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Director, Product Marketing Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
Application Details

The process took 2+ months - interviewed at Mentor Graphics in January 2010.

Interview Details

Cordial initial contact. Clear job description.
Phone screen, then meet-for-coffee screen, then small-team lunch screens.
Then, grueling multi-day, 6 people/day, 1on1 interviews.

Interrogation on Technical knowledge.
No interest in operational excellence, or matching passion to areas of contribution.
No feedback on presented 100-day plan.

Rather long drawn-out process, with no clear time-frame for a decision.
Stopped process to pursue other opportunities.

Interview Questions
  • Some interviewers clearly wanted a only a high-level strategic-thinking person, who could then build mind-share with different groups to get dotted-line resource assignment so that all tactical and logistic execution can be accomplished.

    Other interviewers wanted a hands-on tactical person to execute direction from a Sr strategic decision maker, without additional resources.
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