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good warehouse
Warehouse operative (Former Employee) –  Rochester23 April 2018
Good salary, start busy of the warehouse, rotation shift 6-14, 14-22.
Unfortunately heavy product to picking (wardrobes, beds, kitchen, bathroom)
The company provides every employee training for FLT and Reach trucks.
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good place to work
co-worker on Parcel Force (Former Employee) –  Peterborough12 April 2018
very good place to work for. Competetive salary and company benefits. Big canteen with the delicious food. Very friendly and helpfuly people and lots of trainings.
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good place to work for
co-worker (Former Employee) –  Peterborough12 April 2018
Very busy warehouse environment with friendly people. Good canteen with delicious food. competetive salary and benefits. definately customer is in there priority.
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Good compny to work for
Customer Service Advisor (Former Employee) –  Peterborough, Cambridgeshire10 April 2018
Lots of room for progression fun work place, your breks are always logged and you know when you can go, the traiing is very good so you know what you are doing before you are left to do it alone
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Good place to work
Furniture Assembler (Former Employee) –  Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh5 April 2018
Depending on role, job satisfaction can be excellent. Staff are mostly friendly and can be supportive of your needs. Again depending on role, dealing with customers can be a good laugh.
Pros
Some decent benefits
Cons
Poor recognition from management
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Great place to build your career
Commercial Swedish Food Market & Bistro Manager (Former Employee) –  Wembley4 April 2018
Environment in IKEA is faced paced and tough. The time I was there I've managed to become a Manager from Co-worker with support with many development programmes within IKEA. I've picked up a lot of life experience as you work with many employees and meet a variety of customers who can push you to the limit. No day is the same. Unfortunately you can hit many hurdles every says IKEA is a multi million pound company, but the re-investment is very small, management demand more from you but with little investment or no extra resources.
Pros
Benefits are the best in the UK and increase with years of service
Cons
Business is not work-life balance friendly
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Friendly customers sometimes and some friendly staff, large amounts of customers everyday and good services to the site itself.
Contractor (Former Employee) –  Brent, Greater London4 April 2018
Firstly I think Ikea was a great place for me to start off it was somewhere that helped me exceed in confidence, being more independent and stable. I gained a lot of great attributes such as helping me focus on what's important which is getting the job done also I was able to gain knowledge on something's I didn't know how to do such as carpeting and logistics and lots more helpful areas.
Pros
No free lunches you have to pay for everything except tea and water
Cons
I would do a 12pm until 11pm shift or a 12am until 10am shift, two breaks - 15 and 30 minutes
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Busy
Customer Service (Current Employee) –  London1 April 2018
Good place to work at but not so orgnised gets really frustrating and gets really busy during weekends.

people who wants to shop at IKEA i reecemmend week days as weekends usually gets really busy.
Pros
Staff disount on food
Cons
4 hour shifts
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not very exciting
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Aberdeen29 March 2018
the management team at the time that i worked there were not very communicative with each-other nor the rest of the work place which at times caused some issues.
Pros
free lunch
Cons
location
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Great and terrible at the same time
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Peterborough, United Kingdom28 March 2018
Good pay rate comparing to other warehouses, friendly people, nice and clean place. The job isn't that hard but it's easy to lose it. They keep on repeating how important for them is your health and safety but you may be surprised if one day something really happens to you, you are injured, ill, unable to work, even for short period of time - they may just kick you out as you are unable to work = you are no longer needed. Business.
Pros
good pay rate, tidy workplace, relatively easy job
Cons
management, sickness absence policy
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Highly recommended place to work
Kitchen Sales Designer (Former Employee) –  Wembley, Greater London24 March 2018
Ikea is a fantastic, co-worker respecting place to work. The teamwork is amazing, the communication and culture and perfect, the hardest part of the job is the transportation to work. I learned how to work with clients to design their kitchen. I enjoyed the environment immensely and would recommend IKEA as an employer to anyone.
Pros
environment and culture and employee perks
Cons
late shifts and difficult transportation links in london
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Typical day at work
Manufacturing labourer (Former Employee) –  Ilfov22 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.
Pros
you rarely did same job
Cons
you never new what time you finish
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Fantastic company to work for if you can find the right job role
HR Administrator (Former Employee) –  Peterborough, Cambridgeshire17 March 2018
Busy, pressurised days. Difficult customers on a regular basis. Nice work colleagues.
Lots of benefits and well looked after staff. Recognition of hard work and achievements.
Pros
Lots of company benefits - e.g. bonus, gifts, socials
Cons
Difficult to find the right job role
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Back breaking job and unfair treatment
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) –  Peterborough, Cambridgeshire17 March 2018
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.
Pros
Free coffee
Cons
Weekends and bank holidays at work
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Productive and busy
Shunter Driver/Forklift driver (Former Employee) –  Peterborough, Cambridgeshire16 March 2018
Everything would be ok, jus shift patterns doesn’t go together with personal life. It’s just kicks you off from routine every time you had a day off..
Pros
Free drinks and lunch
Cons
Shift patterns
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Great job
warehouse co worker (Former Employee) –  Peterborough12 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.
Pros
Free lunch. good pay. Good people. Pension scheme.
Cons
Politics. Job variation
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Avoid if you have a family or want a life.
Restaurant Worker (Former Employee) –  Nottingham restaurant11 March 2018
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.
Pros
Free meals and drinks, salary and department parties.
Cons
Working every weekend till late.
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Not kind place!
Co- worker (Former Employee) –  Peterborough9 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!
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Horrible management
WORKER (Former Employee) –  Bristol8 March 2018
Horrible management, nefastous team work. If you're part-time it's the best part, not worth going full-time.

Look elsewhere, Ikea UK it's not worth it.
Pros
part-time
Cons
shifts, team, management, meals, worker discount
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fun, great people and get a big buzz out of helping customers
Customer Service Advisor (Current Employee) –  fletton, peterborough7 March 2018
enjoyable but everyone needs to progress and see what id out there, I have gained a lot of experience from this current job but I want to expand and use all of these skills in a new job role
Pros
benifits
Cons
long hours
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