Happiness score is 58 out of 100
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About the company

  • CEO
    Jesper Brodin
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    5,001 to 10,000
  • Revenue
    more than £7B (GBP)
  • Industry
    Retail & Wholesale
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Salary estimated from 671 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed.

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Sales Assistant in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
on 11 May 2022
Asked to do things above your pay grade
The day to day life is pretty simple, and the people you work with a nice but those in management aren’t very aware of the real situation, that made it hard to reach expectations as it was always unrealistic
Kitchen Designer in London, Greater London
on 12 May 2022
Happy and equal working environment
the whole team is quite international and everybody are equal and there is not much pressure on the working environment. Also the company provides very generous staff discount and food at very low cost.
Food Co-Worker in Milton Keynes
on 8 May 2022
Good company culture to work.
The most enjoyable as a team is working with different backgrounds.And I am happy to learn a lot of different things which they would like to share from IKEA.
Site Operations Manager, Unit movements in Exeter
on 6 May 2022
Pathetic company
This place is a joke. Managers look down on you I disgust most of the time. You are basically on minimum wage while the managers are on £50000 a year.
Warehouse Operative in Peterborough
on 29 April 2022
Not satisfied
While I was working at IKEA in Peterborough I felt like I was getting stressed a lot of the time because of you need help you very rarely get it and when you do it can take weeks. I also feel that the management think less of the English people there and I am not the only one to be made to feel this way. Not satisfied and not a good place to work.

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Interview insights

Insights from 921 Indeed users who have interviewed with IKEA within the last 5 years.

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Interview is average
Process takes about a week

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They are Cov19 updated the department manager invites you to a zoom style one to one live chat now not a face to face interview. There is live fee visual and sound which lasts up to 30 mins. Usually around 20mins in reality. The questions are double-barrelled at times and you really need to think hard. They start with general introductions , and the manager will follow a set of scripted questions for all roles. The interviewer will take handwritten notes throughout . They start off by describing the role and warm you up by asking 1) Tell me a little bit about yourself. What you've done in the past. Where you are looking to be in a years time. What's brought you to apply to Ikea today? 2) How do you think you can create a positive customer experience in the role you've applied for? 3) In most jobs, there is a standard way of working. Have you ever had to change your approach to deal with a situation? 4) Can you tell me about a time that you've taken responsibility for anything? 5) Can you describe a project or team task you done and what role YOU played in it? 6) What does "Caring for People and Planet" mean for you? 7) What does " Simplicity" mean to you ;and have you made a way of working more efficiently and more straight-forward? 8) What does "Cost Conscious" mean to you? And therefore, if I gave you £1000 just now ,what would you spend it on? 9) What does "Renewing and Improving" mean to you , and how do you apply this to the workplace? 10) How do you lead by example? 11) How do you think YOU can deliver a fantastic customer service experience within an Ikea store?

Shared on 10 September 2020

I personally wouldn’t plan your answers for an ikea interview. I’ve recently just had an interview and it’s so relaxed and they team make you feel so welcome! They are looking for people who can just be themselves and not act like they’re talking off a script. My advice would be to just go in there and say what comes to you rather than planning your answers.

Shared on 21 January 2020

Does IKEA require you to work on weekends? What if you’re not available on weekends would you still be hired?

Shared on 8 September 2019

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