Apple Hardware Engineer Interview Questions

Updated 26 Mar, 2015
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Hardware Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC
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Accepted Offer
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Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Apple (Vancouver, BC) in October 2013.

Interview

Gave my resume and talking to an Engineer at my university's career fair. Was contacted
a couple weeks later for a phone interview.

Interview Questions

  • Just really detailed questions on the hardware of Macs.   1 Answer

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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Apple.

    Interview

    Talked to recruiter on job fair, and was invited to have an interview the next day. Sent me an email to create a personal profile, upload resume, cover letter, etc. Interview with the same recruiter, went straight to technical questions. No behavior questions or go through your resume. Lasted half an hour, never heard back ever since.

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    Hardware Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Apple.

    Interview

    Talked to hardware engineer at an on-campus career fair, was asked to do in-person interview on-campus the following day. We mostly talked about my project team work; I think I was pretty confusing and kept jumping between different ideas.

    After that I sent a thank you note. A week later I got a cryptic email from Apply saying they were circulating my resume among departments. Was never officially rejected.

    Interview Questions

    • How to remove one transistor from a CMOS inverter in the context of a PCB.   1 Answer
    • Derive the transfer function/ draw the time-domain impulse response of an RC low pass filter.   1 Answer
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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Average Interview
    No Offer
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Apple.

    Interview

    I was referred by a friend. Got contacted by HR first and arranged a phone interview by engineer manager. I had hard time understand the interviewer's India-English (sorry, no offense). He didn't ask resume experiences. He asked technical questions, no behavior questions. You need to study more fundamental technical knowledge for the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • I got out of school for quite a while, have to review school texts for the technical questions.   Answer Question
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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Interview

    I got an email from LinkedIn asking for my resume. One week late, I got the on phone interview appointment. Only one day to prepare. I was asked some questions about sizing, power. Those questions are very basic, you can find answer in any VLSI book. I wasn't asked anything on my resume.

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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Apple.

    Interview

    There were 2 initial phone screens. The first one is purely technical and is moderately difficult. The second one is technical and behavioral. But that is a tough technical interview

    Interview Questions

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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    No Offer

    Interview

    Talks are so exciting, and I got 4 rounds phone interviews. Three of them is from an engineering position, and the last is from the hiring manager. The mood is smooth, but technical talks in depth. They said I will more fit to another team, and send my resume to the teams.

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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA (US)
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    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Apple (Cupertino, CA (US)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process went smoothly and efficiently. It involved a phone screening by the recruiter, two rounds of technical phone interview, and one round of onsite interview. The interview day was well arranged, although it took almost an entire day just like other companies I interviewed. The trip arrangement system is nice, which allows you to pick your flight schedule, your choice of hotel and rental car. Engineers are in general friendly and open-minded. Overall a great experience.

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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Interview

    I plan to find some hardware engineer job using hardware description language. I met a member from Apple ipad accessory team at school job fair. They don`t seems to be interested in my verilog skill, but wanna to find someone who knows how to design PCL or something more hardware. So, I don`t even get a chance for further interview.

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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Apple in October 2014.

    Interview

    Met with recruiter at the career fair, who called a mechanical engineer over and we chatted for a bit about design and manufacturing operations. He asked if we could meet later in the afternoon, to which I replied yes, and a few hours later I was in a full fledged interview. I presented on my projects and was then asked technical questions. It's been a bit over a week, waiting for a reply.

    Interview Questions

    • Draw shear/bending moment diagram. What is a material that is much stronger in compression than in tension?   1 Answer

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