Food and Beverage Server (Former Employee), Edmonton, AB – July 7, 2014
Pros: great salary
Cons: long hours and very busy
-Very busy especially on summer however i had fun working there and meet new nice people - Increased my confidence talking to other people, more attentive to customers, do not waste time, always on time, - The management in IKEA are very nice they are very organized and they treat their employees equally - The hardest part of the job is when it gets – more... busy and you're all by yourself, however i did it by myself - The most enjoyable part of the job is when meeting new people, and counting your own tray – less
Customer Service Representative/Cashier (Current Employee), Vaughan, ON – January 24, 2014
Pros: subsidized meal, great benefit
Cons: less ours during sow season
On a busy day, all duty managers( yellow team) would come and help us out. i value team work and positrive work environment helps you to love your job. closing shift is always the hardest. overall i like my job at ilea
Honest, Hardworking and can work under minimal supervision
Cook (Current Employee), Riyadh, S01 – January 24, 2014
Pros: free meals, accommodation and transportation
Cons: break time
We cook in larges volume/quantity.
I learned to cook variety of cuisines like Indian, and Arabic.
I'm a shift in-charge It depend on my schedule every month,because we have task for the whole months.
I love working with them because they are happy person and hardworking that create an enjoyable workplace that you can come to work everyday that you – more... can smile in the end of the day.
Cooking is my passion, so the hardest part of my job is when I fail myself to not grow and learn in the end of the day. And to cook without your heart in it.
When your co-workers tell you how nice and good you are not just in cooking but also with relationship with co-workers that make you feel that they love as person in the workplace. Because my accomplishment is when they are to tell you how good you are, and you will always remember as that kind of person "being simple". – less
Interior Designer (Current Employee), Santo Domingo – November 9, 2013
Pros: motivational gifts
Cons: working on holidays
I must say something positive, and that is that no day is the same to the other. I learned about the different ways people experience life at home and what their needs are. I was constantly engaged in learning about the different ways people experience life at home and what their needs are. I work with a group of creative young people.
Sales (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – November 4, 2013
Pros: learning experience
Cons: mostly part-time shift work
Over the years at Ikea I was able to see first hand how a world class business brings in customers, and moves thousands of products on a daily basis. In customer service, I learned all the warts of the business and in sales I was able to see how customers shop and what home furnishings and household products mean to real people and how it can positively – more... impact their lives. – less
Receiving team support manager (Former Employee), Winnipeg Manitoba – September 10, 2013
Pros: cheap staff luches
Cons: messy managment
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 – more... 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. – less
After-Sales Coworker (Current Employee), Edmonton, AB – September 7, 2013
Pros: employee lunch discounted, friendly staff
Ikea clearly values their employees, they treat everyone from janitorial staff to managers with the same level of respect. I feel that in my time at Ikea my efforts were appreciated and recognized. The team itself is tightly knit and friendly, and management is typically positive and eager to assist.
Cash Supervisor (Former Employee), Ottawa, ON – August 23, 2013
IKEA is a fun, interesting and unique work environment. Co-workers and management are treated like equals and the environment is reasonably calm for a retail setting. I learned a lot about the inner workings of a large retail store like this, how the cash on hand is handled and how the store compiles, stores and reports it's flow of money. The hardest – more... part of the job was very clearly getting used to the very dated way of running their batch reports every morning. But after a couple weeks of training and repeatedly going through the process myself, I eventually got used to it. My favorite and most enjoyable part of the job was working in an office environment and the daily interactions with all of the wonderful people that work there. It truly is a great place to work and I'm very thankful that I had the opportunity to be there. – less
Job is challenging-i get a great workout wearing my leg weights in every shift- fun place to work-
Sales Associate / Warehouse Worker (Current Employee), Richmond, BC – August 13, 2013
Pros: driving a forklift or motorize pallet rider, helping others, different task during your shifts, fun place to work, getting a good workout during my shift
Cons: getting up early, saturday shift starts at 2am
My morning at Ikea starts at 3AM in the warehouse.Counting Inventory of stock is the first thing i do.. i pick orders for that morning using a forklift . I stock merchandise on or below the shelve`s by using a motorized pallet jack or a hand jack.. I`m always helping others as needed. I`m always learning everyday more about IKEA products and what we – more... sell so i can provide customers with the help they need. I stack pallets on top of pallets when i`m done my task . i maintain my area in a clean manner. i work in a very fast pace environment. I`m very Productive & Energitic with a Positive Attitude, I enjoy the challange of muti-tasking .I have a deadline each and every morning to complete my task/job. I stay when needed. I work with wonderful coworkers and we have a great team of mangers who over looks are team. I`m proud to say we have a fantastic team in Receiving . Everyday is a challenge in the warehouse , whether it is problem solving , mulit-tasking, Inventory counting or completing the task on time.I`m always credited for my hard work which i enjoy hearing.i love what i do in the warehouse. The hardest part of my job would be getting up early but once i`m up I`m ready to go. I have a valid Forklift and Motorized pallet jack licence. – less
Cashier/Restaurant (Former Employee), Burlington, ON – July 27, 2013
Ikea was a great job. I enjoyed the hours, my co-workers, and the customer service I provided. The most difficult part of this job was the busy season, working overtime at last minute and trying to get the rush down. The most enjoyable part was working with my co-workers. A typical day would include food prep, cash register, food display, dining room – more... runs (clearing tables, cleaning dining hall). Doing food prep for the next day, serving customers, cashing out at the end of the day. – less
Restauraunt Staff (Former Employee), Ottawa – June 21, 2013
Pros: ikea staff parties!
-Very busy place to work! -You meet lots of different people at IKEA. -Management is awesome! -Co-workers were the best team mates ever! -The kitchen gets really hot at times! -Talking to all different types of customers and hearing their feedback about the products.