IKEA Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 25, 2014
Updated Aug 25, 2014
207 interviews

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    FOOD Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at IKEA in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    First received a phone interview. Then got called back to have an in person interview. Pretty simple interview. How do you work in a team, What are your greatest accomplishments? Where do you se yourself in the future? Do you have reliable transportation? THe interviewer was super nice.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Interior Design Co-worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Costa Mesa, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Costa Mesa, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at IKEA.

    Interview Details

    Was given a floor plan drawing and aesthetic test using ikea catalogue. The test parameter was 15 min. It's to test your design skills. Discuss portfolio and previous experience.

    Interview Questions
    • 3 hour long interview with direct manager, followed by department supervisor.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    non-negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IKEA in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Takes a little time. Had a interview with manager, HR, and Store manager. Also did phone interviews with the service office and manager. A long process but well worth it.

    Interview Questions
    • Most of the questions were pretty straight forward. None that were too hard.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Got more than asked for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Home Furnishing Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 3 days - interviewed at IKEA in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    I filled out an application in person and got a call back within a week. I only had one interview but it went well except I was found overqualified and was not hired for fear I would leave for better pay.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Cookshop Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed 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
  9.  

    Interior Design Co-worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Carson, NM
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carson, NM
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at IKEA in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my application online and heard back from HR the next day requesting an interview, which was very conversational and lasted a couple hours. The interview concluded with a tour, the whole process lasted about a week.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, just a straight offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Customer Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Apply on line, telephone interview, face to face interview usually with more than one person. Occasionally there's an immediate offer. Usually have to wait a bit for the offer by phone.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IKEA in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    You get one interview to know whether they want to hire you or not. Coworkers are guaranteed an interview if they had applied for a job within the company. The interview can involve one or more managers in the room with you. They will ask you pretty typical questions, like "Tell us about a time when you really bent over backwards for a customer to be satisfied." Or "Tell us about a time you managed to work through extreme stress." Because they are not very willing to train people, they are expecting you to have at least some experience in what you applied for, unless it is an entry level position. Interviews are casual dress to make you feel more comfortable. Having family working in the company gives you a size able advantage when it comes to getting a job. If you do not get the job, they will let you know in person or over the phone.

    Interview Questions
    • They will ask if you have any questions. Ask them a few safe questions, because they see that as interest and willingness.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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