Sales Associate / Builder (Former Employee) – North York, ON – January 28, 2016
I had truly a good time at IKEA and like how management included people in the day-to-day operation of the store. They constantly trained staff in ways to improve providing services. If you needed assistance, they were willing to help in anyway they can, I loved their accommodating ways. It's a great place to work, but wished they hired more full-time people and the pay was better, I would have stayed otherwise. Great employer, if you find a good opportunity to work there, head right over.
Cooperative Education Student (Former Employee) – Ottawa West, ON – January 9, 2016
Although I have only "worked" at Ikea as a cooperative education student for high school, I would gladly work here more. Not only were Ikea's coworkers were welcoming but they were also very fun to be around. Despite being in just the Recovery department (the As-Is section to most), I personally enjoyed building the furniture and learning how to put together new products when they came in. Management and supervisors were really fun to be around as they do let loose quite bit while being serious on the job which basically means you won't have to worry about hating your boss.
When a customer shows up to ask a question it lowers productivity
Office Clerk/Receptionist (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – December 14, 2015
A tropical day at work was busy, fast pace environment totally enjoyed it. I learned about different office proceedures, management was outstanding, co-workers were helpful, hardest part of the job was understanding the IKEA way of running a business, very interesting way. Most enjoyable part of the job was the environment was clean, enjoyable.
I would not have left IKEA if I hadn't got the job with APPLE
Recovery Assistant (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – December 6, 2015
I liked to work in this place just because of the reason that I loved the products they sell and the discount you get as an employee. The management team was absolutely supportive of your work. the biggest thing that turned me off was the unionized employee system which I didn't approve of in my mind, and that which came true 6 months after I left the organization. the Richmond store was on strike for more than 1 year and 10 months which I would say was due to the bad or irresponsible action form the union that was running it.
Temp Position-Warehouse Clerk (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – November 20, 2015
i worked in the warehouse as a order picker. put stock awaywhen skids came in the night before. i learnt more skills on being a order picker witch was good. the ikea group are a great group of people too work with. my boss was good too me tought me new things every day.
Logistics Coworker (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – October 23, 2015
IKEA Canada is as good a place to work as any other warehouse or customer service company. I can not comment on the food service portion, because I did not work in that department. The wages are not industry standard, whatever they might claim, but they are not horrible either.
subsidised staff lunches and 15% Employee discount.
I am legally obligated to represent IKEA in the best possible way.
Ikea line cook (Current Employee) – Coquitlam, BC – October 20, 2015
a typical day at work consists of dealing over hundreds of customers a day and as a line cook I must prepare food on time for hundreds of customers. Its a very clean environment and must be well groomed.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – North York, ON – October 16, 2015
Once a customer at IKEA was at the self checkout lane. they tried to conceal without paying for the items I observed and approached very professionally. In a such manner I notified the customer that they have missed few items. I made sure they paid the items without offending the customer. this was reported to manager and was appreciated my IKEA for making sure there was no loss to the company.
Full Serve Warehouse Operator (Former Employee) – Calgary Alberta – October 14, 2015
Easily the friendliest place in Calgary! IKEA is a great company with fun & happy coworkers. it felt like i was part of a team that cared foe each other. The management was filled of smart caring individuals that understood the importance of schooling.
Recovery Associate/sales associate (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – October 10, 2015
Good pay and great benefits..... HR is a different story. Some half decent managers but a few should not be at all. Great hours having weekends off and having a 15%discount on purchases was not bad as well.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – 9090 cavendish – September 9, 2015
The morning started with a meeting before phone lines opened up. Our call center was the main call center responsible for all 12 stores across Canada. In customer service we received many calls from store hours, to if item was still in stock. Our resolution department it was for delivery inquiries to missing items from delivery and item being received damaged, etc.
friendly environment with a fully stock kitchen
management was changing and leaving groups with no teamleaders