We’re a diverse group of down-to-earth, straightforward people with a passion for well-designed, functional and affordable home furnishings. We provide our co-workers with opportunities to grow professionally and individually so that together, we create a better everyday life for all.
How to Get Hired
We asked IKEA Holding U.S. Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
Is it as fun to work at IKEA as it is to shop at IKEA? We think so and invite people to “come be yourself with us!” At IKEA, we seek down-to-earth, straightforward people who have passion for home furnishings and the desire to learn and grow right along with our business. Our co-workers come from all over the world, but share an inspiring vision: “To create a better everyday life for the many people.” How we realize this vision is based on our shared humanistic values. These values are the foundation of our work and our inclusive, empathizing, open and honest culture.
IKEA Values are:
Leading by example
Simplicity Striving to meet reality
Constantly being “on the way”
Constant desire for renewal
Humbleness and willpower
Daring to be different
Togetherness and enthusiasm
Accept and delegate responsibility
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
We want to hire people who are interested in home furnishings, are attracted by our company values and are friendly and willing to go the extra mile for our customers. When submitting an online application, candidates should reflect this in their cover letter and resume.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
With our expansion plans, we will be hiring many new hourly co-workers and managers — approximately 4,500 new co-workers in 2017. It will be important to hire co-workers with an interest in home furnishings, who love customers and connect with our company values. In addition, we will emphasize hiring for future potential. We want co-workers who want to grow, develop and stay with IKEA.
We have a strong tradition of promoting from within. While we will continue this practice, because of the large number of people to be hired, we will need to hire a broad range of positions externally including store managers.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Interested candidates should visit our career page:https://seeacareerwithus.com/
Open jobs are posted on the IKEA career site along with step-by-step instructions to search for jobs and submit a resume. Applicants can also register to be notified by email of new postings that match their criteria.
The career site offers information for prospective co-workers about what it’s like to work at IKEA and what types of jobs co-workers perform. A “Working at IKEA” series of co-worker testimonial videos describe our values, work environment, growth opportunities and benefits.
Candidates should also visit a store, attend store events and review our IKEA YouTube site at https://www.youtube.com/user/IKEAUSA.