Who we are
IKEA Key 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 with a vision to inspire and enable people to live more sustainable and healthy lives.
Our work is all based on a spirit of togetherness and enthusiasm. We work hard but we have fun doing it. Together we build a diverse, inclusive, open and honest work environment and are always looking for people who share our positive attitude and values.
We are guided by the IKEA vision to create a better everyday life for the many people. For our customers, our suppliers and our co-workers.
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We believe that every individual has something valuable to offer and we strive to have the same values in the way we work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You’re a maker. And you know that what you make today ends up in people’s homes tomorrow. Some people wake up to the smell of coffee, but you wake up to the scent of birch. You love technology too! It’s what makes beautiful designs reality. Great products, great quality, great price.
How is all this going to get done, anyway? You tell us! You work across functions with different teams, stakeholders and partners on all sides – bringing out the best of everyone involved. And yet you still meet deadlines and come in on budget. Your planning skills are celebrated. You deliver high quality results while keeping costs down. Should we talk about your next project?
Keep the quality. Cut the waste. Save time. Save money. Reduce resources. You increase operational excellence without sacrificing what IKEA customers want: a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at low prices. It’s a collaborative process of continuous improvement and an ongoing challenge to make the most of every single thing.
You lead the way in delivering safe, compliant, sustainable, and innovative solutions for every property. You help secure, build and maintain our physical locations – from stores to offices to factories – to help us meet the needs of the many people. You get a sense of pride seeing everything working smoothly. Your colleagues need you!
You’re a born negotiator. You source the world for suppliers for everything from raw materials for products to ink for the printer. You work to maximize what suppliers can provide at the lowest possible prices while assuring safe and sustainable sourcing at all times. Most importantly: you build mutually beneficial partnerships for the long-term. Want to make a deal?