As one of the most successful and innovative companies in history, Apple is seen as the pinnacle of the tech world for many aspiring engineers and developers.
In turn, this means that securing a job at the Silicon Valley behemoth is mythically difficult.
Luckily, whistle-blowing employee website Glassdoor allows mere mortals a sneak peek into Apple’s interviewing process.
The site asks users to anonymously post about their experiences working for various companies, including their salary and, yes, questions they have been asked in interviews.
We combed through the website’s latest posts for Apple to see just what it takes to get a foot in the door.
Here is a list of some of the trickier questions:
- What fruit would describe your day?
- How would describe the App Store to a 10-year-old?
- What superpower would you most want?
- When was the first Apple Store established?
- If you have two eggs, and you want to figure out what’s the highest floor from which you can drop the egg without breaking it, how would you do it? What’s the optimal solution?
- How many children are born every day?
- Are you smart?
- 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?
However, a recent article on Techworm has claimed that the most difficult tech company to crack is Dropbox, the popular online file-sharing and storing software.
Author Vijay Prabhu wrote that he had experienced interviews with Facebook, Apple and Dropbox, finding the latter to be the most challenging.
We will leave you with one last question Dropbox asks its candidates, courtesy of Quora user and HR professional Amit Kumar:
- How do you have a cup of sugarless tea by adding a teaspoon of sugar?