WORKING AT THE IKEA GROUP

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a collage of different IKEA co-workers
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WORKING AT THE IKEA GROUP: WHO WE ARE | OUR WORKPLACE | OUR POSSIBILITIES | OUR BENEFITS
WHO WE ARE
A positive team spirit
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 realize this vision is based on our shared humanistic values. These values are the foundation of our work and our inclusive, empathizing, open and honest culture.
Working with us is like working with your friends. Our culture is based on the spirit of togetherness, enthusiasm and fun. And we’re always looking for people who share our positive attitude and values.
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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.
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.
Cost-consciousness
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 responsibility
We promote co-workers with potential and stimulate them to surpass their expectations.
Simplicity
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.
Read about how Ingvar Kamprad described IKEA values in “The Testament of a Furniture Dealer” Download PDF
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3 IKEA co-workers on our values
IKEA CO-WORKERS ON OUR VALUES
Andrece Watterson
IKEA South Philadelphia Store
“Co-workers, managers care about us succeeding in the job. And they're not scared to show us what they know how to do. They're trying to help me succeed.”
Andrece Watterson, IKEA South Philadelphia Store
Maximino Mazo
IKEA Tejon Distribution Center
“Values are our backbone. They let you be who you are. You're successful here for being who you are and trying the things that you want to. Taking responsibility. They give you options to develop yourself. To figure out what career or what things interest you. That's why it's such a great place to work.”
Maximino Mazo, IKEA Tejon Distribution Center
Karen Amoriello
IKEA Baltimore Store
"I get excited and jazzed about our values. When I look at the value of togetherness and enthusiasm I think about the people I work with. That's what keeps me here and makes me excited. I watch how much fun we have and I like how people work together and genuinely care about each other.”
Karen Amoriello, IKEA Baltimore Store
WORKING AT THE IKEA GROUP: WHO WE ARE | OUR WORKPLACE | OUR POSSIBILITIES | OUR BENEFITS
OUR WORKPLACE
Come be yourself with us.
At IKEA we’re looking for down-to-earth, straightforward people who have the desire to learn and grow personally and professionally right along with our business
The IKEA values help us to run our business, solve problems, and make clever decisions together. But we know we won’t think exactly alike on everything – and that’s okay! In fact, we encourage co-workers to express themselves and question our ways from time to time. At the end of the day, it’s your individuality that can help us see and change things for the better.
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Two IKEA store co-workers looking up information at the computer
Join the IKEA family
Getting a bunch of people together who share the same values and a love for home furnishings makes IKEA a great place to make friends and have fun while at work. We respect each other and our differences, and we’re enthusiastic about working together to tackle challenges.
An IKEA co-worker inside the IKEA self-service warehouse
WORKING AT THE IKEA GROUP: WHO WE ARE | OUR WORKPLACE | OUR POSSIBILITIES | OUR BENEFITS
OUR POSSIBILITIES
Show us how you’d do it
Millions of people come to IKEA stores every year to turn their dreams for a beautiful home into reality. And there are many ways for you to contribute to meeting our customers’ expectations. Plus, when you’ve learned and contributed all you can in one area, there are many opportunities to try something new.
We believe in every co-worker’s ability to develop. Because as you grow, IKEA grows too. To start growing with IKEA, take a look at our different roles or search for available jobs.
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IKEA careers are different. Hear some of our co-workers talk about their experiences.
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An IKEA co-worker at the distribution center
Sales
Our Sales co-workers meet our customers every day to communicate the IKEA range, our self-serve concept, and the services we provide. This requires a passion for retail combined with knowledge of IKEA customers, the IKEA concept, and the IKEA product range.
Customer Relations
Customer Relations at IKEA includes roles inside and outside our stores – from the reception and children’s play areas to the check outs, returns and exchanges, and contact centers.
Logistics
IKEA Logistics see to it that the goods flow from supplier to customer is as direct and cost effective as possible - and with the least harm to the environment. This applies to both transport and goods handling in stores and distribution centers.
Restaurant (IKEA FOOD)
IKEA FOOD offers challenging positions within four areas – the Restaurant, the Bistro, the Swedish Food Market specialty shop, and the Staff Restaurant. Roles include sales, cashier, server, food preparation, and dish washing.
Communication and Interior Design
As a home furnishing company, IKEA needs interior design and visual merchandising competence in every IKEA store. Co-workers in this area inspire our customers with the best home furnishings solutions in the world when designing room settings and displays. They also design in-store communication to help our customers shop.
Human Resources
Our Human Resources teams work throughout the IKEA organization partnering to support the business and lead the work of recruiting, developing, and inspiring our co-workers. They handle recruitment, competence and leadership development, succession planning, our compensation and benefits programs, and keeping the IKEA spirit a living reality each and every day.
Operations
Operations co-workers in Facilities and Safety & Security make sure our buildings are running smoothly and keep them a safe place to work and shop. Other Operations co-workers make sure we’re operating in ways that don’t waste our resources.
Finance and Business Navigation
Finance co-workers look after IKEA financial requirements and follow-up. Business navigators help make strategic business decisions using their entrepreneurial skills and management information. Co-workers in accounting help IKEA to manage the finances of a multi-billion dollar organization. Our staff planning team works to ensure we have co-workers in the right place at the right time to meet our customers’ needs.
Marketing
Co-workers in marketing work to drive awareness and visitation to IKEA and to be the guardian of the IKEA vision and idea; ensuring that all external and internal messages support and enhance our brand reputation.
Information Technology (IT)
IKEA IT supports IKEA with business solutions and services.
WORKING AT THE IKEA GROUP: WHO WE ARE | OUR WORKPLACE | OUR POSSIBILITIES | OUR BENEFITS
OUR BENEFITS
Working with us has its rewards
Our benefits package is just one way that we aim to make IKEA a great place to work. Our offer includes a competitive health care plan (for co-workers who work more than 20 hours a week), a generous 401(k) plan, an additional retirement plan called “Tack” (the Swedish word for “thank you”), tuition assistance, a co-worker discount, a co-worker meal deal, a generous paid-time off package, and more.
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