Hint: Traveling first class isn’t one of them
1. We hire the right people
IKEA co-workers tend to be down-to-earth, hard workers with a genuine willingness to work together. While there are many reasons to join IKEA, if you ask co-workers why they stay, their number one response is “because of the people”.
2. They’re inspired!
When a company has a vision and clear values you can believe in, it’s not hard to get inspired. More than 90% of IKEA co-workers know what we’re here for. Almost 80% feel inspired at work (and we’re working on the other 20%).
3. Making mistakes is okay – really
There’s a saying at IKEA companies that it’s okay to make mistakes - everyone does it. In fact, we think it’s a healthy way to learn and improve.
4. An up, down and sideways career
IKEA has more different types of jobs than any other company in the world. If co-workers get tired of what they’re doing or just want to try something else, they can move to a new role within IKEA, not outside IKEA.
5. Sweden today, China tomorrow
Since IKEA has stores and offices in more than 44 countries, with the same values and business idea worldwide, moving from country to country is not uncommon. And if you do move, there’s always another friendly IKEA person to help you adjust.
6. Egos parked at the door
We’re not big on fancy titles, corner offices or private jets, and we ask co-workers to leave their egos at the door. Why? Because it means you get to work as a team member, have fun and get on with the job.
7. The rewards of a never-ending job
People like working for a company they can be proud of. So far IKEA Social Initiative has benefited 100 million children in need. And we are working on the never-ending job of being kinder to the environment.
8. Learning by the seat of your pants
What other company trusts you with a €30 million budget? At the age of 22? If you are the right person for the job, learning with support and coaching is a way of life at IKEA.
9. A parent-friendly environment
IKEA is a business, without a doubt, but it is our policy to put people first. And people have lives outside work that include families. That means we believe in a parent-friendly environment.
10. The original social network
The people you work with are also your friends. You know there’s someone to turn to in every major city around the world. And you instantly have something to talk about with 127,000 people a lot like yourself. That's a big social network.
"IKEA has given me tremendous responsiblities at a young age."
"I am responsible, but not the centre of the universe."
"I don’t know what the next step will be, but I am confident that it will be interesting."
• Holidays • Co-Worker Discount • End Of Year Present • Tertials
• Long Service Award • The IKEA Support Line • Life Insurance
• Pension Scheme • Family Friendly Policies • Childcare Vouchers
• Marriage Day • Civil Partnership Day • First Day Of School Leave
• Payroll Giving To Charity • Subsidised Staff Restaurant
• Company Sick Pay • Bereavement Leave • Uniform
• Compensation Leave • Interest Free Loans
I worked at IKEA part-time
Decent Pay, Great Staff, Everyone loves their job.
Poor Air Conditioning, everyone works weekends.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at IKEA (Round Rock, TX).
The manager had me walks through the entire departments office with him, explaining each and every little detail about the job for which I had applied before taking me back to the little interview room. Once back in the interview room, he gave me a copy of the job description and had me run over the quick points he covered in the walk through, he then asked if I was sure that I still wanted the job. An offer was made very shortly after.
- Are you sure you want to work in a warehouse position? Answer Question
The offer was non-negotiable.
- IKEA update30+ days ago
Interested in a Team Leader role? Check out the IKEA Merriam, KS openings in Kitchen Production and After Sales.
- IKEA update30+ days ago
Hiring Events for seasonal, part time jobs at IKEA in Frisco, Texas, May 28th from 6pm to 8pm and May 30th from 9:30am to 11am. Apply online at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vI63Z then come meet us in person. No appointment necessary.
How Swede it is. One of the world's top furniture retailers, IKEA sells Scandinavian-style home furnishings and other housewares in about 330 stores in some 40 countries. To cut transportation costs, IKEA uses flat packaging; customers assemble the products at home. The company designs its own furniture, which is made by about 1,075 suppliers in some 55 countries. IKEA's stores feature playrooms for children and Swedish cuisine restaurants. It mails more than 200 million catalogs a year and sells goods online. An acronym for founder Ingvar Kamprad and his boyhood ...