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Updated Feb 11, 2015
Updated Feb 11, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mac Specialist (Apple Store) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Apple.

    Interview Details

    I was recommended by an employee. I went to a general hiring event at a hotel. It was a two-hour, multiple-sessions affair, about 40 people present, 8 interviewers. It wasn't easy, mostly because of the circumstances --striving to make a solid impression on the interviewers-- but it was very interesting.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a disappointing outcome during an interaction with a customer.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    One more meeting with a regional Manager and a store manager. It was very pleasant. - The background check took the longest, because the Courts had additional closed days, due to budget cuts.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Engineering Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Apple in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Several stages of phone interviews, first with recruiter and then with engineering director. Apple had to reschedule the phone interviews a number of times due to Apple Team's last minute meetings and trips.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most technical aspect of your current job?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Apple Retail Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Apple.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received an invite to a hiring seminar within 2 weeks. Seminar consisted of 40 potential employees with a dozen staff from 2 different stores. Short introductory video about Apple followed by a period where you paired up and you introduced your partner. Next we broke up into small groups and had a short Q&A session.

    Received a call the next day from a manager from one of the stores and said that I would moving on in the process and would receive a call for an interview within a week. A week later received a call from a different manager and had a 30 min long phone interview.

    Received another email from the first manager saying that I was invited to an interview with the Store Leader the following week. Small group interview w/ 4 people followed.

    Got invited to an interview with the Market Leader the following week, which was the last interview, again with 4 people. Received a call 1 week later with a job offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Think of a time where you made a split decision and it was the wrong decision. How did that affect the way you went about future situations in the future.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    ASLP Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Apple in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was first contacted via e-mail in response to my application. I was then invited to do an online video seminar. After that I was contacted to schedule a phone interview. The phone interview lasted about 15 minutes. I was then contacted to go to a hiring event in San Francisco. Apple paid for travel expenses and per diem. We signed a non-disclousre agreement, participated in a store tour. We were then split off into groups and gave 2 group presentations. After that we had two interviews in the same room as a different candidate.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a situation where you were given negative feedback and how did you respond or react to remedy this.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Apple Retail Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Apple in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went through about four interviews. I started off by actually coming into the store and speaking with some of the specialists and then the PR manager. I handed off my resume and was told to fill out an app online. I got a call back soon after had a phone interview right then and there and was asked to come in for an interview the next day. After having a solo interview with three managers I was told I would get a follow up in a week. I was called three days later and asked to come in to speak with the store leader. following that interview I interviewed with the marketing director. two background checks later and boom. It is a long process, mine was only about two weeks but I have heard it can take a lot longer.

    Interview Questions
    • nothing really that unexpected. Feel them out and adapt to the situation. think about what they are really asking   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no real negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Senior Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    the people… not very nice

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Mac Specialist (Apple Store) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Emeryville, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Emeryville, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Apple in July 2013.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    • Take out your phone and show us an app that helps improve your daily life.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Mac Specialist (Apple Store) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Apple in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    this was a group interview where they asked to be interactive, at first its hard because there is about 30 people in a room, but in the 2 hour interview process the last hour is where you are separated into a team with 5 others and your given a chance to express yourself.

    Interview Questions
    • the questions were general questions, not hard not unexpected.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Apple in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Online then you get an email months later. It took a long time to get mine. Then you get invited to a group interview. You meet with about 20 others. And 20 apple employees who are over enthuiastic. It's a retail job with low pay. The questions are silly and you don't really have a chance to stand out. You get picked on luck. Try not to be too good for the interview. They want nerdy types. If you intimidate them it won't go well.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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