What’s it like to work at IKEA? Hear directly from some of our co-workers.
WHO WE ARE
A positive team spirit
We’re a diverse group of down-to-earth, straightforward people with a passion for home furnishing. We come from all over the world but we share an inspiring vision: “to create a better everyday life for the many people”. How we realise this vision is based on our shared humanistic values. These values are the foundation of our work and our inclusive, empathising, open and honest culture.
Working with us is like working with your friends. Our culture is based on the spirit of togetherness, enthusiasm and fun. And we’re always looking for people who share our positive attitude and values.
We believe that every individual has something valuable to offer and we strive to have the same values in the way we work.
Togetherness is at the heart of the IKEA culture. We are strongest when we trust each other, pull in the same direction and have fun together.
Caring for people and planet
We want to be a force for positive change. We have the possibility to make a significant and lasting impact — today and for the generations to come.
As many people as possible should be able to afford a beautiful and functional home. We constantly challenge ourselves and others to make more from less without compromising on quality.
A simple, straightforward and down-to-earth way of being is part of our Smålandic heritage. It is about being ourselves and staying close to reality. We are informal, pragmatic and see bureaucracy as our biggest enemy.
Renew and improve
We are constantly looking for new and better ways forward. Whatever we are doing today, we can do better tomorrow. Finding solutions to almost impossible challenges is part of our success and a source of inspiration to move on to the next challenge.
Different with a meaning
We are not like other companies and we don’t want to be. We like to question existing solutions, think in unconventional ways, experiment and dare to make mistakes - always for a good reason.
Give and take responsibility
We believe in empowering people. Giving and taking responsibility are ways to grow and develop as individuals. Trusting each other, being positive and forward-looking inspires everyone to contribute to development.
Lead by example
We see leadership as an action, not a position. We look for people’s values before competence and experience. People who ‘walk the talk’ and lead by example. It is about being our best self and bringing out the best in each other.
“One of our values at IKEA is the belief that everything is possible. And I think that applies to patterns and colours too. You can have any colour and pattern in your home as long as it makes you feel good. And don’t be afraid to mix. If it looks good to you, then it is beautiful because it’s personal.”
“The IKEA culture is within everyone of us. And as co-workers we create, move and develop the culture everyday. The possibilities are endless if you are willing to learn, adapt and grow together.”
Human Resource Manager
“IKEA has always offered me a variety of learning and career possibilities. You can always be yourself, everyone has a voice and it’s a company that encourages open dialogue. IKEA wants co-workers that can help build on that culture - straightforward and down-to-earth people with a willingness to learn.”
A place where you belong
Working at the IKEA Group means that you are part of an inspiring, fun and fast-paced environment. We’re the world’s largest home furnishing retailer, but we value working in a non-bureaucratic way. Here you can always be yourself. In fact, we actively encourage it!
At IKEA, we respect each other, our differences and are open to everyone making a contribution. So no matter where you work in the world, you’ll most likely rub shoulders with a diverse group of people – with different backgrounds, special skills and a quirky sense of humour.
Making a contribution
At IKEA, you have a say. We appreciate people who share their ideas of how we can do things better. We are lucky to have co-workers who share an entrepreneurial spirit, and love to roll up their sleeves to make IKEA an even better place to work.
There is no typical IKEA career
We offer exceptional career and learning possibilities at IKEA. Our co-workers are encouraged to try different roles, and many change between functions and countries several times in their careers. You can design your own career path according to your development plan and future goals.
We believe in every co-worker’s ability to develop. Because as you grow, IKEA grows too. To start growing with IKEA, take a look at our different roles or search for available jobs.
At IKEA, there are countless opportunities to develop a career in our stores and in the Service Offices that support them.
We work in roles inside and outside our stores, from reception to check out, exchange & returns and contact centres. IT
We support IKEA with the best business solutions. IT offers quick, user-friendly services rather than just technology. Marketing
Our mission is to build the IKEA brand and inspire people to come to the stores and find value in what we have to offer. Human Resources
We take care of recruitment, training and benefits. It’s our job to attract, develop and inspire our many co-workers. Restaurant (IKEA FOOD)
If you love food, we have many positions within the restaurant, Bistro and Swedish Food Market. Finance and Business Navigation
We look after IKEA financial requirements and make strategic business decisions that create growth.
We see that goods flow from supplier to customer in the best way possible. So, we’re great at packing things flat! Sales
We have a passion for retail and people. We work with the IKEA range and self-serve concept on a daily basis. Communication and Interior design
Our strategic and visual talent brings thousands of IKEA products to life – in the store and other medias.
Working with us has its rewards
We’re a company that cares about the lives of our co-workers. It’s important for us that you feel respected, acknowledged and included. No matter what position we hold at IKEA, every one is important for our continued growth. So no matter where you work in the world, you’ll have a variety of benefits.
Here are just some of them.
Learning and growing on the job
We invest in our co-workers’ develop-ment by offering a variety of internal training programmes – for those who want to learn something new and grow.
Every IKEA co-worker gets the opportunity to create a development plan. Together with your manager, you set goals for the coming year and the future.
Even lower prices
As you may already know, the prices at IKEA are great. But as a co-worker they’re even better. When you work with us you get a discount when you shop at IKEA.
Co-Worker Rest Area and Restaurant
All our IKEA stores have a subsidized restaurant for our co-workers, so you can enjoy healthy and inexpensive meals and snacks at any time of day. We serve free meals to celebrate special occasions. We also have a cosy rest area where you can enjoy free coffee and tea, and unwind a little over your breaks.
It’s a Swedish tradition that travels the IKEA world. More than a coffee break, fika is a time to share, connect and relax with colleagues. Some of the best ideas and decisions happen at fika.
It is important to maintain your health while working. However, if the condition is inevitable, we provide health insurance for all of our co-workers.