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WORKING AT THE IKEA GROUP: CULTURE & VALUES | DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
DEVELOPMENT & POSSIBILITIES | WORKPLACE & BENEFITS
Diversity & inclusion
Being ourselves, and contributing with our uniqueness makes us all grow
Caring for People and Diversity & Inclusion is 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!
An IKEA co-worker, in a yellow and black shirt, helping two customers in the store.
EQUALITY WORKS BETTER
Inclusion is everyone’s responsibility.Inclusion is everyone’s responsibility.Inclusion is everyone’s responsibility.
That’s why IKEA Group fosters a work environment that enables people of all genders to succeed equally - all over the world, 365 days a year.
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On March 8 2018, IKEA Group celebrates International Women’s Day, honouring the effort to build a more inclusive and equal world. As a humanistic company we believe that gender equality is good for our co-workers and our customers. We believe everyone has the right to be treated fairly and be given equal opportunities. We work together to close the gender gap and other inequalities. When people have the same opportunities to grow, regardless of gender or background, everyone wins. Equality just works better.
EQUALITY IS
NOT A ONE-DAY
THEME
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Equality works better – in the US, too
That’s why IKEA Retail U.S offers four months of paid parental leave—for mothers and fathers, as well as adoptive and foster parents.
“It’s an investment that comes with a huge return in the form of happier and healthier co-workers.”
Equality works better – in India, too
That’s why IKEA Retail India offers the same parental leave for women and men.
“Equal is equal. If we give it to the mothers, we also give it to the fathers.”
Equality works better – in the US, too
“It’s an investment that comes with a huge return in the form of happier and healthier co-workers.”

U.S. law does not require any paid parental leave. But that doesn’t mean it’s not possible to offer this benefit. IKEA Group strongly believes that time spent with family and friends is important for a healthy work-life balance and a happy and productive workforce. On January 1, 2017, these words were put into action by IKEA Retail U.S.
Since that day, IKEA Retail U.S. has offered a new parental leave policy for co-workers: four months for full-time co-workers and three months for part-time co-workers. And the policy covers families in the widest sense of the word—it includes salaried co-workers, mothers and fathers, adoptive and foster parents alike. This new policy was introduced to ensure that co-workers have the opportunity to connect as a family and spend more time together when welcoming a child. What could be more important? It’s an investment that comes with a huge return in the form of happier and healthier co-workers.
Equal pay drives equality
Being able to spend more time with your family, regardless of your gender, is a strong driver for equality. But so is money. IKEA Retail U.S. philosophy on pay is that it must be fair, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality or any other dimension of diversity. Therefore, a systematic plan of analysing and addressing pay gaps has been introduced, delivering facts and numbers to close those gaps. IKEA Retail U.S. also made a public commitment to pay equity by signing the White House Equal Pay Pledge, and will continue to work towards equality.
When people have the same opportunities to grow, regardless of gender or background, everyone wins. Equality just works better—in the U.S., and everywhere else.
Equality works better—in India, too
“Equal is equal. If we give parental leave to the mothers, we also give it to the fathers.”

In spring 2018, IKEA Group will open its first store in India. The gender equality values are part of IKEA Retail India as everywhere else.
IKEA Retail India has already received a lot of attention for offering equal parental leave for men and women. Six months leave for mothers is required by law in India; however, IKEA Retail India is offering the same paid benefit for fathers too. The policy is attracting curiosity in India, as no other company in the country has offered anything similar. Equal is equal. IKEA Retail India’s policy says it all: “If we give parental leave to the mothers, we also give it to the fathers.”
But the first challenge—before it’s even possible to offer equal parental leave—is to get Indian women into the workplace. Because of a combination of socio-economical structures, culture and traditions, empowering women through work is easier said than done.
More equality is on the way—via safe transportation
Historically, women in India stay at home and take care of the household. Even though half of the university graduates are female, educated women struggle to find their way to the labour market. And the local legislation does not allow women to work before 8am or after 8pm, which limits female inclusion at work.
To help get women into the workplace, IKEA Retail India created a transportation benefit: door-to-door pick-up and drop-off for anyone who works between 7pm and 7am. And the transportation policy is followed without exception. Even if co-workers are asked to stay later for an official party, IKEA Retail India makes sure they get home safe.
When people have the same opportunities to grow, regardless of gender or background, everyone wins. Equality just works better—in India and everywhere else.
Inclusion is everyone’s responsibility.
Equality works better – in Japan, too
That’s why IKEA Retail Japan pays the same hourly rate for full-time and part-time co-workers.
“A total of 50% female managers compared to the Japanese average of 12,7%.”
Equality works better – in South Korea, too
That’s why IKEA Retail South Korea offers children’s day-care, allowing mothers and fathers to start work every day with a feeling of security, knowing that their children are being cared for.
“Women who previously found it impossible to combine raising children with a career can now continue to thrive.”
Equality works better—in Japan, too
“A total of 50% female managers compared to the Japanese average of 12,7%.”

The majority of part-time co-workers in Japan are women. And the hourly pay for part-time co-workers is lower than the full-time hourly rate. The consequence for Japanese women is less money, less independence and fewer career opportunities.
Because we know that equality works better, changes had to be made. IKEA Retail Japan now provides equal pay for equal work, regardless of whether it’s a part-time or a full-time job. There is even the possibility to work part-time in a managerial role, which gives working parents the opportunity to grow with IKEA Retail Japan.
IKEA Retail Japan has also increased its working hours for part-time co-workers so that they are now covered by the same social security benefits as full-time co-workers. The result: a total of 50% female managers compared to the Japanese average of 12,7%.
Spreading equality in a big way—even to the smallest children.
Backed by irrefutable facts and great results, IKEA Retail Japan is now working with the government to bring gender equality to other companies throughout the country. IKEA Retail Japan was a member of the Expert Committee in the Ministry of Labour & Health in 2015. With five other companies, IKEA Retail Japan created guidelines for the Japanese government to propose changes to gender policies in the labour law striving for equality.
IKEA Retail Japan has also created DAGIS (Swedish for children’s day-care). DAGIS is in the same building where parents work, so they can feel comfortable knowing their children are nearby. In FY18, IKEA Retail Japan took the decision to expand the day-care services to include every unit.
When people have the same opportunities to grow, regardless of gender or background, everyone wins. Equality just works better—in Japan and everywhere else.
Equality works better—in South Korea, too
“Women who previously found it impossible to combine raising children with a career can now continue to thrive.”

In South Korea, IKEA Retail South Korea stands out as an employer in many ways. One of the most telling—and one that has gotten a lot of attention is DAGIS (Swedish for children’s day-care). This benefit allows parents to come back to work after parental leave with a feeling of security, because their children are being cared for. At DAGIS, children of co-workers in the Gwangmeyong store play and develop while their parents work in the same building. Right now, a total of 55 families have their children at Gwangmyeong DAGIS. 98.5% of those parents report being very satisfied with this practical arrangement. Women who previously found it impossible to combine having children with a career can now continue to thrive in both parts of their lives.
Children cared for–happy parents
IKEA Retail South Korea has also taken measures that allow co-workers to spend more time at home with their new-born children. In South Korea, paid maternity leave is generally offered for three months, at 30% of total salary, and paternity leave is only offered for up to one week. Since 2014, IKEA Retail South Korea has been offering its co-workers six months of fully paid maternity leave, and one month of paid paternity leave—both in addition to the one year of unpaid leave covered by a government subsidy. Many mothers with new-born babies are experiencing postpartum depression because their husbands cannot support childcare and there is no government aid, either. In a country where the majority of young South Korean couples plan for only one child or no children at all, the improved parental leave—in combination with DAGIS—makes an enormous difference to everyday life for many young South Korean families.
When people have the same opportunities to grow, regardless of gender or background, everyone wins. Equality just works better—in South Korea and everywhere else.
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. During 2016/2017 we had the opportunity to co-chair the first UN high-level panel on Women Economic Empowerment, promoted by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, 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.
LGBT+
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 and Stonewall, two organisations that strive for greater acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and people of all other sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBT+). That is also why we have endorsed and contributed to the UN Standards of Conduct for Business on Tackling Discrimination against LGBT+ people that was launched globally September 2017.
”INCLUSION IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY”
”INCLUSION IS EVERYONE’S
RESPONSIBILITY”
Inclusion
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.
Meet co-worker Irina Sukhareva and find out about her view on diversity and inclusion at IKEA in Russia.
Meet Irina Sukhareva,
the Distribution Centre Manager and Diversity & Inclusion Ambassador at IKEA Russia.
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Inclusion in practice
A truly inclusive workplace contributes to our creativity and business results.
Hi Irina! Tell us about your job at IKEA Group.
I joined IKEA in 2004 and have worked in different roles in Human Resources. In January 2016 I began my current job as Distribution Centre manager.
What I love the most with my job is to see how much we can do and how great we can be when we work together. I find it powerful and inspiring to see how we as persons can change, learn and develop when we start listening to each other.
In 2015 I became a Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Ambassador. I have always felt passion in my heart for diversity and equality because of my personal background. My family moved rather often and I know firsthand what it feels like to be a stranger in a new place.
I also come from a multicultural family and feel for people who stick out and are different from others. I was so excited to join the network of Diversity & Inclusion Ambassadors after a great D&I workshop in Russia for leaders from different organisations.
Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of the IKEA values. What does this mean for you?
I love that caring for people and Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) are embedded in our vision and in our values. As a humanistic company, we believe everyone has the right to be treated fairly and be given equal opportunities, whatever our background.
I feel proud when I see how people change and often start to bloom as they find a company where they can be themselves, where they feel accepted, where they start seeing new opportunities, and where they grow personally and develop their competence.
Ten years ago, Distribution was mostly considered men’s business. I remember a time when we only had one woman in our Operations department. It was a challenging task to make women believe they too can be great truck loaders, great forklift drivers, and do the same work as men!
Now the situation has changed for the better, and a female co-worker is not a surprise anymore. This is fantastic! We as a team only become better and more efficient from being diverse.
Meet co-worker Alejandra Pinol and find out about her view on diversity and inclusion at IKEA in China.
Meet Alejandra Piñol,
the Country Human Resources Manager and Diversity & Inclusion Ambassador at IKEA China.
Hi Alejandra! Tell us about your job at IKEA Group.
I work as Country Human Resources Manager in China. I am responsible to drive the people agenda in the country, from vision to action. In my opinion, it is very important to dare to dream big, to be able to translate this dream into a concrete agenda, and to move this agenda forward in a consistent and influencing way to develop the business and have a positive impact on people’s lives.
In China we want to be user centric and empower each one of us to lead and to be driven by opportunities with an entrepreneurial mind-set. We believe the change starts with each of us, and we are very much focused on being our best version.
Being our best version is a win-win situation: it is good for each of us, and it is also good for the business… It is really profitable!
Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of the IKEA values. What does this mean for you?
I think it is great to work for a company that has such a big focus on diversity and inclusion. The Diversity & Inclusion agenda is very solid and inspire each country to fill any gaps they might have.
Particularly in China I feel proud of the gender balance when it comes to equal treatment and percentage of women and men in the organisation. In fact, in 2017 we have reached gender balance (50/50%) in all levels of leadership, as well as equal pay for jobs of equal value. I am happy to be part of the D&I Network. We all together aim to create a diverse and inclusive work environment, having a positive impact on our business and society. I usually think that a dream you dream alone, is just a dream; while a dream you dream together is the beginning of a new reality.
WORKING AT THE IKEA GROUP: CULTURE & VALUES | DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
DEVELOPMENT & POSSIBILITIES | WORKPLACE & BENEFITS
Diversity & inclusion
Being ourselves, and contributing with our uniqueness makes us all grow
Caring for People and Diversity & Inclusion is 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!
An IKEA co-worker, in a yellow and black shirt, helping two customers in the store.
We take a stand for equality and human rights
By supporting all our co-workers’ right to bring their whole self to work, we create a more innovative and desirable workplace; and we also gain a business advantage.
At IKEA Group we stand for fair treatment and equal opportunities, and support the human rights of all people whatever their age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, ethnicity, race, nationality, religion, marital or family status, or any other dimension of their identity. For us, supporting our co-workers’ right to be themselves is the only way forward as a humanistic, values driven company. And we know that diverse and inclusive teams are more creative and innovative, as members challenge each other to think and act differently.
All our leaders are responsible to identify barriers for diversity and inclusion in their part of the organisation and to minimise them. Inclusion is the responsibility of every co-worker; it begins with everyone believing in and wanting to work in an inclusive work environment. This means we all have to stand up for ourselves and for others.
As a means of supporting human rights and equality, IKEA Group has endorsed and contributed to the UN Standards of Conduct for Business on Tackling Discrimination against LGBT+ people that was launched globally September 2017. “As a humanistic and values driven company, we want to create a fully inclusive work environment and contribute to positive change in all areas of our business and in society. Endorsing these Standards of Conduct is a huge step in this direction. It makes us very proud, and at the same time puts a pressure on us to be good role models and to create a truly inclusive workplace”, says Sari Brody, Equality and Leadership Manager at IKEA Group.
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At IKEA we stand for human rights of all people, regardless pf their  age, gender identity, sexual orienta­tion, physical ability, ethnicity, race, nationality, religion, marital or family status.
Diversity comes in all shapes and sizes
At IKEA Group, we welcome all dimensions of diversity. A diverse and inclusive 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
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.
LGBT+
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. That is also why we have endorsed and contributed to the UN Standards of Conduct for Business on Tackling Discrimination against LGBT+ people that was launched globally September 2017.
”INCLUSION IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY”
”INCLUSION IS EVERYONE’S
RESPONSIBILITY”
Inclusion
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.
Meet co-worker Irina Sukhareva and find out about her view on diversity and inclusion at IKEA in Russia.
Meet Irina Sukhareva,
the Distribution Centre Manager and Diversity & Inclusion Ambassador at IKEA Russia.
A purple square
Inclusion in practice
A truly inclusive workplace contributes to our creativity and business results.
Hi Irina! Tell us about your job at IKEA Group.
I joined IKEA in 2004 and have worked in different roles in Human Resources. In January 2016 I began my current job as Distribution Centre manager.
What I love the most with my job is to see how much we can do and how great we can be when we work together. I find it powerful and inspiring to see how we as persons can change, learn and develop when we start listening to each other.
In 2015 I became a Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Ambassador. I have always felt passion in my heart for diversity and equality because of my personal background. My family moved rather often and I know firsthand what it feels like to be a stranger in a new place.
I also come from a multicultural family and feel for people who stick out and are different from others. I was so excited to join the network of Diversity & Inclusion Ambassadors after a great D&I workshop in Russia for leaders from different organisations.
Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of the IKEA values. What does this mean for you?
I love that caring for people and Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) are embedded in our vision and in our values. As a humanistic company, we believe everyone has the right to be treated fairly and be given equal opportunities, whatever our background.
I feel proud when I see how people change and often start to bloom as they find a company where they can be themselves, where they feel accepted, where they start seeing new opportunities, and where they grow personally and develop their competence.
Ten years ago, Distribution was mostly considered men’s business. I remember a time when we only had one woman in our Operations department. It was a challenging task to make women believe they too can be great truck loaders, great forklift drivers, and do the same work as men!
Now the situation has changed for the better, and a female co-worker is not a surprise anymore. This is fantastic! We as a team only become better and more efficient from being diverse.
Meet co-worker Alejandra Pinol and find out about her view on diversity and inclusion at IKEA in China.
Meet Alejandra Piñol,
the Country Human Resources Manager and Diversity & Inclusion Ambassador at IKEA China.
Hi Alejandra! Tell us about your job at IKEA Group.
I work as Country Human Resources Manager in China. I am responsible to drive the people agenda in the country, from vision to action. In my opinion, it is very important to dare to dream big, to be able to translate this dream into a concrete agenda, and to move this agenda forward in a consistent and influencing way to develop the business and have a positive impact on people’s lives.
In China we want to be user centric and empower each one of us to lead and to be driven by opportunities with an entrepreneurial mind-set. We believe the change starts with each of us, and we are very much focused on being our best version.
Being our best version is a win-win situation: it is good for each of us, and it is also good for the business… It is really profitable!
Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of the IKEA values. What does this mean for you?
I think it is great to work for a company that has such a big focus on diversity and inclusion. The Diversity & Inclusion agenda is very solid and inspire each country to fill any gaps they might have.
Particularly in China I feel proud of the gender balance when it comes to equal treatment and percentage of women and men in the organisation. In fact, in 2017 we have reached gender balance (50/50%) in all levels of leadership, as well as equal pay for jobs of equal value. I am happy to be part of the D&I Network. We all together aim to create a diverse and inclusive work environment, having a positive impact on our business and society. I usually think that a dream you dream alone, is just a dream; while a dream you dream together is the beginning of a new reality.
WORKING AT THE IKEA GROUP: CULTURE & VALUES | DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
DEVELOPMENT & POSSIBILITIES | WORKPLACE & BENEFITS
DEVELOPMENT & POSSIBILITIES
Career paths as unique as you are
We offer exceptional career and learning possibilities. We encourage you to try different roles, change between functions and even move abroad (if that’s what you want). You can design your own career path according to your development plan and future goals. We believe in everyone’s ability to develop. Because as you grow, IKEA grows too. To start growing with IKEA, explore our different work areas below or search our available jobs
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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:
Silhouette of an IKEA product representing work area Sustainability
Sustainability
We work to minimise the environmental impact of our operations and to help people live a more sustainable life at home.
Silhouette of an IKEA product representing work area Purchasing
Purchasing
We work around the world to get the best value for money, both for IKEA and our customers.
Silhouette of an IKEA product representing work area Customer relations
Customer relations
We work in roles inside and outside our stores, from the reception to the check outs, exchange & returns and contact centres.
Silhouette of an IKEA product representing work area Human resources
Human resources
We take care of recruitment, training and benefits. It’s our job to attract, develop and inspire our many co-workers.
Silhouette of an IKEA product representing work area Sales
Sales
We have a passion for retail and people. We work daily with the IKEA range and our self-serve concept.
Silhouette of an IKEA product representing work area Engineering and quality
Engineering and quality
Our roles are found within product development and throughout the IKEA supply chain. We work to improve all aspects of product quality.
Silhouette of an IKEA product representing work area E-commerce
E-commerce
We work nationally and globally to develop and improve the IKEA online shopping experience.
Silhouette of an IKEA product representing work area Finance and business navigation
Finance and business navigation
We look after IKEA financial requirements and make strategic business decisions that create growth.
Silhouette of an IKEA product representing work area Design and product development
Design and product development
We’re designers and product developers who work on creating and improving the IKEA product range.
Silhouette of an IKEA product representing work area Marketing and communication
Marketing and communication
Our mission is to build the IKEA brand and inspire people to find value in what we have to offer.
Silhouette of an IKEA product representing work area Communication and interior design
Communication and interior design
Our strategic and visual talent brings thousands of IKEA products to life – in our stores and in other media.
Silhouette of an IKEA product representing work area Store management
Store management
We work as a team to lead the various aspects of operating an IKEA store. It’s fast-paced retailing and we love it!
Silhouette of an IKEA product representing work area IKEA business solutions
IKEA business solutions
We support IKEA with business solutions. We believe in quick, user-friendly services rather than just technology.
Silhouette of an IKEA product representing work area IKEA FOOD/restaurant
IKEA FOOD/restaurant
We love food! We are working mostly in the restaurant, Bistro and Swedish Food Market at our IKEA stores.
Silhouette of an IKEA product representing work area Logistics
Logistics
We are creating the best possible goods flow from supplier to customer. So, we’re great at packing things flat!
Silhouette of an IKEA product representing work area Transport
Transport
We are working hard to ensure the best possible transport solutions for IKEA products from all corners of the globe.
Silhouette of an IKEA product representing work area Property
Property
We develop and manage a wide variety of IKEA properties all around the world.
Silhouette of an IKEA product representing work area Production
Production
All those IKEA products you see? We’re working closely with suppliers around the world to produce them.
Silhouette of an IKEA product representing work area Project management
Project management
We are out there keeping all kinds of IKEA projects on track, on time and on budget.
Silhouette of an IKEA product representing work area IKEA industry
IKEA industry
We work on the manufacturing side creating IKEA products that improve life at home all around the world.
Silhouette of an IKEA product representing work area IKEA centers
IKEA centers
We are managing and developing retail destinations that are established together with IKEA stores.
Silhouette of an IKEA product representing work area Others
Others
Yes, we have even more roles! You’ll find almost endless opportunities in our wide IKEA world.
Silhouette of an IKEA product representing a work area.
Most people see a watering can.
Image of IKEA co-worker Eldin Topic
“I see that I can inspire my co-workers to develop themselves.”
Eldin Topic
Manager Sales & Supply Support,
Logistics
Image of IKEA co-worker Maria Andersson
“I see that I can constantly create new ways to grow.”
Maria Andersson
Centre Manager,
IKEA Centres
Image of IKEA co-worker Jakob Dackander
“I see the chance to travel with my job.”
Jakob Dackander
Bedroom Sales,
Sales
Image of IKEA co-worker Souzan Meana
“I see that no matter where you start, you can end up anywhere.”
Souzan Meana
Team Manager,
IKEA Business Solutions
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WORKPLACE & BENEFITS
A diverse workplace where you feel a sense of belonging
Working at the IKEA Group means that you are part of an inspiring, fun, and fast-paced environment. We’re the world’s largest home furnishing retailer, with more than 137,000 co-workers and operates in 3o countries, but we value working in a diverse and inclusive environment. Here you can always be yourself – in fact we actively encourage it!
At IKEA, we invite you to bring your whole self to work! We respect each other, our differences, and are curious and open-minded. So no matter where you work in the world, you’ll most likely rub shoulders with a diverse group of people – with different backgrounds, skills, and with positive attitudes.
We provide equal opportunities in recruitment and development to all people – regardless of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, ethnicity, race, nationality, religion, or any other dimension of their identity. We believe that creating an inclusive workplace is everyone’s responsibility.
IKEA co-workers having a coffee break
Working with us has its rewards
We believe in people. Each of our co-workers brings their unique ideas and talent to work every day – they are what makes IKEA great. We want to make sure every co-worker feels welcomed and valued, and has the opportunity to develop their potential. Because when our co-workers grow, so does IKEA. So no matter where you are in the world, you’ll have a variety of benefits. Here are just some of them:
IKEA co-workers working in the store
Bonus programme
The One IKEA Bonus programmeis a bonus system for all IKEA Group co-workers, based on performance. It is based on our values of simplicity and togetherness, with everyone in the same unit working towards the same objectives. Sharing goals helps us to work together as one IKEA.
Tack! co-worker loyalty program
It’s our co-workers that make IKEA what it is. As a way of saying thank you – for great work and for being a vital part of our success – there’s the loyalty program Tack! Through Tack! (meaning “thank you” in Swedish) all our eligible co-workers get an extra contribution to their pension funds. Unit, position or salary don’t matter – everyone within a country receives the same amount.
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An IKEA co-worker inside IKEA’s self-service warehouse
Learning and growing
We invest in our co-workers’ development by offering a variety of internal training programmes –for those who want to learn something new and grow. Every IKEA co-worker also gets the opportunity to create a development plan. Together with your manager, you set goals for the coming year and the future.
Available jobs
Silhouette of an IKEA product representing a work area
Most people see a mug.
Image of IKEA co-worker David Johansson
“I see a global company that still thinks locally.”
David Johansson
Product Developer,
IKEA Food/Restaurant
Image of IKEA co-worker Sofie Johansson
“I see no gap between managers and co-workers.”
Sofie Johansson
Exchanges & Returns,
Customer Relations
Image of IKEA co-worker Josefin Matsdotter
“I see IKEA helping to improve what people are best at.”
Josefin Matsdotter Berggren
Interior Designer,
Communication & Interior Design
Image of IKEA co-worker Stefania Nervi
“I see a manager who always has time for me.”
Stefania Nervi
Global Content Catalogue Specialist,
Marketing and Communication
Image of IKEA co-worker Tobias Johansson
“I see benefits that are equitable for everyone and that’s impressive.”
Tobias Johansson
Analyst,
E-commerce
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ABOUT THE IKEA GROUP
Our organisation
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