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Apple Mac Specialist (Apple Store) Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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Mac Specialist (Apple Store)
Atlanta, GA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Apple in January 2010.

Interview Details – Interview process was a group interview with multiple people.It was hard to stand out in the crowd of people, but if you try you can make an impact. Overall it was not a bad process once you got past all the people around you.

Interview Question – What was your biggest failure?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. It was take it or leave it.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

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Mac Specialist (Apple Store)
Aventura, FL

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Apple in March 2012.

Interview Details – Nothing in particular, just questions testing your personality type. And what you would do in certain situations to determine your character as a person. Nothing in particular, just questions testing your personality type. And what you would do in certain situations to determine your character as a person.Nothing in particular, just questions testing your personality type. And what you would do in certain situations to determine your character as a person.Nothing in particular, just questions testing your personality type. And what you would do in certain situations to determine your character as a person.

Interview Question – how would you spend a hot summer day?   View Answer


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Neutral Experience

Mac Specialist (Apple Store) Interview

Mac Specialist (Apple Store)

Interviewed at Apple

Interview Details – 3 seperate interviews as well as one phone interview one was with store assistant manager and one was with gm the final was supposed to be with regional manager but wasnt available

Interview Question – what apple product most defines you   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

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Difficult Interview

Mac Specialist (Apple Store) Interview

Mac Specialist (Apple Store)
San Tan Mobile Village, AZ

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Apple in March 2010.

Interview Details – Initially I had a phone interview. Then from there, I was asked to join a group interview of potential new hires. After that, I then had a 1 on 1 interview with the store leader. Then another personal interview with both the store lead and market lead. Then hired.

Interview Question – Nothing in particular, just questions testing your personality type. And what you would do in certain situations to determine your character as a person.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Mac Specialist (Apple Store) Interview

Mac Specialist (Apple Store)
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Apple in May 2012.

Interview Details – Group interview first, then manager from the store you're selected in interviews you and if you pass then the store leaders interview you. After the process which can take about a month, you get an offer and training is around 2 weeks.

Interview Question – What is your favorite app?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Mac Specialist (Apple Store) Interview

Mac Specialist (Apple Store)
Charlotte, NC

I applied in-person and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Apple in February 2010.

Interview Details – The interviews are broken up into stages:
1. This interview was a large group event
2. I received a phone call 72 hours after the “Apple Career Seminar.”
3. I arrived for my interview on time at 9am, but I was told that the manager who was going to interview me was busy and I was asked to wait around for a few minutes.
4. Five days after my first in-store interview I went back for an interview with the head manager.

Interview Question – If you could bring one piece of technology to a remote location, what would it be?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

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Mac Specialist (Apple Store)
Broomfield, CO

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Apple.

Interview Details – The process took 4 months, and communication was nonexistent. Managers consistently late to interviews. When I signed the offer, I didn't even know it was for only part-time. Unprofessional.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected or difficult. This is retail, and the managers are a mess.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Mac Specialist (Apple Store) Interview

Mac Specialist (Apple Store)

Interviewed at Apple

Interview Details – I went through 4 interviews: one phone interview, two group interviews, and one individual interview. We had a conversation about our life experiences. It seemed like they wanted to get to know me on a more person level as opposed to the usual, "Tell me about a time when..." Owning an Apple product wasn't the most important factor, it just seemed like they wanted to know how I handled situations with people that were different from me.

Interview Question – What was your experience like in a previous work environment?   View Answer


3 people found this helpful

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Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Mac Specialist (Apple Store) Interview

Mac Specialist (Apple Store)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Apple.

Interview Details – 1) Hiring Event
2) First interview with a floor manager
3) Second interview with a Specialist manager
4) Third interview with the Store Leader
5) Fourth interview with the Market Leader (at this point the offer is basically guaranteed)

Any advice I could give is that if you really want the job, dress casually. They are hiring for looks whether the candidate meets "the brand". Go into an Apple store and talk to an employee on the floor about any advice they might have.

Be wary, the interviewers are trying to screw with you. They will reschedule your interview times last minute, ask you intricate questions about Apple that are impossible to know the answer to unless you already work there, and constantly make you feel as if you have failed the interview.

After my second round I was given a huge 10 minute explanation for how I should approach a rejection. "Just in case we reject you, you need to understand that I was rejected the first time I applied". They do this to see your response. I said "Well I really hope it doesn't turn out that way, I feel like I am a great fit for your company". Plenty of people will freak out and ask how they did, this will lead to a rejection.

50 people were interviewed for my spot. Every single thing you do WILL be taken into consideration.

Interview Question – You are overqualified for this position. Tell me why you aren't just going into a corporate sales position and seeking higher education?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiations. I attempted but the number of other qualified candidates was so high that Apple was willing to walk away. I also had a higher starting wage because of my college degree, that was unwarranted otherwise since I had no retail experience. I made twice what a barista with 3 years experience makes at Starbucks. I couldn't complain.


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Mac Specialist (Apple Store) Interview

Mac Specialist (Apple Store)
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Apple in October 2011.

Interview Details – It was an intense process of 3 interviews. First, a giant one, in a group of candidates. Then a second in a smaller group. And then a third one on one.

Interview Question – There was a apple knowledge test in the first interview.   Answer Question

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