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Reviews for IKEA

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.85
Support from management
3.22
Teamwork
3.66
Freedom to work independently
3.56
Internal Communication
3.22
Office / Work Environment
3.56
Environmental Friendliness
4.08
Work-Life Balance
3.53
Challenging Work
3.14
Inclusive / Diverse
3.89

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.09
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.70
Career Development
3.43
Overall compensation for your work
3.55
Company Image
3.75
Job Security
3.63
Handicapped Accessibility
3.67
Workplace Safety
4.04
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 57 of 155 reviews Parking in 95 of 155 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 45 of 155 reviews Stock or equity options in 17 of 155 reviews 401(k) in 101 of 155 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 6 of 155 reviews Reimbursed daycare in 7 of 155 reviews Ability to work remotely in 12 of 155 reviews Desirable office location in 18 of 155 reviews Tuition assistance in 71 of 155 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 74 of 155 reviews 401(k) Match in 93 of 155 reviews Flexible spending account in 63 of 155 reviews Paid time off in 113 of 155 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 112 of 155 reviews Relocation allowance in 21 of 155 reviews Life insurance in 96 of 155 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 103 of 155 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 25 of 155 reviews Health and wellness programs in 63 of 155 reviews Employee discounts in 123 of 155 reviews Vehicle allowance in 11 of 155 reviews Employee events in 86 of 155 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 5 of 155 reviews Fitness center on site in 6 of 155 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 48 of 155 reviews
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Company Culture

Things were positive at one point but the company has lost its way and needs to return to its Swedish roots

Support from management

Managers only complicated issues and assigned blame and never assisted fixing things.

Teamwork

Company never did much one way or the other.

Freedom to work independently

Managers and leads preferred to micromanage

Internal Communication

Coworkers are regularly kept in the dark.

Gender Equality

Company was very big on equality.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Plenty of people worked there regardless of age

Career Development

There aren't enough opportunities for those deserving.

Overall compensation for your work

Underpaid compared to similar positions elsewhere.

Office / Work Environment

Technology could be better, but otherwise was fine.

Environmental Friendliness

Company paid lip service to going green but regularly ignored its own lessons.

Work-Life Balance

Plenty of PTO and fairly flexible scheduling

Company Image

No opinion

Job Security

Company restructured and all jobs were changed.

Handicapped Accessibility

Handicap access was available but definitely not convientent.

Workplace Safety

Focus was more reactive than proactive

Challenging Work

Work was fairly easy.

Inclusive / Diverse

Company was open minded.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Coworkers need to be able to seek freely with managers and actually know their opinions are being heard. Too often they are ignored or can face punishment for speaking up and that creates an untrustworthy toxic situation.

What I like about the company

First being hired was amazing! Tons of friendly people and it felt like becoming part of a huge family.

What I dislike about the company

Management doesn't pay attention to the people in the trenches every day and rarely seeks input from the people doing the jobs.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    IKEA Sunrise FL
  • City
    Sunrise
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
What is the company culture like at IKEA? Help others make critical decisions by letting them know what it’s like to work here!

Company Culture

We worked well together

Support from management

Management was great and encouraging

Teamwork

Important to get along, keep things flowing

Freedom to work independently

Worked independently, too

Internal Communication

Worked as a team, helped each other well

Gender Equality

Women were coworkers, women were managers

Attitude towards older colleagues

Strong employees and received same benefits and support

Career Development

Definitely opportunities to grow

Overall compensation for your work

Benefits are awesome

Office / Work Environment

Lightning was proper, floors were clean, air was good

Environmental Friendliness

Recycling always

Work-Life Balance

Hours were great, able to do more with my family

Company Image

Loved working there, favorite job

Job Security

Position is stable

Handicapped Accessibility

Definitely accessible

Workplace Safety

Great training, accidents minimal

Challenging Work

Warehouse, heavy equipment

Inclusive / Diverse

Always encouraged, always wanted

Suggestions for improvement

  • It needs no changes. It's a great place to work

What I like about the company

Able to work in safe environment with coworkers and managers.

What I dislike about the company

Nothing special. Nothing wrong.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    IKEA
  • City
    Baltimore
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • A better work/life balance when it comes to schedules

What I like about the company

Amazing parents leave and benefits. You get recognized for good work

What I dislike about the company

Too many staff and not enough managers to be distributed amongst

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    IKEA
  • City
    Baltimore
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 27.Mar 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

Just be yourself

Support from management

Everyone wants you to succeed and follow your dreams

Teamwork

Best team I ever worked with

Freedom to work independently

Noone is looking over your shoulder

Internal Communication

We're working on it

Gender Equality

IKEA is all about inclusion and equality

Attitude towards older colleagues

Age is nothing but a number

Career Development

Management will help you if you want to grow

Overall compensation for your work

Pays better than most companies

Office / Work Environment

All of the office desks are in one big admin area (no doors)

Environmental Friendliness

We recycle almost everything, have solar panels on roof and so much more

Work-Life Balance

You get percentage of hrs worked as your paid time off

Company Image

IKEA is well known in the whole world

Job Security

If you're keep your attendance record straight you have nothing to worry about

Handicapped Accessibility

Elevators, all signs have brail letters on them...

Workplace Safety

Great risk prevention team that is making sure everyone follows rules = safe

Challenging Work

Every day os a new challenge. And IKEA listens to everyones idea

Inclusive / Diverse

More diverse than anywhere in continental US

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better parking options

What I like about the company

Everything. The culture, the environment, the people

What I dislike about the company

That's hard to weed out people who don't work

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    IKEA
  • City
    Columbus
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Logistics/materials management

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • More management working all front lines to ease the overwhelming stress on weekends. Require 1 weekend day, not 2.

What I like about the company

Mostly fun, positive management.

What I dislike about the company

Weekend shifts mandatory and you are super overworked on weekends. Older employees are looked over for promotions.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Ikea
  • City
    Renton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

Company Culture

It is a forward thinking company that is here for the many

Internal Communication

LBGT friendly, company retirement fund, benefits, and flexible work schedules

Challenging Work

Challenging to make decisioins on products to priotize but that is also very rewarding when it pays off

Suggestions for improvement

  • Housing assistance would be nice

What I like about the company

I have had the chance for my load personality be looked at as a positive thing.

What I dislike about the company

I honestly have to say it is the uniform color choice

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    IKEA LLC
  • City
    Tampa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Work as one team together. Do not have so many changes in policy. Stick to one policy for everyone when dealing with customers. Change the employees menu up some instead of the same boring food.

What I like about the company

Nice people to work with. Management listens and steps in to help. Security is high and is always there to help out.

What I dislike about the company

The splits between departments. Should all work together as one. Upper office people think they should not have to come down to help when they should be on the floor anyway. Especially when we are short handed to begin with. Some people getting promoted to management when they were lazy as a reg. Employee only because there mother worked in the same building for 10 or more years.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    IKEA
  • City
    West Chester
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would change the humor, not much humor happens. Also I would make it to where you can carry heavy stuff with like a machine or something.

What I like about the company

You can see all the great furniture that you can wish to have in your home. If you want a room to look nice Ikea has it for you.

What I dislike about the company

Sometimes it depends on customers and coworkers. Also having to move heavy stuff sometimes.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered
  • Company
    Ikea
  • City
    Miami Beach
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Company Culture

Fast money

Freedom to work independently

Some seem off

Internal Communication

Great

Gender Equality

Everybody is welcome

Work-Life Balance

401k

Challenging Work

As i have moved up it has gotten easier

Suggestions for improvement

  • Needs to have more culture and a bigger area to put our lunches

What I like about the company

I have met lots of new friends working there and also have been invited to lots of big opportunities also it has helped me become more independent than i have ever been and i feel as if I'm set for retirement and i know this company will not let me down as long as i stay devoted to my work and they are very sympathetic

What I dislike about the company

They could work on communication skills and hiring better people like taking the time out to actually see what type of person they are hiring

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered
  • Company
    IKEA
  • City
    Cedar Rapids
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • System update please. Invest on new system and employee training, it will save a lot time we spent on manually correcting wrong input.

What I like about the company

Friendly coworkers. Office environment is great. You are working at Ikea so don't worry about the environment it's more than good. Work life balance is good. You have options to work remotely if you have emergency at home or something.

What I dislike about the company

no big changes. coworkers, supervisors and any people you met there are very comfortalbe with the way it was so they don't expect big changes, even if it's a good change.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    IKEA
  • City
    Stoughton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered