Working at apple

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

  1. uaecasher macrumors 65816


    Jan 29, 2009
    Stillwater, OK

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


    Mar 13, 2009
    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

    Apr 8, 2009
    They're not supposed to though. ;) At all.
  4. fishkorp macrumors 68020


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    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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