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Amazing place to work
Advanced Sales Co Worker (Former Employee) –  London10 May 2018
Family feel, values are respected and encouraged.

Fun team, easy going managers. No heirarchy. Senior management and janitor wear the same uniform.

Discounted lunches and breakfast.
Pros
Reduced lunches and end of year gift
Cons
Difficult to develop
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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 for
co-worker, tasks (Former Employee) –  Peterborough, Cambridgeshire12 April 2018
a very good place to work for. With the big canteen and delicious food. Ongoing trainings. Lots of company benefits and competetive salary. Friendly people
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Good place to work but not for too long
Checkout Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire7 March 2018
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.
Pros
Cheap lunches, good pay and benefits
Cons
Long hours, poor management
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Great benefits but no freedom
Sales assistant (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London2 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.
Pros
discounted lunch
Cons
no flexibility
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Cusomter service advisor
Customer Service Advisor (Current Employee) –  Coventry, West Midlands4 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
Pros
Free Lunches and Chrismas Presents
Cons
Job has not got dignity
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good company to work for.
Demi Chef de Partie (Former Employee) –  Warrington23 January 2018
My work mates were avesome and friendly.. managers are good and they doing their best what they can.. all the benefits from work are good and impressive
Pros
cheap canteen food
Cons
average pay
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Pleasant
Home Organisation floor assistant (Former Employee) –  Ashton-Under-Lyne, Greater Manchester19 January 2018
Was overall a pleasant place to work, staff were lovely however management was extremely young and felt bullied!

Pay is fab/hours can be long though.
Pros
Discount on meals and fab pay
Cons
Management
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typical warehouse
Multi-Skilled co-worker (Current Employee) –  Peterborough16 January 2018
poor managment , working Bank Holidays , Saturdays and Sundays on late shift for the same hourly rate , three shifts system 6-14 , 14-22 , 22-6 on rotation
Pros
heathcare
Cons
working weekends
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