IKEA Mock Interview

To help you prepare for an IKEA job interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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Working in a retail environment, you will sometimes come across rude customers. How would you handle a customer who is aggressive towards you or a co-worker?

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List of 30 IKEA Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    Working in a retail environment, you will sometimes come across rude customers. How would you handle a customer who is aggressive towards you or a co-worker?

  2. 2.

    This position requires a flexible schedule as we are open evenings, weekends, and most holidays. Are you able to commit to these hours?

  3. 3.

    How do you handle a situation where your supervisor does not properly communicate information to you?

  4. 4.

    At IKEA we like to hire strong achievers. Give me an example of a time when you went above and beyond.

  5. 5.

    At IKEA we firmly believe in grooming our employees into management roles as they show potential. Are you interested in potential leadership roles with us?

  6. 6.

    IKEA is intentional about being a great place to work. What stands out to you about what makes IKEA different from other retail environments?

  7. 7.

    For IKEA coworkers, retail experience is preferred but not essential. Do you have any retail or sales experience?

  8. 8.

    IKEA's vision is 'To create a better everyday life for the many.' How do you plan to adopt this vision as your own as an IKEA coworker?

  9. 9.

    In this role you may be required to handle customer transactions. On a scale of 1-10 how strong are your mathematical skills?

  10. 10.

    Do you have reliable transportation?

  11. 11.

    How can IKEA motivate you on the job?

  12. 12.

    How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?

  13. 13.

    IKEA has a unique set of company values that define the way they do business at every level of their organization. Which of IKEA's values stand out to you?

  14. 14.

    Tell me 3 qualities you possess that make you a strong fit for this position with IKEA.

  15. 15.

    We have a strong employee honesty program in place at IKEA to prevent loss. What would you do if you discovered that a co-worker was stealing product or money?

  16. 16.

    This position requires you to wear a uniform to work. Have you worn a uniform in the workplace before? How do you feel about this?

  17. 17.

    What is your experience as a shopper at IKEA?

  18. 18.

    In a retail environment, staff turnover is often high. How would you handle it if your co-worker did not show up for their shift?

  19. 19.

    What do you think about IKEA's commitment to Democratic Design?

  20. 20.

    At IKEA, 'We Love Challenges' because they push us to achieve more. What challenges or problems have you encountered and solved at work?

  21. 21.

    What is the most competitive work situation you have experienced? How did you handle it? What was the result?

  22. 22.

    Why is this job with IKEA right for you at this time in your career?

  23. 23.

    What type of manager brings out the best in you?

  24. 24.

    Personality fit is important to us at IKEA. How would you describe your personality?

  25. 25.

    What type of work environment do you dislike working in?

  26. 26.

    We need reliable people on our team at IKEA. How many days were you absent from work last year?

  27. 27.

    At IKEA, we value diversity, inclusion, and equality. What makes IKEA stand out to you as a great place to work?

  28. 28.

    IKEA recently raised their average minimum hourly wage to $11.87 per hour, and they offer a competitive benefits package for workers over 20 hours per week. What are your salary expectations?

  29. 29.

    What does your future with IKEA look like?

  30. 30.

    How do you handle situations that could cause you to be late or miss work?