Apple Creative (Apple Store) Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 19, 2014
Updated May 19, 2014
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Creative (Apple Store) Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
Application Details

I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Apple.

Interview Details

The hiring process was rather quick for myself, however I have seen the process take a while for many others as well. It is incredibly difficult to get into the job if you don't fit the current culture of that store.

Interview Questions
  • Nothing stood out, but if I had to choose one it would be, How long do you plan to be with the company?   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
I was unemployed at the time, and just happy to work, but the compensation was already better than most spots I applied at, so no negotiation needed
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Creative (Apple Store) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Arduous process. Lengthy. Expect multiple interviews, beginning with a phone or Face Time interview with a recruiter that asks you scenario questions. Then, you move on to the store interview, and prepare for a panel. They are more interested if you "fit in." The process can drag on, and if you're lucky, you get a second interview and maybe a third and maybe a job.

    Interview Questions
    • "Tell us about a time when you delivered world-class customer service, and another time when you failed to meet the customer's expectations."   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Just, "here's the salary."
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Creative (Apple Store) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Apple in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    A lot of phone calls, emails and a lot of meetings.

    Interview Questions
    • When were you faced with a difficult situation and how did you overcome it? What can you contribute to the team? After the answer they followup with: Please explain more. Then they will say How do you mean?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Creative (Apple Store) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Paramus, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paramus, NJ
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Apple in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had 3 interviews and was hired quickly.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    It was low, but they increased my offer based on my previous career experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Creative (Apple Store) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tigard, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tigard, OR
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Apple.

    Interview Details

    I had three interviews at Apple. My first one was a group panel interview. There were about 6 people applying for the job, and 3 managers interviewing us. The second interview was a phone interview, and the third and final interview was a one on one interview in person. The process took about 1.5 months in total but was totally worth it.

    Interview Questions
    • The most challenging questions that I was asked during the interview was regarding my plans to make the Creative training team great. It was a fairly young team, so I had to really think on my feet for this one since I didn't have a lot of content or experience to draw from. Unlike most other interviews that I have gone through, Apples interview questions are not typical interview questions. They actually sit down and get to know the applicants, not just ask canned questinos.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate my salary about 5% more than was offered. I was already coming in pretty high at the top end of the allotted HR range for annual pay (even though the position was hourly).
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Creative (Apple Store) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bethesda, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Apple in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    there were 5 stages, the first was a "hiring event", this included 25 or so ppl, if you made it through that, you you'd have to meet with management 3-4 times. for approx 30 mins each, and talk formally informally about your self, answering questions as they arise.

    Interview Questions
    • as always, "where do you see your self in 5 years"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    i have no experience with negotiations, and did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Creative (Apple Store) Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Roseville, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Roseville, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Apple in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Overall the interview process was simular to others referenced -my one concern was the time lag between mt second interview (face to face) and any contact. I called, with no response at least half a dozen times and never got a return call or answer. My final communication was a very generic, bland email. Very disappointing.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Creative (Apple Store) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 months - interviewed at Apple.

    Interview Details

    I did a group interview with 20 other people. It was very intense and very competitive. You have to find a way to stand out in a group interview. The most important thing is to remain calm and not to act nervous. That is the kiss of death in Apple!

    Interview Questions
    • Apple says...."Tell us of a time that you...." Come prepared!   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Ask for more money right when you start. The raises are very very small. Be willing to bargain.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Creative (Apple Store) Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  South Hills, PA
    Anonymous Employee in South Hills, PA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Apple.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Sent in a resume and thought out cover letter and was asked about 2 weeks later to come in for a hiring event. After dressing business casual and making my appearance to the event, there were about 25 others there, many of who showed up in unprofessional attire. This almost put a bad taste in my mouth, but I just felt an advantage right away. After watching a few small video clips about the company (Apple), we were asked what the most surprising thing was that we just learned. Then after, we were moved into groups, where we were asked general questions, mainly about customer service experience. They say it's optional to answer, but why would you go to a job interview and not answer questions. They log down what you say and they judge you from there. After this event, which lasted almost two hours, I was asked a week later to come in for a second one on one interview. I was told that only 3 out of the group were asked to come in for this. It was a pretty relaxed interview with the team leader just walking around the store as he asked me general customer service questions and answering questions about myself. I found out halfway through talking with the team leader at the store that they were only hiring for the sales position. I was pretty disappointed with the fact that the team leader wasn't even aware of the cover letter I took the time to create and that I applied for the creative position. I think they just bring in anyone who generally applies to the store and assume they just want the general sales position, but you have to start somewhere I guess. The 1 on 1 interview lasted for about 45 minutes, thought it went very well, but was informed that they went ahead with their hiring of others. Somewhat glad I didn't get it because it opened my eyes to the Apple culture. Felt it was Apple or nothing there, but that's the way it is when you're working to promote any company.

    Interview Questions
    • Looking around this store, what do you think we can improve on? And don't say everything is already great.   Answer Question
    • That guy over there (points to older man) has a regular flip phone and has Verizon, go ahead and tell me what you would say to him in short to buy an iPhone and switch to AT&T.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Creative (Apple Store) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Aventura, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aventura, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Apple in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process began with speaking to a recruiter through a job posting site for a store management position. Was then called by a regional recruiter for a phone interview detailing my work experience and corporate values. Following the phone interview, a 1 to 1 interview was scheduled in a local Apple Store. Similar questions were asked, and a follow up interview was booked with the store leader. After the store leader conversation, three weeks passed before getting any follow up.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do to elevate the team within the next 5 years?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation allowed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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