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IKEA Interview Questions

Updated Jul 27, 2017
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  1. Featured Interview

    Helpful (28)  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at IKEA (New York, NY).

    Interview

    the interview was easy and in a very friendly environment. was 1:1 interview but ant the end HR manager joined and asked a couple of questions as well. Again got a call from them and had a second interview and got my offer letter and drug test at the same time.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a time where you took the lead.   2 Answers

  2.  

    Multiple Positions Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IKEA (Renton, WA).

    Interview

    I was first contacted by phone and given a description of the multiple jobs for which I had applied and was being considered. I then was invited for an interview Like someone else on Glassdoor said, if you are called for a second interview, it's a very good sign.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell about a difficult customer and how you handled the situation.   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (6)  

    Sales Co-Worker Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IKEA (Philadelphia, PA).

    Interview

    The interview process was pretty fast. I applied on a Sunday, received an email about a phone interview on Monday and was in for a face-to-face interview the following Wednesday. The questions were simple. Just be confident with your answers.

    Interview Questions

    • If a customer came into the store looking for a bookshelf, what types of questions would you ask the customer to provide the best fit bookshelf for them?   Answer Question

  4.  

    Human Resources Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at IKEA (New York, NY).

    Interview

    First interview was one that was conducted online. You have one minute to answer a question which is recorded. There were about 5-8 basic interview questions. From there I was selected to have a phone interview with a person from corporate. She explained the job and duties. Then she asked a few more basic interview questions such as explain your proudest moment. Tell me about a time where you made an error and how you corrected it.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me your proudest moment.
      Tell me about a time you made an error and how did you correct it?   Answer Question

  5.  

    Sales Coworker Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Draper, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at IKEA (Draper, UT) in July 2017.

    Interview

    I submitted a resume and cover letter online, and within the day I got a call from the hiring manager. We set up an interview for 2 days later. The interview went well, she said that I would receive an email about completing a background check, and that once that was done, they would schedule a second interview where they would make an offer.

    Interview Questions


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    Call Center Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IKEA (Baltimore, MD) in June 2017.

    Interview

    There were two interviews. There is a phone interview that lasted 20 minutes and there's an in person interview that lasted 30 minutes. The phone interview asked the Common interview questions.

    Interview Questions


  7.  

    Cashier Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IKEA (Philadelphia, PA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Process was very painless. I applied and was contacted for a phone interview the same day. Very basic, wwyd, tell me a time when...questions. Scheduled an in-person interview shortly after that. My interviewer was really nice and it was the most comfortable, laid-back interview I've ever had. We just talked about what I had done previously and why Ikea.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a time you went above and beyond for a customer.   Answer Question
  8.  

    Children's Play Area Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at IKEA (Santa Ana, CA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Right after a few minutes of finishing up the application, I received a phone interview (basic questions such as, why do you want to work there, name a time you successfully worked individually & in a team, 3 characteristic of a great employee, what type of environment are you comfortable working in). After completing the phone interview, I was scheduled for an in person interview. The manager I interviewed with made me feel really comfortable and also asked pretty basic question. The in person interview was quick , less than 30 minute. About a week later I was called in for a job offer, there they performed a swab drug test. I'll be starting my orientation in a few weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here?   1 Answer
    • Describe a time you dealt with difficult situation and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
    • What's your favorite room in the house?   Answer Question
    • Describe yourself in 3 words   Answer Question
    • In your eyes, what characteristics/qualities make a good manager? And why   1 Answer
    • Who motivates you in your life   Answer Question

  9.  

    Sales Coworker Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IKEA (Philadelphia, PA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Process was broken into 3 parts: Phone Interview, Face-to-Face, then a meeting with HR. Took a while between steps but I don't think that's the standard at all stores. Super easy going process.

    Interview Questions


  10.  

    Home Delivery Desk Co Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tempe, AZ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IKEA (Tempe, AZ) in June 2017.

    Interview

    You will be called to set up a time for the interview. Then, in the interview, you'll be asked some basic interviews question.

    If you get the job, you'll be called back. If not, you'll get an email.

    Interview Questions


  11.  

    Goods Flow Co-worker Seasonal Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IKEA (Los Angeles, CA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online for the position and got a call within a few days. The manager explained the position and asked me if I'd like to interview. I met up with him and another manager for the first interview. After the interview, I did a background check online to verify work experience and references. Few days after they called me for a 2nd interview in which they offered the position, signed papers, and drug test. My background and drug test passed and I start orientation. The whole process took 2 1/2 weeks, and lots of emails and brief calls with the hiring managers and background check company.

    Interview Questions


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