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Apple Project Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 6, 2014
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Project Manager

Interviewed at Apple

Interview Details – phone interview

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


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Project Manager

Interviewed at Apple

Interview Details – 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 Question – 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
Albuquerque, NM

I interviewed at Apple in March 2012.

Interview Details – Got affiliated through a career fair, then had to fill out a questionnaire, and went through 1 interview and was informed that I got the position about a month after the interview. Training was a month and then we dove right into the role.

Interview Question – if email did not work, what would you try and do to fix it?   Answer Question


3 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

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Project Manager
Cupertino, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Apple in June 2012.

Interview Details – Had over 20 interviews. Three flights to northern CA.

Interview Question – No case study. Business questions were basic.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They would not negotiate. Salary was lower than desired.


Accepted Offer

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Project Manager
Cupertino, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Apple in July 2012.

Interview Details – Flew into Cupertino three times. Had about 23 interviews in total with about 10 individuals. The process took over a month.

Interview Question – Asked to describe a specific technical process in great detail.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Apple did not negotiate. "Take it or leave it".


2 people found this helpful

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Project Manager
Cupertino, CA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Apple in August 2013.

Interview Details – 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 Question – Nothing was unexpected; mostly about my experience ... why project management, why not developer. Why Apple?   Answer Question


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Austin, TX

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Apple.

Interview Details – 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 Question – How would you write the business requirements for a toaster   Answer Question


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Project Manager

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Apple in June 2013.

Interview Details – Submitted resume for the position in mid April and contacted by a recruiter in early June. The interview was set up for the next day. I was told to expect a 30 minute discussion. The hiring manager called me at the exact time agreed upon and we finished on time. The interview was an average discussion of my skills and experience with focus on the technology that the position required. The discussion was very positive with no unexpected questions. The recruiter called me within a few days to share the results of the interview. Unfortunately, I was not a match for the position, but the overall experience was good.

Interview Question – Sequence the following four items in order of importance: Cost, Design, Quality, Time   View Answers (2)


3 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

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Project Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Apple.

Interview Details – Had two phone interviews with HR & with hiring team. Then, on-site interview with hiring manager and two others. Had to return for second interview with another senior person.

Interview Question – How would you solve an issue if you didn't know exactly what the problem was?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, just accepted a good offer.


5 people found this helpful

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

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Project Manager

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Apple.

Interview Details – Applied online.
1-2 months later, I had a phone screen with recruiter. It went really well and the recruiter seemed to really love working there when I asked if she liked working at Apple.
Had a phone interview with hiring manager within 2-3 days. The call started out shaky because he was late and an executive admin called me to let him know he was going to be 30 minutes late. Overall, I thought it was a good interview but I was emailed 2 days after stating I wasn't a good fit.

Interview Questions

  • Recruiter: Why are looking for a job and why Apple?   Answer Question
  • Hiring manager: It's your first day at work and you meet your team for the first time, what do you say to them to get them motivated and trust you?   Answer Question
  • Hiring manager: Do you prefer working in big structured companies or small start-up companies with little or no structure. Why?   Answer Question

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