Apple hiring bar



Nov 20, 2018 14 Comments

How hard is it to get into Apple compared to FB, google ,Ms, amazon


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TOP 14 Comments
  • Proofpoint / Eng foodtruckj
    Facebook == Google > Apple > Microsoft >= Amazon
    Nov 20, 2018 6
    • Amazon LEETCODE🙃
      Amazon hands out offers to literally everyone 😂
      Nov 20, 2018
    • Vertivco / Eng

      Vertivco Eng

      YouTube, American Bureau of Shipping, Facebook
      Nov 20, 2018
    • Amazon LEETCODE🙃
      Idk man ur at tableau
      Nov 21, 2018
    • Apple / Eng iPhoneXMen
      I actually thought it was much easier to get an offer from Facebook and Google than Apple.
      When I was a new grad a year ago, all I had to do to get an offer from FB or G was LeetCode. Interview questions were predictable. I actually saw all my FB questions from LeetCode.
      My interviews at Apple were much tougher. I felt “thank god I learned this at school” after my interviews. I was asked a series of questions on OS, TCP stack, distributed systems, concurrency, cryptography and of course some straight forward algorithm.
      Nov 21, 2018
    • Apple Icml2017
      Apple and Microsoft are very much group dependent and difficult to generalize. Microsoft’s Hololens team interview is quite detailed (especially domain specific interviews) and I feel they have a relatively high hiring bar.
      Nov 21, 2018
  • Nvidia guihgghui
    Apple has a very mixed hiring bar , since they hire as per team needs and not generic hires.
    Nov 20, 2018 1
    • Apple Grdcnkjd
      This. Some managers and those managers want to empire build, and others only accept the best.
      Nov 20, 2018
  • Apple mkpoy
    Depends on what you physically look like compared to the interviewers and hiring manager. The closer you look a like, the higher than chances across the board.
    Nov 20, 2018 1
    • Apple / Ops flim-flam
      I’ve seen this in my org, with some noted exceptions.
      Nov 20, 2018
  • Intel NewChapter
    Its not top tier.
    Nov 20, 2018 0
  • Amazon gnVV23
    From what I have learnt from ppl who work there, there is no centralized and standardized hiring process like Amazon where fresh graduate hiring is now almost automated.

    It’s really team dependent. Apple also thinks differently about hiring. It doesn’t care about every member being an expert, but it will pay ridiculous amounts to an expert and then they will be surrounded by not so experts to get work done who are probably paid lower than what FANG would offer.

    Also I have found that being able to LeetCode is rarely a metric for engineering success. Team culture, leadership, communication and other skills matter more once you have an expert in the team.
    Jan 20 0
  • Apple / Ops flim-flam
    I was hired a couple years ago. After about a year I was added to the interview panel rotation. I learned that when we’re on the fence about someone, it triggers an additional phase in the interview process. I went through that phase myself, so I know my panel was divided about me before I was hired.

    Some people interview well and some don’t. It’s important not disqualify the latter and find ways of letting them prove their qualifications in other ways.
    Nov 21, 2018 0