Life at Orkla IT

Together we grow and motivate our employees. We will grow together and motivate our employees through trust-based leadership, inclusiveness, flexibility and personal development

We grow together

Orkla IT believes in the continuous growth and development of our employees. When we learn together, we grow together. This is how we strengthen our competitive edge, which is our deep industry and Orkla knowledge and our expertise in market leading technologies combined with sustainable, secured, and insightful data. We are committed to fostering a dynamic and empowered workforce that remains at the forefront of the industry and IT. 

Orkla IT has an internal mobility policy that encourages employees to grow and develop within the company. The company offers interesting work tasks and projects, as well as the opportunity to travel and visit our factories around the world. These initiatives help to create a flexible and dynamic workforce that contributes to the company’s strategic goals. 

We promote leadership and career development through a personal development plan, that manager and employee create together. The plan sets goals for the company, team, and employee and includes personal development goals to specific career development and learning. The plan is reviewed, evaluated, and followed up through frequent dialogue with the manager. The process allows for reflection of motivation and feedback between manager and employee. 

Orkla IT offers courses for all employees in Agile Methodology and certifications within project management (PRINCE2) and IT framework (ITIL4). We also encourage other certifications, seminars, and courses. Strengthening our employees’ knowledge and expertise is important for us. 

At Orkla, our employees are offered the opportunity to take award-winning leadership training programs. We also offer a range of academies and e-training programs created in collaboration with world-class providers such as the International Institute for Management Development (IMD). 

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We care about your well-being

At Orkla IT, we are dedicated to promoting the well-being of our employees, both in the workplace and in their personal lives. Our comprehensive benefits package includes pension and employee insurance. We strongly emphasize psychological safety, fostering an environment where open communication, sharing feedback, brainstorming, and an agile approach are encouraged. We conduct regular pulse surveys every other week to measure employee satisfaction, promote dialogue and contribute to a more open organizational culture.  

We have an initiative called ‘Move IT,’ which focuses on activity, joy, and healthy competition. The aim of Move IT is to boost motivation and well-being, enhance interactions among colleagues within and across teams, and promote both mental and physical health through collective movement. At our Skøyen office, we have an in-house gym, and employees are entitled to one hour of paid leave per week for physical activity. 

Orkla IT organizes various social gatherings, including the annual Orkla IT gathering, where topics such as sustainability, AI, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) have been on the agenda. Throughout the year, we host different social events to foster unity and enhance joy among our employees. 

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Work-life balance

Orkla IT values the well-being of its employees and understands the importance of a healthy work-life balance. Our hybrid work policies combine various workstyles, locations, and hours, allowing employees to thrive in a supportive and inclusive environment. Orkla IT strives to create a culture where everyone can do their best work while supporting life outside of work. 

Flexi time: Orkla IT offers flexible working hours to our employees, with a core working period from 9am to 3pm to support production at our factories. This allows employees to balance their work and personal life while ensuring that the company’s operations run smoothly.

Work location: Orkla IT believes that the office location is the ideal place to work and create value, as it provides necessary tools, a well-suited working environment, and a social meeting place for our employees. We also recognize the benefits of working from home, such as increased flexibility and improved work-life balance, and offer this option to optimize employee efficiency. We provide ergonomic seating support for home office. 

Flexible and dynamic workforce: At Orkla IT, we focus on the growth and advancement of our existing talent to create a dynamic and adaptable workforce. We offer interesting work tasks, projects, and regular travel opportunities to visit factories worldwide, enabling better understanding of the company’s operations and collaboration with colleagues in different locations. Our internal mobility policy encourages personal and professional development within the company, fostering growth and contribution to the company’s strategic goals.

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Living our brands

At Orkla IT, we engage employees with enriching projects and opportunities to deepen their knowledge and connect with our brands. Our approach includes the opportunity to travel to some of our 114 factories around the world, fostering a deeper understanding of our operations and encourage collaboration across various locations. This hands-on experience with our factories, the supply chain and products enhance our employees’ connection to our customers and the end-products. Additionally, Orkla offers an employee store with discounts and a canteen featuring our own products, allowing us to personally enjoy the fruits of our labor. This integration of brand experience in our daily work cultivates a strong bond between employees, customers, and our products. 


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Fostering diversity and inclusion together​​

At Orkla IT, we recognize the crucial role that diversity and inclusion play in fostering the work environment we desire, driving innovation, and achieving success as a company. By fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, we can bring together a wide range of perspectives and ideas. This leads to greater creativity and better solutions for our customers. 

We strive to secure diversity, equity, and inclusion at all organizational levels. Believing in the value of having different voices at the table, we are committed to creating a culture where everyone belongs, thrives, and feels safe. Our aim is to build a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Inclusion for us means respecting and recognizing every employee, and creating a culture that fosters a sense of belonging and safety. 

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