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IKEA Reviews

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665 Reviews
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IKEA CEO Peter Agnefjall
Peter Agnefjall
169 Ratings

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Department Manager in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at IKEA full-time (more than 10 years)


    IKEA is a great solid company to work for; they truly are one of the most diverse companies I have ever worked for, and they pay very competitively.


    IKEA does not believe in staffing their stores to meet the needs of the customers, and plan their hours budgets to unrealistic expectations. Managers are often held accountable to get a job done without being allowed the staff and or hours to do so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be prepared to think on your own. Although there is a lot of guidance in place, IKEA is not an environment of corporate decisions!

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IKEA Interviews

Updated Feb 26, 2015
Updated Feb 26, 2015

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at IKEA.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, and within just a few days, had a brief phone interview. The interviewer asked about my general availability. I was called in for an in-person interview with the hiring manager. The interview was casual. A conversation more than a Q&A session. By the time I got to my car, I had an email asking me to complete a background check. They checked my references, verified my recent employment as well as my schooling. I have been asked to come back for a second interview. Hopefully all will go well!

    Interview Questions
    • One question was: Describe a time you went the extra mile for a customer.   Answer Question
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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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