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Good People to work with, hard to advance
Sales Co-Worker/Super Seller (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON10 December 2018
Had an amazing time working with awesome colleagues, learned a lot during my tenure at IKEA, but the opportunity to advance was hard and felt like it was dependent on whether management favored you or not.
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ambiance de travail
Directrice adjointe du service alimentaire (Former Employee) –  Boucherville, QC6 December 2018
Ikea est une super compagnie...elle prend soin de ses employés et les gratifie généreusement.
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Great for students
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Boucherville, QC4 December 2018
This job is great for students, flexible hours, great benefits, they let you learn a lot. If you have an issue though do not expect management to do anything to help. It is a big company, they do not have time for you, HR is included in that. They have so much to do that they don't have time to help employees. Advancement opportunities can be there, but if you do not want to be a department manager, you must be willing to relocate.
Pros
Staff Cafeteria, benefits, flexible hours
Cons
management, advancement, opportunities
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4.0
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Hard job
Deliveryman (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC30 November 2018
It's very hard to work there, and salary very low. very hard because you have to work not intelectually , you have to work physically, and after you'll have problems with the back , arms, e.t.c..
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5.0
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Take your kids to work day
take your kids to work day (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON26 November 2018
IKEA is a great place to work. My mom works there and the pay in the best. If I was to work there I would want to work as long as I could. I would recommend this company.
Pros
Great company
Cons
none
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4.0
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Busy, but fun workplace
Restaurant Line Cook, Vaughn Ontario (Current Employee) –  Vaughan, ON22 November 2018
A typical day at Ikea is fairly busy, busiest times are lunch. afternoon going into the evening. The culture is great, everyone accepts everyone, and we all work together as a team to get the job done. The management is great and they are always on top of things, hardest thing to deal with for them and also us co workers are sick calls just because it can get so busy. Everyone there is laid back, and just simply coming to work is the best because of the people you work with. At Ikea, everyone is a friend and not just a co worker. The environment is always a good vibe.
Pros
All staff meals are $4.00. Ikea covers health, insurance etc.
Cons
Can get too busy and you feel like everyone is being overworked, especially with not enough staff.
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2.0
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Long days, low pay
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  North York, ON22 November 2018
It's a retail job, so expect to work evenings and weekends and have your hours spread all over the place. Managers will constantly call/text you and beg you to come to work for extra shifts to cover for people that either quit or called in sick just because they wanted a day off.

Hourly rates are extremely low and guaranteed to keep you living in poverty. Yearly raises are a joke at just a few extra cents an hour, and that's assuming that you qualify for a raise. Even managers get paid a low salary unless they make it into the elite "steering team".

Opportunities for advancement are limited and by the time a position gets posted, the management team will usually have a candidate in mind anyway.

Top level managers like to brag about how much they enjoy their vacations and adventures around the world and will post pictures and silly comments on the employee boards and internal email messages sent to all low pay coworkers who can barely afford to feed their families.

The company offers a yearly bonus awarded to all employees assuming that the store meets its goals. Unfortunately the goals set by the head office are so unrealistic that we didn't get a bonus for 2 years in a row now.
Pros
Co workers
Cons
Extremely low pay. Rude customers. No work/life balance.
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IKEA Community
Dishwasher (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON20 November 2018
I didn't work for IKEA very long but the one thing that made the job was the community. The co-workers make the tough work worth it when you call everyone a friend in your department. Even the co-workers from other departments show respect to all who call themselves IKEA family.
Pros
Cheap lunches, great co-workers, positive work environment
Cons
Very busy during summer, annoying customers
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4.0
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Good Part Time Job
Checkout Services Co-worker (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON16 November 2018
PROS:
Company culture and values are amazing
Treats employees extremely well
Amazing benefits for part timers and competitive wages with opportunity for raises
Welcoming environment with friendly co-workers

CONS:
Minimal work/life balance
Schedule is unfairly made; not very accommodating for students
Very busy majority of the time; always feel exhausted after work
Long shifts with a lot of standing
Management is helpful to an extent
Pros
nice people, great benefits
Cons
poor work-life balance
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3.0
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Great work environment but...
Sales Associate (Part-time) (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 November 2018
Not the easiest place to work but such a great work environment. Limited work/life balance due to the implementation of NEW POLICIES that only allow you 13 weekends off in a year that must be booked in over a month in advance. Management depends on location but Etobicoke is very passive, Vaughan is the much more lax, and North York is more aggressive in terms of store goals. Constantly changing of health care benefits was stressful. So are the drastic hour cuts at Etobicoke - imagine getting 30 hours a week and then suddenly you are only scheduled for 5 hours.
Pros
Health care, RRSP matching, and great work culture.
Cons
Huge hours cuts!
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5.0
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Best workplace ive been
Checkout Service Associate (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB3 November 2018
Ikea is the best workplace that I had been with. The company takes care of you in every single way. Great benefits! and you won't feel pressured or any negative way in the company
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Respectful and open minded workplace
Country Sales Specialist (Current Employee) –  Burlington, ON3 November 2018
Everything is achievable in IKEA culture. I could reach all my dreams here. You can work out of box and bring all your idea for improvement and managers are almost open to new ideas. This is the part that I really liked about this company.
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Amazing work culture, sub par Management, not very flexible for students
Food Restaurant Cook & Server (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON30 October 2018
Typical shift is 5-8 hours depending. When you start working in the restaurant, you are initially trained on the serving line and then advancement to ovens and other duties are determined from there. You will only be trained to do certain tasks only if you show initiative that you want to learn, otherwise management will not teach you, yes even if it seems essential. The most enjoyable part of the job is the people; everyone is very nice to you and friendly and your coworkers become your family. This company is not very flexible with student availability. If you are on a part-time contract where you work 12-19 hours a week, you must be available for 37 hours and two nights. This is not very practical if you are in school 20-30 hours a week and have homework on top or are in night school.
Pros
Amazing people and culture
Cons
Not flexible hours
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5.0
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Great establishment
Warehouse Co-ordinator (Current Employee) –  North York, ON23 October 2018
IKEA treats employees with respect and they are very understanding of consumer needs and expectations. I have worked for this company for many years and I still enjoy going in each day!
Pros
Flexible Hours, employee lunch
Cons
high turnover rates
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3.0
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God help you if you want to move up
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  North York, ON19 October 2018
The work is fine, the co-workers are cool, and the health coverage is great.

Half of the customers don't know what they want, and the other half wants a personal shopper.

If you plan on moving up in the store, make sure you suck up to every one above you. If there is a job openings they usually have some one in mind while posting the job.
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3.0
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propre et interessant
Préparateur de commande (Former Employee) –  Brossard, QC17 October 2018
Pas trop rassurant mais tout le reste sont agreable et bon
Pros
respecte les employes
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Good people, good stability
Self Serve Warehouse Co-worker (Current Employee) –  Richmond, BC14 October 2018
IKEA is a decent place to start your work experience: friendly co-workers, cheap meals, decent discount. The problems however sometime outweigh the benefits, low pay for the amount of work you do here which leads to lack of staff because people quit and not many people will do the job for that amount of pay, management limits your rate of growth in the company (game of thrones kinda deal). All and all not a terrible place to work, but definitely has problems.
Pros
Lots of hours, new experiences, good people
Cons
low wages, poor management
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very safe workplace
Goods Flow Co-worker at Logistics Department (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 October 2018
minimum wage for entry level positions, but with benefits after 3 months of probation period
Friendly colleagues and supervisors.
A lot of trainings and they actually pay for that time you spent on trainings.
Fire safety trainings almost every week
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A Great place to work and grow
Nanny (Former Employee) –  London, ON30 September 2018
Ikea is an amazing company to work for. The company has an amazing set of values which they encourage each and every employee to follow. They see mistakes as learning opportunities and treat every employee with respect.
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Yep
Chef d'équipe (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC23 September 2018
It is not what is used to be.
Overload of work with constant stress on productivity ...it is becoming Amazon in a way.
Salary is not lower then the surround but for the extremly hight rate of visitors that ikea gets it is low
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