IKEA Culture

Start your day with a Hej!*

Our culture

consultingEnthusiasm, togetherness, and a “get-it-done” attitude is what our culture is built upon. We’re optimists, constantly looking for new and better ways to do things. Whether it comes to designing a rocking chair that fits into a flat pack or creating LED light bulbs everyone can afford. Our values are the foundation of our work. They ensure that all of us have a comfortable place to be our best according to our diverse backgrounds and ideas.

*That's how we say “Hello” in Swedish!

“Maintaining a strong IKEA culture is one of the most crucial factors behind the continued success of the IKEA concept.”

Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA founder

We know that life experience can be as valuable as work experience in shaping your skills and strengths. No matter if you’re a people person, a tech-wiz or simply love home furnishings, there’s a place for you at IKEA U.S. Everyone’s contribution has the power to positively impact lives—and that’s what makes working at IKEA so much more than a job. Want to contribute, grow and share your personal strengths? Discover open roles today!

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Becoming a world leader in equality.

Diversity and inclusion

We value and celebrate individual differences and encourage our co-workers to be themselves because the uniqueness of each person makes IKEA better. We believe that being treated fairly and being given equal opportunities is a universal right, regardless of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, ethnicity, race, nationality, religion or any other dimension of one’s identity.

We recruit and welcome people from diverse groups, because a great mix of minds, talents, and personalities not only makes us stronger, wiser, and better, it also reflects our customer base worldwide. This is another way of making the IKEA vision to create a better everyday life for the many people, a reality.

Your uniqueness makes us better.

We value and celebrate individual differences. We encourage co-workers to be themselves. The uniqueness of each individual makes IKEA better. Being treated fairly and being given equal opportunities is a universal right. A great mix of minds, talents, and personalities makes us stronger, wiser, and better as it reflects our customer base worldwide.

Your uniqueness makes us better.

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Benefits designed for the many.

Our benefits

Our benefits package is one thing that makes IKEA a great workplace for all co-workers. Whether they’re full-time or part-time, hourly or salaried, all our co-workers and their dependents are eligible for at least a portion of IKEA’s comprehensive benefits package. And if you work at least 20 hours regularly per week, you’re eligible for our full benefits package. That is: Medical/RX, Dental/Vision, paid time off, parental leave, retirement, income protection, disability and more:

  • Parental leave

    Parents can have up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave. Because when you start a family, home is where you should be.

  • Co-worker discount

    Get a 15% co-worker discount on all merchandise as soon as you start.

  • Pet insurance

    IKEA helps you take good care of your furry and scaly friends. Works with any veterinarian, specialist, or emergency animal doctor worldwide.

  • IKEA meal deal

    Craving Swedish meatballs? IKEA co-workers can get those, and other delicious meals, in all stores and staff restaurants, for only $3 or $4.

  • Tack! retirement fund

    Tack! is the Swedish way to say “thank you”. With this reward program, we show our gratitude with tangible contributions deposited directly into your retirement Tack fund.


Assemble the career of your dreams.

Do what you do best or explore what you’ve never done before.

People stay with IKEA for years and years. Exceptional career and learning possibilities are just some of the reasons why. Get the chance to bring out the best in yourself. Pick your path, build your skills and go wherever your increasing competence and curiosity lead you. Get the freedom to move to different sites in the U.S. or abroad. It’s all up to you.