Apple Project Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jul 8, 2015
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Project Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
No Offer
Negative Experience

Interview

Applied to several postings online, and never heard back from any of them. Went to a career fair, spoke to several recruiters and actually got a phone call from one. We talked about procurement and I mentioned that I was definitely interested. She said she would send my information over to the hiring managers and again, never heard anything back..

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  1. Helpful (18)  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Apple in February 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview that focused on my skills and experience as a PM. Next step was interviewing with 3 people on the team. A week later I was brought in for 3 interviews with an upper level manager and two other stakeholders.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when someone else made a mistake and you had to tell them about it. How would you get to know and adapt to the unique Apple culture?   Answer Question
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Apple in February 2015.

    Interview

    Submitted via apple web site, 2 phone calls, no in site interview The 2 phone calls were back to back days Easy to schedule and conversation was friendly and I had good vibes. I was rejected due high salary expectations. apple should pay better to their own employees

    Interview Questions

    • Not much, I was rejected due my high salary expectations First call was HR, second call was more technical but nothing fancy. I was rejected due high salary expectations Apple should pay more to their employees   Answer Question
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Apple (Sunnyvale, CA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted by an internal recruiter of theirs and then spoke to the hiring manager briefly over the phone (25min or so). I was then invited in for an in-person interview. For the on-site interview, I met with different 6 people, as well as a presentation of about 30min. The interviewers where from a diverse background (from a position and skill set perspective) and were all intelligent.

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    • Was asked about different ways that I could redesign a circuit to reduce a particular kind of noise which was associated with pulsed current draw from the RF transmitting chip.   Answer Question
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Apple (Cupertino, CA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Multiple interviews, multiple phone calls. It was an intimidating experience, but I am glad it is all over now. I would say for my next interview with apple I would prepare a bit more and also gain some valuable skills to make myself more marketable.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    phone interview

    Interview Questions

    • Hiring Manager missed the interview 3 times. Basically no showed   Answer Question
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    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
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Apple (Cupertino, CA) in November 2013.

    Interview

    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   1 Answer
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Apple (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    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
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Apple (Cupertino, CA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    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
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