Apple Projects Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 22, 2014
Updated Aug 22, 2014
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Cupertino, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Apple in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I went through two phone interview before a final round interview in Cupertino. Both phone interviews were about an hour, and pertained my knowledge around Mac OS X, a recent couple projects, past work experience, interest in project management. They weren't too concerned with my non-existent experience in project management

    Interview Questions
    • Explain how you stay organized in your every day life   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    phone interview

    Interview Questions
    • Hiring Manager missed the interview 3 times. Basically no showed   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Expected questions for the most part except for only one person. This person came in with total attitude, not very polite, did not seem like he was prepared. He was asking questions which was clearly spelled out on my resume. I offered my resume to him and he refused to look.

    Interview Questions
    • The person mentioned above asked "why we should hire you". This question was not very difficult nor unexpected, but he was cutting you off EVERY TIME as soon as you try to speak (E.g "Don't tell me xxx, this is very simple", "Don't say yyyy, everybody say the same", "Don't tell me ZZZZ, we already have tons of them in the building", etc). As a consequence, you can never answer it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albuquerque, NM
    Application Details

    interviewed at Apple in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Got affiliated through a career fair, then had to fill out a questionnaire, and went through 1 interview and was informed that I got the position about a month after the interview. Training was a month and then we dove right into the role.

    Interview Questions
    • if email did not work, what would you try and do to fix it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Engineering Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cupertino, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Apple.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed on site with 6 different people in the organisation. They asked in depth about project management and people/stakeholder management skills and experience.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cupertino, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Apple in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Had over 20 interviews. Three flights to northern CA.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They would not negotiate. Salary was lower than desired.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cupertino, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Apple in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Flew into Cupertino three times. Had about 23 interviews in total with about 10 individuals. The process took over a month.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked to describe a specific technical process in great detail.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Apple did not negotiate. "Take it or leave it".
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Cupertino, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Apple in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Chris Lee from Apple recruiting reached out to me. He set me up to speak with someone in iTunes (Gavin) for a phone interview on Friday 7:30PM ET. The phone conversation went really well; Gavin said he hates to leave candidates hanging so he will make sure they get back to me in a weeks time. Its now been more than a month and I have not heard a WORD! so much for a company I admired.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was unexpected; mostly about my experience ... why project management, why not developer. Why Apple?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter and a phone interview was set up with the hiring manager. At the end of the phone interview, the hiring manager said I would be contacted to set up in-person interview. I met with the hiring manager, three peer managers and two potential co-workers. The in-person interviews in all took about 4 hours. I was told at the end that I would hear from them to schedule the next round of interviews. I never heard back from Apple even after I called and emailed the hiring manager and internal recruiter.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you write the business requirements for a toaster   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Technical Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cupertino, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Apple in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview is broken up into several phases. Some interview sessions have 2 people peppering you questions from 30-45 minutes.

    Questions focused on:
    1) Examples of a project shipped
    2) How to create a schedule and track deliverables
    3) Talk about a very difficult and technical problem that you had to work to help solve
    4) Theoretical role playing on what happens if you are about to hit a deadline and a senior exec comes and throws a wrench into the schedule
    5) Career goals

    You will interview with a variety of PM's, testers and dev leads

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was unexpected. To be frank the project management org in apple is fairly non-technical and very unimpressive. Dev and Testers are superb however.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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