Apple Interview Questions & Reviews in Canada
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Apple Retail - Expert Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Apple in August 2011.
Interview Details – There will be some sort of technology knowledge test, which must be passed before moving on to the next step. This test includes questions about the more advanced features and inner workings of Apple hardware and software. Once this is completed there will be a panel interview consisting of 3-5 interviewers.
Interview Question – The difficult questions were often situational, "Tell us about a time you had to give a peer feedback, why were you giving them the feedback and how did you do it. How did the peer take it, do you think progress was made?" View Answer
Negotiation Details – Just to try, Apple tends to make almost great offers. Definitely more than you'd expect but not as much as you're worth.
Mac Specialist (Apple Store) Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Apple in August 2013.
Interview Details – Group interview with activities.
Interview Question – What was the biggest area of opportunity for your last manager? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Lack of compensation.
Firmware Engineer Internship Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and interviewed at Apple.
Interview Details – One phone interview followed by another phone interview using electronic whiteboard for me to write code.
Interview Question – Write a write-only function in C to write to the address passed in the parameter View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Apple in February 2014.
Interview Details – So I had been applying for about 5 months and do not get discouraged, my point is, keep submitting your application they'll take a look at it eventually.
After that time they called me up and asked me to come in for my interview. At first the interview was in French and it was fairly straight forward, asking about past job experiences, why I'd want to work for Apple, what I'm particularly proud of and so on. Very generic background questions that are pretty much already described on your resume.
The second interview was with another manager, the exact same questions but this time it was done in English.
No problems if you're bilingual!
Interview Question – There are two questions: explain how you bettered a work environment before applying here at Apple.
Who is your favorite manager and why? View Answer
Negotiation Details – The negotiation phase was easy they are amazing at Apple, very organized and structured towards the application process and negotiation. They are extremely open and friendly.
Creative (Apple Store) Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at Apple.
Interview Details – I went into the store to ask about what the hiring process looked like, and they told me to submit my resume online. I got an email to attend a group hiring session, and was invited back for a 1:1. Then I got the job offer. A lot of correspondence was through email.
Interview Question – There were not difficult or unexpected questions. Just the normal, give me an example of a time you had to give or receive feedback. How did you turn a negative customer experience into a positive one. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I asked for an obscene wage in the interview. What they offered was great, and I was happy.
QA Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Apple.
Interview Details – First round: 3/30 min phone interviews with the team members
Second round: Full day interviews with most of the team members in pairs
Interview Question – How would you test a marker Answer Question
Senior Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Apple.
Interview Details – Was contacted through an Apple recruiter to come and be interviewed via telephone for a position as the senior manager at the apple store
Interview Question – Is Apple a Technology or lifestyle brand Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I received another job
Solutions Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Apple in December 2010.
Interview Details – Initial contact was via phone. After that a meeting with the local area manager at a starbucks. This was a positive interview so she gave me tips for the next steps. After that, 5 more interviews followed. Including skype interviews with the director of Apple Canada. They were all situational questions and for the most part fairly easy to answer as long as the proper preperation was taken.
Interview Question – What is your weakness and how do you think it will effect you in this role. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They offered you a job with salary and commission. Commission was unnegotiable but salary was movable a few thousand.
Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Apple.
Interview Details – 1. Applied online, and didn't hear anything for about a month and a half.
2. Invited to a 'Hiring seminar' - this was a large group presentation and interview (about 60 people). Basically a test to see who has an interesting, outgoing personality.
3. Two hours after the group interview, I was invited to a one-on-one interview with the store leader. As far as I can tell, they were trying to see if I have an understanding and interest in customer service and the right attitude, focus and passion to work there. They didn't mind, for example, that I barely used Apple products.
4. Background check.
5. Job offer over the phone.
This all happened in the space of about a week. But this varies a lot between stores, markets, times of the year etc, so don't take it too literally. I think mine was uncharacteristically easy because I got hired just before the holiday season when they were desperate to hire a huge number of people. (They hired about 60 people for my market of four stores alongside me.)
- Tell me one thing in your career or education you've been the most proud of. (This seems very specific to the Store Leader in question though). View Answer
- Why Apple? Answer Question
- Can you cope with a hectic, intense work environment? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The attitude was very much 'take it or leave it'. The store leader phoned me and told me what position they'd hire me for, at what store, and what the wage was. I applied for full time Family Room Specialist, they gave me Part Time Specialist... They did, however, assign me to the store I put on the top of the preference list.
Perhaps I could have negotiated, but they definitely wouldn't have been very responsive to it.
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