Tips for onsite @Apple?

New hbWr06
Jun 11 24 Comments

Going for an onsite interview with Siri team at Apple ?
Machine learning Scientist role

Any tips on preparing for the interview?

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  • Apple haku64
    We are dicks and are proud of it. Be prepared to be belittled and berated. And our hiring process sucks big time, our recruiters like to string you along on an offer. So please be prepared for the wild ride and I am sorry for all of the above.
    Jun 11 1
    • New hbWr06
      OP
      Thanks for the heads up. My experience so far has been ok as I have an offer pending to accept and onsite took a while to schedule
      Jun 11
  • Apple PTSE75
    Be confident. Stand your ground. It’s a stressful environment inside, they are looking for people who won’t ‘crack’
    Ask a lot of questions.
    Jun 11 7
    • New hbWr06
      OP
      What kinds of questions to expect?
      Jun 11
    • Apple PTSE75
      Technical, behavioral. Besides throwing problems at you to solve. You might also be given hypothetical scenarios where they gauge what kind of cross functional player you are
      Jun 11
    • New hbWr06
      OP
      Can you share a sample hypothetical scenario?
      Jun 11
    • Apple PTSE75
      I can. But I won’t.
      Jun 11
    • New hbWr06
      OP
      Cool fair enough.
      Jun 11
    • Apple PTSE75
      And I’m not trying to be a dick. Interviews are held for a reason :)
      Jun 11
    • New hbWr06
      OP
      Agreed. I am not amongst the ones who will crack. Hopefully we will be coworkers soon :)
      Jun 11
  • Netflix mr.clippy
    Tough loop. So much will throw you off. Depends on the team. They’re looking for people who really fit the team. Not just leetcoders. Can’t say leetcode will help you much either. Trivial details can lead to a weak hire. Folks are very opinionated about who they hire.

    Prepare for problems related to the scope of the team.
    Jun 11 5
    • New hbWr06
      OP
      Thank you for your inputs. How to understand the scope of the team. Given that this is apple a lot of information is private
      Jun 11
    • Netflix mr.clippy
      You should have derived that from your phone call with the hiring manager or phone screen. You are screened by the team members.

      Recruiter will be able to tell you the problem space if it’s totally secret. It’s fair to ask “what kind of fundamental challenges will I be working on”. And plan accordingly.
      Jun 11
    • New hbWr06
      OP
      I have tried to ask about it and am awaiting response in relation to these questions
      Jun 11
    • Netflix mr.clippy
      Essentially expect 2 coding, one design, one problem solving (systems level style challenge), and 1-2 behavioral and past experiences. None of them are super easy. Helps if you have background experience in the area they’re working in. Hiring manager and director essentially have the final say.

      Coding can happen at any time even in the non algo loops. Directors might ask coding questions if there’s some time left.
      Jun 11
    • New hbWr06
      OP
      Thank you that is very helpful
      Jun 11
  • Apple powerlines
    I must say it is more than leetcode to get into Apple, so focus on behavioral etc
    Jun 11 0
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    Areyousure

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    Areyousuremore
    Is it true that hiring is very team specific and you will not get an offwr if one person on the team(interviewer) does not like you
    Jun 11 3
    • New hbWr06
      OP
      Did you have a similar experience? Or know someone who did?
      Jun 11
    • Amazon / Product
      Areyousure

      Amazon Product

      BIO
      Anyone Hire Product Manager :)
      Areyousuremore
      Someone told me about it,I have never interviewed at Apple
      Jun 11
    • New hbWr06
      OP
      Thanks for sharing the information
      Jun 11
  • Apple ddgdchdch
    I am sorry for 👆but it is so true.
    Jun 11 0
  • New hbWr06
    OP
    Any other tips?
    Thank you to everyone who replied to my question.
    Jun 13 0
  • New hbWr06
    OP
    Any papers to review before interviewing? Things Apple is implementing or even better might be missing?
    Jun 11 0

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