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When I first received my job offer from IKEA I was ecstatic, but 3 months in and I'm literally having to force myself into work. I have had 3 or 4 managers in the space of 3 months, I never really know what is going on due to poor communication from management, and I have not been trained properly. If you apply for a warehouse job, expect to teach yourself because the managers certainly won't teach you much if anything at all. On my first shift, I was handed over to a coworker for a few hours and that was about it. Most coworkers are lovely, but also seems quite cliquey. I'm socially awkward so I'm not great with people anyway, but I have felt incredibly lonely in my time here and I have cried more times at work than I'd like to admit. I work hard and always make sure I do as much as I can, but there is a lack of encouragement from management. Instead, they will focus on your 1-minute lates and talk about you. If not for the few lovely co-workers I have met, I would not have lasted this long.
Free healthy meal
very poor management
I worked for IKEA very recently via the Blue Arrow agency.The worst part is the silly hours and shift patterns, absolutely bizarre in this day and age.There is no work/life balance so you will feel very tired and stressed all the time.There is a them and us culture with Blue Arrow and IKEA staff.The IKEA and Blue Arrow team leaders are absolutely clueless with no regard to your skill set.I found them very arrogant and nasty at times.They will bark orders and not talk normally to you.I became depressed working here,I felt very undervalued and underused and had to leave.The current COVID-19 precautions are exhausting as you have to walk miles on a one way system and the clocking out procedure when you go home takes far too long and is overly complicated.The only reasonable thing is the pay,it is £10.50 after LLOP training but you will not always get to use one once trained.The banding of pallets which I had to do is an old hat victorian era system and IKEA should immediately improve that process,a man made stick with banding attached through a rope loop is caveman like.It is every man /woman for himself in the Peterborough depot and I grew not to trust anyone in it.There are backstabbers everywhere,they pick on you for the slightest thing.They are bullies!!The IKEA mythology and ethos is an absolute joke and blatant lies.Not world class at all,in fact bottom of the class.IKEA are you listening?
adequate pay to start
silly, bizarre shift patterns, no work/life balance, stupid managers, old machinery and archaic work processes
The whole job revolves around driving/picking orders, heavy wardrobes, kitchen, bathroom equipment. Backache problematic.Even if you're given another Job it's lifting when packing smaller orders 25 kg or loading into lorries 25kg.
meals for £1.50 subsidised.
lifting very heavy equipment compaired to Amazon.
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Completely corrupt. Only certain people can advance if their face fits. Very cliquey. Full of lazy people, especially in my department when people dodge heavy picks which puts more stress on those who actually are there to work. Cannot stress enough how unfairly treated my department is compared to every other department, we are mostly just seen as the ‘grunts’ of ikea so to say.
There really isn't anything positive i can say about Wincanton. I was employed as a team leader, (which i never did.) The workforce, including myself were constantly be sent home with out pay. (Through lack of orders.) The work rota was also constantly being changed, then changed again. I have never worked for a company who's workforce had such low moral.
To many to list. It's a shinning example on how not to run a company
I really enjoyed working at IKEA, great people and delicious food. I personally enjoy making sure that the store has up to date stock and really enjoy assisting customers and seeing them leave with a smile.
Store discount, company pension
Can only work 39.5 hours a week max