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Timing Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ months - interviewed 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 Question – 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
ITunes Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Apple in August 2012.
Interview Details – Pretty simple and I straight forward. I just recall being asked your typical questions, nothing that was intimidating. Just make sure you're resume is up to date and looks great
Negotiation Details – no
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Manager Demand Planning Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Apple in March 2014.
Interview Details – Call with recruiter, then more senior recruiter. Then Facetime with a couple of "peers", Wait 2 two weeks and fly to Austin. Interview with 6 people and then present case study on iBike. Had a great day talking to the people - all were Managers - no directors or vp's -- at the end of the day did my presentation on the iBike. The group didn't appreciate the direction I took -- they were all Managers - I think that if VP or Director level person was there, things would have gone better.
Interview Question – On your team, how many "A" "B" and "C" players would you want. I said all "A" and the guy said but they will all want to leave, I said yes but they are the best people to have. It was very strange. I don't think it was an "apple" question just this one persons. Answer Question
WW Supply Demand Planner Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Apple in May 2013.
Interview Details – 1) Got HR Initial round through referral in Austin office; HR round is for 30 mins and is mainly a fit interview; Make Sure to emphasize the demand planning, cross functional and forecasting in your scenario examples. Be also ready for some technical questions on demand planning and excel formulas
2) Two 30 mins round with SD managers based in Cupertino: Started with walk through your resume and then drill down on supply chain experience and demand planning projects. Lot of follow up questions on demand planning such as how will you forecast demand of a new product or mature product or unknown product
After speaking to many Apple friends it seems Apple hires people very strictly on just one skill set. It is one skill set specific hiring as Apple teams exist in silos and moving around is not expected. They will already expect you have strong demand planning work experience projects. Even though my interviews went were great I was not given offer probably due to my diversified skill set and project experiences. Apple needs specialists and avoids generalists!
Interview Question – How will forecast demand of new Reebok shoe in the market? Answer Question
Business Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Apple in June 2013.
Interview Details – Interview process took 3 interviews: 2 phone interviews with a recruiter, on-site with 4 team members. Generic behavioral interview questions such as:
-What type of management style do you prefer?
-Are you comfortable using Excel?
-How familiar are you with OS X?
-Tell me about a time when...
Be prepared to answer questions relevant to your resume. This includes previous employers and your duties in previous roles. Try to refrain from stuttering, and make sure to mentally polish your verbal delivery before answering a question. Be prepared to ask relevant job role specific questions. Do not insult the products or culture. Dress business casual.
Interview Question – I transferred internally. Nothing was difficult or unexpected. Being familiar with Apple applications and operating systems helps. View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation opportunity.
Apple At Home Advisor Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed 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 Question – 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)
Applecare At Home Advisor Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Apple in December 2011.
Interview Details – After phone interview, you will receive a FaceTime interview which will reveal aptitude for troubleshooting. (If someone had a printer issue, what steps would you take?- that kinda thing.) Then you will receive an iMac and phone w/ headsets if you are hired and will be virtually trained for the next month. (in 2.5 years, I have met IN PERSON, 4 people that I work with, and there are thousands of AHA employees.
Interview Question – Just be prepared to show them your process in isolating issues to quickly come to a resolution. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – not much to bargain with...
Very Easy Interview
AHA Advisor Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed 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 Question – The hiring manager asked me how I would go about troubleshooting a computer that would not turn on. View Answer
Negotiation Details – n/a
Supply Demand Planning- Austin Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – Just regular resume walk through, then onsite case presentation- 3 day prep time Answer Question
Supply Chain Planner Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed 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 Question – None, very easy question if you are prepared for the intreview Answer Question
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