Apple Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 12, 2014
Updated Aug 12, 2014
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Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Application Details

I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Apple in June 2009.

Interview Details

I submitted my resume online. I was then initially contacted by a recruiter to set up a phone interview time. The screening interview with the HR person took nearly 45 minutes. We went over my resume and background and the position they were hiring for. He then told me that he wanted me to interview with the hiring manager. It took a couple of weeks before that was set up. This interview was more in-depth and I thought it went well, but I didn't make the cut.

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No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Cupertino, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
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    The process took a day - interviewed at Apple in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    Initially, I was contacted after the hiring manager was given my resume. A quick face to face interview was arranged for the same day with the hiring manager, as well as one of the technologists in the group. Both went very well, and I was asked to come back for a full day interview. The first several individuals I talked with asked intelligent, insightful questions about my experience, background, and managment style. I also was asked to teach some aspect of my technical experience to one of the interviewers, which went very well. The third interviewer was apparently the technical screen. He came into the interview room and immediately went to the white board with a rather obscure technical problem. I muddled through it with some occasional suggestions from the interviewer, who was texting on his iPhone the entire time, and got the right answer. The next problem problem that required a formula I hadn't encountered since college, so I described what I would do if I could remember the formula. He then impatiently jumped to the board and did the problem, and quickly excused himself outside the room. There, he proceeded to talk to either the hiring manager or the staffing employee so loudly about the interview that I could have heard it if I was deaf. After over hearing some rather disparaging comments, he left and the staffing rep came in and said the interview was over and I wouldn't be talking to the remaining people that were scheduled, which was fine with me at that point.

    Interview Questions
    • Find the frequency response of a two stage, coupled RC network   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Apple in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    Apple is an exciting company to work for. There were close to 14 interviews. The staffing person was great, with incredible follow-up and detailed communication. Understanding the Apple Culture is a big plus. There are many employees who grew up at Apple thus it is important to have influencing skills and energy.

    Interview Questions
    • The interviewer ask very detailed tactical questions regarding financials et'al of a past program -   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The compensation was not competitive

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    I interviewed online. The process took 5 months - interviewed at Apple.

    Interview Details

    This review is for Corporate, not Retail Apple Store. This is to make you aware of Apple's hiring process, not to influence whether or not Apple is a good company to work for.

    I love Apple product and I believe Apple will continue to make difference to people's lives.

    My interview was with 10 people, 7 different phases. This includes a Director whose position is 2 level below Apple CEO - Tim Cook. The interview went for 1.5 months and they decided to reject me in the 5th month via email.

    Massive effort and time put into this: day offs, preparation, writing thank you notes, and some nervousness if I get the job or not. The most offensive thing was there were no courtesy phone calls from them to provide an update on the progress after the final interview. They left me hanging for 3.5 months. When phoned, they simply said, no timing and no decision yet.

    I'm happy with the outcome of not joining Apple. I want to work for a company who has consistent process, proper training, coaching, promotion system, great culture, and valuing the people.

    Be prepare to spend time and effort if you decided to apply.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were easy if you know your field. In fact, Some of the questions they asked were not quality questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Apple in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Met the area manager in the store and then went to a pair of seats in the middle of the shopping mall where the store is located. Manager seemed to be challenged by the fact that I was wearing a shirt and tie to the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • what would you say if I told you we don't look at sales numbers?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Apple in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    General interview questions.
    Plus questions about why I want to leave my current job, and why I want to relocate.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Apple in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    I came in twice. The first time, I had three 30-minute interviews with three different people, the last segment being with two people. The second time I came in, I had four 30-minute interviews, each with one person. I received an offer two days after that. Everyone I interviewed with was very pleasant.

    Although my process was fairly quick, I do know people who interviewed, then received an offer up to eight months later. It's just a staffing thing.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of how you've improved a department's process.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was satisfied with my offer, so did not negotiate. However, I have in the past, and my advice is to do your homework. You need to have concrete reasons for asking for what you want, such knowing that raises do not come often and knowing what the competitive salaries are for your position in your city. I once negotiated for a week and a half for a raise. You rarely get what you're asking for, so always ask for more.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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