IKEA Coworker Interview Questions

Updated Mar 3, 2015
Updated Mar 3, 2015
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    Carts Coworker - Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at IKEA.

    Interview Details

    I first applied for the Carts Coworker position online when I saw the listing posted. I heard back from them soon about an interview over the phone. After a quick and easy phone interview of about 15 minutes I received an email inquiring about an in-person interview. That was the first interview that was in-person and it took about an hour. I was with another candidate and we were required to fill out a similar application form to the one online. After we were engaged in a fun and short exercise where the candidates learned and talked about each other. The managers then took us separately and interviewed us asking some questions. A couple weeks later a background check was done and that's when they called for a second in-person interview. In my case I was recommended for the cashier position instead of the carts position. The second interview interview was to finish up some additional questions as well as submit a drug test and fill out an official hour sheet. Overall the interview process took a while (about a month or so), but it was pretty smooth and not the most difficult.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you interested in working for IKEA? Explain a time where you had to provide customer service. Have you ever had to work with employees of a different culture?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    IT Coworker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at IKEA.

    Interview Details

    They have certain questions that they have to ask in the interview that are already pre worded. When I was hired there was no technical portion, but when I was interviewing candidates for my position I added a technical portion of the interview in order to select the right kind of candidates.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a challenge you had at work and explain how you dealt with it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They let me know about normal compensation for the role, asked if I was looking at other places and if I had any offers on the table (always say yes to this). Negotiated a little more than the average that this position makes but it was still very low comparitively.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Checkout Services Coworker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    About a week after I applied online I received an email requesting me to call for a phone interview. A week after the phone interview I received an email letting me know when the store was having their next hiring event. At the hiring event I completed a paper application and had to creatively "sell/market" an item. I was at the hiring event for approx 5 hours.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Recovery (As-Is Area) Coworker-HL3 Interview

    Anonymous Employee in East Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Employee 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
  6.  

    Home Furnishings Sales Coworker Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at IKEA.

    Interview Details

    I filled out the online application and received an email not long after telling me that they were interested in my application and to call for an interview. I called the same day and spoke with a friendly woman who asked me only a few questions. The interview took only five minutes, and she told me that she would forward my information on to the hiring manager who would call me within 5-7 days to set up an in-person interview. After a week, I hadn't heard anything, so I called the woman I originally spoke with to ask about the status of my application. After unsuccessfully attempting to reach her several times, I eventually resorted to emailing her. She eventually emailed me back and gave me the phone number for Human Resources. I tried calling them, but the phone would just kept ringing and I never even reached an answering machine. I am still waiting to hear back, but after several months of not receiving a phone call or email, it is safe to assume that I did not get the job.

    Interview Questions
    • -Tell me about a time where you provided excellent customer service.
      -Tell me about a time where you had to work with someone different from you.
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Carts Coworker Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at IKEA in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and in about 3 weeks, I was emailed and given a number to call for a phone interview. Called a couple times a day but they didn't pick up on 3 days later. During the interview, they asked very general questions such as, : "Why ikea?" Previous work experience? Name a time when you had to work with somebody from a different culture?"

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you had to work with somebody from a different culture.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Home Furnishing Sales Coworker, Bedrooms Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IKEA in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied the day it was posted online and received and email 4 days later saying they were interested in me and I would be receiving a phone interview. I missed the call when the interviewer called and called back and got her voice mail. She would be out of the office until Tuesday and return her messages then. No call back Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and I kept trying to call her back and always got voicemail. Finally I called and got the interviewer late on Thursday. Had a 15 minute interview and she said I was perfect for Ikea. Told me the salary and weekend requirement and said I would be getting a call back from the manager no later than Wednesday. That was two weeks ago and I have never received a call back or email from them.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you work with someone different than you? Describe a time when you went above and beyond for a customer... not difficult, just think through your answers and let me know you are all about the customer (if, indeed, you are).   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Sales Coworker-showroom Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woodbridge, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woodbridge, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at IKEA in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I first received a phone interview, this lasted for about 17-23 minutes. It all depends on how talkative you are.
    The generic conventional questions such as: Why Ikea? Weakness? Strengths? Do you prefer to work independently or in a group?

    Apparently they had suspended hiring even though I was told I'd get a call the following week.. I received an email and call in January.

    One in person interview.
    A week later another in person interview.
    Called in separately to fill paperwork.
    Called in separately for a drug test, and finally hiring papers!

    Can be lengthy process, unless you're applying before summer or winter holidays.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was not any negotiation, they had a pre-printed paper from HR that said $9.50
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Receiving/Replenishment Coworker Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Employee in West Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at IKEA in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied and sent in my resume for two positions I felt I had the best experience in; recovery coworker and replenishment coworker. In about a week or so I received message on my phone and an email about contacting HR for a telephone interview. I was being considered for the replenishment coworker position. The interview was pretty painless and asked simple basic questions about personal work experience and what would you do in certain work place scenarios. After that I received an email about attending a group interview at the store. The group interview was in business casual attire and a little over an hour with our group of 12. We introduced ourselves and answered questions delving more into work experience and more what would you do questions. Also, they talked about the company and asked what experience do you have with Ikea in general. After a week, I got an email stating that they were pursued other candidates for the recovery coworker position and I also received a letter in the mail stating my denial of the job due to my bad credit. From beginning to end, the process happened under a month.

    Kind of bummed I didn't get to work here. Ikea is like a big toy store for me and being new to the area, this job would have helped out a lot.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you worked together with a group and what was the outcome.   View Answer
    • What do you know about Ikea?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Receiving/Replenishment Coworker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Frisco, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Frisco, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at IKEA in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    I posted my resume with IKEA on line. After appproximately a week I got a call from the home office for a phone interview. I was told someone would call me from my local store. Approximately 2 days later I got a call from my local IKEA to come in for an interview. After the interiew I was called back and asked to come in for an offer. At the time of the offer I was given a drug test and my schedule. The whole process from start to finish took about 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work in replenishment?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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