Fantastic, even as an associate
Co-Worker (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – September 6, 2016
I don't think I have ever worked in a place that I enjoy so much. IKEA really checks off all the boxes to keep their employees happy.Their compensation packages are phenomenal and can support a parent. The pay is not something to complain about either. It's fairly decent and you get opportunities and changes to advance or gain a pay raise. Management is fantastic, they are thorough and try their best to accommodate their employees. Their HR practices are very good and make you feel safe in your job. The atmosphere is also great, it is positive, reinforcing and supportive.
What I've learned:
As my education background is in HR, I truly admire their practices in IKEA and their business models. I've learned what makes employees happy and what is considered fair and how to apply them.
The hardest part:
The hardest part in a retail industry will always be customers. Other than that there isn't much to complain about.
The job is straightforward, you complete your daily tasks and touch base with your manager, assistant manager, supervisors and co-workers.
Great upper management, subsidized lunches