Working at apple

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by uaecasher, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. uaecasher macrumors 65816

    uaecasher

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    Hello

    I was wondering if anyone know how hard is it to get job at apple as software engineer?
     
  2. nobunaga209 macrumors 6502a

    nobunaga209

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    You can prolly search around on Monster or Career builder...all else fail's why not ask around on boards. Usually some of the Apple Inc. employees post too...:D
     
  3. britboyj macrumors 6502a

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    They're not supposed to though. ;) At all.
     
  4. fishkorp macrumors 68020

    fishkorp

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    From what I've seen/heard, it's harder to get a job at Apple then at Google as a developer (and Google is pretty damn tough). What you need to understand is companies like these attract everyone. So they'll get literally hundreds of thousands of resumes for a small handful of jobs. Someone I know that went through the process with both Google and Microsoft compared it to trying to get into MIT. Of course if they have a specialized position open that you fit, it might be easier to get in since not everyone will have that specialization, whereas everyone that's applying is a general developer. It also helps A LOT if you have a masters or doctorate. Just a bachelors degree typically isn't good enough for some of these companies these days, unless you've got 10+ years experience. Even though a listing will say a B.S. + x years, if you apply and someone with an M.S. also applies, you'll get overlooked in a second.

    However, Apple's average salary is less than that of Google or Microsoft employees. There was a study about that a few months back. Job satisfaction rate was higher though, even though Google is consistently ranked among the best places to work.
     

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