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Interviews at Apple

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Interview experience

Based on 3,579 interviews

Interview difficulty

Based on 3,676 interviews

Interview process length

Based on 3,275 interviews
About a month

Interview process at Apple

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, rating is 8.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, rating is 6.

Interview process length
About a month
About two weeks
More than one month
About a week
About a day or two
Most reported steps
Phone call/screening
On-site interview
Background check
Group interview
Problem solving exercises
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
They have no interview

What candidates say about the interview process at Apple

  • For corporate applicants (no retail) the process is pretty standard. A contact from a recruiter followed by a phone interview, and then if you qualify a phone interview with the hiring manager. The qu…
    Shared on July 17, 2019
  • Lots of interviews/several rounds to get the job and that is common in many areas or you get panel interviews.
    Shared on August 5, 2017
  • Group activities observed by employees. Individual interviews if called back.
    Shared on April 15, 2017 - Preservation and Operations Specialist - Columbia, MD
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Interview questions at Apple

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • During my first interview which was over the phone, it lasted for 13mins and they asked very basic questions. I had a sheet in front of me prepared to give creative and detailed answers to questions I…
    Shared on February 5, 2020
  • Tell me a time when someone else failed and you succeeded
    Shared on September 21, 2019
  • Why Apple?
    Shared on November 13, 2018 - Technical/Operational Specialist - Dallas, TX

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Interview tips at Apple

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)60%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)15%
  • They didn’t have a dress code14%
  • Formal (business suit)10%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)1%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Apple

  • Don't focus too much of your troubleshooting knowledge and focus on your passion of helping people. Tell a story on why you enjoy apple. Apple loves stories
    Shared on July 22, 2019
  • Be honest.
    Shared on May 20, 2018 - Tier 1 Advisor - Georgia
  • Have the best attitude, put customer first, represent the brand, have fun.
    Shared on August 17, 2017 - AHA Tech Support Advisor - Hollywood, FL

The first interview at Apple

How candidates got an interview
  • Employee referral27%
  • Recruiter contacted me21%
  • Other online job site19%
  • Other13%
  • Through Indeed7%

How candidates received their first interview at Apple

  • I applied on the website and in less than a week I got an email saying schedule a phone interview and I did.
    Shared on February 5, 2020
  • Q: I got a phone interview since one week but didn't get a formal email about the next interviews details, is that normal ! , And how can know if the application is selected for the next step .
    Shared on October 4, 2019
  • For corporate jobs (no retail) the process is standard. You submit your online application and a recruiter will contact you to schedule a phone interview. It can take a few weeks to be contacted if yo…
    Shared on July 17, 2019

Common questions about interview at Apple

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