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Apple Interview Questions & Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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Sales Consultant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Daly City, CA

I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Apple in January 2013.

Interview Details – Managers looking for people to work for cheap pay.

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Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Senior Vice President Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Apple in February 2014.

Interview Details – lame, too many people to meet with huge egos. Almost wanted to tell them, you didn't invent the iPhone :)

Interview Question – None, it was all about brain washing   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – the people… not very nice

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Specialist Interview

Specialist
San Francisco, CA

I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Apple in August 2011.

Interview Details – The entire interview process was lengthy, but not incredibly difficult. Interviews were set up in a group setting. Be prepared to try and stand out

Interview Question – Will you be able to relocate?   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Server and Network Support Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Newark, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Apple in May 2010.

Interview Details – start with basic personal information, previous work and experience, unix commands, network trouble shooting questions, manager was very respectful and communicate with mannerism

Interview Question – I didn't find any thing difficult. I was able to answer all questions. As a matter of fact I was hired on the spot with one interview   View Answer

Negotiation Details – just be yourself and management will work with you. There is nothing special about it

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Mac Specialist (Apple Store) Interview

Mac Specialist (Apple Store)
San Francisco, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Apple in November 2011.

Interview Details – Initially I was introduced to the recruiter through a hiring event at the SF Downtown store. They did a very good job at introducing us to the role, the culture, and what we would be getting into.

The hiring process is very through and fair; they are most interested in finding out whether you are going to fit the culture.

Interview Question – Would this be an interesting enough job for you?   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

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Mac Specialist (Apple Store) Interview

Mac Specialist (Apple Store)
Emeryville, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Apple in May 2010.

Interview Details – I was recommended by a current employee. within 2 weeks i received and email to come in a join a group interview. the group interview was abysmal, with no direction or clear goals. within another 2 weeks i received an email to come in for a follow up interview. the second interview was great and very personal. i was offered the job 2 days later

Interview Question – just your standard interview questions, with ought any of the "psychological" ones, it was a pretty pleasant experience honestly   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They offer me the compensation i was expecting and there was no negotiating

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Specialist Interview

Specialist
Burlingame, CA

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

Interview Details – Interview is pretty standard knowledge now for how it goes down at Apple. They have a cattle call with like 20 people in a big room in mountain view at the campus. They then have you break off into smaller rooms for the people that they like given the short windows of time you have to answer questions in the big room (why do you like apple, what got you engaged with technology, etc.).

In the smaller room, they have you answer more personal questions about yourself with 4-6 other people, being interviewed by two people at a time (at least this was my experience). They then ask you about how you are with tech more directly, what school you went to, what you've done in your career, etc.

After this interview you go to round three which is meeting with the people at your store, this is short and sweet and it's just to get to know you and make sure you're not a sociopath. After this, I met with the manager for the region, which in my case happens to be at the Hillsdale mall location in San Mateo, Ca.

Interview Question – How has Apple changed your world or the world around you   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I wanted 17 an hour and got 15. Felt like I was ripped off having graduated from UC Berkeley, but it's Apple.

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Specialist Interview

Anonymous Employee
San Francisco, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Apple in July 2013.

Interview Details – 3 rounds. Hiring event, 5 to 2 interview, then 3 to 1 with market leader

Interview Question – Take out your phone and show us an app that helps improve your daily life.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Mac Specialist (Apple Store) Interview

Mac Specialist (Apple Store)
Emeryville, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Apple.

Interview Details – Got a job lead through a friend who was already working at the Apple Store. From my recollection, the interview process was quite unremarkable. The manager handed me guidelines for how Mac Specialists were supposed to interact with customers and told me to read it through. Afterwards, he asked me how I felt about those and asked some pretty basic things about me and my experiences with Apple products.

Negotiation Details – Everything was standardized, so there was nothing to negotiate.

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Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

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Sales Specialist Interview

Sales Specialist
San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Apple in September 2011.

Interview Details – Filled application online. Group interview two times ( group interview of 25, then 4). All four of us got hired.

Interview Question – What/where do you see yourself doing/at five years from now?   Answer Question

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