WORKING AT IKEA SOUTHEAST ASIA

Most people see IKEA products.
We see the many inspiring roles that make them possible.
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You see possibilities. So do we.
Behind every product are teams of people who are committed to developing themselves and our business. Come grow with us.
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IKEA Batu Kawan, Penang is waiting to work with you!
We are going to build a strong team of 300 plus passionate and customer oriented co-workers! Please stay tuned and look out for more job openings to come in the next 6-12 months! There is a lot more variety to the home furnishing business than you might think, with shop floor roles across the business including Sales, Logistics, Customer Relations, IKEA Food & Beverage and more!

Check out the latest jobs below and fill out your application online. Apply now!
WORKING AT IKEA SOUTHEAST ASIA: CULTURE & VALUES | DEVELOPMENT & POSSIBILITIES | WORKPLACE & BENEFITS
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.
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Find out what our co-workers like about working for IKEA.
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Read about how Ingvar Kamprad described IKEA values in The Testament of a Furniture Dealer (PDF)
IKEA 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
Togetherness is at the heart of the IKEA culture. We are strong 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.
Cost-consciousness
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.
Simplicity
A simple, straightforward and down-to-earth way of being is part of our Småland 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
IKEA is 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 inspire 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.
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Most people see a cushion.
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“I see a culture that values everyone, regardless of where you come from and what you have done previously.”
Michelle Noveda
Commercial Activity Manager, Sales
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“I see a company where I can be myself and am encouraged to challenge the status quo. The way we work at IKEA is special.”
Arun Issar
Financial Controller,
Service Office Finance
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“I see freedom to make decisions and a lot of co-workers with passion. We do things from the heart for the many people.”
Ahmad Eirzrein Bin Ahmad Shahaimi
Visual Merchandizer ,
Communication & Interior Design
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“I see an open workplace. My supervisor is open to listen to my ideas and see if they align. If not, I will receive feedback to be able to analyze. We listen to each other. ”
Kittima Limsirivallop
Sales Supply Support Manager,
In-Store Logistics
WORKING AT IKEA SOUTHEAST ASIA: CULTURE & VALUES | DEVELOPMENT & POSSIBILITIES | WORKPLACE & BENEFITS
DEVELOPMENT & POSSIBILITIES
Career paths as unique as you are
Working for our IKEA franchise makes you part of a fast-paced family of people who enjoy exceptional career and learning possibilities. We have an ambitious expansion plan in Southeast Asia and are committed to helping people develop. We encourage co-workers to try different roles, change between functions and even move between countries (if that’s what you want!) We design our own career path with a manager and create a development plan to help reach professional goals. As you grow, IKEA grows too. Explore our many different work areas and 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:
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Sales
We have a passion for retail and people. We work daily with the IKEA range and our self-serve concept.
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Communication and interior design
Our strategic and visual talent brings thousands of IKEA products to life – in our stores and in other media.
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Logistics
We are creating the best possible flow from supplier to customers. Secures that all our products are available to sell when we open the store.
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Customer relations
We work in roles inside and outside our stores, from the reception to the check outs, exchange & returns and contact centres.
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IKEA FOOD and restaurants
We love food! We are working mostly in the restaurant, Bistro and Swedish Food Market at our IKEA stores.
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Finance and business navigation
We look after IKEA financial requirements and make strategic business decisions that create growth.
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Human resources
We take care of recruitment, training and benefits. It’s our job to attract, develop and inspire our many co-workers.
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Sustainability
We work to minimise the environmental impact of our operations and to help people live a more sustainable life at home.
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Marketing and communication
Our mission is to build the IKEA brand and inspire people to find value in what we have to offer.
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E-commerce
We work to develop the IKEA online shopping experience in our stores in Southeast Asia.
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Expansion team
Our mission is to analyse new markets, source land, and design and construct new IKEA Stores and Shopping Centres anchored by IKEA.
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IT business solutions
We support IKEA with business solutions. We believe in quick, user-friendly services rather than just technology.
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Ikano Centres
We manage shopping centres anchored by IKEA, providing value to our tenants and creating vibrant destinations where people shop, dine and play under one roof.
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Procurement
We optimise and find synergies in all our purchasing processes.
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Others
Yes, we have even more roles! You’ll find almost endless opportunities in our wide IKEA world.
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Most people see a watering can.
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“I see a company that supported my growth - from a part-timer to a manager. Now I see my responsibility to help others grow too!”
Mohammad Kamsani
Goods Flow Manager,
In-store Logistics
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“I see a place where we really learn on the job, moving between departments and taking on challenging assignments. No two days are the same.”
Zimon Lomboy
Services Manager,
Customer Relations
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“I see a global company that provides chances to travel and learn from people around the world…”
April Kwan
Interior Design Leader,
Service Office
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“I see a place where people never stop learning. I started as a fryer in the bistro and now I am a team leader.”
Muhammad Rizal Bin Sunalim
Kitchen Team Leader,
IKEA Food
WORKING AT IKEA SOUTHEAST ASIA: CULTURE & VALUES | DEVELOPMENT & POSSIBILITIES | WORKPLACE & BENEFITS
WORKPLACE & BENEFITS
A place where you belong
We are part of a global family of co-workers and believe employing people of different backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints helps us build strong teams. Our regional Service Office includes people from more than 25 countries, and diversity is a big part of what make IKEA a fun place to work!
Every co-worker can expect fair treatment regardless of ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, age or position in our company. Here you can always be yourself. In fact, we encourage it!
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What are the benefits of working with IKEA?
Our co-workers have many different answers.
Working with us has its rewards
Wherever your work within IKEA Southeast Asia, you enjoy a wide range of benefits. Here are just some of them:
IKEA discounts   Co-workers are our most valued customers and are entitled to a 15% discount on any home furnishings and food sold in our stores, from the first day of work.
Maternity and paternity leave   We give mothers four consecutive months of maternity leave and fathers receive four weeks of paid time off after a baby has arrived to help share the joys - and responsibilities - at home.
Gifts   We enjoy special occasions together and give gifts to mark seasonal celebrations, birthdays, marriage, the arrival of a baby. We reward loyalty through our Long Service Awards.
Work environment   As home furnishing experts, we take pride in providing inspiring workplaces that showcase IKEA products and create a relaxed, open atmosphere where we work side by side.
Incentive plan   All co-workers may earn an annual financial reward when we meet our shared business objectives.
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Co-worker restaurants
We serve fresh and healthy food at our co-worker restaurants and subsidize the meals. On peak days, the food may even be free!
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Learning and development
We offer dozens of courses, from functional trainings and English lessons to advanced leadership. All new co-workers get a buddy and on-the-floor coaching.
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Making a positive impact
We are all entitled to a day of paid leave each year to work shoulder-to-shoulder with our charitable partners or volunteer for a good cause.
Part-time co-workers are
full members of our family
We want to meet our customers when many people shop – on weekends, nights and public holidays. To meet the demands, IKEA employs part-time co-workers as permanent members of our family. Part-time co-workers are entitled to a fair (pro-rated) share of all the benefits our full-time co-workers enjoy – from medical coverage to annual incentive pay. The learning journey is the same too. That’s why many part-timers stay and grow with IKEA.
See what our co-workers have to say about working part-time for IKEA
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Most people see a mug.
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“I see a sustainable business that values people and rewards long service.”
Allan Chin
Recovery Team Leader
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“I see a workplace that treats part timers as equals and gives me flexibility to be at home with my kids.”
Malou Cristobal
Part-time Sales Assistant
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“I see a brand and products that many people love.”
Victoria Farnworth
Learning and Development Specialist
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“I see a company with an inspiring vision that motivates me in everyday work.”
Ken Ng
Commercial Campaign & Activities Leader
Service Office, Sales
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“I see the little coffee and tea breaks we take together, the good times I have with friends at work!”
Valerie Goh
Visual Merchandiser,
Communication & Interior Design
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