IKEA Interview Questions

Updated Jul 23, 2015
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    Logistics Co- Worker II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IKEA (Saint Louis, MO) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Received call and asking 10 questions. All about work experiences. She only get come basic information and she will report to another team to review. she also asking more about work experiences.

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    • what is your goal in the future? What is your long term goal? what is your strengths?   Answer Question
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    Home Furnishing Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at IKEA (Saint Louis, MO) in June 2015.

    Interview

    apply online, got a phone interview in the next 7days. During the phone interview they ask about why you want to work for Ikea and lots of example of problems you faced with customers during your previous employment. When they satisfied with your answer they scheduled for face to face over the phone. 3 weeks later. The face to face interview are conducted with floor manager and his supervisor. They only asked me 5 beheavioral questions, none of the questions related to your skills or qualities.

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    • Give specific example of when you have communication problem with co-worker and how did you solve it?   1 Answer
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    Home Delivery Coworker Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at IKEA (Carson, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Applied on-line and received a call a week later from a recruiter. She asked me several behavioral questions involving my previous job experience. The recruiter liked me and gave me a date for an interview. The recruiter emailed me my appointment information and the email said that the hiring manager would provide a copy of my application. I was interviewed by two managers. I was asked if I brought a copy of my application. I replied the recruiter's email said that they were to provide a copy. I showed them the email but the two hiring managers did not seem to believe me. They said HR always forgets to email a copy to interviewees. I was asked more behavioral questions. One question asked if "I enjoyed not working?" I responded that I did not and one of the hiring managers replied that even he did not like to show up to work at times and would rather be playing his xbox FIFA game. Once the interview was over I was asked to fill out a paper application because I did not bring a copy with me. .

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at IKEA in April 2015.

    Interview

    I had a positive interview and the two ladies that interviewed me were very friendly. The questions were all pretty simple and I thought I would get the job but I was pretty nervous so I think it prevented me from getting the job.

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    Interior Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at IKEA (Centennial, CO) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I did the long online application process and got a call from a recruiter about 1 week later. I did the phone interview right then and there. At the end of the call he had me schedule an in-person interview for about 2 weeks later. I arrived at the interview, sat at a small table with 2 women, the head of interior design and the head of visual merchandising in the Centennial, CO IKEA. I was asked about the "assignment", and as it turns out, I never received an email that was supposed to come before my interview which included a prompt for a project to present to the interviewers. They did not seem dissuaded by this, however. I was given the small project and told to email it within two weeks. They proceeded with the interview and I left feeling very confident. I didn't end up getting the job, though.

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    Sales Co-Worker Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at IKEA.

    Interview

    It was a group interview and it was fairly easy. The HR woman was very nice and asked simple questions about the company. She also made us pick an item out of a bag and we had to figure out what it was and then present it to the group which I thought was fun.

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    Ikea FOOD Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at IKEA (Carson, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    First interview met with the food mananger, she was a nice lady and asked me simple questions and showed me around the store and where I would be working. The next interivew, I met with two of the head food managers and they asked more difficult questions. They seemed very interested but I was very nervous.

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    Goods Flow Co-worker Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at IKEA (Carson, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Initially applied on March 10, 2015. I received a email response on March 23. This email was to set up a phone interview. I received the call for the phone interview on March 25. This interview was fairly easy. The questions the lady asked consisted of: Why applying for the position? Why did I want to work in furniture business? One time i excelled while working as a team? How I handled a difficult situation on the job? This interview went well and the lady told me she would refer me for a face to face interview with the hiring manager at the location i applied. She set this interview up for March 28. The interview was scheduled for early morning around 3am, which was different for me. I assume that this was because this is during the hours of the shift that they were hiring for. I was asked to fill out and print a paper application and to bring contacts for 3 professional references. This interview ended up being with the shift lead. Again I thought that this interview went well. I was asked similar questions as the ones asked during the phone interview. Additionally, it was mostly describing the position and duties. In all the interview lasted about 20-25 minutes. I was told that someone would be in contact if I was to go further in the process. Unfortunately, I received a email a few days later informing me that I was not selected for the position.

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at IKEA.

    Interview

    I applied online, and within just a few days, had a brief phone interview. The interviewer asked about my general availability. I was called in for an in-person interview with the hiring manager. The interview was casual. A conversation more than a Q&A session. By the time I got to my car, I had an email asking me to complete a background check. They checked my references, verified my recent employment as well as my schooling. I have been asked to come back for a second interview. Hopefully all will go well!

    Interview Questions

    • One question was: Describe a time you went the extra mile for a customer.   Answer Question
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    Full Serve Outflow Co Worker Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at IKEA (Philadelphia, PA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online, through my college job board. I was instructed to email a recruiter and let her know what I applied for, and she would see to it that I atleast got a phone interview. I did that and within two days a got a call from a Maryland area code. I missed the call, and tried returning it the next day and left a message for the recruiter. She called me back the next day and the phone screen took about 10 minutes. Asked questions like my experience working with someone from a different culture. I was then told that she was passing me on to interview with the Manager of that store, this was on a Friday and she gave me a choice of going the next day Saturday or Sunday. I elected Sunday, I arrived at the store 15 minutes early, and was told the manager I was meeting with hadn't arrived yet. So I filled the paper application, and waited about an half hour for him to show. When he came in took me to the interview room told me about the job, and asked me asked me about ,8-10 questions. The interview was pretty laid back, and I was in there for about an hour. He said he was going to call me by next week with a decision, be had he still had 4 more people to interview. So I'm just waiting to hear back from them, I belive the interview went really well.

    Interview Questions

    • The question that caught me off guard is which room in my house do I spend the most time in and why.   1 Answer
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