Veto by a single interviewer at apple?

Jan 23 20 Comments

Hi,

I was rejected by Apple after waiting for 3 weeks after onsite. My onsite went pretty well except for one interview that went badly. So wondering how hiring decisions are taken at apple, can it be just one interview (out of 6) be the reason?

thanks for sharing

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  • LinkedIn / Eng LMqJGok
    I had interviewed with 8 people once. Similarly only one went bad and the other are extremely well. Got rejected one week after.
    Jan 23 1
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    • OP
      Then becomes the issue do you want to work with such person
      Jan 23
    • OP
      Well it is my first interview I've two more to go.. So thanks for the advice
      Jan 23
  • Amazon dROL65
    It's hard to know that you did well with others, sorry!
    Jan 23 2
    • OP
      i know because I know my stuff.....some of the other interviews (~3-4) were excellent, some (1-2) very good...but for one i basically didn't answer some of the questions for his liking/didn't understand what he was asking/ or simply said i don't know!
      Jan 23
    • Microsoft / Eng maddox
      Even if you know your stuff, it's hard to tell for sure. I remember in one internal interview at MSFT, I was sure I had aced my round with a Principal Engineer. Turns out he voted No Hire.
      Jan 23
  • Apple EXQB54
    Yes most of the time it just takes one bad interview for rejection, especially if it's with senior eng, manager, or director
    Jan 23 1
    • OP
      he was a senior eng.
      not only that, for one question he provided the wrong answer, i pointed to him the issue and he just talked his way to the next question.
      Jan 23
  • Microsoft Gambini
    Put yourself in the hiring team’s shoe, when in doubt it’s safe to go with no hire. One strong no is enough to tank your case. A bad hire will be very costly.
    Jan 23 0
  • Microsoft / Eng mXFA80
    When I did my on site at Apple they literally had a rejection in my inbox before I sat down on the plane to fly back home after the interviews.
    Jan 23 0
  • New Sluu
    Same happened with me at FB. A senior interviewer gave a no hire. All others went well
    Jan 23 0
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    • OP
      I see, but I guess if the no hires are from junior members then it can be done.
      Jan 23
  • Tableau krxi15
    Hence the saying goes “you messed with the wrong motherfucker”
    Jan 23 1
  • Roku
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    🧘‍♀️Newmore
    I had a similar experience. The interviewer did not know the difference between BST and segment tree. I pointed a test case where the data structure he was suggesting me to use wouldn’t work. 10 mins before the end, he changed the question. Beside writing a solution, just that round did not go well. It was a bad experience, interviewers wouldn’t introduce them self or give time to ask questions.
    Jan 23 0
  • Essentially up to the hiring manager to decide. You need a lot of strong hires to overcome a no hire. Weak hires aren’t going to cut it if you bomb a loop.
    Jan 23 0
  • Microsoft cout<<
    Yes it can take just one bad interview. It’s especially true if everyone was just meh about you. That said if everyone loved you and you only messed up the technical aspect of one you might have been fine.
    Jan 23 0
  • Microsoft usbadass
    What sort of questions did you get in Apple interviews? LC tagged ? LC mediums/hard/easy?
    Feb 2 1
    • I got easy, mediums and "easy hards"
      Feb 2