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Google Associate Product Manager Interview Questions

Updated Nov 23, 2014
Updated Nov 23, 2014
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    Associate Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Google.

    Interview Details

    Lots of questions about your opinion on Google products and of hypothetical new products. They will ask you your favorite new product and how you could market it further, increase its profits, etc.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Google in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication was simple and seamless. I had 5 interviews - 1 phone screen and 4 on-site interviews. The interviews tested me on a wide range of skills, from product design to analytical. I thought everyone was really smart, friendly, and passionate about their work and Google. I thought the culture seemed very open; all of my interviewers told me detailed descriptions about what they were working on when I asked and people in the hallways were willing to stop and point me in the right direction when I got lost.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Product Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Google.

    Interview Details

    It took over 4 months for them to actually finish the interview process. It was a total of 6 interviews with different levels of the marketing department. A lot of behavioral and fit questions some market sizing.

    Interview Questions
    • If you could start a company with $1,000,000 right now what would it be? and why?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Google.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed via phone with one of Google's Product Managers. Interviewer did not seem like he very much cared to be interviewing candidates.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Product Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Google.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the google BOLD internship online. Google is notorious for being extremely slow in responding, so even though I applied in December, I did not get a response until late January. After that the process was quick, and I was invited for 2 phone interviews, back to back. The main takeaway, is that, pursuing an internship at Google is a long process, and you have to be ready for multiple steps, multiple interviews, and a ton of prepwork.

    Interview Questions
    • My 2nd interview was especially difficult and involved tech field related questions, despite the fact that this is a marketing internship position. Be prepared to show off your nerdy side. I focused way too much on marketing/ad campaigns and case/quant questions, and didn't read enough on tech blogs to answer some tricky questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 9 people found this helpful  

    Associate Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Google in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I got contacted by an HR recruiter to set up a first phone interview with a PM, few days after an employee referred me. The interviewer had a non-technical background and 10+ years experience in a non-tech related company.

    The questions were fairly conventional:
    1) Why do you want to join Google?
    2) Design questions:
    - How would you design an ATM for elderly people?
    - How would you figure out whether there are any problems with the ATM design?
    - What is a Google product you love? Imagine you are responsible for one of its features, how would you monitor its use, and how to measure its success/ failure?
    3) Market sizing questions:
    -How to monetize Google Maps?
    -How would you calculate the revenue from the ads on Google Maps?
    4) Creativity questions: (took nearly 25 minutes, clearly the most important part for the interviewer)
    - Google is thinking of creating an all internet car, brainstorm some interesting use cases!

    Interview Questions
    • Google is thinking of creating an all internet car, brainstorm some interesting use cases!   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    Associate Product Manager Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Google.

    Interview Details

    Initial email contact with a recruiter setting up a phone interview. (Beginning of December) Spoke with a product manager for the phone interview and asked a basic technical question and then some product design questions. Overall straight forward though I was very nervous as this was my first interview in over a year. After about a week I was contacted by the recruiter saying they'd like to move forward with the process and set up an on-site interview. The holiday season was upon us so this was scheduled in early January.

    On-site interview consisted of an interview with a Product Manager, an Associate Product Manager, and then lunch with an Associate Product Manager. The first two were interviews while the last one was more of a get to know the company and they were told to not write any comments or evaluate anything.

    The interview with the product manager consisted of a lot of design questions and trying to get to know my likes and what I'm looking for in Google. We discussed the position and some mostly design related questions.

    The interview with the associate product manager was more of a design/technical type interview where I was asked to brainstorm a product with him and from there give technical details on the design.

    Finally the lunch was nice, the associate product manager I spoke with was very nice and I was able to ask any and all questions to get to know the position more.

    The process was fairly smooth and the recruiter was very clear in the communication and helped me through the process.

    Recruiter Contact to Phone Interview (1 Week for scheduling)
    Recruiter to get back on "moving forward" to on-site interview (1 Week from phone interview)
    Scheduling I'd say would be roughly 1 week though I had the holiday season interfere.
    Recruiter to get back about on-site interview results (1 Week after on-site interview).

    The recruiter describes the process so if I were to get an offer it would have been an essay to continue the process and then another processing period which they said could be 3-4 weeks.

    All interviews were roughly 45 minutes in length.

    Interview Questions
    • Signed NDA. But for most part I think brainstorming a product design caught me off guard during first on-site interview and kind of went down a path that made it difficult to be creative for me.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Associate Product Marketing Manager Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Google in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied Online in December. Received an email in February asking me to do 2 phone interviews. Phone interviews were 2 back-to-back 30 minute interviews. Mostly standard behavioral questions, some industry and market sizing questions as well.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a product that you don't like. How would you fix it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Associate Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Google.

    Interview Details

    They set up an interview, which they explained was a huge process. There are two phone interviews, on-site interviews, an essay, and then a final interview with the head of Product development.

    They don't give feedback either, so it's really difficult to figure out exactly how you did in the interview. All in all though, I had a pleasant time.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Google in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    The recruiters were good. This was a 45-min phone screen interview, I got four questions.
    - Tell me about yourself
    - Tell me about your the startup that you are working on
    - Brainstorm some apps with a mood API (an API that have sensors that can learn about your mood)
    - Talk about an emerging technology that you are tracking

    Interview Questions
    • - Talk about an emerging technology that you are tracking   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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