Carts CoWorker (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 20 April 2018
Most Enjoyable part of the job was that your coworkers are very friendly and also hard working. a typical day at work for me was mostly slow during the week from Monday to Thursday but from Friday to Sunday would be very fast pace job on the weekends. The hardest part about the job was having to help people who are very rude to you for no reason. the Management was okay my team lead was the best but Management wasn't really up to par with most things with my department.
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
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 24 January 2017
Throughout this work experience, I have learned many skills, that I may or may not have been able to do ever before. Definitely, I can say that each and every day at work here is something I loved to do daily.
Logistics- Goods Flow Co-worker (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 22 January 2017
One of the best companies to work around the world. They do what they write. An unforgettable experience that has allowed me to keep reading about the company goals and activities. The Managers and every single coworker had a friendly and respectful attitude. Amazing store with excellent value for money approach. I would really have kept in mind that experience, and much more, I am following its performance every week, much more its sustainability approach.
Out of all the big box retailers in Winnipeg, IKEA would be the absolute best. I have never worked for a company that cared so much for their employees as much as IKEA did. Would recommend to anyone looking to apply.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 4 January 2017
everyone was very helpful it didn't matter what kind of day you were having there was always someone there to make sure that your fine the hardest part of the job was when it was weekend of a holiday it was very busy but there was always help