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IKEA Interview Questions

Updated Nov 17, 2014
Updated Nov 17, 2014
228 Interview Reviews

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    Inbound Flow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at IKEA.

    Interview Details

    All on phone due to location

    Interview Questions
    • What do you do when team lead calls in sick and he/she concerned about completing operation successfully that day.   View Answer
    No Offer
  2.  

    Human Resources Generalist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at IKEA.

    Interview Details

    I was ready for this to be slow - after reading the reviews here - but I was surprised that exactly one month after submitting my CV and cover letter online (and fully according to procedure) I still have not heard a peep from anyone at IKEA.

    Knowing (from glassdoor) that the average wait for the first phone call is two weeks, I waited three weeks before following up. By the way, IKEA makes doing so difficult but not impossible. When I finally reached exactly the right person, I left a friendly and detailed message on his voice mail - including the position, store, candidate number assigned to my submission, the name of the well-regarded, manager-level "co-worker" who nominated me - and my phone number, of course. Despite the outgoing message on the recruiter's voicemail promising to return all calls - a week later I still haven't heard anything, despite a strong resume.

    As a customer, I have a very high regard for IKEA. But, I am beginning to suspect they end up hiring the weaker candidates - those who are left over after other employers (with a more aggressive recruitment system) have attracted and hired the best.

    No Offer
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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at IKEA.

    Interview Details

    After receiving an e-mail of interest from their recruiting department on the East Coast, I called and left a message with the recruiter, who was prompt in returning my call.
    The phone interview was short and asked "Why IKEA?" and several behavioral questions, along the lines of "give an example of when you were in a leadership position and things didn't go well," "... an example of when you had to work with people who were different than you," "... an example of when you had to work alone and what was the outcome."

    Interview Questions
    • Experience with AutoCAD is required to be a visual merchandiser in the Marketplace at IKEA.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Designer Co-worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at IKEA in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    filled an application online and got a phone call next day. I called back and the person from recruitment department asked me all the typical competency based interview questions: "have you ever worked with a person who was different from you(ethics, religion, race) - how did you overcome differences?", "have you ever gone above and beyond in your previous job? give specifics" very stressful and fast paced - in the e-mail it said up to 15 min. phone call - nothing about this kind of interview. Well, I wasn't prepared for "grilling" and shouldn't have called back right away. I should have taken time to prepare. At the end he told me they will contact me within 10 days - 2 weeks. After exactly 2 weeks I got an e-mail with an invitation to a "personal interview". I'm going next week - will update.

    Interview Questions
    • have you ever worked with a person who was different from you(ethics, religion, race) - how did you overcome differences?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Logs Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    online, phone and in person with several people

    Reasons for Declining

    pay

    Declined Offer
  7.  

    Co-worker- Sales Floor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview process was easy. First I applied online, and few days later got an email from the HR and we picked a day for the phone interview. Then if they like you, you will go on for the next interview with the manager in the department you will be working in and the sales manager in the store. After one week, you will get to know if you are hired or not.

    Interview Questions
    • It bascially all behavioral questions, mostly related to customer experience.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Self Serve Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    it was 30 mins interview. mostly behavioral questions

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    applied online, received an email, went in for an interview, was hired on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    3D-artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Since part of the IKEA sphere, first line of recruitment is made internally. Secondly comes the public hiring, which is strictly competence based (CVs, portfolios etc.).

    Interview Questions
    • Started out as an intern, so I never did a job interview at this location.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Short talk on salary. Nothing else.
    Accepted Offer
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    Cashier Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at IKEA.

    Interview Details

    I filled out application online and a few days later I recieved a phone call from outside state. They left a message. I called back and the interview answered and proceeded with the interview. It was rather quick. He said he would forward my answer to the store manager in 7 to 10 days

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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