Apple Projects Interview Questions

Updated Sep 14, 2014
Updated Sep 14, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Energy Systems Engineering Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Apple in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    1 recruiter phone call and 1 phone interview with an EPM. The interview wasn't even an interview. The guy only called me because I had a referral. He didn't know my resume well, was unprepared, and made up his mind that I wasn't a good fit prior to the interview. The interviewer asked me if I had any questions about the job so many times--even after he told me I wasn't a good fit. I don't understand why he wasn't upfront about the purpose of the phone call in the first place since it clearly wasn't an interview. He didn't take the time to get to know me at all. Total waste of time and a disappointment. I thought Apple would be more professional than this.

    Interview Questions
    • What is a project that you worked on that you were passionate about?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Electrical Engineer - Special Projects Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Apple in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    One phone interview, one short in person interview, and one long in person interview. The long interview had the most technical questions. The interviews were interesting b/c they were looking for a power electronics/controls engineer yet none of the interviewers seemed to have that experience. A few questions related to large volume manufacturing. Everyone seemed really happy and dedicated to what they are doing. Apple provided no response/feedback after the last interview.

    Interview Questions
    • The difficulty level of all questions was moderate. One interviewer asked me how to fade an led. The question was so easy (just use PWM) I psyched myself out and tried to answer it with an inductor instead. I just couldn't believe it was that easy.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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
  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 applied 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.  

    Project Manager Interview

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

    I applied 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

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

    I applied 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

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

    I applied 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Technical Project Manager Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at Apple in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    First friend of mine uploaded my resume in Apple job site, then got a call from recruiter, she schedule phone interview with Hiring Manager, Hiring Manager called me on schedule time asked me to tell about myself, after that she explained they are looking for Project Manager not much into technical more into Managerial job explained she is looking for their internal home grown system enhancements, she asked 2 question on
    1. Difference b/w Char and Varchar
    2. Joins what is that Joins are used for
    I answered them and she told me that she want to bring me onsite for face to face interview in Apple campus in Cupertino CA, they schedule 8 interview (Including hiring manager and lunch meeting project manager, other interviewees are 1 Sr. Manager, 2 department heads, 1 technical lead, 2 more project manager ) back to back
    All of them asked about myself
    How do you decide database size what are the information you look for.
    During Project you will notice one of the vendor group is slipping in timeline how do you mitigate this issue
    Asked what Design patterns using in my projects
    Asked about while importing data to database what design patterns you will use
    What is difference XSLD and XSLT
    Why do not you always use XML format for data import
    What methodology I am using in my project what are advantage when I said I am using Agile when you handling project in that team from outside vendors are involved what disadvantage agile will have in this scenario.
    What are the things you will consider for application to service multi language (international)
    Then Hiring manager told me I do not have Java experience ( in my resume I have clearly mentioned that I have only experience in Microsoft technology)
    What are non functional requirements that I will consider during the project

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Apple in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume for the position in mid April and contacted by a recruiter in early June. The interview was set up for the next day. I was told to expect a 30 minute discussion. The hiring manager called me at the exact time agreed upon and we finished on time. The interview was an average discussion of my skills and experience with focus on the technology that the position required. The discussion was very positive with no unexpected questions. The recruiter called me within a few days to share the results of the interview. Unfortunately, I was not a match for the position, but the overall experience was good.

    Interview Questions
    • Sequence the following four items in order of importance: Cost, Design, Quality, Time   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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