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Apple Creative (Apple Store) Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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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 Question – "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."

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I applied online and 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 Question – 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

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Paramus, NJ

I applied online - interviewed at Apple in March 2011.

Interview Details – I had 3 interviews and was hired quickly.

Interview Question – Technical questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – It was low, but they increased my offer based on my previous career experience.

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Creative (Apple Store)
Tigard, OR

I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – 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).

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Bethesda, MD

I applied online and 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 Question – 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.

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Creative (Apple Store)
Roseville, CA

I applied online and 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 Question – Pretty standard questions   Answer Question

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I applied online and 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 Question – 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.

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Creative (Apple Store)
South Hills, PA

I applied online and 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.

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  • 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

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Creative (Apple Store)
Aventura, FL

I applied online and 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 Question – What would you do to elevate the team within the next 5 years?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation allowed.

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Creative (Apple Store)
Costa Mesa, CA

The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Apple.

Interview Details – The interview was not that bad. Questions were pretty straight-forward regarding your past experience and how you handle issues. Ordinary job-wide question: Tell me a little about yourself, tell me a time when _______ and how you handled it, why do you want to work here?

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