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IKEA Interview Questions

Updated Feb 16, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)  

    Front End Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at IKEA.

    Interview

    It was a group interview. There were supposed to be about 6-8 candidates but only me and two others showed up. Got interviews by the two cashier leaders, they tried breaking the ice by asking some fun questions and then typical interviews questions.

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at IKEA (Tempe, AZ) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online, got an email requesting an over the phone interview, then for an in person interview. I got an offer which I accepted and had to go back in for a drug test which they said they would call me back when the background and drug test come back. I started training the same week.

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at IKEA (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Send my resume and received an automatic reply. The reply stated that I would receive an answer to response within 3 months but so far I never got one. I never received an official responds with a rejection or reason why

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at IKEA.

    Interview

    I had a total of 2 interviews not necessarily by the department managers of the kitchen department where I was interested in working. Upon receiving the job offer, a drug test was submitted.

    Interview Questions

    • All standard retail questions. They did ask if I knew where IKEA originated and asked if I knew about the company.   Answer Question
  6. Helpful (4)  

    Food Service Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at IKEA.

    Interview

    This is the second interview I have had in a month. I still haven't heard from IKEA yet. I had an interview on August 23.the lady told me that it was a full time position. She told me since I was going to school I would have to wait until mid October to reapply for the part time position.

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  7. Helpful (1)  

    Retail Foundations Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at IKEA (Memphis, TN) in October 2016.

    Interview

    It was basically a 2 step interview
    The first was the call, which during the call was just questions. If that went well you went to a one on one. During that there was also a oral drug test which was super easy

    Interview Questions

    • 1.) why do you want to work for IKEA   1 Answer
    • How would you deal with a rude customer?   1 Answer
    • How long do you see yourself working for IKEA?   1 Answer
    • What are your goals in life?   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Safety and Security Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at IKEA.

    Interview

    It started with an online application. After that I received a call and did two phone interviews. After that I had to come in for a face-to-face with the team lead and department manager. During the face-to-face there was an oral drug test. Other than that it was pretty simple.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a time when you were told to do something and didn't know how to. How did you overcome that?   Answer Question
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at IKEA (Tampa, FL) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I applied for the job from a job website and first received a phone call from an HR Recruiter within 2 weeks of applying. She was super great to talk to and made me feel very comfortable and relaxed over the phone with some very basic interview questions. Why I was looking for a job, what kind of hours I was looking for, what kind of employee did I think I was for my current employer, etc. She immediately explained to me that I would be set up with a face to face interview and gave me several interview times and allowed me to choose which worked best for me. I was told to dress business casual. I wore dress slacks, a button down collared shirt and a cardigan. To top it off, I put on a yellow beaded necklace to show my IKEA colors! After I spoke with the HR Recruiter and had my phone interview, I then had my 1:1 interview and was told to keep a look out in my email for the background check over the next couple weeks. I received it the next day! I filled out my background check which was very basic but included my social security number. So far it's been a positive experience. Please note: I am marking NO that I did not get offered the job because I just submitted my background check today.

    Interview Questions

    • I was glad that I had looked at other job interview postings on this website because it allowed me to prepare myself for what was ahead during my interview. I met with a Team Lead Manager and she was awesome. It has been 16 years since I was on a job interview last and she made me feel so relaxed because she was at her previous job for a long time and she hadn't been on an interview for quite some time when she applied there as well. Then we even discussed the fact that I was nervous, which we giggled about. We talked a little about ourselves before we got started and that helped and I was no longer nervous. Her and I had a lot in common so that made me feel better too. She asked me general interview questions, how would I describe myself as an employee, tell her about a time that I had a difficult customer and how I handled it, tell her about a time that I made a mistake at work and how did I handle it, tell her what was my favorite room in my home and why, what interested me in working at IKEA, was I able to handle lifting and re-stacking items for customers, what could my co-workers expect from me and what do I expect from my co-workers. Before I left, she handed me a form that gave me instructions on what to do if I received an email to fill out the background check. I received it the next day, which excited me very much.   1 Answer
  10. Helpful (1)  

    Home Delivery Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at IKEA.

    Interview

    Applied online, got call for a job fair interview. Managers from all departments are there staring at you like a piece of meat, they choose who they want the best after a couple of questions and group activities. Take you to a room , asks several questions then they tell you if they want you. After that you do paperwork and drug test and is given a start date

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    Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at IKEA (New York, NY).

    Interview

    The position was open in Novosibirsk, Russia. The process from the moment of applying to the moment of final interview took about 1 month.
    Everybody was nice and friendly. First of all, there is an telephone interview with HR, which, in my case was from China. She asked some basic qustions about my background, about my working expericnec and about IKEA values.
    Afther a two weeks later or so I received a call from local IKEA and the've invited me to the interview with direct manager of the division.
    Unfortunately, I did not pass.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about your values as a person and as a professional? What do you think IKEA values are?   1 Answer
    • Tell me about your methods of finding, choosing and developing a supplier.   1 Answer

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Pros: “They have a staff break area with free coffee and food that you have to purchase which is pretty good. The company holds a lot of events to try and promote quality of life improvements and...”“They have a staff break area with free coffee and food that you have to purchase which is pretty good. The company holds a lot of events to try and promote quality of life improvements and connections with employees, regardless of level, which is also pretty awesome. Overall this was a great company to work for with a nice hourly wage.” – Full Review

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