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  1.  

    Engineering Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Apple in May 2019.

    Interview

    I went through two rounds and had great support from my recruiter throughout the whole time. I felt like the second round with the PM was to truly understand my capabilities, which was refreshing and personal

    Interview Questions

    • Describe how natural language processing works   1 Answer

  2.  

    Technical Program Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Apple (Cupertino, CA) in May 2019.

    Interview

    Recruiter phone call - hiring manager phone call - onsite rounds. A long process that needed a lot of follow ups, was rejected as a different candidate was hired with better PM experience.

    Interview Questions

    • General technical projects in detail, datuming, fixturing, manufacturing system design and buyoff, process capability, open ended technical problem.   Answer Question
  3.  

    Technical Support Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Apple (Orange, CA) in May 2019.

    Interview

    I had two group interviews and got an offer after (I believe my case was special since my first interview was with one of the corporate higher-ups and thus if I passed was able to skip some of the intermediate steps and go straight to the final interview with the store manager/team. lead.) Both interviews took place inside the store in one of the corners where it was less noisy.

    It was a very casual interview but applicants including myself all came in slacks/chinos with a tucked in button-up. The first interview was on a tablet, where the interviewer would tell you to choose a question on a program that had different tiers of questions. For example, "choose group 3 question 5" and only you would answer that question. I thought that was a good thing so that everyone got a chance to shine and prevent piggybacking each other but it was put you on the spot since you didn't have much time to come up with an adequate answer.

    The second interview was a smaller group than the first and was direct (and harder) questions that came from the interviewer.

    Interview Questions

    • Why apple?   Answer Question
    • Name a time when you told someone something that was in their best interest but they were resistant and how did you explain to them   Answer Question
    • Tell me about yourself as a person and not as a resume   Answer Question

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    CAD Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Apple (Austin, TX) in May 2019.

    Interview

    One phone screen after initial HR phone call, position was exactly matching with my previous experience, interview was scheduled with one person, changed to a different person on the day of the interview

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about line of work, my work matched exactly for the requirement of the role. I was asked to code a routine in perl to match a predetermined string in a set of incoming strings   1 Answer

  5.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Apple.

    Interview

    Emails first, then interview with store managers. The whole process takes about a month. It depends on the demand of the store. People come and go all the time to low-level positions.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a difficult situation and how did you handle it?   Answer Question

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    Fea Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Apple.

    Interview

    First a phone call from recruiter about some basic questions. Then a technical phone call interview with two FEA engineers. The interview process is awful. The two engineers seem to only concern about their own problems of interest, and don't care about your experience at all. They just want someone that know exactly what they ask for. Even though your experience is relevant and can learn from the job, they won't care about it. They just keep asking technical questions that are very specific and to their interest.

    Interview Questions


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    DSP Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Apple.

    Interview

    Phone screening followed by the hiring manager. Flew to cupertino for the on-site.
    6 interviewers and lots of questions, mostly in communication, DSP, PHY layer algorithm questions.

    Still waiting for the recruiter to get back to me.

    Interview Questions

    • OFDM basics, channel estimation method, cell search procedures of LTE/5g stds   Answer Question
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    Verification Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Apple.

    Interview

    There were two rounds. I applied through the portal. The first round was a phone screening. It went really well. They were based on system verilog, computer architecture and OOPs concept. The second round was a c coding. It was really hard. Couldnt get it to work within 45 min

    Interview Questions

    • Virtual functions, forks, verification basics, OOPs principle   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    I had a phone interview with John and he is so friendly and nice. Recruiter kept contact with me all the time. Even though I didn't get the job, it's a wonderful experience interviewing with Apple.

    Interview Questions


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    Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Three rounds, first is a group interview second one is one on one with the store leader and last one is another group one with the market leader. Over all process was about a month

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you were an adopted of new technology   Answer Question

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