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IKEA Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Dec 6, 2017
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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee in Grand Prairie, TX
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at IKEA (Grand Prairie, TX).

Interview

Big event hiring day. Very organized. Job offer before leaving. I was very impressed with the energy and people skills all those involved showed. They were interviewing hundreds of people for the new store and everything was kept very professional. I am very excited to begin with them soon.

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Other Interview Reviews for IKEA

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Frisco, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IKEA (Frisco, TX) in October 2017.

    Interview

    People were very friendly. They asked me about my experience and asked standard interview questions. They were ready to hire me but for a different position (seasonal and not the one I applied for).

    Interview Questions

    • Please tell me about the case when you exceeded the expectation of a customer.   Answer Question

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dartmouth, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IKEA (Dartmouth, MA) in August 2017.

    Interview

    It Was a very casual group interview, followed by a phone call and background check. The group interview only consisted of three applicants and three memebers of the management team for about an hour. Three days later I got a phone call notifying me that I would receive an email with instructions for my background check.

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  3. Helpful (1)  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at IKEA (Plymouth Meeting, PA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Phone screening to start followed by an in person interview. Background check was completed after first interview. A second interview followed and an offer was extended. Drug screening was performed immediately upon acceptance.

    Interview Questions

    • What is one example of a rule you broke and why?   1 Answer

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at IKEA (Portland, OR) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Met several managers at a meet and greet, then came back the next day for an interview with one manager. There were several interviews occurring at the same time, in one room. My interviewer was quite young and I believe my (older) age had much to do with not being offered a job. All managers/supervisors who were interviewing were fairly young, which may be the culture they are looking for.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at IKEA (Atlanta, GA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    I applied for a full time sales position and was contacted for an interview a few weeks later. And by "contacted" I mean the manager happened to see me and wanted to do the interview right then. There was no real planning on his part.

    After answering some generic questions, the interview took a sour turn. His demeanor was very pompous and arrogant. Additionally, he made snide remarks about my career aspirations and answers to his questions. I withdrew my application the same day; no job is worth that disrespect.

    Interview Questions

    • "What are your career goals/do you have any other job besides working at IKEA?"

      "If hired when can you begin?"   1 Answer

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I went on the website and applied online the application process was pretty easy. Two weeks later I got a call about a hiring event. I went to the hiring event there were around 25 people. They made us partner up and present in front of the group of possible employees and hiring managers. we had to ask are partners questions about why Ikea and about there prior work experience and present the info they gave us. Then we were asked to step out the room so they could deliberate. After that they called us back into the room and split us up in two groups. My group was asked to step outside once again. The people who were left in the room were not considered and basically told why not. after waiting like 30 minutes a manager came out and brought me into a interview room were he began to interview me one on one. He asked personality questions apart from the basic questions this interview was way more intense and caught me off guard. I later waited on the main hiring manager which then brought me to a room where he told me that I had too little experience to be a sales associate they require at least 2 years of prior experince to be considered for the position. so I was gonna be considered for the cashier position. I was told to go back to the waiting room that the cashier manger was going to come to interview me. Her interview was easy going and relaxed the basic questions were asked. She said the Main hiring manager would be the finale judge and if yes i would be emailed the background check information. I left the interview at 4 by 5.30 I had the email. I was there form 12.30pm to 4.00pm

    Ps. The same day around 7.00am hours before the event started I was called by headquarters I was interviewed and told that my resume was being fowarded to the location I applied to unknowing that I had already been called in for an interview. So basically expect a phone interview before the actual interview

    Interview Questions

    • Whats the last thing you read? What was your favorite part? What was the last nice thing you did ? Tell me something nerdy about you?   Answer Question

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    Sales Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at IKEA (Tampa, FL) in July 2014.

    Interview

    1. Phone interview (X2)
    2. In person interview with the team lead of one area
    3. A second interview with team leader + another shopkeeper : pretty sure there was a drug test ,too
    4. Offered job by shopkeeper because they felt I'd be a better fit for him and because there were more hours available in that department.

    Asked a few questions to see if I would fit into the "IKEA culture"

    Interview Questions

    • "What draws you to IKEA"
      "Describe a time when you had to work with others to solve a problem..."   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IKEA (Renton, WA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Two people in the room basic interview questions. Friendly nice asks if you need anything before they start the interview. If you get a 2nd interview YOU GOT THE JOB!!!!

    Interview Questions

    • Putting yourself in a situation what happened, what did you do to help, what was the out come.   1 Answer

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    really wanted to be impressed by your knowledge of the company and there values.

    Interview Questions

    • how does working at ikea change your life   1 Answer

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