Our shared values and strong culture make IKEA unique.
Your values make you who you are. So do ours. If you’d like us to work together, you’ll want to know what we’re all about. Our shared values and strong culture make IKEA unique, both as a place to work and as a brand. In each and every IKEA unit you visit around the world, you find colleagues with the same IKEA values. And it’s because we all share the same values that we can keep the IKEA culture a strong and living reality.
Our key values are:
- Caring for people and planet
- Renew and improve
- Different with a meaning
- Give and take responsibility
- Lead by example
Your values make you who you are. So do ours.
Take a minute, chat, figure things out together.
Does that work for you?
You can get a lot done over a simple cup of coffee, a chat in the aisle or other quick get-togethers.
Keeping things simple is also our favourite way to work. Complicated solutions can often be expensive or time-consuming, and IKEA was born in the rugged Swedish countryside where a down-to-earth, common-sense attitude became part of our culture. That’s why you’re on first-name terms with everyone else, dress is casual, you share open offices, and you’re free to talk with any co-worker no matter your role or their title. And you can always sit down for a ‘Fika’ together – a traditional Swedish coffee break in the day where you pause, reflect and reconnect. You’ll find it’s also a chance to get things done quickly and simply – without booking a conference room, drawing up an agenda or creating a slide presentation. Why not just get together with co-workers and figure things out?
Equal. Inclusive. Diverse.
Good words. Even better when it works that way.
Everybody’s different. That’s what we all have in common.
You’re welcome. You can feel it. You know it when you see it. Words are important, but what works is what matters most. It’s common courtesy and common sense. When you feel free to be yourself – and everyone you work with does too – we come up with better ideas and solutions together than we ever could alone. It’s proof that embracing what’s different about each of us works for all of us, and helps us keep growing.
Want to make that 194,001?*
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*At last count in 2017, 194,000 IKEA co-workers are working and having fun together and making life at home a little better around the world.