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Associate Product Manager Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at LinkedIn.
This is the first year they were offering the program (Summer 2015), so the interview process is likely to change. There were three stages. Recruiter call, call with one PM, back to back calls with one PM each. First call was to gauge interest and see if I could talk about a product that I liked. Second call was talking about extending a LinkedIn product and strategies to check to see if this hypothetical add on would work. The hypothetical product building gets more and more detailed and more parameters are added on until the interviewer is satisfied. Third and fourth calls were more of the same, except they also asked about products made by other companies and monetization of these new products. Called me a day after the final interviews to tell me that I wouldn't get an offer.
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- What do you like least about LinkedIn? What are some strategies you would do to start counteracting that pain point? Answer Question
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Other Interview Reviews for LinkedIn
Associate Product Manager InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at LinkedIn (San Francisco, CA) in March 2015.
A current PM referred me to the APM internship. I just had to submit my resume and within a couple days I got an email from their APM recruiter. We set up a phone call for within the week. She asked me about my background, any relevant experience, and a few APM-type thought questions. I heard back within the week that I didn't have the requisite product experience (completely valid). Very expedient process, nice people.
- What is a product you especially like? Why? How would you improve it? Answer Question
Associate Product Manager InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at LinkedIn (Mountain View, CA) in May 2013.
3 phone calls (1 HR, 2 Product Managers) + Flight to Mountain View for a day of interviews with 5 other Product Managers. The HR team was extremely friendly but during my time on campus, I could tell they were exhausted and not happy. Some of the PMs were very awesome and were quite brilliant, but one team in particular were quite negative and gave me a total bad experience. One of the PMs was also quite unprofessional (she was junior) and honestly felt like leaving the office after some of her questions were insulting.
- Pretty standard Product based questions all revolving around case studies. Focus on the power of the graph (connections) and you should be fine Answer Question
Associate Product Manager InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at LinkedIn in November 2011.
I interviewed with a total of 6 people, including a co-founder. My first interview I was asked to take a feature and make it easier to use. I was also asked about user growth strategies. My other 5 interviews were at HQ, all in one day. The questions were mostly oriented around design and user experience.
Associate Product Manager InterviewNo Offer
I applied online. I interviewed at LinkedIn.
One HR interivew, if you make it through following that two PM interviews, if you make it through following that another full day interview at office with 4 in person interviews.
- What is something you will change about linkedIn. Why do you want to work at LinkedIn Answer Question
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