How a selection process looks like


We appreciate our customers and co-workers and we communicate with them openly. We do not want to hide anything and we give equal chances to anyone regardless of age, sex, origin or religion.


How to apply for a job in IKEA

If you are interested in working in IKEA, go through a list of open positions. If you find any of them interesting and if you meet the requirements, apply via a button directly in an advertisement. If there is no open position interesting for you but you want to work in IKEA, send us your CV.


You will get an e-mail answer about receiving your request or CV in both cases.


We assess delivered applications then and choose from applicants several most suitable candidates for the particular job position. We invite those candidates via e-mail or phone to participate in a selection process.


How a selection process runs

Selection process usually consists of three rounds. First of them is assesment center, second one is a personal interview with a future manager and third one is a personal interview with a boss of this manager.

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Assessment center

Assessment center is a way how we can get to know more about our future colleagues when they are solving different tasks and discuss with others. There are about 10 applicants participating. Both group tasks which you will solve together with other participants and individual tasks are included. The great advantage is that you can get a feedback from one of the assessors if you want to. You will get to know about your strengths and weaknesses important for your career, where your advantages are and where you can improve.

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Second round

Two or three candidates who pass to the second round are chosen based on the assessment center results. The second round is a personal interview with a future manager. We do not ask tricky questions. We appreciate the most your honesty. We could ask you to fill in a personal test as a part of the interview. If you want to ask anything about your future job, this is the right time to ask.

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Personal interview

The third round is a personal interview between the most suitable candidate and the boss of your future manager, so called gandparent principle. We are also interested in a candidate's motivation to work in IKEA in this phase and what expectation he/she has.

What can you expect from IKEA during a selection process?

You do not have to worry about a selection process. It is not an examination, the whole process runs in a funny and friendly atmosphere. We recommend you to find out basic information about IKEA business. But the major part of the interview will be about you and your future job.


IKEA informs you about your results and next steps after finishing each round of the selection process. We agree on a start date and mutual signing of a working contract after successful passing all the rounds.

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