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Apple Hardware Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Nov 19, 2017
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Hardware Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Apple (San Francisco, CA) in October 2017.

Interview

I met some Apple recruiters at an event at my school, then got an email a couple of weeks later to schedule a phone interview. The interview was very technical and asked very specific questions about cantilevers and beams and such. There were very few personal/behavioral questions.

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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Apple.

    Interview

    Met with a recruiter on campus , received an email for phone interview setup. The phone interview was simple and the questions were basically focused on my resume, was selected for on site which was tough with 5 rounds with different engineers.

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    Hardware Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Apple in September 2017.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews: first was with my potential manager, and second was with a hardware engineer in the division. First interview just talked about my resume, asked me questions about past projects. Second interview we didn't even mention my past experience and jumped right into intern electrical engineering questions. Questions were fairly straightforward, though he asked some in-depth questions about particular component selection that I didn't know. Lastly we taked about the design of past Apple products, and how I thought they were implemented, etc. Pretty cool and challenging way to do an interview.

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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Apple (Cupertino, CA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews and then got call for onsite. Onsite interview was grueling. Back to back 8 interviews, 45 minutes each. Surprisingly, no behavioral questions. Overall, I was not happy with the process and how HR treats candidates. Didn't accept the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were related to the job descriptions but you need to go into details to explain everything on white board.   1 Answer

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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Apple (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Interviewed for a co-op position. Very technical process throughout with a great deal of emphasis on candidate's abilities and interests. All interviewers were very proficient in going through the entire process.

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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Apple.

    Interview

    the recruiter arranged two phone interviews after two weeks from applying one position online. 1st phone interview went ok with hiring manager, 2nd one with another technical people as well. they all asked technical question straightforward. However no feedback either from recruiter or interviewers, wrote an email to the recruiter, no any response at all

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example in your previous projects to demonstrate your professional expertise   1 Answer

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    Hardware Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Apple (Cupertino, CA) in July 2016.

    Interview

    An Apple employee referred for the position. A recruiter contacted me after that employee referral. After that, there were two interviews of forty five minutes each over phone. After that, they invited for full interview including lunch time interview. Interview questions included both technical and behavioral questions.

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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Apple (Cupertino, CA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Lots of general questions of systems engineering. Questions spanned from analog electronics, optical engineering, sensing technology, image sensors, characterization. People who interviewed me seemed very prepared in their field, but were from a variety of specialties. Overall they were fair and nice, but I had the impression that they were looking for somebody who is expert/specialist on everything.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you remove cross-talk between channels in a CMOS image sensor?   1 Answer
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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Apple.

    Interview

    First a phone screen with HR, then a technical interview with the leader of a hardware group. It was a phone interview and he jumped right into technical questions without much chit chat.

    Interview Questions

    • They gave an example of a failed part and asked: When selecting a material what would you take into consideration more, tensile strength or yield strength?   4 Answers

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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Apple in April 2016.

    Interview

    I applied by contacting a recruiter. They asked me to mail my resume and within a week I got a call from a recruiter to discuss the job opportunity. I was given a phone interview with a member from the technical team the next week. Received a phone interview which lasted 45 minutes. All basic concepts were asked.

    Interview Questions

    • FIFO buffer, verification method for a parallel bus, System verilog interfaces, blocking, non-blocking assignments   Answer Question

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