IKEA Reviews

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IKEA CEO Peter Agnefjall
Peter Agnefjall
149 Ratings

    overall a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser

    I have been working at IKEA full-time (more than 3 years)


    Great company culture that really values its co-workers. Excellent benefits: medical, vision, dental, 401K and tuition reimbursement for education that relates to your role. Generous paid time off that accrues during hours worked, at a rate that increases the longer you've been with the company.
    My particular position as a visual merchandiser has great hours- Monday-Friday from 6-230. Co-workers must wear a uniform but no restrictions on hair (cut/color), tattoos, piercings, etc... Company culture allows a lot of room for taking initiative and learning from your mistakes. There are also quite a few travel opportunities. Likes to promote from within. Casual work environment.


    Low pay. Sometimes unprofessional work environment with petty office politics. Not very technologically advanced. Tension between the professed company values and management that wants to impose a more American business model. The role of the communication and interior design team is often under valued by store management.

    Neutral Outlook
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IKEA Interviews

Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Front Lines Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at IKEA in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had 2 total in-person interviews, no phone interview. I was initially emailed from HR asking to reply with answers to 5 specific questions...about my salary expectations, availability, my leadership style etc. I received another email the same day to schedule an interview. I met with 2 very nice managers that asked basic interview questions, and gave me a rundown of what the job entailed. the next day I received an email to complete my background check, which I completed immediately. 3 days later I received an email with a personality assessment to complete. That same day I received a phone call to schedule a 2nd interview. This was with the HR Manager and GM, both of whom were also very nice, although they asked extensive questions. They even had me go downstairs to observe the front lines for 10 minutes then come back and give them my feedback. I was hired on the spot after the observation. Then another hour of paperwork, mouth swab for drug test, and orientation was scheduled. My final interview lasted almost 3 hours.

    Interview Questions
    • What IKEA value represents you most and why
      What room is the favorite room in your house and why
      What is your experience working with people culturally different than you
      Tell me about a time you have to utilize performance management
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, set salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

IKEA Awards & Accolades

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Top 200 World's Most Reputable Companies (#2), Forbes, 2009
Best Places to Work in Orange County (Large), Best Companies Group, 2009
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Website www.ikea.com
Headquarters Delft, Netherlands
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

How Swede it is. One of the world's top furniture retailers, IKEA sells Scandinavian-style home furnishings and other housewares in about 330 stores in some 40 countries. To cut transportation costs, IKEA uses flat packaging; customers assemble the products at home. The company designs its own furniture, which is made by about 1,075 suppliers in some 55 countries. IKEA's stores feature playrooms for children and Swedish cuisine restaurants. It mails more than 200 million catalogs a year and sells goods online. An acronym for founder Ingvar Kamprad and his boyhood home... More

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