Working at the IKEA Group

Silhouette of IKEA products representing different work areas at IKEA.

Working at the IKEA Group

Most people see IKEA products. We see the many inspiring roles that make them possible. 

At IKEA we believe in people. Behind every product are humble, enthusiastic teams that make it possible. We challenge convention and drive positive change. We are a team of caring, curious and optimistic individuals who help Australians discover happiness in everyday life at home.

We give down-to-earth straightforward people the possibility to develop and grow. When our co-workers grow, IKEA grows too. Come see things a little differently with us.

Three IKEA co-workers in a room setting consisting of two orange desks with chairs, a white chest of drawers and open wall shelves.

Culture & Values

You see things a little differently. 
So do we.

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.

An IKEA co-worker, in a yellow and black shirt, helping two customers in the store.

Diversity & inclusion

Being ourselves, and contributing with our uniqueness makes us all grow. Caring for People and Diversity & Inclusion are embedded in our vision and in our values. At IKEA Group, we see diversity and inclusion as the right thing to do. Recognising our co-workers’ differences contributes to creativity and supports our growth. We strive to have a diverse and inclusive work environment where co-workers feel valued for their uniqueness, recognised for their diverse talents, and where co-workers can be themselves.

Simply put: we believe the uniqueness of every individual makes IKEA better! #committoequality

Diversity comes in all shapes and sizes

At IKEA Group, we welcome all dimensions of diversity. A diverse workplace is good for our co-workers, for our customers and for our business. Working with differences helps us grow both as individuals and as an organisation.

Two female IKEA co-workers  embracing each other.

Gender equality

We believe gender equality is a human right. Our ambition is to reach gender equality at IKEA Group, which goes beyond a 50/50% gender balance in all levels and positions. Gender equality is also about creating an inclusive culture where all genders are valued for their unique contributions.

That is why we... have been working with the gender agenda for over a decade. We are proud to be part of the first UN high-level panel on Women Economic Empowerment to help unlock potential for women to fully participate in the economy and achieve financial independence.

One male IKEA co-worker talking with two customers, one female and one male.


Inclusion at IKEA Group is about creating a work environment in which our co-workers are successful because they feel welcomed, respected, supported and appreciated. It is about developing an infrastructure with collaborative ways of working; it is about practicing inclusive behaviours daily and making the most of our differences.

”Inclusion is everyone’s responsibility”

LGBT+ welcome

As a humanistic and values driven company, we support our LGBT+ co-workers’ right to be themselves; we provide equal opportunities to develop at the IKEA Group, and to contribute to our business. We actively aim at creating a fully inclusive work environment, contributing to a positive change in all areas of our business and in society.

That is why we... have joined Workplace Pride, a non-profit umbrella organisation that strives for greater acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people in the workplace. Through this membership we connect with other global companies and exchange organisational best practices for LGBT+ issues.

Inclusion in practice

A truly inclusive workplace contributes to our creativity and business results.

A photo of Claudia Marshall, distribution area manager at IKEA.

“I strive to create a work climate where everybody feels respected, supported and valued for their participation and contribution to the business.”

Claudia Marshall Distribution Area Manager, North Europe

Commitment to diversity and inclusion means respecting each co-worker’s individuality and encouraging everybody’s contribution. For Claudia Marshall, Distribution Area Manager North Europe, it’s all about valuing the difference in her team. But encouraging diversity doesn’t automatically mean people feel included. Claudia takes the time to make sure all team members can contribute in whatever way they feel comfortable. ”I strive to create a work climate where everybody feels respected, supported and valued for their participation and contribution to the business,” she says.

”The key is to make the most out of each individual’s strengths. Accepting and appreciating our differences brings us together and improves our business results.”