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Good place to work, friendly attitudes from all
Customer Service - Returns and Exchanges (Current Employee), North York, ONMay 3, 2012
Pros: the co-workers
Cons: learning curve is steep.
The returns dept is a heavy stress environment. The perks include the co-workers. I have the privilege of working with a diverse group of people. They each add to my experience. Yes there's conflict. Yes there are trials. I am fortunate in that my part time job is just that - a part time job. I learn as much as possible. I work as hard as I can. This – more... is my ethic. So far I haven't personally experienced hardship other than thru my own ignorance. All-in-all... I love working at IKEA. – less
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Nice and stress-free environment. However, not much room for advancement in the company.
Sales Co-worker (Former Employee), College Park, MDJuly 29, 2014
Pros: $3.00 lunches
Cons: short breaks and no grace period (if you clock in one minute late, they consider that as a late)
There was not much excitement going to work everyday. Most of the time you were working all alone in your department, and you have nothing to do but to make sure everything is clean and just stare at your computer screen until it's time to get off.
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Great students
Sales Advisor (Current Employee), BristolJuly 26, 2014
Pros: free lunches
Cons: not a set rota
Working at IKEA involves being in a fast paced customer driven environment. Brilliant for part-time students who are flexible.
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great place to work
Replenishment co-worker (Current Employee), burbankJuly 23, 2014
great place to work. people here friendly and ikea culture cool
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Frontline business representative receiving live (Current Employee), PeterboroughJuly 23, 2014
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Productive and great work environment
Customer Service/Merchandiser (Former Employee), Frisco, TXJuly 22, 2014
A great place to work.A great place where great employees worked with me,allowing me to grow.
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Fun workplace
Loss Prevention Agent (Former Employee), Hicksville, NYJuly 21, 2014
Fun and entertaining workplace with a great sense of culture.
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a great company
Sales in Activities (Current Employee), West Chester, OHJuly 16, 2014
open environment for learning & new experiences. have opportunities to better my skills in business, merchandising & customer service. Have a great team under me who are being developed into managers & high potential coworkers.
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Fun and interesting place to work
Co-Worker (Former Employee), Warrington, ENGJuly 16, 2014
A typical day at work included dealing with customers, keeping the department tidy and doing deliveries. It was a nice friendly environment to work in and all the other members of staff were lovely.
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Hard Work For Very Low Pay
Self serve warehouse (Former Employee), Tempe, AZJuly 16, 2014
Pros: nice break room, relaxing room, and nice people. diversity and you meet a lot of ethnic backgrounds
Cons: low pay for extensive labor, they hire external for any high paying positions, not enough credit for the work you do
I worked for ikea for over 2 years. It was a great experience. I learned a lot and worked 4 different departments. I guess you can say there is an "opportunity" for advancement, but you really have to kiss a lot of butt. From my experience I burned a lot of bridges there which prevented me from any type of advancement which I was looking for, a so called – more... "career" if you find one here let me know. They pay very low for the back breaking labor you do. I guess depending on your job cashiers and sales have it easy. But the guys in the warehouse have it really tough. A lot of lifting and extensive labor for a measly $9hr. Yippie. Managers have it real well. Team leads make over $20hr and managers, some are making 6 figures. And you don't need a degree. Good luck to you – less
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overall good place to work
Visual Merchandiser (Current Employee), Stoughton, MAJuly 15, 2014
learned a lot, able to move dept.s often, on the job training, scheduling is poor, benefits can't be beat, pay is good
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Great people, great experiences, Bad experenices, Sad to go, but needed a change from Customer service.
Ikea Customer Service (Former Employee), Ikea, DublinJuly 15, 2014
Pros: free uniform, free christmas/summer parties, great people, most fun, open to suggestions and ideas.
Cons: hurtful customers, the arrows the customers had to follow, bad signage around the story.
So much fun working with the people. great work nights out. great summer and Christmas parties.

My job was Customer Service, the Best but also hardest place to work.. the highs and chats with the customers were fun but there was the shouting and unhappy customers that experienced bad times throughout the store and i was there, to make the customers – more... bad times in store better. Management was great, easy to talk to and approach. My most enjoyable part of the job was making the customers smiling and laughing as they went home. I learned that I need to ask for help and that there was nothing wrong with asking for it. typical day at ikea is all go go go, fast, busy and non stop until it was home time, but it was the slow days that where the worst because it seemed to drag in, it was better for every co worker if it was busy. It was a pleasure to work there – less
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Fun Workplace, Co-Worker Friendly,
Logistics Co-Worker (Current Employee), Bristol, ENGJuly 12, 2014
Pros: discount meals & discount prices
Cons: early hours for such a short period of time
- a typical day at work would be collecting mixed and full pallets from delivery and orgaising the delivered stock onto the store shelves. i also used electronic scanners to make sure the stock was correct. At the end of my shift i would then take out the recylcing from the delivered stock.

I learnt to work as a team more whilst at ikea and to also – more... have fun whilst working as well as producing a high standard of work.

My management and co-workers were all very friendly and i enjoyed working with all of them. They were also very approachable. – less
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Busy and fast moving work environment.
Order Picker and Customer Service (Current Employee), Warrington/ManchesterJuly 10, 2014
Pros: free food and drink
Cons: sometimes, ridiculously busy environment. nothing unmanageable though.
Clock in at reception, pick up msh unit and upload my orders for the day. Proceed to pick customers orders for home delivery as they come in. I learned how to multi task very quickly as customers would often stop you and ask questions in the middle of an order. Management is clear on what they wanted and expected from you, very direct but still approachable – more... people. I get on well with all co-workers, they are good fun and good at what they do.The hardest part of the job is when there is a flood of orders and I am working alone. You really have to have maximum organisation at those times because if you get behind it becomes tougher and more stressful. Good organisation is the key I personally think. Best part of the job is 20% store discount. – less
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the training
plocker (Current Employee), Perryville, MDJuly 10, 2014
they teach you what you need to know and their trainers really know what they are doing
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A great place to work
Cashier (Former Employee), Costa Mesa, CAJuly 8, 2014
The work environment is great and the employees are easy to get along with. They have great benefits and with work with you on scheduling if you are in school.
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FUN WORKPLACE
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), White Marsh, MDJuly 8, 2014
The best job I've ever had. Great people, friendly management. Team work oriented
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Fast paced, high volume
GOODS FLOW MANAGER (Former Employee), Birmingham, ENGJuly 8, 2014
Pros: very good benifits
Cons: some very unsociable hours, night shifts, 03:00 starts etc
Generally a very varied working day / week. I would often be working in other stores for training as well as regular visits to our service office in Wembley.

The main focus of my role, outside of delivering weekly/monthly targets etc, would be around the development of others, the best way to drive the business forward is by raising the competence – more... of the work force and this is where I would focus most of my efforts.

The hardest part of the job was having such a large team, the best part of the job was the varied working days, never two the same, and the customer interaction. – less
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A good job to work for in the future
General Assistant (Former Employee), Straiton, SCTJuly 7, 2014
This job was a good job i would like to work there in the future as the other employees were very nice and showed me around. i only worked 10am to 2pm and it wasn't a hard job as i just stacked shelves and build one part of the furniture to show as display. i learned on what the job is going to be like. the most enjoyable part of the job was when i – more... build that furniture for display – less
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Unchallenging
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee), PeterboroughJuly 6, 2014
not enough going on for me to be interested in.
Work is too easy.

About IKEA

IKEA is a Swedish company registered in the Netherlands that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture (such as beds, chairs, – Read more