Why people stay

Top 10 reasons people stay with IKEA



Hint: Traveling first class isn’t one of them
1

We hire the right people

IKEA co-workers tend to be down-to-earth, hard workers with a genuine willingness to work together. While there are many reasons to join IKEA, if you ask co-workers why they stay, their number one response is “because of the people”.
 
2

They’re inspired!

When a company has a vision and clear values you can believe in, it’s not hard to get inspired. More than 90% of IKEA co-workers know what we’re here for. Almost 80% feel inspired at work (and we’re working on the other 20%).
 
3

Making mistakes is okay – really

There’s a saying at IKEA companies that it’s okay to make mistakes - everyone does it. In fact, we think it’s a healthy way to learn and improve.
 
4

An up, down and sideways career

IKEA has more different types of jobs than any other company in the world. If co-workers get tired of what they’re doing or just want to try something else, they can move to a new role within IKEA, not outside IKEA.
 
5

Sweden today, China tomorrow

Since IKEA has stores and offices in more than 44 countries, with the same values and business idea worldwide, moving from country to country is not uncommon. And if you do move, there’s always another friendly IKEA person to help you adjust.
 
6

Egos parked at the door

We’re not big on fancy titles, corner offices or private jets, and we ask co-workers to leave their egos at the door. Why? Because it means you get to work as a team member, have fun and get on with the job.
 
7

The rewards of a never-ending job

People like working for a company they can be proud of. So far IKEA Foundation has benefited 100 million children in need. And we are working on the never-ending job of being kinder to the environment.
 
8

Learning by the seat of your pants

What other company trusts you with a €30 million budget? At the age of 22? If you are the right person for the job, learning with support and coaching is a way of life at IKEA.
 
9

A parent-friendly environment

IKEA is a business, without a doubt, but it is our policy to put people first. And people have lives outside work that include families. That means we believe in a parent-friendly environment.
 
10

The original social network

The people you work with are also your friends. You know there’s someone to turn to in every major city around the world. And you instantly have something to talk about with 131,000 people a lot like yourself. That's a big social network.
 
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