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Ninety years following the birth of its founder, Ingvar Kamprad, this Swedish home furnishings retailer has more than 14,000 U.S. employees (and 128,000 around the world). As part of his legacy, everyone gets the “Little IKEA dictionary,” not to explain product names like Smörboll and Figgjo, but to remind them of values like humbleness, willpower, simplicity, and togetherness and enthusiasm. The egalitarian culture provides all part-time workers who work more than 20 hours per week get full benefits, including gender reassignment, infertility treatments, and long-term disability. If an hourly co-worker has a disagreement with a corrective action or termination, the issue can be reviewed by a panel of peers. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

Company Info

Rank last year-
# of years on list
4
Industry
Retail
Year founded1,984
CEO/Top executive
Lars Petersson
HQ location
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Type of organization
Private, Subsidiary
Revenue (2015 or most recent year)
$32.1 billion
Web addresshttp://www.ikea-usa.com
Total U.S. employees
14,224
Total employees outside the U.S.
-
Full-time jobs added in last year
493
FT job growth in the past year
7%
Number of work sites
48

Perks

Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
no
Offers health insurance to part-timers
yes
Offers telecommuting
yes
Offers job sharing
yes
Offers onsite childcare
no
Offers compressed work weeks
yes
Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
no
Onsite fitness center
no
Discounted gym memberships
no
Onsite medical care facility
no
Location of medical facility
-
Offers college tuition reimbursement
yes
Max tuition
$2,500
Offers paid time off for volunteering
no
Max PTO for volunteering
-

Diversity

% Women48
% Minorities52
% African-American/Black
19.7
% Asian
6.7
% Caucasian/White
44.2
% Hispanic/Latino
21.4
% Native American/Alaska Native
0.3
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
0.6
% Two or more races
3.5
Same-sex benefits
yes
Non-discrimination policy
yes

Paid Time Off (FT employees)

Holidays
-
Vacation
-
Sick days
5
General PTO
29
Total PTO after 5 years
34

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
-
Avg. base pay (salaried)-
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
Total pay (salaried position)-
Most common job (for hourly employee)
-
Avg. base pay (hourly)-
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
Total pay (hourly position)-

Hiring/Staffing

# of job openings (as of Feb. 2016)164
# of job applicants
126,615
Avg. # of applicants per opening
25
FT voluntary turnover
21%
# of jobs filled
8,358
Jobs filled internally
2,850
% of jobs filled by referral
-
# new graduates hired-

Training

Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee)78
Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee)46