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Software QA Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Apple (Cupertino, CA) in August 2011.

Interview

The interview process consisted of 3 phone screens and then a full day of in-person interviews in Cupertino. The whole process was very organised and the interviewers were professional, polite and well prepared. I could tell that Apple has specific procedures and formats for interviews because of the similarities in dialogue and the way interviews were conducted with different interviewers. All of the technical coding questions followed the same general format. First, I was given a problem to solve and asked to write a short program or function to solve it. After, I was asked to demonstrate how the program works by using a specific example given by the interviewer. Finally, I was asked about the complexity of my solution. In many cases, I was given an opportunity to come up with another solution that would be more efficient than the original. One more thing to note is that it is very important to have an accurate resume. This may seems obvious, but you will be asked questions based on the skills listed on your resume.

Interview Questions

  • In C, write your own implementation of the atoi() function.   1 Answer

Negotiation

The recruiter asked for my input about salary expectations. When I informed them that I also has an offer from another company, Apple wanted to make sure that they were being competitive. In the end, the offer that I received was at the high end of the range that we had originally discussed.

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    Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    First, hiring manager asked 'why apple', and then ask a lot of weird questions. no behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions

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    Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Apple (Cupertino, CA) in April 2010.

    Interview

    After I passed a phone screen interview with one of the team members I was contacted to come in for an on site. I was interviewed by 8 SQA Engineers from the team that I would have been working with. They were grouped into 4 pairs of 2 each. A few days later I got a no from the recruiter. For what reason I have no idea as I aced the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • There are three boxes, one contains only apples, one contains only oranges, and one contains both apples and oranges. The boxes have been incorrectly labeled such that no label identifies the actual contents of the box it labels. Opening just one box, and without looking in the box, you take out one piece of fruit. By looking at the fruit, how can you immediately label all of the boxes correctly?   24 Answers
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    Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Apple (Cupertino, CA) in November 2009.

    Interview

    I don't know how the heck they found my resume. I had not even updated my resume in their website. Anyways I got an email from the Hiring recruiter and was followed up with a telephnic interview with the Hiring Manager. The Call went on for 12-15 minutes. The Interview was based neither on my resume and neither too much of technical. It was a general HR round.I was told by the Hiring Manager that the interview process would take about 2 weeks to about 2-3 months. I am still waiting for their response, although its been just 2 days since I gave the interview. All the best folks.!! Questions: 1) Tell me abt urself 2) where do u see urself after 5 or 10 years in Apple 3) Few general things abt SAN and fibrechannel as my current job involves them. 4) do u use apple product and which is ur fav.? 5) any questions for me

    Interview Questions

    • 1) Tell me abt urself 2) where do u see urself after 5 or 10 years in Apple 3) Few general things abt SAN and fibrechannel as my current job involves them. 4) do u use apple product and which is ur fav.? 5) any questions for me   Answer Question
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    Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Apple (Cupertino, CA) in June 2009.

    Interview

    Couldn't believe I got an interview from a cold online submission - no inside contacts. Everyone was very cool and easygoing, including the hiring manager and HR folks. One 10-minute phone interview with HR, then two days of three 45-minute interviews each, with two people each. No behavioral or abstract logic questions, just job-related stuff (real and imaginary products). Nothing particularly tricky, and it was all conversational. Seemed like a great place to work, contrary to what I've heard from some folks, though I've also heard that that depends on the team or manager. All seemed happy, and they all clearly thought their product line was great. I got a 'no' after the 2nd round, but would try again in a second.

    Interview Questions

    • Every single interview started with "Why Apple? Why this group?"   1 Answer
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    Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Apple.

    Interview

    Head hunt via linkedin, send it CV and apple ireland set a 30 minutes sechduled phone interview. Interview was bit longer and there were 3 apple employees making it. Most of the questions were regarding info stated on my CV. Very detailed questions on what exactly did i mean with almost every bullet of my CV, explain and give examples. Somme questions regarding black box testing and some where regarding white box and automation testing. Also been asked what apple products do i use and own. The vacancy im applying is localization QA tester in Ireland.

    Interview Questions

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    Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Apple in March 2012.

    Interview

    Got contacted by hr to set up a telephone screen with an engineer. The interview was all about programming. Have to be a super good programmer even for a testing job. Questions have nothing to do with job descriptions. They didn't put any programming skill requirements in the job description, which is really confusing and misleading.

    Interview Questions

    • array, binary tree, stack, string, hex/decimal/binary conversion   Answer Question
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    Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Apple in February 2011.

    Interview

    Interview process was well organized. Was interviewed by 10-15 people across the organization. Went smoothly

    Interview Questions

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    Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Apple in October 2010.

    Interview

    Asked a simple programming question, recieved the answer and told me I was too slow for what they wanted eventhough i'd been the only one to answer correctly and immediately

    Interview Questions

    • read in a string and output it backwards   4 Answers

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