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Mar 4 9 Comments

How would be easy to change the ladder of job function at Apple? If I join as automation engineer, how soon (if it possible) I can be transferred to SWE team?

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  • Apple UnlL35
    I switched internally and it was a great experience.
    Mar 4 5
    • Gap / Eng randUser
      Did you have to redo the interview loop? What other companies are like this? Jw that seems like a huge hassle
      Mar 4
    • Apple UnlL35
      Apple, in reality, is a huge company full of smaller companies. Every org or group does things differently (hence all the varying experiences). Some orgs gate keep who joins the org because the quality between orgs are so different. Also, at least at Apple, it is standard to require SW interviews when trying for a new SW job because the qualifications and required skill are so different.
      Mar 4
    • Apple UnlL35
      It is a bit intimidating, for sure.
      Mar 4
    • Apple Tkdmtch
      How was your old manager handling it?
      Mar 4
    • Apple UnlL35
      I was very up front and we had a good relationship so he was great about it. Bummed but also excited for me. Also, I made sure to do it at a good time.

      Plus, you only need to tell your manager when things become “official”. It is very common to have initial “coffee” meet ups with the hiring manager to discuss the role and ask questions. It’s a great way to look around without burning any bridges. If you want to pursue the role after the initial meet up, then the hiring manager, or recruiter, will email your existing boss. It is a good idea to personally tell your boss before they find out externally. Not telling them is a great way to start the process on a bad foot.
      Mar 5
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    Transferring internally at Apple is a nightmare. To put it in simple terms, it’s easier to switch from outside into Apple than within Apple. This is mainly because (1) you’d have to go through a full interview loop just like an outside hire (2) your current manager is informed at the beginning of the interview loop and this becomes awkward/dangerous if you don’t end up passing the interviews.
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      kofj77

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      Thanks for your response
      Mar 4
  • Marvell / Eng HCiH86
    @apple congrat for you! I am joining apple very soon, and would love to Follow up on the question:
    Yes, you could have intial meetup with future boss, but you still have to be interviewed by multiple team members to get the offers, right ? So it is still possible that you don’t get the new job but the current manager knows that you want to transfer.
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