True stories

True stories

What’s it like to work at IKEA?

Sure, it all sounds great, but how do you know that IKEA really walks its talk? We interviewed IKEA co-workers in several countries doing different kinds of jobs to find out what they thought. Why not read these, and draw your own conclusions?
Martina - IT help desk, Sweden

Martina - IT help desk, Sweden

"If you have been with IKEA for a long time you become part of the culture; it’s a way of thinking and a way of living."
Ingeborg - Sales co-worker, Canada

Ingeborg - Sales co-worker, Canada

At 71 years of age, Ingeborg should know a thing or two about choices.
Fredrik - Materials supply, Poland

Fredrik - Materials supply, Poland

"My story really goes to show that you do not have to have been successful at school to achieve a good position at IKEA."
Benny – Department head IKEA restaurant, Belgium

Benny – Department head IKEA restaurant, Belgium

He attributes his career path to extensive catering knowledge, his thirst for learning and the opportunities that are available to him at IKEA.
Jason - Environmental coordinator, Canada

Jason - Environmental coordinator, Canada

"As a business, we recognise that what we do has an effect on the environment. We take responsibility for our actions and work to minimise these effects."
Angela – Store manager, China

Angela – Store manager, China

She thrives on the freedom that IKEA gives and works hard to take opportunities as and when they arise.
Peter - Range development, Sweden

Peter - Range development, Sweden

"I wanted to work for a company that could offer me a challenging and stimulating situation as I tire easily of routine work."