IKEA is an international company specializing in ready-to-assemble furnitures. It is the largest furniture retailer. Let’s take a look at distribution center opportunities at IKEA.
Company History –
IKEA was founded by Ingvar Kamprad when he was 17 years old when his father gave him money as a reward for success in studies. Originally, it sold pens, wallets, picture frames, table runners, watches, jewellery and nylon stockings. That was in the year 1943. By 1948, IKEA began selling furnitures. First furniture showrooms of IKEA were established in 1953 in Sweden. Over the decades, their catalog grew and the company expanded to several places on the globe.
IKEA arrived in the United States in 1985. The first store was opened in Philadelphia. Today, IKEA has 10,000 co-workers and 60 stores in the country.
Jobs at Ikea distribution centers –
General Warehouse Co-Worker: As a general warehouse co-worker at Ikea, your job is to verify articles received against corresponding work, secure merchandise properly to allow for safe movement through the facility, and to ensure 100% inventory accuracy by noting any discrepancies. For this position, previous forklift warehouse experience is preferred. You will be lifting up to 70 lbs of weight and will be standing and walking for long periods of time.
Goods flow co-worker: As a goods flow co-worker, your duty is to handle goods, that is, unload, replenish, pick goods from warehouse for handing out to the customers using the correct equipment in a safe manner to minimize any kind of damage to the stock and equipment.
You will be required to work during the early hours of the day.
In the United States, Ikea distribution centers are located in the following places:
and Westampton, New Jersey.
Benefits offered by IKEA –
IKEA offers benefits such as medical and dental for 20 hours or more a week, vacation, paid maternity & paternity leave, time off for child adoption, tuition assistance, 401(k) match,
professional development, training and mentoring programs and a discount
on IKEA purchases. IKEA encourages co-workers to consider opportunities at other IKEA stores or even other countries, so you might get to travel if you’d like to work outside of the country as well.
Applying for a job at an IKEA distribution center –
To apply for an IKEA distribution center job, click on this link : http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/the_ikea_story/working_at_ikea/index.html
As far as salaries are concerned, they are competitive. For example, Goods Flow co-workers get paid $17 to $19 per hour. General warehouse co-workers are paid $13 to $14 per hour.
The company fairs very well as far as employee satisfaction is concerned. Around 75% approve of the C.E.O Peter Agnefjall.