Apple Silicon EPM onsite Interview

Synopsys ccIU82
Jul 31 11 Comments

Hi Guys,
I have onsite interview for scheduled Apple Silicon Engineering Program Manager. Any interview tips would be helpful.
How much technical expertise would help?
What are the killer behavioral questions?
Anybody here in EPM role? How is day to day life? Work life balance?

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  • Apple / Data
    Johnapple

    Apple Data

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    Alpine Data Labs
    Johnapplemore
    I am a dev but I feel our EPM’s life is vey simple, just need gather requirements, clarify the scope, talk with devs, follow the schedule. Pretty much meeting and documenting every day. No single technical related stuff.
    Aug 1 4
    • Synopsys ccIU82
      OP
      Thanks
      Aug 1
    • Apple / Data
      Johnapple

      Apple Data

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      Alpine Data Labs
      Johnapplemore
      And one EPM I know actually almost doing nothing. After the project is in maintenance mode. He just hide in his office and watch Netflix every day!
      Aug 1
    • Synopsys ccIU82
      OP
      😁
      Aug 1
    • Apple waitingame
      Sounds like a cushy life!
      Aug 1
  • Apple / Creative
    artdirctr

    Apple Creative

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    Art director and designer for marketing and brand.
    artdirctrmore
    Apple is a very political place in general. In terms of WLB it depends on the team/org.
    Aug 4 0
  • Apple waitingame
    EPM in SEG is not that bad. 9-6pm you have to work hard. Go from one meeting to another. Talk to a ton of people. Beg people for data. But the position has high visibility and good scope. I’m not sure how the career progression is. There is a significant amount of technical knowledge needed is what I hear.
    Aug 1 0
  • Apple zcsq
    Very technical and hardcore. Don’t come if you want WLB. Seriously, a lot of ppl ignore this without understanding what they are signing up for.
    Aug 1 0
  • Apple Red4life93
    Silicon EPM’s would fall under Johny Srouji’s org I think; definitely not going to be a cakewalk
    Aug 1 0
  • Apple / Design Watchout!
    Mechincal engineering helpful?? Lol, your going to be a scheduler and push on engineering to complete projects, that’s it.
    Aug 2 0
  • Synopsys ccIU82
    OP
    Thanks guys, I don't mind working hard as long as it is visible pays well and has career growth. I am currently in Engineering Management role and work is very monotonous. Doing the same thing again and again. I am hoping that this role will give me understanding of whole silicon flow and how things are done in real world rather than running some simulation. Are EPM paid at par with other developers/managers.
    Aug 1 0