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"Companies count on managers to make smart team decisions and oversee group members in order to maintain deadlines and keep operations running smoothly. Be prepared to answer several situational questions that will evaluate your time management skills, problem solving abilities, and ease in leading a team. Employers will also expect you to be well-versed in products and operations, so make sure to brush up on the department's relevant work."

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The manager of component 'A' says his functionality is more important than that of component 'B.' The manager of component 'B' says his is more important than that of component 'A.' You can only implement one A or B, but not both - which do you choose to implement.

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I reference the Product Plan and select the component w/ the higher priority. The interview says "There is no Product Plan." I say "I select the one w/ the higher ROI." They say "there is no ROI." I say "then I choose the component whose manager has the best rationale."

I would say to do my own research

I would say whichever is more valuable to customer & gives competitive advantage to Amazon.

Suppose you are working on a project with an original scope of a few months and you are told that you instead now have a few days -- how would you handle it?

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Tell me how you would scale a social media software platform?

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Describe a sales situation where price seemed to be the primary driver and how you overcame the focus on cost and made it more about 'value.'

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how did you handle people who don't co-operate?

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What would I do to improve and ensure product quality if given the job?

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How do you manage people resisting change yet the leadership is requesting output that requires something difference.

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You are an ABM for Chips Ahoy. You notice that sales/revenue is up 5% compared to last year but your total share of the cookie category has declined 5%. How do you explain this apparent contradiction?

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What do you think about firing a great manager, just because they do not agree with corporate management.

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How do you define project plan?

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