Receiving team support manager (Former Employee) – Winnipeg Manitoba – 10 September 2013
I was a support manager for the warehouse at Ikea and I enjoyed it. BUT it came as a surprise I wasn't aware of being a manager for a few months and never really got management training on the side. I had the training to use equipment to teach other employees and little training on how to use the trailer programs on the computer I more or less taught my self through manuals there. It was a new store and I expected it to be hectic and I was patient. Even put in lots of OT 12 hour days. In the end I got canned for a small issue of letting a trainee drive on his own around others for a hour on a forklift which is how I was trained. But they didn't fire me on the spot they needed me there they kept me for a month and out of the blue they let me go I had no clue and it really messed things up for me. I hope management is a lot better I hear one of my old friends there moved up and we trained together as managers so I'm glad to see him moving up even though he din't really want to. As goes their Culture, they have a "strong" one and it really got to me saying they look out for their employees and so on and at first it was great I got to go to Vancouver for a month all expenses payed. But then they really dint care about us warehouse people we were like the dogs of the company. Always pressuring us to work very long hours and never getting rewards.and when they dropped me like a bag of bricks that shows that the company is kinda slimy.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 14 May 2017
really great company, really great values, generally everyone that works there is nice. of course it is a retail job so there are customers that you have to deal with and other cons but that is any retail job. IKEA i would say is one of the better retail jobs to have. So if you have your heart set on retail or are just looking for a job to pay the bills IKEA is good place to apply at.
SALES SPECIALIST & HOME FURNISHING CONSULTING (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 11 May 2017
IKEA is one of the best organizations I have had the privilege of working for. Every decision they make is thoroughly thought out and executed with little difficulty. From upper management to part time sales, everyone receives exceptional benefits package. Every role at the store level is provided with a degree of autonomy that allows each individual to feel a sense of ownership and purpose in the workplace. They are a global leader in sustainable business which is one of many reasons to feel proud that you work for the brand.
Benefit package, pension plan, long term career opportunities, well organized
Packaging and picking orders (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 5 May 2017
it is a neat and clean and safe workplace to work. I have learned to drive order-picker machine which is very helpful to work in a warehouse. Management team is very great and helpful and they always appreciate to workers. this is multicultural workplace. there is sometime is very heavy lifting only that's sometimes hard otherwise okay. i enjoying that job because nobodies bother.
they provide all kind of fresh fruits and free coffee everyday
Self-Serve Associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 26 April 2017
typical work day consisted of - daily stock intake - customer assistance -> placing together customer orders - cleanliness of floor - occasional building of display products - placing products out on the sales floor
Cashiers/Self Checkout Attendants (Former Employee) – North York, ON – 22 April 2017
Looking out for any unusual action at the cash register and provide exceptional customer service. Learn how to deal with passionate customers. Management was great and fair. The hardest part of the job was asking the customer for checking their bags without offending them. Servicing customers and able to resolve their inquiries.
Manager (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 1 March 2017
awesome culture and values which makes going to work feel like working with your friends as we are all, "on the same page". some bad apples in top management who can poison the workplace - make sure to interview with everyone you will be dealing with!
low cost lunches, coworker lounge areas, sustainability focus, community involvement, bonus program
ever changing priorities, large projects are not executed professionally
Ikea values customer, co-worker, and career growth
Food Counter Attendant and Cashier (part-time) (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 24 February 2017
Overall, Ikea is a very welcoming environment for it's coworkers. They provide good salary, and benefits. Provides proper training and ongoing career advancement. Really takes care of their staff. I really loved working there!
Assistant Controller (Former Employee) – Woodbridge, VA – 21 February 2017
Promoted to newly-created position to manage the Accounting, Payroll and IT departments and to facilitate and coordinate the store’s internal controls and audit compliance system. Also oversaw the sales revenue trends, inventory management, customer returns and services.
CHECK-OUT SERVICES TEAM SUPPORT (Current Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 19 February 2017
Ikea is one of the best companies that I have ever worked at. The atmosphere and the people are amazing. They definitely embody the values that they state on their webpage. They are very inclusive and make you feel like you are a part of one very big family.
Customer Service/Cashier (Former Employee) – North York, ON – 8 February 2017
I start my shift with a smile and ready to serve.I learned how to identify shop lifters. Management was very professional. The hardest part of the job was to confront a customer and at the same time making sure the customer does not get offended. the most enjoyable part of the job was when able to assist customers and get a compliment from customers for providing a superior service.
Cart Organizer at Ikea Vaughan (Former Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 1 February 2017
The job as a cart organizer is a job to do if you need some quick money. You have the freedom to work more or less hours although they will cap you at a certain point due to not wanting to pay overtime wages. It is a job to keep in between jobs because the pay is low and their is not much ambition to organize carts in a cart room. Ikea does hire from within mainly so there are many opportunities to move into a position with higher pay and benefits.
discounts on entire store
physically demanding especially in the extreme heat and extreme cold.
Fast paced and involved work environment but slow to change
Bistro & Restaurant Team Leader (Former Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 31 January 2017
Work is very straight forward with not too much change day-per-day but allows enough leeway to perform work effectively. Very heavily customer dependent and, due to general nature of IKEA, will have a great amount of customer interaction especially for questions. Management is usually quick to respond and very helpful but due to exceedingly high volume of customers at any given time they can be stretched thin. Generally a great environment to work in with great co-workers but can be taxing due to strain of volume.
High coworker involvement and praise, high advancement opportunities, good benefits, daily updated staff menu with vegetarian options, staff discounts on most products
can be very taxing both physical and mental, high volume of customers