Apple Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Jun 2, 2015
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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Apple (Arlington, VA) in May 2014.

Interview

Started with an online application. They then sent me an email a few days later asking me to come in for an event at an Apple store where they would get to know me better and I could get to understand the type of job it was. A lot of propaganda, a lot of "team building" actives. We had to do a group project. They seemed to want everyone to buy everything they were saying. It was a bit irritating.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Apple (Chicago, IL) in April 2014.

    Interview

    This process was a nightmare and felt like a psychology experiment. First there's the group interview. As long as you ask a lot of questions and try really hard to look like you care you'll get the second interview. The second interview was two other people. The third interview was supposed to be one on one, but someone showed up half way through our interview, said that their grandmother had died and they were getting on the airplane as soon as the interview was over, and they gave the job to him. I got called back for another group interview - a second chance - went through this whole process again and they gave it to someone else.

    Interview Questions

    • If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Apple.

    Interview

    First you get invited to the hiring event where you watch videos listen to different employees speak and some role playing. You then wait for another phone call for a 2nd interview, was told I would hear back in a week, been 3 weeks still have not heard anything.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Apple.

    Interview

    Group interviews, a couple of face to face.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    They ask you a lot of situational questions like how would handle if a coworker was stealing, but mainly once you get past the group interviews it's a lot about promoting the Apple brand.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself with Apple?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I negotiated pay and full time

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Apple (New York, NY) in May 2013.

    Interview

    I completed the online application, then received a telephone interview. My interviewer was friendly, cheerful, and helpful, and rescheduled my interview when a conflict came up, with absolutely no hassle. I was asked to come in for an in-person interview, but I ended up not going in, as I had received another offer.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were generally standard, nothing was too difficult at this stage in the interview.   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at Apple (Saint Louis, MO) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Interviewed on two separate occasions. There is a multiple interview process. Sometimes you will have a phone interview other times you will get invited to a hotel event. Where they weed you out and they claim they only hire the best people in the world. I have never made it past the hotel event. There are other interviews after that with a district manager and a store manager.

    Interview Questions

    • A lot of group breakout presentation type scenarios. Also a lot of past situation type questions.   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Apple (Columbus, OH) in November 2012.

    Interview

    Group activity interview. You'll site with about 20 other applicants and they make you do skits and see how well you interact with strangers. Then they have a second interview which is your standard meeting with an HR person. Then you get a call for the job.

    Interview Questions

    • The group activity was the most jarring because they blindside you with it.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation, you take it or you leave it.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Apple (Milwaukee, WI) in January 2012.

    Interview

    sGreat people who asked all the right question

    Interview Questions

    • If you were a monkey, what sort of zoo paddock would you find most disagreeable?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Other opportunity

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Apple (Austin, TX) in October 2010.

    Interview

    The interview involved myself and a group of approximately 30 candidates. It was mainly a presentation video about how great Apple retail is and how fortunate you would be if you were hired. They asked the group 1 by 1 to speak about themselves and tell everyone what their favorite "guilty pleasure" song was on their ipod. They also broke the group up into teams and assigned an exercise in selling an imaginary item to the rest of the group. It was ridiculous and I didnt get called back.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your favorite guilty pleasure song on your ipod?   1 Answer
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