IKEA Co-worker video stories, ClaraOn September 17, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
Hello! I’m Clara I’m a Kitchen Specialist in the Malmö store at IKEA So I’m a student here in Lund and I study Behavioral Science and then I have been working part time at IKEA in the Kitchen department for 2 years. So living in a dorm it is very special. I love that you just open someone’s door and see if they are home
and you just walk in and start hanging out. So as a Kitchen Specialist I help the customer make their dream kitchen So I help them plan it, I help them think about things that
they would not think about. It is important to ask the customer many questions How they live, do they have children, how much storage do you need,
what kind of kitchen do you have today, what are you missing? People are very excited about buying a new kitchens Which I could understand because a kitchen is such an important part of your home And sometimes they come back and show me the kitchen and they are very happy with it. The most inspiring things for me has been the development talks And I think especially my first one, I was quite insecure
because it is a lot to know at the Kitchen department But then my manager told me that I was really good at my job and the way I did it was really good. So then I gain some confidence and
I started to grow a lot in my role. I think that in IKEA I have great opportunities I feel very excited about my future I know there is a lot of things in IKEA I want to do
and I believe I will do them I would like to become a Team leader to gain some leadership experience Further on, I would like to work within HR Later on to work on a strategic level with leadership. I really feel that I want to stay here and continue my journey within IKEA.