Mission: To create a better everyday life for the many people.
IKEA Conshohocken, PA -- Seasonal Hiring Event | Wednesday, September 26th | 12:00pm-8:30pm
“Climate change is no longer just a threat, but it’s a reality,” says Jesper Brodin, CEO of IKEA Group. So at IKEA, we are transitioning to zero-emissions delivery in New York, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Paris, and Shanghai by 2020.
Work hard, be yourself
|What do we look for in a job candidate?|
An ability to do the job is obviously the starting point. But beyond that we look for many other personal qualities such as a strong desire to learn, the motivation to continually do things better, simplicity and common sense, the ability to lead by example, efficiency and cost-consciousness. These values are important to us because our way of working is less structured than that of many other organisations.
|A corporate culture based on shared values.|
At IKEA, we don’t just want to fill jobs; we want to partner with people. We want to recruit unique individuals who share our values. Co-workers are not restricted at IKEA; we listen and support each individual to identify his or her needs, ambitions and capabilities.
Here are a few examples of our shared values:
What do we expect from you?
What do we offer you?
Now it’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty. If you wanted to work at IKEA - which we sincerely hope you do by now - what kind of job might we be able to offer you?
The variety of roles may surprise and interest you. Potential positions involve everything imaginable from working in a store selling home furnishing solutions, to less obvious jobs behind the scenes in transport, IT and communications.
The store is where our visitors meet IKEA face to face. We want to give our visitors plenty of ideas, solutions and inspiration. It should be fun and easy to shop and the customers should be able to do most of their shopping by themselves. When a visitor needs assistance, a well-informed and friendly co-worker should be on hand to attend to his or her needs.
Co-workers in this area form a bridge between the factory floor and the products on the shelves at IKEA stores. They are responsible for ensuring reliable production methods that lead to high quality results, but which at the same time involve the minimum waste and maximum efficiency.
Trucks, boats and trains are all needed to move products around. Coordinating these different means of transport to make the movement of goods as quick and efficient as possible is a real art!
The support functions exist in order to enable the work of IKEA purchasing, distribution, product development and sales.
“I love the culture at IKEA. We are not only a successful international home furnishings company, but a company that strongly believes in being environmentally and socially responsible”
“I stared working part time at IKEA Costa Mesa while working on my astrophysics degree, I find managing at IKEA much more fun and exciting than my original career plan and I enjoy the freedom to make my own decisions…”
Narynn Manorothkul - IKEA Food Coworker IKEA Costa Mesa
“I value the relationships I have made at IKEA, everyone is seen as a talent, and we are all working together strategically to support our extraordinary growth”.
Rachel Lucas – IKEA U.S. Recruitment & Succession Responsible
|“I love the product [at IKEA] and I felt my contributions to my department were recognized and made a difference to our everyday working routines” |
Kofi Afriye - Shopkeeper IKEA Woodbridge
“I am the stores AutoCAD super user…planning is an important tool to ensure we are working with the store layout and presenting the range in the best way possible…”
Caitlin Arbeiter - Visual Merchandising Co-worker IKEA Portland
|“Working with the server group ( IT ), I have traveled to Germany, China, and Sweden on numerous occasions and these experiences have and continue to exceed my expectations.” |
Tom Giles - System Specialist IKEA North American Services
IKEA U.S. is listed on the 2016 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list! We thank our co-workers for making IKEA a great workplace!
IKEA is a values driven company with a strong culture that offers an outstanding co-worker experience. We are grateful that our unique culture and values, together with the investments that we’ve made in our co-workers, help to make working at IKEA a great experience for our co-workers.
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I worked at IKEA full-time (Less than a year)
Great company culture, option to join union, thorough training process, laid-back environment, IKEA furnished breakrooms, etc.
Departments need to communicate better, hard to move up in company
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at IKEA (Memphis, TN) in July 2018.
I applied on Friday, July 13th online through ikea.com. I recieved an email the following Monday, July 16th about setting up a phone interview. I was called Wednesday the 18th and had a 15 minute call where I was asked about scenarios in my past employement and what made me interested in the job. At the end of the phone call, I was informed that it went well and they would like to have a face-to-face interview which happened a week later, July 25th. On July 26th, I recieved a phone call from the same person offering me the job. I took my drug test on July 27th, and I start August 6th. It was very smooth and easy.