The hiring practices at a number of tech companies are somewhat legendary. The recruiting process at Microsoft, for example, often entails answering a number of extremely challenging technical questions and perhaps a few brain teasers. To work at Google, one often needs to have a minimum GPA threshold from an esteemed University just to get in the door. It’s even been reported that Google CEO and co-Founder Larry Page has personally approved each of Google’s 24,000+ employees - Page apparently receives a brief application packet for each applicant that summarizes his/her qualifications.
But Apple is one company who seems to do a decent job of keeping its hiring and recruiting practices under the radar. Over the years, though, a few stories have leaked out, the most famous one of which includes Steve Jobs asking a potential applicant if he was a virgin. Upon answering “No”, Jobs rebutted, “You’re still a virgin, you just think you’re not.”
So after perusing a number of posts on Glassdoor.com, we were able to glean some interesting information about Apple’s hiring and interview practices.