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Apple Hardware Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Sep 19, 2017
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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 Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Apple (Cupertino, CA) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Approximately 30min phone interviews. First asked general information about resume: work experience, past projects, knowledge/background. Second was somewhat more technical, with specific questions about previous work and application of skills.

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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Apple (Cupertino, CA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Interviewed for one of the iPhone hardware teams. Was an intern at the time, so there was no phone interview, went straight to onsite interview. Several interviews included being shown a board of electronics and identifying different components on these boards and what their functions are.

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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Apple in August 2013.

    Interview

    A few tele-conversation before flying into China for second and third round interviews. 2x Design test, 6-8 formality interviews. The design test was into details explanation. always ask questions to clarify if there is any doubt, this shows that you are a careful person.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you willing to travel a lot for business trip?   Answer Question
    • Are you willing to relocate to different country for this job?   Answer Question

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    Hardware Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Apple (Cupertino, CA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Was a 45 min Phone screen interview, referred by a current employee who's in the same group. Interview was scheduled almost right after they received my resume. There were 3 interviewers, and they asked lots of questions related to my resume and previous experiences, but not limited to. Around a week later, I received a reject email from the hiring manager.

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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 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 Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Apple (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Multiple rounds with some days in between as people were being screened for the next round. 1.) Phone and 2.) Skype. Only technical questions, somewhat difficult for the typical undergrad level student. Asked in quick succession during the phone interview. Phone interview seemed focused on test equipment and methodologies, and other random stuff. Skype interview was more focused on circuit design.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe how to characterize the power efficiency of a power supply?   2 Answers
    • what is this circuit, and what are the voltage waveforms?   1 Answer
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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 1+ week. I interviewed at Apple in September 2015.

    Interview

    The recruiter first does a phone screen. If that goes well, you have phone screens with the hiring manager and members of their team.

    The recruiter phone screen is pretty simple. The technical screens involved drilling me about electronics principles and testing my ability to read schematics.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you explain what a capacitor does?   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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