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Good place to work
security (Current Employee) –  London9 November 2018
Overall its a good company to work for, as a co-worker more so than a manager.
Does involve finishing late and working weekends which as a parent is not great. but on the plus side there is strong job security. Morale can be a little low as hours are cut and teams are expected to deliver the same KPI's with less support.
Pros
good pay, job security
Cons
weekend and evening working
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Great company to work for
Logistics Assistant (Former Employee) –  Birmingham6 November 2018
IKEA is a great company to work for, when working in a smaller store your work/life balance is a lot better compared to working in bigger stores.

Breaks are ok and paid for.

You get 15% off of any products in IKEA after completing your probational period
Pros
Free/Discounted lunch
Cons
Sometimes forced to do long hours and feel like you cannot say no
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3.0
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Great place to work
Customer Relations Assistant (Former Employee) –  London29 October 2018
If you are starting out in employment/ retail IKEA is the best place to begin your journey as they offer a generous salary package as well as addition company benefits.
Pros
IKEA discount
Cons
None
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5.0
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Perfect!!
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Coventry, West Midlands27 October 2018
was my first proper job in the United Kingdom and it was a pleasure to work with such a company, it has a friendly environment and the customers are friendly too, although you get the odd few you have to work with.
Pros
Discount, Friendly, Pay, free healthy meals.
Cons
gets boring sometimes
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2.0
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Quite bad
Food Service Assistant (Current Employee) –  Reading, Berkshire25 October 2018
Good salary
But overall its really bad
Management is one of the worst things
And coworkers are not nice either
Can get really busy and not have enough staff to support
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Salary
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Management
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4.0
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Very good company to work for.
Manager (Former Employee) –  Coventry21 October 2018
I enjoyed my time with this company and would definitely work for them again. Unfortunately, when a decision is made to hire someone that doesnt quite fit in the team, it can take a long time to let them go which impacts on the fantastic, hard working colleagues. Its hard work on their busiest days but the benefits of working for IKEA which include the work life balance would definitely be a reward in itself.
Pros
Work life balance and great benefits.
Cons
lazy staff get away with too much due to IKEA values.
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4.0
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co worker experience
Customer Service Assistant (Current Employee) –  London28 September 2018
Working in the showroom is quite fast paced, not boring and just really busy.

The hours can be quite long and if you don't have a decent manger your rota can be all over the place.

They hourly pay is decent compared to other companies however the pay system can be annoying so you have to check your pay every month .

The team is good and my management towards me seems to be quite pleasant, however not all my colleagues may agree with me. Every manager has there own style of work.

Everyday is definitely not the same, but they do have many departments so you can branch out to other areas of work.

Overall the culture of the workplace has good values but again that's an individual thing.

My experience would be a 8.5/10 I think favouritism lies within the workplace so that's a bit off putting. Apart from that I enjoy my job role and what it entails.
Pros
cheap lunch, %discount of products, uniform, chances of progression, 6wk holiday allowance
Cons
long hour shifts, dodgy pay sometimes
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4.0
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Well paid but long hours
Cashier/Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Reading26 September 2018
They expect you to work more than your hours are worth... you will have managers standing around doing nothing, but they will moan at you even if you are working. Hours drag, customers get annoyed and confused often and cashline is quiet because no one can talk when it is busy and noisy.
Pros
Discounts, free healthy food, free drinks, tertials
Cons
long hours, expect more of you than you're paid
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Good place for sociable people
Textiles Sales Coworker (Current Employee) –  Exeter13 September 2018
Ikea Exeter is a busy store. This may be due to its recent opening and proximity to holidays, but still busier than you'd expect for the second smallesst store in the country. The work day can be long but there is always something to do.
Pros
Offer of a free healthy lunch available every day
Cons
Long hours if you catch the train to and from work
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3.0
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hard work for little pay
Customer Service Apprenticeship (Former Employee) –  Cardiff12 September 2018
good job if you want to work hard for very little pay if you get an apprenticeship and gets really frustrating when you see full time employees that are doing the same job as you but never working as hard and getting so much more money
Pros
free lunch
Cons
hard work for little pay
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4.0
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Wonderful colleagues/place
Customer Service Co-worker (Former Employee) –  London23 August 2018
Team work is the best value working in this place. Colleagues are very helpful. Looking after for the staff well-being and good salary. Best for customer service.
Pros
free lunch/dinner
Cons
short working hours
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5.0
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great place to work
Communication and interior design manager (Current Employee) –  Coventry, West Midlands11 August 2018
ikea is a great place to work with lots of job opportunities for someone willing to put in the effort. It has lots of fantastic benefits and lots of chance to travel the world should you want to. it has a great ethos and encourages you to explore career options allowing you to explore different paths.
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4.0
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Good company to work for
(Sales Assistant) (Children's IKEA) (Current Employee) –  Southampton, Hampshire9 August 2018
Overall Ikea is a fantastic company to work for, there are many benefits such as free/discounted meals, staff discount, potential end of year bonus, quarterly department outings and other benefits such as vouchers or gifts during special events. Ikea also holds recognition events for staff who have received good customer feedback or have been put forward for co-worker of the month. Ikea is a very sustainable and charitable business. As can be expected almost everywhere, dispite how good the company is, individuals can easily dampen the environment. Unfortunately with Ikea many of those individuals are the managers. There is a clear divide between managers and part-time coworkers and a clear divide between the different functions within the store which creates a negative surrounding. It's a very stressful job with not much help given. One of the biggest problems with working at Ikea is not being given the apropriate training or access to certain systems which is more commonly found with part-time workers. You are expected to do many things but often you will have to find someone else to do those things for you, someone who has the correct training or access.
Pros
Free/discounted lunch, Living Wage, Co-worker Recognition events, Staff Discount, Free parking
Cons
Divide between full/part-time workers, Big work loads, Not great management
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1.0
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Great company, bad store
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Belfast7 August 2018
Great company to work for with a lot of benefits. Unfortunately the Ikea Belfast store has lost all trace of the Ikea ethos. Management are corrupt and you only advance if you are a soulless, evil person. The store manager is completely incompetent and bullies staff. Any personal issues are brushed aside and there is no empathy. The HR manager is ignorant and inappropriate and a potential racist and xenophobe. I wouldn’t recommend applying for a job in this store, there are better employers out there. Keep looking.
Pros
Staff
Cons
Everything
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5.0
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Customer services
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Southampton4 August 2018
I loved working in Ikea, I have learnt any new skills, the staffs were loving and caring. I tired my best to help out and get involved with the tasks.
Pros
Free chips
Cons
Long hours
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3.0
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Got worse
IKEA Food Coworker (Former Employee) –  Glasgow, Glasgow10 July 2018
Long days could be fun at times, met some good people. Can be very busy and management non supportive at times. Benefits were good for being part time
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Wore me out
IFS Co-Worker (Former Employee) –  Southampton, Hampshire1 July 2018
Great values as a company but managers don't listen to their staff at all. Report issues that get looked over till way too late. Always try to cure not prevent. Crazy hours and worked like a dog for very low wages. Nice benefits and free food, fun Swedish themed days and parties but not worth it over all. Not allowed to move teams or progress. Training overlooked and forgotten.
Pros
Good induction.Nice benefits and free food, fun Swedish themed days. Staff make the job
Cons
Managers. Pay. Hours. Lack of structure or progress
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3.0
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Shallow and two faced environment
Home Decoration Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Lakeside27 June 2018
IKEA is a company that penalises young workers not for their behaviour but due to their age. They are treated differently to elder workers and stories are fabricated against younger colleagues. On top of this the first 6 months of probation are treated like a trial period where at any mistake could lead to being let go of their current role.
The environment is hostile and unlike other friendly retail environments.
Benefits of working have been cut: No bonus, no monthly gifts and rare amounts of praise.
Pros
Cheap co-worker food, multicultural
Cons
Bias management, Hostile Environment
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5.0
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ikea is a really good place to work
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Coventry20 June 2018
IKEA is a really good company to work for because it has many benefits and perks for co workers and the salary's are really good not to mention the bonuses , nice and clean tidy place to work at.
Pros
really cheap lunch
Cons
good hours for part time and full time workers
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4.0
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Exciting and productive workplace
Sales Co-Worker (Former Employee) –  Thurrock, Essex20 June 2018
IKEA was an interesting job because something new happened everyday. Work would include bringing new stock in, shelving it and making space for stock coming in the day after. My manager was great, he was flexible and gave everyone the opportunity to grow within the company. IKEA is a great company because they treat their employees very well. I liked how they incorporated Swedish culture into everyday work.
Pros
Staff benefits
Cons
Long and late hours
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