Wired Philly: Networking with Science and Tech
The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia PA
DATE: February 15, 2018
TIME: 6PM - 7:30PM
TIME: 6PM - 7:30PM
Connect and get wired with IKEA and other leading STEM employers from across the region! This will be a casual dress-down networking reception that focuses on genuine relationship building - come learn more about the opportunities available to you in Philadelphia STEM, make some new contacts and meet recruiters.
IKEA's Web, eCommerce & Digital team is expanding!
We are actively looking to hire web specialists and web editors, with more openings to come!
Don't miss this event and the chance to be a part of the IKEA family. We look forward to meeting you!
Our benefits package is just one way that we aim to make IKEA a Great Place to Work. Our offer includes a competitive health care plan (for co-workers who work more than 20 hours a week), a generous 401(k) plan, an additional retirement plan called “Tack” (the Swedish word for “thank you”), tuition assistance, a co-worker discount, a co-worker meal deal, a generous paid-time off package, and more.
A POSITIVE TEAM SPIRIT
We're a diverse group of down-to-earth, straightforward people with a passion for home furnishing. We come from all over the world but we share an inspiring vision: “to create a better everyday life for the many people”.
IKEA HIRING EVENT - FAQ
We want to help you prepare and GET HIRED!
What is the interview dress code?
We are very casual at IKEA. We appreciate when someone knows our culture and feels comfortable dressing down for the interview.
Do I need to bring a resume to the interview?
No, but having a resume is always preferred and appreciated.
Do I need to apply online beforehand?
Applying beforehand is preferred as it helps to get you moving quickly through the process when you arrive. We'll have application stations available if you need to apply on-site.
Will I get an interview if I show up?
Yes! But we suggest that you arrive early since interviews are based on a first-come, first-serve basis.
When I get to the store, where should I go?
The majority of Retail Stores hold the hiring event interviews at the IKEA Restaurant. Each location will have a greeter and/or signage instructing candidates where to go. Visit or call your local store for specifics.
Since interviews are based on a walk-in basis, will I have to wait for long?
The wait time will vary depending on applicant arrival. However, after we sign you in, feel free to browse the store or grab a bite to eat at the IKEA Restaurant–we'll send you a text when your interview time is approaching.
How should I prepare for the interview?
Be ready to talk about your work history, what position you are interested in and why you'd be a good fit. It also helps to know our core values and to tell us why you want to work at IKEA. Learn more about IKEA values.
What qualities does IKEA look for in every candidate? 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. Each position requires different skills, education, and proficiencies.
What do you expect candidates to know about IKEA before an interview?
Since we are a retail [outlet], we expect candidates to have visited the store or checked us out online prior to the interview. We want to hire people with an enthusiasm for our business and an interest in home furnishings, so we expect to hear that in the interview.