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IKEA Interview Questions

Updated Nov 17, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)  

    IFS Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IKEA.

    Interview

    Phone Interview with HR Generalist, this consisted of a detailed run of my resume and background that relates to the position. A few days later a face to face interview with HR and Operations manager with questions related to business acumen and general leadership skills, a week later it was followed by a phone interview with country food operations manager which consisted of more in-depth people skills and operations knowledge. And finally a face to face with Store Manager where we pretty much exchanged life stories and focused on who I was as a leader.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about P&L and how do you use it in a business?   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (4)  

    Interior Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IKEA in April 2017.

    Interview

    The process was really lengthy, taking 2 months from when I applied to finding out. After the application I assumed I'd just been unsuccessful it was so long before I heard anything. However I was invited to a group interview, which was friendly and informal. We were split into groups and then had to assess one of the room settings. After the group stage we were all asked to submit 2 practical tasks - 1 VM task and 1 interior design. The tasks were really interesting, but it did feel a little strange that they would ask everyone to do them instead of whittling down the applicants beforehand. I was then asked to a final interview which was with the department manager and their manager. It was chatty and friendly, they took the time to really look at my portfolio which was great.

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  3. Helpful (2)  

    Prep and Flow Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Draper, UT
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IKEA (Draper, UT) in April 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process follows the 5 Star format with tell me about a time when. Both interviews were over the phone. First interview with Department Manager, then second interview with HR and actual manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me how you deal with conflict.   1 Answer

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    Returns & Exchanges Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IKEA (Miami, FL) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Phone interview is the first step and lasts 5-10 min asking basic questions and some experience/scenario questions. If you pass this, they ask for an interview at the store. My 1st interview was done there but since an HR manager was in the building, they were able to do 2nd interview on the spot. After this, a week passed by with no info, then they finally called me a week later to see if I can do a 3rd interview for that same day(they were eager). When I got there I saw an HR manager enter with a drug test and many papers in a folder, so I instantly knew I got the job.

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  5. Helpful (1)  

    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IKEA (Columbus, OH) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Enthusiastic---I applied online and heard back from Ikea within a week to attend an interview session at a local hotel. The recruiter responded with great enthusiasm and directed me to the merchandising manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Discussed my recent retirement from FedEx Express (Operations Manager) in which I indicated I was flexible and willing to work at Ikea in any capacity.   1 Answer

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    It was ok. Signed up and filled an application and my resume was submitted. Day later I received a confirmation . 2 days later I got an email for phone interview. Set up time

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    Marketing: Consumer Behavior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at IKEA (Minneapolis, MN) in April 2017.

    Interview

    After submitting my application i waited about two weeks before they asked me to take a personality assesement. They sent me my results week later and scheduled a phone interview that was very casual about my work history, skills and interest in the postion. On the phone they asked me to come on-site for a formal interview. The in person interview was about an hour long and very informal. I was told i was one of the “few” interviewers left. After i left, i never heard from them again. I sent two follow up emails and never heard a response.

    Interview Questions

    • Why should we hire you?
      What do you know about IKEA?
      Past work experiences?
      Hardest boss you’ve worked with?
      Name 5 skills about yourself
      Why do you think you will be fit for this job?   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (13)  

    HR Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at IKEA.

    Interview

    I interviewed with a total of 5 people over 3 rounds of interviews for the role of HR Manager. The interviews were conversational, and focused less on accomplishments and more on cultural fit. Be prepared to talk about industry trends, national competitiveness, and long-term strategies at this level. They seem like a fun, warm company to work for.

    Two irks:
    1. For a company that champions diversity, every person I interviewed with was a white male, made me concerned diversity was championed, but not at the management level. I'll be curious to see who they hired.

    2. They took almost 4 weeks after the final round of interviews to respond about it I got the job or not. Most companies I've interviewed with, once you complete final rounds, they let you know one way or the other within the next week.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you think the role of HR in business will change over the next 10 years?   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (3)  

    Safety & Security Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IKEA in March 2017.

    Interview

    Applied Online, Received an email from a reciter asking for a phone interview, completed the phone interview and was invited to come into an in-person interview. I was told that I would hear back within the next week. I waited and did not received a phone call. I had already had another offer on the table and at the end of the week after i accepted it. Two weeks later I received a phone call after trying to follow up twice with no answer informing me I got the job, I told IKEA it accepted another position and they were very disrespectful to me stating that I picked them first even though they did not follow through on their own expectations. Needless to say IKEA doesn't like it when you chose another employer and they'll let you know it.

    Interview Questions

    • What was your last position and how much did you make?   1 Answer

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Goods Flow Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at IKEA (Brooklyn, NY) in March 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online and received a call the next day about scheduling an interview two days later i was a hour early (9am) waiting in the reception area of the workers entrance . i dressed casually, slacks, white button up a green v-neck sweater and a black tie , i was confident. since i was the first one to show up three other people came 10 am i was the first to be interviewed. it was a 1 on 1 process in a small quaint room and the woman was really nice. it was literally fifteen minutes and she offered me the job on the spot.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time when you were put in a leadership role   1 Answer
    • name a time when you failed at something   1 Answer

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