I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IKEA.
Interview Details internal recruitment process, first interview with line manager and HR then second interview with department head.
Interview Question – tell us about a time you have to handle a difficult situation Answer Question
Negotiation Details – non-negotiatable
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at IKEA in June 2010.
Interview Details Initial interview with HR and supervisor. Both were extremely polite and the questions were based around situations I have been in, and what I would do in hypothetical situations. As a recent graduate, they were obviously trying to gauge my knowledge and reasoning. Second and final interview was with Marketing Manager and supervisor. Again both polite. This was more of a 'get to know' to see whether I would be a good cultural fit.
Interview Question – If you were in a conflict with another staff member, how would you approach fixing the situation? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – As I was a graduate, I didn't have any idea about how to negotiate. I loved the brand so I took the first offer.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IKEA in September 2013.
Interview Details Applied online through IKEA's website, got a call about two weeks later. The first call was a short five minute call with several questions: Why do you want to work for IKEA? Why do you want this position? Are there any days you can't work? When can you start? Etc. They said they will call me if I was successful in 3-5 days. Got a call about several hours later saying I was successful in the next step in the interview process which is a group interview. Gave me details on the date and time. Yet to go to the group interview.
Interview Question – Nothing to difficult, just be prepared for the typical interview questions. Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at IKEA in June 2013.
Interview Details Had a phone interview asking: Why IKEA? Tell your experiences in customer service and my availability. Then the interviewer was happy with my answers and invited me to a group interview.
The group interview had around 20 people. We were seated in groups of 5 on each table. We had activities such as:
- Introduced ourselves
- Told our favourite rooms in the house, and Why
- Chose a badge that depicts our personality
- Created a poster with the alphabet making a word from each letter to describe customer service
- We created a slogan as a group for our poster
- Presented the poster
- Filled out forms with our availability and referees
- Had a tour of the areas we could be possibly working
- Speed dating with different employees asking us questions
I interviewed at IKEA in August 2013.
Interview Details There were two levels of managers in the interview at the same time.
Interview Question – Be prepared to know the history of IKEA. Be prepared to talk about situations in which you dealt with co-workers, provided great customer service. Talk about when you made a suggestion to improve, how you resolve conflict. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IKEA in November 2013.
Interview Details I applied via the company's site-for the position of the Supply Chain Specialist in Switzerland -had to fill the test online, after that I was contacted by the recruiter and the phone interview with the members was set - among one of the first questions was the question - why would you like to work in Switzerland. The next question was - according to your CV you have changed work every 2-3 years , why should we spend money to relocate you if you will leave us in 2 years. Really aggressive style, no questions about my qualifications .. The interviewer was rude and offensive - the worst interview experience ever.
Interview Question – Did not get any questions regarding the position at all. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at IKEA.
Interview Details Once i have finish my application a week later i received a phone call from they and that was my first interview. they said i passed on my application to the store i applied to. 3 days later i got the call to schedule my in-store interview. and once finished i had did a back ground check and once that went through i go another call for the second interview and got offered the job
Interview Question – when was a time you have offered to me a leader to a group Answer Question
Negotiation Details – My Start date and my work schedule
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at IKEA in February 2011.
Interview Details I was joining an IKEA that was currently being built up. So it was a little different from the average new hire.I applies online, and after a while I had gotten a call for a group interview. I was called to a temp office, and I knew little about the company beyond it sold furniture, the temp office gave little Idea what to expect. Once everyone arrived they called us into a room and divided us into groups of four, with a manager taking notes of one particular group. They told us about the company and all it offered etc. Showed us clips of what to expect on opening, there was anticipation for a large group excited for the new store. Then we were asked to stand up and say a little about ourselves. They then gave us a group exercise asking a question with no really right answer, my guess is to determine how we talked out answers with the others, not really concerned for the answers. Then we were asked to move around tables to another group of 4 and asked to do another activity, this time build a paper tower. Again to see how you worked with the others. After that we got called out in groups and divided into one on one interviews with the managers taking notes. After a month or two I finally received a called back asking me to come in for a orientation and they would like me to work for them.
Interview Question – The one on one interview was pretty standard stuff. The biggest surprise was how the group interview went, with the question and tower building, was fun. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – As I was just looking for a part time job with little experience prior, I did little negotiations and joined.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IKEA in March 2014.
Interview Details I applied for this position online, and the whole process took about roughly two weeks. The most relevant questions are:
"Why do you want to work for Ikea"?
Interview Question – The last question was probably the most difficult, because we from time to time, we forget the things that we have done. But the most important thing to remember is to think clearly about what you are going to say. Answer Question
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