Don’t expect your Apple interview to be a breeze.
Yes, you’ll face the typical “Why Apple?” and “Tell us about a difficult work experience” line of questioning, according to interview reviews posted on Glassdoor. But the Cupertino company keeps candidates for product design, customer service and everything in between on their toes with brain teasers like: “You put a glass of water on a record turntable and begin slowly increasing the speed. What happens first – does the glass slide off, tip over, or does the water splash out?”
Check out 13 other unusual questions in the slides above. Click on the job title to see proposed answers.
Most people enjoy interviewing at Apple. Sixty-two percent told Glassdoor they had a positive interview experience. Thirteen percent had a negative experience, while 20 percent felt neutral. The company has an average interview difficulty rating of a 3.0 out of 5.0. That’s the same as Yahoo and easier than Facebook, Google and LinkedIn.
Applying online is the way to go, with 55 percent of candidates landing an interview that way. Employee referrals, recruiters and campus recruiting are also successful routes.