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Apple Sales Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 23, 2014
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I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Apple in March 2009.

Interview Details – First, they contact you via email to tell you to go to a group meeting.

At the meeting, you are also asked to fill out a multipage form which they use to determine questions to ask the group (such as what was the most interesting experience they had in an Apple Store).

Then, they do a mass interview of about 20 people and ask them about their attitudes, knowledge, and psychological makeup.

Once that process is finished (about 3 hours), they tell you they will contact you later.

Then, they call you to tell you they would like a one-on-one meeting, at which they schedule several interviews at the same time, in the same room.

They then proceed to spend about an hour with you to ask you even more personal questions, and questions related to your resume.

Interview Questions

  • What is the most interesting experience you've had at an Apple Store?   Answer Question
  • What experience have you had in the past where you were able to make a difference in someone's life?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Wage was too low.


Accepted Offer

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I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Apple in June 2010.

Interview Details – Initially-got an email to come to a hiring event.
hiring event-did activities and got a callback depending on rating for impression
panel/individual interview-asked questions with situational reactions.

Interview Question – If a printer was not working wirelessly or connected to the computer, how would I go about fixing this.   Answer Question


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No Offer

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Sales

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Apple.

Interview Details – Got emailed and booked for a session. During group interview they showed a couple of videos and ask for our thoughts of the videos . We had to introduce ourselves individually and talk about what we liked. generally was relaxed atmosphere.

Interview Question – What was one thing you have done that succeeded that others have failed at?   Answer Question


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No Offer

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Sales Interview

Sales
Schaumburg, IL

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Apple in July 2012.

Interview Details – I applied to work a sales position-overall I would consider myself very knowledgeable about Apple products, having owned quite a few of them myself. I submitted my application via their website, and received an email back about a week and a half later. We scheduled an interview at the store the following week.

The interview was fairly straightforward, asking about my interests, biggest accomplishments and failures, and knowledge about Apple products. The one question that surprised me asked about my hobbies and how I planned to develop them.

Interview Question – Asking about my hobbies and how I planned to develop them-a simple question, but I was caught off guard. Don't be caught off guard-treat the interview as a life interview, not a job interview.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sales Interview

Sales

The process took a day - interviewed at Apple in February 2009.

Interview Details – First we had to fill out a questionnaire on general information about Apple products and computers.

Then, about 35 of us were seated in a room and asked to tell the recruiters why we think we would make a good employee for Apple and a fun fact about ourselves.

Finally we had to do a roleplay scenario where once we were a customer and then an employee.

Interview Question – A fun fact about yourself   View Answer


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Interview

Sales

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Apple in March 2012.

Interview Details – Applied online and received an email from HR for a phone interview. The HR rep went over my resume and asked in-depth questions about my experience. Then asked a number of situational questions like "How did you deal with a difficult coworker?" After that, she submitted me for a face-to-face.
The face-to-face was with 2 people who asked more situational questions. The process was pretty easy and the interviewers were very friendly. Process is still going apparently. Next steps (if they happen) are a couple of phone interviews and an in-store experience.

Interview Question – How do you approach assigned tasks that don't interest you?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

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Sales Interview

Sales
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Apple in November 2013.

Interview Details – Casual interview in a hotel lobby.

Interview Question – Can you manage our companies lack of attention and immature processes supporting enterprise customers?   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

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Sales
San Antonio, TX

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Apple in February 2010.

Interview Details – There wasn't anything special about the interview. Just know how to use a mac, don't freak out, and ask questions about the position. You never know what they might be looking for in an answer so always cover your bases.

Interview Question – Describe your usage of Apple products.   Answer Question


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No Offer

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Southampton, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Apple in November 2011.

Interview Details – There is a mask of playfulness, but the staff members are keeping a keen eye on all prospective employees at all times. One staff member held the focus; four or five others distributed themselves around the room. One of the staff members was very nervous; two of the others, terribly serious. Much of the experience was about seeing whether people "played well with others". They say you don't need to know much about Apple, but the thrust of their questions indicates otherwise. They put on the pressure early, bringing in a group of thirty and promptly saying that very few will survive to the next interview. There's a great deal of hush-hush corporate secrecy. Very velvet glove/steel fist, with much of the humour forced. You have to fit their mould.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me something that isn't on your CV.   View Answer
  • What events would you create to promote the brand and the store?   View Answer
  • How would you add to a sale?   View Answer


No Offer

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Sales Interview

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I applied online and interviewed at Apple.

Interview Details – Well the best part of this was I actualy got a phone call rather than an email and was asked for my available times for a certain day.

I arrived and waited with this other guy also waiting to be interviewed. Turns out it was going to be a group interview. It was this very extroverted girl, the guy I befriended and I.

We got interviewed by I believe the store mananger? And then later we met the hiring manager and he handles all the hiring process of all of Texas and some other states? Not too sure.

It was a good experience, they asked everyone questions and they made me feel like it was ok to be not as extroverted. I would say the extroverted girl outshined the guy and I. So that could be why we didn't get hired, BUT they made a point to say, "we want a diverse staff" personality wise because their clients are diverse and a store would be chaotic if all the staff members were super hyper extroverts. So that made me feel like i had a chance! Too bad I didn't get a call back. But I would definitely apply again APPLE seems like a great company to work for.

Interview Question – What is the biggest regret or recent biggest regret/mistake and how would you do it over again?

If yo had an extremely difficult and angry customer how would you handle them?
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