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Apple Finance Intern Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 4, 2014
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Finance Intern
Cupertino, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Apple in February 2011.

Interview Details – I had one interview on my college campus with an Apple HR screener. Then I had four interviews at Apple's headquarters. Finally I had an interview with my to-be hiring manager.

Interview Question – If you were in charge of determining what commercial retailers (Target, Best Buy, Walmart, etc.) Apple should consider introducing "store within a store" Apple product displays how would you choose what retailers to introduce the new retail experience?   Answer Question


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Finance Intern Interview

Finance Intern
Cupertino, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Apple in March 2011.

Interview Details – Applied through the on campus recruiting at my school. Had a first round interview which was partly technical and mostly behavioral. Then got called to come to the HQ for a super day of 5 interviews, as well as a casual lunch interview, which were mostly behavioral but a few technical questions.

Interview Questions

  • If you could ask Steve Jobs one question, what would it be?   Answer Question
  • If Apple opens an SIS (Shop in Shop) in a Best Buy in City X (which contains no other Apple stores), how can I measure the success of this store three months after its grand opening?   Answer Question


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Finance Intern Interview

Finance Intern
Cupertino, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Apple in December 2010.

Interview Details – This was a very long process. I was interviewed by a total of 6 people (including a lunch interview with one of the FDPs). The interviewers were amazing. Everyone was very nice, open-minded, and enjoyable. They are really looking for a fit - someone that has the "Apple Culture." There were a few technical questions, but nothing very "financy." I didn't receive any questions concerning solvency ratios, or bonds, interests rates and all of that. However, I was asked to brainstorm on how I would analyze a certain situation.

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Finance Intern Interview

Finance Intern
Cupertino, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Apple in March 2010.

Interview Details – I went through on campus recruiting and the interviews were all very behavioral. All the company cares about is if you would make a great fit. I was even told once that they could teach a monkey to do what they do, thus they just care if the person would make a good fit for the company. Although the company is very innovative, their business and finance departments are a little behind the times. Everyone is very nice and obsessed with Apple. You have to "drink the Kool-Aid" to fit in.

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Negotiation Details – No Negotiation- took what they gave me


Accepted Offer

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Finance Intern Interview

Finance Intern
Cupertino, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Apple in October 2009.

Interview Details – The first round interview is very casual. They asked me mostly behavioral questions. The person interviewing me was a recent graduated. It was basically looking for a fit. Second round was in Cupertino at their headquarters and I met with 4 different people, then went to lunch with FDPs. You meet with the person in charge of the post-graduate program. They were all very nice and I rarely received a technical question.

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Declined Offer

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Finance Intern Interview

Finance Intern

Interviewed at Apple

Interview Details – Scheduled an interview through campus career center. Interview was exclusively behavioral: don't expect questions on your econ/finance classes, or even Excel experience. Apple seems to be very interested in finding people who "fit" with Apple culture. Numerous questions about favorite classes, what makes you unique, challenging experiences, etc.

Be prepared for weird behavioral questions: what kind of animal would you be, what's the craziest thing you've done, etc.

Interview Question – Give me an example of a time you experienced failure. What was the situation, and what did you learn from the experience?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

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Finance Intern Interview

Finance Intern

Interviewed at Apple

Interview Details – All behavioral, pretty easy. On campus interview, then on site interview (4 interviews in a row + lunch)

Interview Question – If you were expanding Apple into a new country, what factors would you consider?   Answer Question

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