WORKING AT THE IKEA GROUP
Most people see IKEA products.
We see the many inspiring roles that make them possible.
You see things a little differently.
So do we. At IKEA we believe in people. Behind every product are humble, enthusiastic teams that make it possible. Come see things a little differently with us.
CULTURE & VALUES
We believe that every individual has something valuable to offer.
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 guide our work and build our inclusive, open and honest culture. It’s all based on a spirit of togetherness and enthusiasm. We work hard, but we have fun doing it. We’re always looking for people who share our positive attitude and values.
Be yourself – your uniqueness makes IKEA better!
We believe that everyone has the right to be treated fairly and be given equal opportunities. That’s why we work actively to create an inclusive environment where every co-worker can contribute to the business, by being themselves.
We believe that every individual has something valuable to offer and we strive to have the same values in the way we work.
Leadership by example
Our managers act according to IKEA values, create an atmosphere of well-being and expect the same from co-workers.
Constant desire for renewal
We know that adapting to customer needs with innovative solutions contributes to a better everyday life at home.
Togetherness and enthusiasm
Together, we have the power to solve seemingly unsolvable problems. We do it all the time.
Low prices are impossible without low costs, so we proudly achieve good results with small resources.
Striving to meet reality
We stay true to practical solutions to develop, improve and make decisions based on reality.
Humbleness and willpower
We respect each other, our customers and our suppliers. Using our willpower means we get things done.
Daring to be different
We question old solutions and, if we have a better idea, we are willing to change.
Accept and delegate
responsibilityWe promote co-workers with potential and stimulate them to surpass their expectations.
We take an easy-going, straightforward approach when solving problems, dealing with people or facing challenges.
Constantly being “on the way”
We review what’s done today and ask what can be done better tomorrow, so we can find new ideas and inspiration.
Most people see a cushion.
“I see how working and learning bring people together.”
“I see that when we do things that are good for customers and environment they are usually good for IKEA too.”
“I see IKEA having the courage to innovate by using new materials.”
Product Requirement Engineer,
Design and Product Development
“I see the warmth in how we interact with customers and with each other.”
DEVELOPMENT & POSSIBILITIES
Career paths as unique as you are
We offer exceptional career and learning possibilities. We encourage you to try different roles, change between functions and even move abroad (if that’s what you want). You can design your own career path according to your development plan and future goals. We believe in everyone’s ability to develop. Because as you grow, IKEA grows too. To start growing with IKEA, explore our different work areas below or search our available jobs
IKEA careers are different. Hear some of our co-workers talk about their experiences.
A look at what we do
There’s a lot more to the home furnishing business than you might think!
We offer opportunities in a broad range of fields:
We work to minimise the environmental impact of our operations and to help people live a more sustainable life at home.
We work around the world to get the best value for money, both for IKEA and our customers.
We work in roles inside and outside our stores, from the reception to the check outs, exchange & returns and contact centres.
We take care of recruitment, training and benefits. It’s our job to attract, develop and inspire our many co-workers.
We have a passion for retail and people. We work daily with the IKEA range and our self-serve concept.
Engineering and quality
Our roles are found within product development and throughout the IKEA supply chain. We work to improve all aspects of product quality.
We work nationally and globally to develop and improve the IKEA online shopping experience.
Finance and business navigation
We look after IKEA financial requirements and make strategic business decisions that create growth.
Design and product development
We’re designers and product developers who work on creating and improving the IKEA product range.
Marketing and communication
Our mission is to build the IKEA brand and inspire people to find value in what we have to offer.
Communication and interior design
Our strategic and visual talent brings thousands of IKEA products to life – in our stores and in other media.
We work as a team to lead the various aspects of operating an IKEA store. It’s fast-paced retailing and we love it!
IKEA business solutions
We support IKEA with business solutions. We believe in quick, user-friendly services rather than just technology.
We love food! We are working mostly in the restaurant, Bistro and Swedish Food Market at our IKEA stores.
We are creating the best possible goods flow from supplier to customer. So, we’re great at packing things flat!
We are working hard to ensure the best possible transport solutions for IKEA products from all corners of the globe.
We develop and manage a wide variety of IKEA properties all around the world.
All those IKEA products you see? We’re working closely with suppliers around the world to produce them.
We are out there keeping all kinds of IKEA projects on track, on time and on budget.
We work on the manufacturing side creating IKEA products that improve life at home all around the world.
We are managing and developing retail destinations that are established together with IKEA stores.
Yes, we have even more roles! You’ll find almost endless opportunities in our wide IKEA world.
Most people see a watering can.
“I see that I can inspire my co-workers to develop themselves.”
Manager Sales & Supply Support,
“I see that I can constantly create new ways to grow.”
“I see the chance to travel with my job.”
“I see that no matter where you start, you can end up anywhere.”
IKEA Business Solutions
WORKPLACE & BENEFITS
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, with 155,000 co-workers and operations in 43 countries (figure for FY15), 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.
Working with us has its rewards
We believe in people. Each of our co-workers brings their unique ideas and talent to work every day – they are what makes IKEA great. We want to make sure every co-worker feels welcomed and valued, and has the opportunity to develop their potential. Because when our co-workers grow, so does IKEA. So no matter where you are in the world, you’ll have a variety of benefits. Here are just some of them:
The One IKEA Bonus programmeis a bonus system for all IKEA Group co-workers, based on performance. It is based on our values of simplicity and togetherness, with everyone in the same unit working towards the same objectives. Sharing goals helps us to work together as one IKEA.
Co-worker loyalty programme
Tack! is our way of showing appreciation to our co-workers for their loyalty to IKEA and their contribution to our continued success. Through Tack! (which means ‘thank you’ in Swedish), co-workers receive an additional contribution to their pension funds. All eligible full-time co-workers within a country receive the same amount, regardless of their unit, position or salary.
Learning and growing
We invest in our co-workers’ development by offering a variety of internal training programmes –for those who want to learn something new and grow. Every IKEA co-worker also gets the opportunity to create a development plan. Together with your manager, you set goals for the coming year and the future.
Most people see a mug.
“I see a global company that still thinks locally.”
“I see no gap between managers and co-workers.”
Exchanges & Returns,
“I see IKEA helping to improve what people are best at.”
Josefin Matsdotter Berggren
Communication & Interior Design
“I see a manager who always has time for me.”
Global Content Catalogue Specialist,
Marketing and Communication
“I see benefits that are equitable for everyone and that’s impressive.”
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PEOPLE & PLANET
For a sustainable future
Discover what sustainability means to us at IKEA and what role we play in taking care of people and the planet. Find out more in People & Planet
ABOUT THE IKEA GROUP
If you would like to find out more about what we do before you apply for a position, you can learn all about us here. ABOUT THE IKEA GROUP