was in the warehouse, forced to do so to avoid sanction by Universal Credit. While wanting sales, they put me in this placement against my own will. I worked antisocial hours at the dead of night, suffered an injury which was neglected and faced abuse and spent months being ostracised only to be earning the same rate as daytime apprentices at less than minimum wage. The management repeatedly threatened me with dismissal, and after enough time off for my injury, they removed me. IKEA is a terrible employer, and would never recommend them.
Customer Service Advisor (Current Employee) – Coventry, West Midlands – 4 February 2018
I am only a number and my time is spent travelling with job without any dignity although the best about that job is to talk to the customers but again you get told to speed up the call as it has exceeded 3 minutes so we have to rush the call and no rapport is build so it is time to change to something I can use my experience and skills on and hopefully earning commission will give me a goals and to work towards appreciation rather than just going to work and get same salary month in month out
Working at IKEA is very much like herding sheep into a pen, it requieres a lot of effort. The workplace is friendly but very strict. Very good colleagues and support, but they do state then they want you to be a superman. Beautiful food and canteen to destress from the sometimes chaos.
Very friendly atmosphere, great canteen and food, bonuses.