Cleaner (part-time) (Former Employee) – Lakeside Shopping Centre, Essex – 17 May 2018
My time at ikea was short but the staff were very friendly. Quite a laid back work environment and the pay was good. My only downfall was my boss and some of the people in my department couldn't speak english so i had to do some of their work for them (cleaning).
Warehouse operative (Former Employee) – Rochester – 23 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.
Commercial Swedish Food Market & Bistro Manager (Former Employee) – Wembley – 4 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.
Benefits are the best in the UK and increase with years of service
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) – Peterborough, United Kingdom – 28 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.
good pay rate, tidy workplace, relatively easy job
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.
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.
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.
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