Apple Interview Questions in Canada

Updated Jul 3, 2015
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    Mac Specialist (Apple Store) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Apple (Calgary, AB (Canada)) in April 2012.

    Interview

    It was a high energy group interview with little focus on specific people. The people who were doing the interview were really high energy and were obviously trying to be fun. It was very difficult to try to stand out among the crowd due to the open ended questions that were being asked.

    Interview Questions

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    Family Room Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Apple (Vancouver, BC (Canada)).

    Interview

    Rigorous interview process. At least 3 separate interviews with different managers. Most applicants don't make it past the first or second. Apple is very selective on who they hire.

    Interview Questions

    • Not word for word, but basically if I have ever had to deal with an irate customer before and what did I do or say to resolve the situation.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate as their initial salary and package was perfect for me.

  3.  

    Ota Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    many many rounds. (some people ask school stuff, some people ask behavioral question, some people throw highly technical problem on the board, some people make you code on spot, etc)

    Interview Questions

    • load pull, previous experience, everyone asks different kind of question and they sometimes do not understand your answer if it does not 100% match the expected answer.   Answer Question
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  5. Helpful (2)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Apple.

    Interview

    Terrible interview process. I applied in December and was called in February to attend a group interview. I showed up and there were two other guys there, we all filled out information about ourselves (availability, position applying for etc..) and then went to the food court of the mall for the interview. The manager sat us down and explained a bit about what it is like to work for Apple and then informed us that the interview was going to be the three of us applicants talking with each other, having a conversation and getting to know each other, and that was her method of collecting information about us. It was ridiculous. Obviously this is to test your social skills as Apple is big on that however, the first stage of an interview should be the basic interview questions, getting to know the applicant and learning of their job skills. It should not rely on the information that is learnt as the applicants talk with each other. There is no opportunity to properly present yourself to the manager this way and they definitely should re think their interview process.

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    Apple Solutions Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Apple in February 2012.

    Interview

    I interviewed with many different people. On the phone, on FaceTime or Skype and in person. They are not looking for people with crazy long experience with their products. They are looking for people who can connect with almost anyone. The interview process can be a long one as Apple isn't in the habit of hiring just because they have a position open. They are looking for the right person and are willing to wait

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me how I would go about influencing a retail general manager to sell more apple products   1 Answer
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    Expert Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Apple (Markham, ON (Canada)) in April 2013.

    Interview

    I was contacted by Apple via a telephone call from a recruiter in California 2-3 weeks after applying online. I was contacted in the late afternoon/early evening and was told that Apple likes to catch candidates off guard to ensure truthfulness in their answers and get a "true" feel for who they are. I interviewed for about an hour with fairly generic questions and a few questions that asked "why Apple?" After the phone interview was complete, I was invited to take a technical test for the Expert position. This test was also over the telephone and lasted a little over an hour as well. It was quite intense. I was asked a variety of questions that ranged from Apple hardware, software (especially iOS and iLife), Apple warranty, company values etc. Once I passed this test as well, I was invited 2 weeks later for an in-person panel interview at the corporate office with 6 individuals interviewing me. They didn't ask for references or anything, but they definitely wanted to get a sense of who I was as a person and ensure that I was the right "fit" for the company. Following the panel interview, a week later I was contacted for my 4th and final interview via telephone. This individual was just "double checking" that a right decision had been made and wanted to interact with me herself. All in all, I had 4 separate interviews for Apple before getting a offer. It was a very long process and really isn't for everyone. Does it mean it's impossible? Of course not, however, they really want to make sure they have the best of the best representing them in the stores!

    Interview Questions

    • There were no difficult or unexpected questions. You're applying for a company that produces laptops and computers, so definitely know your stuff inside out!   Answer Question
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    Retail Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Apple in August 2009.

    Interview

    Got an email invitation to a recruitment seminar from apple. Seminar held at a hotel meeting room. ~20 candidates. They showed us introductory videos/presentations. Candidates get pair up and introduce each other to the whole group. Retail store scenarios role play. Took two hours in total, each person only get 5 minutes to "show off". Very competitive, lots of applicants. They're apparently not looking for people with technical knowledge about their product. They seem to be looking for people that act/dress/speak in a certain "Apple"ish way.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you think your partner will make a good apple sales.   Answer Question
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    Mac Specialist (Apple Store) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Apple (Vancouver, BC (Canada)) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Applied online then after a few months got an email from a hiring rep to schedule a phone interview. Phone interview went on for about 30 mins asking the usual question eg. Why do you want to work for apple? What's your favorite app? Then a few weeks later, I got an email to attend a group interview. The group interview was done in a hotel downtown. Then another 1:1 interview with 2 managers

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a situation when you went beyond for a customer?   Answer Question
    • Give me a situation when you need to learn something in a limited amount of time?   Answer Question
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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Apple (Vancouver, BC (Canada)) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Gave my resume and talking to an Engineer at my university's career fair. Was contacted
    a couple weeks later for a phone interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Just really detailed questions on the hardware of Macs.   1 Answer
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    Solutions Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Apple (Calgary, AB (Canada)) in December 2010.

    Interview

    Initial contact was via phone. After that a meeting with the local area manager at a starbucks. This was a positive interview so she gave me tips for the next steps. After that, 5 more interviews followed. Including skype interviews with the director of Apple Canada. They were all situational questions and for the most part fairly easy to answer as long as the proper preperation was taken.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your weakness and how do you think it will effect you in this role.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They offered you a job with salary and commission. Commission was unnegotiable but salary was movable a few thousand.

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