Yahoo Product Manager Interview Questions

Updated Aug 18, 2014
Updated Aug 18, 2014
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Product Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

It can vary and has changed a lot even since I joined. There is a hiring committee that reviews all applicants now, and the process can differ across different business lines.

Interview Questions
  • Nothing out of the ordinary or particularly difficult.   Answer Question
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My offer was as-is.
Accepted Offer

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Yahoo in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    This is for an internal transfer, thus the process has been greatly simplified. Individually talked to 4 senior product managers from different teams. Was assessed based on my technical background, project management skills, communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to prioritize and manage schedule, and intuition to market offering and product features.

    Interview Questions
    • How will Google self-drive car change the public transit system if they are made available for general audience.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Yahoo in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview process consisted of a phone interview with the hiring manager and on-site interviews with 6 people - recruiter, hiring manager, 2 PMs in the group, VP of the group, and another VP. Everybody I spoke with were friendly and professional. Interview questions focused primarily on new ideas for the product, but also included why I want to work for Yahoo and the specific group, my projects at previous jobs, ideas for other Yahoo products, and behavioral questions. I recommend doing sufficient research into the specific group and other Yahoo products and be prepared to elaborate on your product ideas.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Yahoo in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with a half dozen or so Yahoos! Interview styles ranged from friendly and conversational to a more intense and inquisitive style. Some interviewers had stronger and more specific questions than others, but overall it was a sound give and take and I left with a good impression of the team, program, and company.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the right strategy for Yahoo! to beat Google and Facebook?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Yahoo in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    I had an initial phone interview with the Hiring Manager who was asked questions mostly about why I wanted to work in high tech and why Yahoo! She also grilled me on my experiences with Yahoo! Front Page - the group I was interviewing with - and asked about changes I would make, thoughts on recent developments, etc. On site, I had 4 1:1 interviews: 2 with Product Managers in the same group, 1 with the Hiring Manager, and 1 with a VP of Engineering. The PMs and Hiring Manager focused on my knowledge of Yahoo!, what I liked and didn't like about the new Front Page, what my favorite Yahoo! properties were, what I used most often, why I didn't use Yahoo! mail, etc. The VP of Engineering focused more on why this job, why Yahoo!, why Product Management, etc.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milan (Italy)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milan (Italy)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, phone interview, in person interview: hiring manager, direct manager, supervisor,. Got a proposal, negotiate it a bit. They asked me general questions about my past experience, nohing too complicated

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not much flexibility to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview Details

    Received interview call through referral from friend. They promptly set up meetings with hiring manager. After one phone interview which focused mostly on my experience and fit for the role, I was invited to onsite interviews to meet with about 5-6 people including indirect managers, head of PM team, engineering and peers. Very thorough vetting process, and most of the people were friendly and smart. They got back to me with an offer in a few days and the whole process was pleasant and professional.

    Interview Questions
    • Who are key stakeholders for Yahoo paid search? How would you balance their interests as a product manager?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Yahoo in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    1. Whats your favorite tech product and why? Chose a website - tell why you like it? what are you gonna improve in it?
    2. Describe MRD, PRD?
    3. How would you decide what feature to put in a product?
    4. How would you prioritize projects?
    5. What do you look for in a product?
    6. Tell me a time when you were really satisfied or dissatisfied with your result; customer demanded something that you could not deliver; handled a difficult team member?

    Definitely be well versed with website designs, product initiation and requirements, interesting tech product.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Yahoo in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    Initially there was a screenig intrerview done by the Hr person.

    Then a product manager did a telephonic interview.

    Then a senior product manager did a telephonic interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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