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IKEA Careers and Employment

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  • CEO
    Jesper Brodin
  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    more than £10B (GBP)
  • Industry
    Retail & Wholesale
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Food Service Worker
£8.93 per hour
Kitchen Worker
£9.08 per hour
Kitchen Team Member
£9.48 per hour
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Kitchens Specialist in UK
on 25 February 2021
Constantly challenging
I work in kitchens sales. You will never plan the same kitchen twice, so it is always changing. The IT tools that we have are rubbish, but the work environment is relaxed.
Customer Service Representative in Peterborough
on 6 April 2021
If you need to use the toilet during your shift this isn’t the job for you
The most depressing job EVER. Customers are allowed to scream all kinds of abuse at you and get away with it. You’re not allowed to hang up no matter what they say. For forbid you need to use the toilet outside of your breaks. 10 minute breaks at that. You get timed each time and I’ve you go over the set time a day frequently you’ll be called up on it to explain why you went over. No respect or care from any of the managers at all. No one is on your side there at all. If you work here make sure you take off 2 sick days even if you’re only sick for 1. Being off for 2 days works out better for your sick score and you in the long run.
Team Manager in Tottenham Hale, Greater London
on 12 March 2021
Fantastic company to work for.
Excellent company, very busy but fun. You are definitely part of a family when you work for IKEA. Great support from colleagues, Good lunches, decent discount.
Co worker in Wednesbury
on 25 February 2021
Very clicky you either fit in or you dont
Staff get into groups and if you are lucky you will fit in to one. People who creep get on really well but if you just do your job and cause no issues you get forgotten.
IFS Sales Co-Worker in Cardiff
on 22 February 2021
Best place ever!
Best company to work for, kind, compassionate, family values, values oriented. Living wage, uniform provided, employee discount, Easter and Christmas presents, staff parties and tertial department get togethers. Excellent company benefits.
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Insights from 428 Indeed users who have interviewed with IKEA within the last 5 years.

Favourable experience
Interview is average
Process takes about two weeks

Interview questions

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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