IKEA Sales Coworker Interview Questions

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Sales Coworker Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at IKEA (Philadelphia, PA) in May 2013.

Interview

Phone interview with national HR people just getting basics and some job history. If you pass that then there is the in-person interview, which is mainly behavioral questions. If you get past that, there is a background check with a 3rd party which slows down the process, and a drug test in person. Very laid back process, attire is business casual at most. Only negative is the process is very slow. Can take about a month when factoring in everything.

Interview Questions

  • Describe a time where you had to help a customer who was unhappy with their service?   Answer Question
  • Describe a project you did on your own without being asked.   Answer Question

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    Sales Coworker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunrise, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at IKEA (Sunrise, FL) in July 2011.

    Interview

    Submitted an online application. I didn't hear back for about 2 weeks. As a result I went in person to the store and visited the department in which I was applying. I brought my resume and cover letter and left it with a sales coworker there. I received a call the next day and a brief phone interview was conducted asking basic questions - why IKEA, what is your skill set that would be beneficial to the job for which you are applying, what do you not like to do when working, etc. I was asked to come in for a 1:1 interview in person with the assistant manager of my department. He was very nice and asked a list of question distributed by corporate about my background, hobbies, what I expect from other coworkers, my strengths, weaknesses, describe a time when I had to work under pressure, etc. After this interview I followed up with a phone call and was made and offer by the Manager of the department. I was required to come in and meet with HR for a drug test (cheek swab) and to sign the final paperwork. I had orientation about two weeks later and have been happily employed every since. It is a part-time job to make some extra money while working my normal day job. They have great health insurance for part time employees which is another bonus.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Didn't negotiate for higher pay. There was no wiggle room.

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    Sales Coworker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at IKEA (Salt Lake City, UT) in March 2011.

    Interview

    You submit an application online, it's pretty simple and easy. Then they have a third party screening that will either email you that it's a no, or call your contact number for a phone interview. If you pass that screening, you are given a contact number for your local IKEA that is hiring, and you have an in-person interview. They tend to differ based on what the manager is looking for. The "required" questions they need for their paperwork is pretty basic job interview stuff, and most management know what they need and will hire you if you're a good fit, and will pass if you're not showing qualities they want in their department.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There isn't much negotiation - you get told what offer the manager can make you, and that's about it. Maybe higher positions (like management) would get more options here, but there's honestly some equation that HR uses that tells the manager what their budget for you is.

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    Sales Coworker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hicksville, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at IKEA (Hicksville, NY) in December 2010.

    Interview

    Knew someone working at the company and was able to get a referral, which helped in getting an interview. Submitted my resume and met with a Human Resource manager, who inquired about my relevant experience and what department I'd be interested in working at within the company. I was very personable in the interview, which is a big part about a sales job and the main reason I was hired.

    Interview Questions

    • Why should I hire you? It's always awkward to try and boast oneself while trying to remain modest and not state the obvious answers.   Answer Question
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    Sales Coworker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at IKEA in February 2010.

    Interview

    It took me maybe 2.5 months to get the interview had to keep on sending them my resume and coverletter for every job post they posted. It was a 1 on 1 interview i was told i had to wait for the background check and a 2nd interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a little about yourself?   Answer Question
    • Describe a situation where you found yourself dealing with someone who didn't like you. How did you handle it?   Answer Question
    • Why do you want to sale furniture?   Answer Question
    • How wll do you work with people? Do you prefer working alone or in team?   Answer Question
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    Sales Coworker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at IKEA (Burlington, ON (Canada)) in April 2009.

    Interview

    It is very difficult to get an interview with IKEA, even if you have retail experience. They will hire for the right person, so show your good attitude through your resume. It helps if you know someone. They also want people there that will stay and grow.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here?   1 Answer
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