IKEA Interview Questions

Updated Oct 6, 2014
Updated Oct 6, 2014
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    Store Visual Co-worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at IKEA.

    Interview Details

    I applied for a seasonal (holiday) visual co-worker position and was contacted next day by someone from HR for a quick phone screen. Easy questions "why do you want to work for Ikea" etc. It went well and she said she would refer me to the next interview and that I would be contacted by the store's hiring manager within two weeks.

    Three weeks went by and I still had not been scheduled for a second interview. I contacted the recruiter via email and still no answer.

    Five weeks after my original phone interview, someone from hr finally emailed me only to tell me they were not hiring for the position and that it was "on hold"

    Interview Questions
    • "what was something you were proud of in your past experience" "Tell me about a time when you worked within a group and as an individual"   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Home Furnishing Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at IKEA.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got email to set up phone interview for home furnishing sales associate. Emailed back with time and day. Received call from a phone number in maryland, took around 10 minutes.

    No Offer
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Recovery (As-Is Area) Coworker-HL3 Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at IKEA in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Overall process is very negative and confusing. I applied online and received an Email with instructions to attend the IKEA coworker event. On the day of the event I only find out my name was not even on the list. They told me the person who emailed me is only doing screening online and does not even work in IKEA, so I had no person to talk to about my situation.
    Then I was greeted by a person who told me he's neither a recovery manager or sales manager, since both of them are too busy interviewing other people. He told me he doesn't usually do the interviews, but since they both are busy, he would interview me on that day.

    So, I talked to him, and from the very first sentence I can immediately feel that the guy does not trust my words at all. I don't know why and how should I react, so I just tried to be myself. I can feel that "this guy is BS'ing" facial expression constantly from the interviewer throughout the whole conversation, even though he tried to pretend he's actually listening to me. He does not ask about IKEA history at all.

    the guy is trying to pretend that he does value you and he just tried to kick you out as soon as the interview is done, and still tries to put on his mask of excitement of seeing you for interview and professionally.

    Few days later, I had the opportunity to speak with other coworkers and only find out that the job descriptions posted online only gives out a very vague and misleading tasks of what a recover coworker should do, and what I expected to do for the job is very different.

    The overall experience is very disappointing to me, and the person who interviewed me was unprofessional. The IKEA Concept and IKEA Group values are theoretically very good, but they fail to be realized within the company management

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IKEA in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    About a week after applying, got an email requesting a phone interview. The questions were easy, and included ones like "When is it best to work as part of a team/individually?" and "Describe a time when you worked with someone who was culturally different than you." A few days after that, I was called in for an in-person interview. Again, easy questions like "Describe a time when you faced a problem at work."

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were standard interview questions. Nothing surprising.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at IKEA in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, was called back for an impromptu phone interview. Questions were standard job interview questions, with some about my knowledge and opinion of the company. Was called again about a week later for another impromptu interview with similar questions, after which I scheduled an in-store interview. That interview is tomorrow and I'm hopeful about my chances.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Cookshop Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at IKEA in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Received email from recruiter to conduct a telephone call interview. Set up date and time. Phone interview was about thirty minutes. Received a followup email after the phone interview for an in person interview. The in person interview consisted of filling out a physical application and attach resume. During this interview there were several phycological evaluations with hands on tools and puzzles. Finally I had to come up with a new product and sell it to them. There were about 12 candidates, the groups were separated, my group of 5 were chosen as qualified for the position. This was 4 months ago. The store opens in August. I never received a call, or email to at least inform me of the outcome or rejection. This was callous and inexcusable of the recruiter to do this after so many interactions.

    Interview Questions
    • Invent a new product that can be sold here. Make it, list it's functions, market it, give it a price and sell it.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interior Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at IKEA.

    Interview Details

    HR called me 10 days after submitting my application. I didn't receive an email or anything regarding they were going to call me for phone interview so was rather surprised to have an interview out of the blue. It was maybe 15 minutes. Very nice lady said someone would call within two weeks if they wanted to schedule an in person interview

    Interview Questions
    • What is your favorite room in your house and why? Where do you get your inspiration from? How would you define success?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Home Furnishing Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IKEA in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for this position online, and the whole process took about roughly two weeks. The most relevant questions are:

    "Why do you want to work for Ikea"?

    Interview Questions
    • The last question was probably the most difficult, because we from time to time, we forget the things that we have done. But the most important thing to remember is to think clearly about what you are going to say.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Home Furnishings Sales Co-Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Canton, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Canton, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at IKEA.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Received a phone interview 3 weeks later. Awaiting an in-store interview

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked 3 questions. Why do you want to work for Ikea? Why do you like working as part of a team? What was your worst customer service experience?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Ikea Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at IKEA in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got a phone interview. They asked a few easy questions like "have you ever worked with someone culturally different from you?", I was told I would get a call from the store soon. I didn't get the call until about three weeks later, but I was still searching for a job. I went in for a 1:1 interview, filled out a paper application and got asked situational questions and why I wanted to work there, then it followed with another interview from another manager. All situational questions. I really studied for these questions prior, so I nailed it. They told me I would receive an email for a background check. Did the background check, now waiting for results.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you encountered an angry customer and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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