Recruiting at apple

Feb 6, 2018 12 Comments

I interviewed with apple in mid january and i still haven't heard back. I figured they had passed on me and decided to move on.

However a good friend of mine, an apple vetran suggested that this is typical of companies like apple (tech giants) and i should reach out to see what is going on.

Against my better judgement, i did reach out to the recruiter (after all its apple, why shouldn't i go the extra mile). Its been 3 days since my request for an update and no response yet.

1) I don't agree with my friend, irrespective of the size of the company, i think the recruiter owes the candidate an update at the very least (even if the feedback is taking a while).

2) I have had situations where the recruiter has forgotten to get back to me aftet 2 weeks. However they did have the courtesy to respond to my email request for an update, i feel apple's lack of response is disappointing, to say the least.

Is this a typical interview experience at apple ?

Am i wrong in thinking that this is unacceptable behavior on the part of recruiters from a tech giant like apple ?


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TOP 12 Comments
  • Apple QLFh62
    Think of Apple as young attractive sexy spoiled popular young lady selecting her partner - this analogy explains everything with hiring process there.
    Feb 7, 2018 0
  • Apple / Other WDC2016
    I am with you. Recruiting need to improve at Apple and other cos like Google, FB etc
    Feb 6, 2018 0
  • Apple AhiP31
    Can you ping me recruiter name. I can try following up?
    Feb 6, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng Prepping
      I don’t have private chats left. Can you ping me and I’ll give the details.
      Feb 6, 2018
  • Apple QLFh62
    This is also typical of how Apple treats its employees. If you pass this test, and have thick enough skin to tolerate it - you are a good fit.

    This situation is within norms at Apple, I believe. It may not mean anything for you. They may be interviewing others, waiting for something, etc. if you don’t like it and have other options - move on.

    It’s really fuzzy. Sometimes they hire very quickly, if they are desperate, sometimes hiring process takes months and even years!
    Feb 7, 2018 0
  • Oath / Eng

    Oath Eng

    Dont waste time on apple. I have the same experience like you. I felt i wasted my time by interviewing with them. Dont do that their are better companies out there.
    Feb 7, 2018 0
  • Medallia mShU83
    Just move on dude.. don’t waste your time and emotions.. good luck on job search
    Feb 6, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng Prepping
    It’s high time Apple sorts their shit out about recruiting. I have seen multiple such threads about Apple. Have experienced it as well. I just gave up on them. If this is how they treat their prospective candidates, then they are going to loose good ones.
    Feb 6, 2018 0
  • Apple QepA51
    In my experience Apple gave feedback within a day. Snr EPM. It may depend on the particular group you're interviewing for. Google dragged the process it for weeks and I never had feedback from them at any stage.
    Feb 7, 2018 0
  • Adobe foob@r
    I got feedback the same same week.
    Feb 7, 2018 0
  • Amazon Broda
    They did the same w me and i decided to accept amazon offer while waiting for them! Apple has the worst process
    Feb 6, 2018 0


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