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    Editorial Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at Apple.

    Interview

    I had a phone call with a recruiter, followed by a writing sample. Following that, I had a video call with hiring managers. Then, weeks later, a phone call with multiple employees. Following that, silence for months.

    I get the impression that Apple will gladly leave you hanging for as long as they feel like it. It's up to you to set boundaries, which isn't always easy when interviewing for one of the most desirable companies in the world.

    While most of the individuals were fairly warm, the process as a whole was cold and heartless. They don't care about managing expectations.

    Interview Questions

    • Details about my experience   1 Answer

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    Site Reliability Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Apple (Sunnyvale, CA).

    Interview

    I applied online. The process was relatively quick, since they were actively looking for SRE candidates. The process started with a phone screen with a recruiter. This was followed by multiple interviews over the course of a single day onsite.

    Interview Questions

    • There's a remote machine that needs to be updated. The problem is, the machine overheats during the update. How do you perform the update without overheating the machine?   Answer Question
    • D&D style scenario, where you have to troubleshoot a broken system. You describe your method of troubleshooting and what tools/commands to run and he will respond with the return value of said tools/commands. The overall point of this interview was to gauge the candidates ability to triage issues that arise.   Answer Question
    • You have a site that gets increasingly popular. Whiteboard the system architecture and how you'd scale it up as your site gets more users.   Answer Question
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    CAD Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Apple (San Jose, CA) in May 2020.

    Interview

    Asked about ML questions on overfitting and underfitting. Explain the cases when lack of data can result in both overfitting and underfitting. Ask about Physical Design experiences. The questions are mainly on ML and Physical Design since this team is cross functional

    Interview Questions

    • Explain the cases when lack of data can result in both underfitting and overfitting   Answer Question

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    Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Apple (San Francisco, CA) in May 2020.

    Interview

    Friendly and professional I explained my experience and manager followed up with some questions. Manager was interested in my experience with SQL, Python, Cucumber. It was interesting interview with some behavioral questions

    Interview Questions


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    EPM Hardware Team Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Apple (San Jose, CA) in May 2020.

    Interview

    Applied through referral. Had an initial interview with the hiring manager for 45mins -dove deep into technical. I had no hopes of making it to the second round, but they set up a panel interview for me 3 weeks later. Panel started off with a presentation for about 30mins followed by questions on the presentation. Then spoke to 4/9 leads from Product Dev, Operations, EE and Concept Dev stage. They all left great reviews for me with the hiring manager but decided to cancel the interview and not waste my time, because they needed someone to be more hands-on with engineering than what I do in my current role. Hiring manager asked me to take 6-9 months to an year to beef up my technical understanding to show in my resume and presentation. Pretty disappointed. Whomever I spoke to about this role said EPMs needed to have technical background so they can communicate between technical and non-technical teams but no one said I needed to be an engineer more than a manager.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the 3 key challenges that you think an EPM faces?   1 Answer
    • If there is a conflict in your team about a certain topic, how do you resolve it?   1 Answer
    • Situation where you ran a risk of missing the deadline and how you handled it? What was the outcome?   1 Answer

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    Genius Bar Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    There is a multi-step interview process that starts with a cattle call. I interviewed multiple times and didn't feel as though they gave the candidates enough feedback or attention. Not the best experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Design a product and present it with a group.   1 Answer

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    Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    It was a great experience! The staff surprised me in a good way. They seemed to care about us, the applicants. Also, the recruiters were really easy going and always there to help.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Apple (New York, NY).

    Interview

    The usual phone screen and on-sites

    Overall very dissatisfied with their attitude. Their recruiters were flaky and disrespectful, as were the team. They were consistent late getting back to me, with changing opinions. At one point they tried to set up an additional phone screen even after I had done the onsite. Not respectful of candidates at all.

    Interview Questions


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    Tech Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Very in depth. Asked lots of question. You need to have a lot of technical skills. Make sure you prepare for this interview. You have to make sure you understand all their questions

    Interview Questions

    • How are you in the workplace?   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer(Internship) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Apple.

    Interview

    The initial phone screen was just a simple coderpad interview. The team was for Safari. They seemed to be looking specifically for students that have had Mac/iOS development experience. The total time lasted about an hour. It started off with a simple review of what the team was like but we quickly jumped into the technical portion. The last few minutes were left to answer questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Given an array of numbers, return the first non-repeating number   Answer Question

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