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IKEA Sales Co-worker Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2014
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Sales Co-Worker Interview

Sales Co-Worker

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at IKEA in February 2013.

Interview Details – First, I received a five-minute telephone interview from HR, with general questions regarding experiences and ethical standards. I was informed that I would receive a call from the store's Human Resources department within a week. The call came in within 5 minutes of hanging up. Later that week, I engaged in an interview with HR, followed by one of the shopkeepers (department managers). After a drug test and ten days of waiting, I was offered the position.

Interview Question – What values do you think align with IKEA's?   Answer Question


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Co Worker Sales
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at IKEA in July 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online on a saturday and got a reply the next day or tuesday which really surprised me so I would say CV and Covering Letter is very important(maybe luck as well). Then i got an email saying that I have a group interview on a thursday but I couldnt do that thursday so I just told them, I will not be able to do it but they were so lenient and gave me the next thursday for the group interview and this time I attended.

In this group interview, you will have a icebreaker for about an hour, honestly its really chilled but as I am quite a shy at first person as soon as the questions got to me I fumbled with my words a lot and I actually said Im quite nervous sorry. Anyway so it starts with an icebreaker lasting an hour then the scary part...

They make you choose an item and please dont hesitate to run for an item you know youll do good at & basically you get asked how would you sell the products to the customer. Then thry will go thru you one by one then they will say theres a twist, you have to partner up w/ someone and choose between you two what item can give more functions or features for a customer.

The last test is how to give a good customer service and if you received a bad customer service ever what happened with that etc. This just shows the interviewers how well your good customer service skills are and how would you handle difficult situations.

Then this is where you find out if you got a spot or not, they half the group and LUCKILY i got in the group for the people who have a 1-1 interview whereas the other group didnt pass the test or stages.

For the 1-1 interview is where its really chilled, you tell them your availiability, how long it took you to get there and why ikea( i said good customer service and money lol).

If you made it this far on my story, ill give you a tip. Be yourself, dont be too bossy and dont be too quiet, be yourself guys.

Then if you get it, you get it. As for me i got a callback in 2-3 days. Then ill shorten it up and say i got another 10 min interview saying at which department ill be working at & my pay& my hours which leads to the next wee of you getting trained to 3-4 days which at this point allows you to officially become an ikea co-worker. Good luck & hope i helped! :)

Interview Question – The stage 2 which is selling a product I have chosen from a box.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Be specific about how many hours you want and your shifts( morning or evening), if you have a good manager he will allow you to do the shifts youll prefer.


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Sales Co-Worker Interview

Sales Co-Worker

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IKEA in August 2011.

Interview Details – Applied online and was phoned up and invited to interview, unfortunately at the time I was on holidays and it would not work out. I asked for my application to be kept on file and a month later they rang back and asked was I still interested - I was delighted!

Interview is pretty simple and they want to ensure that you are excited about the company and prospect of working in a large MNC with important cultures and values. Know a lot about the company and be prepared to talk. As many roles are Customer Facing remember their "Customer First" policy. Also working under pressure as the stores are CHAOTIC!

Sometimes there are also assessment centres but I was not subject to one. Overall, a nice process just know your stuff and look up their values.

Interview Question – None in particular just research the company values and maybe also look at some of their YouTube videos which tells you what it's like to work for IKEA.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Pay rises and there are some fantastic benefits and perks!


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Sales Co-Worker Interview

Sales Co-Worker
Shenyang, Liaoning (China)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at IKEA in February 2010.

Interview Details – 3 interview in total: first interview, group interview, 1:1 interview.
1. resume, rough information collection
2.test and group discuss, present
3.1:1 interview: background, reason for application...

Interview Question – how long can you work here?   View Answer


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Sales Co Worker Interview

Sales Co Worker

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at IKEA in April 2010.

Interview Details – Initially I was contacted over the phone for an informal interview. This went well, and after a long wait I was invited by email to attend a group interview. The group interview was quite fun. We had to build something in a group, and try to sell another thing to the group. Also, there was a 45 mon written test. I was outgoing without being to overwhelming and showed I was friendly and a team player, which is why I got the job. Just act relaxed and you will be in for a better chance.

Interview Question – What have you had to overcome in your life, and how did it change you   Answer Question

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