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Updated Nov 7, 2014
Updated Nov 7, 2014
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    At Home Advisor Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Apple in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very positive experience and also thought at same time for someone with ample experience with the job experience. The interview can feel award if you aren't able to relate to what they are looking for. My past jobs prepared me well I think and also as a knowing a little how they work from other experience. The process is fairly long it feels like forever but only lasted about 4 weeks. Can't wait to start and get immersed in the job to really know how it all works.

    Interview Questions
    • What was a instance where you were given praise by your boss/supervisor?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Take it or leave it. It's Apple and I am happy to have the opportunity.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Quality Trainer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Apple in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial call after I applied online on their site a week prior went well. The HR recruiter just wanted to know my current situation, what i was looking for in a role, why Apple and why Quality Trainer. The usual initial screening in my experience. I was notified via email for an interview a couple days later. This was rescheduled twice due to a family emergency for one of the main interviewers which was okay with me as I am unemployed, would have been an issue definitely for someone who wasn't

    The second interview was a 15 min training presentation focused on How - To do something. I chose something topical. I got great feedback from the interviewer afterward both positive and constructive. Good feedback session overall as I have been in training and development field for quite some time, it felt like she was my boss already. Really liked it. I also knew when getting that feedback I didn't do all i could and wasn't probably going to get this job. The second part was interview questions. Really asking me about my background, what I have done, and a couple situational training questions.

    A few days later I got the decline. I blew it but overall a positive experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really unexpected for me, so my advice is that in all Trainer interviews, you will have to create a 15 min presentation. Keep it simple, stay within time and less is more on the slides!   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Global Financial Services Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Apple in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    First round interview was very easy, 25 minutes of all behavioral. Interviewer was wearing jeans and a button down and was very casual, informal, relaxed, friendly. Second round is at their Austin, TX headquarters and consisted of 3 30/45 minute interviews with various staff members, largely an expansion of resume discussion and why you would be a good fit at apple/what can you contribute. After interviews, last interviewer takes you to lunch in their cafeteria and small talk is made over meal, followed by a company tour of their huge campus. emphasis on work/life balance and innovation.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Product Design Engineer, Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Apple in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I'm a mechanical engineering senior graduating in May 2015. Met Apple at a career fair at my university and they told me to drop off my resume at a separate event they would be holding on campus that Friday, which was essentially open interviews for anyone. They catered food and the event was completely casual, with three product design managers interviewing candidates. I saw a sophomore get interrupted mid-sentence and turned because he simply wasn't qualified and there was a massive line. After opening up with my own questions, making some small talk asking me about design experience and my hobbies, and bringing up relevant anecdotes from research experience, he asked me three technical questions which were extremely straightforward, answered them using knowledge taught to us about two years before in standard coursework and reiterated over the years. After nailing everything he was looking for, he wrote all over my resume, initialed HP at the top of my resume (I was told high-performer by my peers), shook my hands, and told me straight up to expect a call back. It's been over a week and a half with no contact, but I'm still hopeful for a follow-up.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the deflection in a cantilever beam loaded at the end?   View Answer
    • Do you do personal design work as a hobby?   Answer Question
    • After drawing a spring tightly wound with the ends extending away and forming a ~30 degree angle, was asked how I would measure the force exerted if the two ends were released (assuming preloaded)   View Answer
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Timing Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Apple in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed @ Cupertino for PD position(onsite - 8 rounds); rejected --> resume forwarded to Austin team for Timing Engr position; went through 7 onsite rounds; cleared the onsite; discussed the salary/compensation with HR and then Sr. Management declined the offer.. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL and IRRESPONSIBLE behavior by the HR.. The entire interview process took 3 months (Cupertino + Austin); went through 15 interview rounds; gave one of my best interview with the Austin team and Apple denied the offer after making me wait for 20 days after the confirmation of continuing with the offer process post-onsite.

    Interview Questions
    • More than the technical question, the difficult part I fail to understand is --> The Sr Management has not seen or interviewed me, and they interfere and decide if the offer needs to be given to the candidate, with whom the respective team has already interviewed and found a skillful and talented individual. I understand if there is a change in business requirement, but the HR mentioned that the reason for the job-denial was because, the Sr Management thought that a senior candidate was needed for that position.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    AHA Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Marcos, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Marcos, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Apple.

    Interview Details

    First, I received an email from a recruiter asking to setup an initial phone screen interview. We spoke briefly about my resume and previous work experience.Then, I was asked to setup a time with a hiring manager to meet with me via Skype. So, I skyped with a hiring manager, and about a week later, I was contacted via phone by the recruiter offering me the job, which I immediately accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • The hiring manager asked me how I would go about troubleshooting a computer that would not turn on.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    n/a
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Supply Demand Planning- Austin Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Apple in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by recruiter through Linkedin and I am currently a senior manager in an equally reputable company and agreed to interview with SD team based in Austin. 2 Facetime interviews with Managers. They interview for the whole team and decide on job allocation after hiring. The first manager was really good to communicate and he responded to all different questions. Next there was a lady who has been in the team for 10-12 yrs and I was annoyed by the behavior of such a senior team person. She kept texting during the interviewing which was very distracting and unethical. Understand that you work #1 supply chain company but job interview is representation of the company as a whole. It was waste of my time

    Interview Questions
    • Just regular resume walk through, then onsite case presentation- 3 day prep time   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Supply Chain Planner Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Apple in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer was very polite and very correct with interview schedule. The position was in Austin Texas but there were a lot of competition and I was not qualified. The was more than one interview and the selection process was very challenging. I wished I had the chance to work for such a great company

    Interview Questions
    • None, very easy question if you are prepared for the intreview   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Production Artist Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Apple.

    Interview Details

    Was initially contacted by a recruitment company, who then submitted my resume and work information to Apple. I believe they found me through LinkedIn. I was invited in for an interview two days later, and coached to dress well but not too formally, and stress my familiarity with design programs and working with apple products, especially being familiar with the most recents UIs: Mavericks and especially iOS7. I was encouraged to spend some time familiarizing myself with the settings, which I did. Apple was looking for someone who can work hard, do repetitive tasks, be detail oriented, seem interested in personal growth and advancing the good of the team, and who wouldn't need training in Adobe CC, particularly photoshop.

    Interview Questions
    • They tested me with a series of screen shots of obscure UI/settings windows, all of which were in different languages, and I had to guess (or rather, know) from the general UI what part of the settings they were in and whether they were from a desktop or a mobile phone.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    As it was for a contract position, I accepted the offer without negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Apple At Home Advisor Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Apple in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Went had 3 interview about 3 days apart from each other. First one was a feeder call. Asking technical questions and scheduled me for the next interview which was face time. The next interviewer was with the apple recruiter. The apple recruiter is your new best friend. They will ask you questions the same as the first interview and such. "Be aware of role playing!" He will then refer you to another interview with the At Home advisor Team leader. This isn't necessarily your team leader if you get hired, but you need to make a good impression. CUSTOMER support! Its one thing to be technical but you need to be friendly and competent as well. Ask questions when he/she asks you if you have questions. Simple things like "How is working at apple?" "What is your position?" "How long have you had this position?" "Where are you from?"

    Interview Questions
    • Role Playing.

      My daughter doesn't know how to swim and she fell in the pool. I jumped in to save her with my phone. I need help my phone doesn't turn on.
        View Answers (2)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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