Pros: co-worker rates for food, 15% discount, free uniform, free parking, discounts in local shops
Cons: customers, rude people, snotty people, low level stock, stupid delivery drivers
I have been with IKEA since i was 16 years of Age and since the Southampton store has been opened. I had never been to an IKEA in my life before i worked here so this excited me. I was ready fro the challenge and a challenge i got. It was busy, friendly, fun, exhilarating, electric everything it was basically overwhelming.
I started off in Checkouts – more... and stayed here for a little over 3 years the only problem with C/O's is you tend to do the same thing day in day out and i could not deal with this so i went into Sales and i have not looked back.
I am currently in Sales in IKEA after realizing that being in a bigger team that it would be hard to get further up the management ladder.
IKEA has taught me never back off from a challenge, strive to achieve reality, be an individual, step up take responsibility and if you have an idea that you think could work, approach management they always listen and give professional feedback.
The hardest part of the job has to be the brick walls that you constantly hit in regards to stock levels. There are loads more but i love the company and would not want to damage its reputation.
The most enjoyable part of my job is that of my fellow co-workers. We are essentially one big family, we may not all agree but at the end of the day if one of us is in trouble you can bet you have an army to back you to the hill and back.
The co-workers are for me are possibly one of the only reasons i still work there, without them and the support they give you i would not have lasted this long. When its busy and you have not sat down for 6 hours because you keep getting called away it will take one co-worker to just smile and say hello and you realize that your all in the same boat – less