Apple interviews and hiring standards

Yahoo xQKW85AX
Aug 6, 2017 7 Comments

I am looking for a job switch and Apple is the only company I am targeting for now. I have appeared for onsite with 3 diff teams till now and have failed to get an offer. (SDE role). First I though I was not good in system design/ architecture round and I have definitely improved on that. Other technical / coding rounds I am nailing it for sure. Last 2 onsites, I did well in all the interviews still something is not going correct.
Are there any other aspects I might be missing ? Are companies like Apple biased with your current work/education / university ? Any advice people ?

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  • Microsoft / Eng Trotwood
    As a former Apple employee that's given probably a hundred interviews, I can say that the hiring there is biased towards specialties. If you are a generalist then you don't really stand out. They have a line of people wanting to get in, and the job requires a specialist because of their concept of "category 1" (that you own the things you work on and can be influenced by others but ultimately it's your work area to make your life's work), and you might work on that same thing for years. You need to make sure that area is something that's your passion and that the enthusiasm shows in the interview. They can afford to hold out and wait until they find the perfect person, even for a year or more. You also obviously have to get along with the personalities and make a personal connection.

    Best of luck to you
    Aug 6, 2017 2
    • Yahoo xQKW85AX
      OP
      Thanks for the prompt reply and suggestions !
      Aug 6, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng Trotwood
      Also there's a lot of former YaHoo at Apple in various orgs (like my old org). They believe the good ones left along time ago. It's possible that you have this bias hanging over your head. If you do, best to find another company and interview again in a year or two.
      Aug 6, 2017
  • Apple / Eng mrVj65
    You probably aren’t doing as well as you think in the technical interview.
    Aug 7, 2017 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    mUqi08

    Amazon Eng

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    mUqi08more
    As long as two of the interviewers or any of the managers doesn't Ike you, they can veto.

    I know a few excellent vendors who taught us everything got vetoed for no reason, one because he is not good with general knowledge, and the other because his English is not perfect.
    Aug 7, 2017 1
    • SAP offer-
      2 out of how many rounds? 1
      I had 10 recently + 1 phone. I think I bombed 1.

      Thanks
      Nov 20
  • FINRA PYFp70
    Can someone outline the interview process? I've an on site round next week and this is for db automation
    Aug 10, 2017 0

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