We'll give it to you straight: the sheer size of an IKEA store makes management here one of the biggest challenges in retail. But with an average of 28,000 square metres and 500 co-workers, each of our stores is also a humungous warehouse of career opportunity.
Our re-organisation programme is all about taking the customer experience to new levels, which means we need to recruit the best, most enthusiastic managers and supervisors. We’re big fans of the ‘good-is-not-good-enough’ approach. So if you like to throw yourself into things and believe there’s always room for improvement, then you’ll really thrive here.
Working at IKEA isn’t as structured as it is at other businesses. You’re left to get on with things for yourself, learn from your mistakes and pitch in. Oh, and you'll get to work collaboratively with like-minded, enthusiastic, likeable people (not that we’re bragging or anything).
Sound good? Then we’d love to hear from you.
At IKEA, we don’t just want to fill jobs; we want to partner with people. We want to recruit unique individuals who share our values. Co-workers are not restricted at IKEA; we listen and support each individual to identify his or her needs, ambitions and capabilities.
IKEA co-workers enjoy many advantages and opportunities from working in such a free and open environment – but all freedoms are counter-balanced with expectations. For example, the expectation that each co-worker is able to assume responsibility for his or her own actions.