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Apple Interview Questions in Arlington, VA

Updated Aug 15, 2017
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    Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Apple (Arlington, VA) in July 2016.

    Interview

    Waited very long until got notified for a group interview.
    Four in a group to interview with store manager within a specific time period on site the store.
    With everyone's introduction the manager asked different questions to individuals.

    Interview Questions


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    Sales Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed 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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  3. Helpful (2)  

    Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Apple (Arlington, VA) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Initially it was difficult for me to find out if my resume and application was received by the organization. I also found it a bit confusing that after my first and second interview which was presented in a group, my third interview and my final interview was also a group interview. This made the interview process more like a competition between the interviewee present.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were not difficult to answer, but since all questions were asked in a round robin style of questioning, you had to make sure that your answer was more interesting than the person who went before you.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation, since the starting pay for a part time wage was much higher than the minimum wage. It was double the minimum wage in fact, which deterred me from looking to negotiate.


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    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Apple (Arlington, VA) in June 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process is a rather lengthy one. First, there is a hiring even which they recruit perhaps a hundred applicants to attend several sessions. They explain the process, the different positions, and the expectancy. They then group interview and select from there ones to return for store group interviews which there are usually at least three more levels to pass.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation which you went above and beyond customers expectation   Answer Question
    • Describe a time when you had to deal with a difficult or angry customer and how did you react to the situation   Answer Question

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    Apple Genius Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Apple (Arlington, VA) in May 2008.

    Interview

    Apple takes it's sweet time with the interview process. I applied online and heard from them probably a month later. I applied as a Genius as I've been using Macs for 15 plus years. They instead hired me as a Mac Specialist. THe first contact was a regional interview over the phone followed by an overt he phone test for the genius openin. I was then recommended down to the retail level where I was interviewed in person and several days later they got back to me with an offer. Two days of 8 hour training with all the other new hires at a local hotel. (paid $8 for training then $10 at my regular rate).

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle an irate customer.   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    Not much negotiation unless its another title you are going for in terms of pay. They know how much they are going to pay you based on the market they are in. For example in Richmond, VA they offered a few dollars less considering the lower cost of living than DC. Fun company to work for more than anything they are looking for customer service, their attitudes is they will train you. They like to think they are customers friends and not sales people. They want you to "Attach" products to the sale not up sell. For example a Student might need Microsoft office with his new MacBook. I rate it neutral because it's very clear that they want you to fit them not the other way around. They are going to do things their way. And if they weren't fun and nice people they could otherwise be creepy. It's the culture. They want good personality.


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