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WORKING AT IKEA

Most people see IKEA products.
We see the many inspiring roles that make them possible.
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You see things a little differently.
So do we.
At IKEA we believe in people. Behind every product are humble, enthusiastic teams that make it possible. Come see things a little differently with us.
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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.
Three IKEA co-workers in a room setting consisting of two orange desks with chairs, a white chest of drawers and open wall shelves.
A stone wall beside a gravel road with a red cottage at the end of the road.
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.
IKEA Key values
We believe that every individual has something valuable to offer and we strive to have the same values in the way we work.
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.

Read about how Ingvar Kamprad described IKEA values in The Testament of a Furniture Dealer (PDF).
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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, 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.
Diversity comes in all shapes and sizes
At IKEA, 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.
”INCLUSION IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY”
”INCLUSION IS EVERYONE’S
RESPONSIBILITY”
Inclusion
Inclusion at IKEA is about creating a work environment in which our co-workers are successful because they feel welcome, 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.
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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.
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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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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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E-commerce
We work nationally and globally to develop and improve the IKEA online shopping experience.
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Property
We develop and manage a wide variety of IKEA properties all around the world.
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.
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Project management
We are out there keeping all kinds of IKEA projects on track, on time and on budget.
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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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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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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!
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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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WORKPLACE & BENEFITS
A place where you belong
Working at the IKEA means that you are part of an inspiring, fun and fast-paced environment. We’re the world’s largest home furnishing retailer, with 155,000 co-workers and operations in 43 countries (figure for FY15), but we value working in a non-bureaucratic way. Here you can always be yourself. In fact, we actively encourage it!
At IKEA, we respect each other, our differences and are open to everyone making a contribution. So no matter where you work in the world, you’ll most likely rub shoulders with a diverse group of people – with different backgrounds, special skills and a quirky sense of humour.
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.
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PEOPLE & PLANET
For a sustainable future
Discover what sustainability means to us at IKEA and what role we play in taking care of people and the planet. Find out more in People & Planet
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COMPANY INFORMATION
Our organisation
If you would like to find out more about what we do before you apply for a position, you can learn all about us here. Company information
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