Welcome to a team of curious people with a passion for making homes – and the planet – better. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. And with the many people, we mean you. Co-workers. Customers. Suppliers, partners, peers – anyone who loves their home, in every sense of this word.
We call it tillsammans
Our culture is built upon enthusiasm, togetherness and a “get-it-done” attitude. As co-workers, we all play a part in the team. Alongside each other. Across roles and departments. And even around the world. We work together, tillsammans in Swedish, to find better ways and improve both our business and ourselves.
More than a job
We believe that even ordinary things can be a little more than people usually think. A cup of coffee is more than a drink. Your home is more than a house. Development is more than career. Uniform is more than just clothing. Co-workers are more than colleagues. And work at IKEA is so much more than a job:
Friendly colleagues. At work, we are more than just colleagues – we build meaningful relations, help each other and want to know each other better. There is no usual hierarchy structure, so we address each other in a simple you and all co-workers can freely access all managers.
Relationshipwith managers. Managers and co-workers are valuated based on their behaviour, being in line with the IKEA values. We have annual one on one talks dedicated to discuss not only goals and assignments, but also our well-being.
Equality. We ensure that co-workers in the same position get equal possibilities and pay, no matter the gender, age, etc.
Swedish traditions. We love combining work with entertainment. Join us in celebrating the Swedish Meatball Day, the Cinnamon Bun Day and other Swedish holidays, sharing news in the Good News Breakfast and enjoying fika together.
Salary. We monitor salaries in the market and seek to ensure that co-workers are paid competitively. When company achieves its goals, no matter in what department you are working, everyone who has worked a full financial year gets the bonus.
Health insurance. Every co-worker after the end of probation period receives a health insurance.
Discount at IKEA. IKEA is a great place to work for those who love furnishing their home. Our co-workers get a special discount for the latest collections, iconic products and other home furnishing solutions.
Free of charge treats. IKEA has a co-workers restaurant that not only offers high quality food at low prices, but also fruits, vegetables, coffee, and tea free of charge.
Trainings and development. Various trainings from interior design to mindfulness to good sleep are available for all co-workers. We also encourage them to try different fields of responsibilities, e. g. Customer Relations specialists can try the functions of Logistics and the like.
Succession planning. Most of the IKEA managers have their successors, employees who participate in decision-making, work on projects together, and can take over managing if needed.
Safety as top priority. Evacuation, fire extinguishing and other special trainings happen on a regular basis for co-workers to know how to react in emergency. We also have a Team 500 (specially trained co-workers who can provide the first medical aid).
Sustainability. We seek to work in a way that is people and planet positive. We sort and recycle all food and logistics related waste, save water, and have our premises equipped with sensors that help save electricity.
Blue and yellow is the new black
What we wear says a lot about who we are. Co-worker clothing strengthens our brand personality and brings us together as many parts of the same IKEA team. This is why our top managers, office, store and warehouse co-workers all wear the uniform.
Our new uniform was created using the same democratic design principles as any other IKEA product – form, function, quality, sustainability and low price.
A combination of blue and yellow comes from the Swedish flag and reflects our Scandinavian roots. The blue base stands for long-lasting, hardwearing quality, while the yellow is highly visible and easy for customers to spot us across all meeting points.
Designed for wearing, tearing and recycling
Before the global launch, new clothing was tested in five markets: 400 IKEA co-workers were interviewed about their wishes and how their uniform could support their daily work and comfort.
Most of the garments are made of sustainable and natural fibres, with minimal waste of materials, water, energy and chemicals. The new uniform uses recycled polyester, cotton from more sustainable sources and Tencel, a fibre made of wood pulp.
All co-worker clothing is made to be recyclable when reaching the end of its lifespan. Easy recycling is enabled with limited amount of material types combined in one garment and reduced amount of details on the garments.
Would you like to try on the new uniform?
Go through a list of open positions, explore your possibilities and join us in making life at home better!
Oskars Lepers as a salesman at IKEA
For sure, you have met a salesperson in some store, but do you know why IKEA salespersons stand out from the crowd and what is their daily routine? Oskars stepped in their shoes and spent a day selling kitchen furniture. Have a look inside IKEA and see how Oskars was selling a kitchen.
Oskars Lepers as a logistics co-worker at IKEA
Do you know what logistics co-workers actually do? And what does their work entail in a furniture store? In this episode, Oskars discovered that IKEA Logistics is so much more than just Excel sheets. Push play and discover something new about IKEA.
Oskars Lepers as a food co-worker at IKEA
When thinking about a meal at IKEA, many think of meatballs or hotdogs, but, in fact, the offer is much wider. This time Oskars got a chance to serve breakfast at the staff canteen and learned making hotdogs. Take a look and see, if Oskars was the fastest hotdog maker.
Oskars Lepers as a cleaner at IKEA
Sometimes we may not notice cleaning staff, yet we instantly see, if they have missed a spot. A clean store is one of the several responsibilities of the Customer Relations department, and in the last episode Oskars joined this team. Take a look and see how did it go and what did he learn about dusting and mopping.