IKEA is a leading home furnishings retailer with 338 stores in 40 countries worldwide, which are visited by 776 million people every year. Founded in 1943, IKEA's business philosophy is to offer a wide range of products of good design and function at prices so low, the majority of people can afford them.
Does your organization have other locations besides Calgary?
IKEA Canada has 12 stores which are visited by over 25 million people every year.
How many employees does your organization employ?
Worldwide, IKEA employs 155, 000 co-workers, and IKEA Calgary employs 300 co-workers.
What type of positions do you offer?
IKEA Calgary has a wide range of positions available in Sales, Customer Service, Logistics, Food Services, Communications & Interior Design, Finance, Human Resources, and Marketing. We have various full-time, part-time, summer, and permanent positions available.
What are some entry level career opportunities that your organization offers?
A great place to start as an entry level opportunity with IKEA is as a Carts and Carryout Co-worker, or in the IKEA Restaurant as a Dish Room Co-worker, or a Hot Food Server.
What is your hiring process?
All positions are posted online at http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_CA/this-is-ikea/available-jobs/, and applications are accepted there as well. All applications are reviewed by each department's Hiring Manager and successful candidates are contacted and brought in for an interview. After a successful interview, candidates will be brought in for a paid orientation to learn about IKEA and their new position. All co-workers also receive an extensive training with a training buddy in their first two weeks of employment.
How can one apply?
All positions are posted online at http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_CA/this-is-ikea/available-jobs/, and applications are accepted there as well.
What do you look for in employees?
We look for co-workers who are full of energy, passionate about home furnishings, and looking for a rewarding and empowering career.
What type of education/training/equipment do you require?
We certify all necessary training in-house (i.e., First Aid, Forklift licensing, etc…), and we hire co-workers from all educational backgrounds.
How old does someone have to be to work for your company?
The minimum age for our co-workers is 18 years old since the hours worked may vary (i.e., late shifts), and some positions (i.e., handling cash, serving alcohol) have a minimum age of 18 years old.
How much will employees get paid?
IKEA pays all co-workers a competitive wage that is based on experience in a similar position where transferrable skills would be valuable.
How would someone find out about opportunities at your company?
The best way to find out about IKEA is to visit http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_CA/this-is-ikea/available-jobs/ to view all open positions.
Please list any diversity initiatives that your organization is currently involved in.
IKEA is a value driven company, committed to high ethical standards, humanistic values, and a strong and living IKEA culture. Our culture promotes valuing differences as well as similarities of all people.
Please list any corporate responsibility initiatives that your organization is currently involved in.
When designing, producing, distributing, marketing, and selling IKEA products, strong commitments are made to the community and the environment.
IKEA Canada partners closely with the IKEA Foundation, Unicef, Save the Children, Tree Canada.