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Cadence Design Systems
Senior Principal Product Manager was asked...September 15, 2015

In order to test my behavior and thought process in front of a new problem, they tested me with the following game: you have 3 switches in one room and 3 lamps in another room (you cannot see from one room to another), what is the minimum number of trips from one room to another to determine which switch is for which lamp.

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after you :)

1 trip is sufficient


Estimate the annual revenue of gas stations in the USA.

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Step by step breakdown of path to conclusion. Estimated a total of USD 500 B per annum Less

There's quite an extended back and forth in actual interviews for questions like this, so nothing quite like real practice. The Prepfully Atlassian Principal Product Manager experts have actually worked in this role, so they're able to do an honest-to-God accurate mock, which really puts you through the paces. Less


Nothing difficult--just lots of questions. For someone who's been working in this exact same niche field for a decade and has seen scores of customers and solved their issues---the interview was a total breeze.

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Been there done that. Sometimes it shows that a company might not be right for you when the one you interviewed for (the company manager/director) exhibits a bad attitude. Bye, bye. They lost out, not me. Phew. Oracle was the best job I ever had and I lost it after 9/11/01 in MA. Ouch. Less

Been there done that. Sometimes it shows that a company might not be right for you when the one you interview goes they exhibit a bad attitude. Bye, bye. They lost out, not me. Less


Why are you interested in this job?

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For development of people and economy

For development of people and economy


What is the difference between Java enterprise edition and standard edition.

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The Java SE platform consists of a virtual machine, development tools, deployment technologies, and other class libraries and toolkits commonly used in Java technology applications. The Java EE platform is built on top of the Java SE platform. The Java EE platform provides an API and runtime environment for developing and running large-scale, multi-tiered, scalable, reliable, and secure network applications. Less

How was the onsite interview. Any guidance on what to prepare for ? How different it is from other PM interviews like estimation, improve product, pricing, design a product, technical design (engineering) etc. Less

Walmart Global Tech

Describe your background in briefly? How will be the business set up done for your previous organization?

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Provided details of required business set up details. Share brief background details. Less

Through questions like this, interviewers are mostly trying to test your skillset (and its relevance to the role) as robustly as possible, so be prepared for multiple offshoots and followups. It could be a useful exercise to do mocks with friends or colleagues in Walmart Labs to get a real sense of what the interview is actually like. Alternatively Prepfully has a ton of Walmart Labs Principal Product Manager experts who provide mock interviews for a pretty reasonable amount. Less

Civil Maps

What's your favorite consumer app/ product? :-)

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We value your feedback. We take our interviews and employees very seriously. I head up Product team for Civil Maps. As part of that process, we go through a rigorous interview process and provide feedback as we move through the process. I have directly interacted with candidates and made sure on what we have to offer, where we are in the process. This has not been an occurrence for any of our candidates. Please reach out to me if you have any concerns,. Less

NCI Agency

What is Critical Path of a project

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The longest process path on the Project plan. Even one process on the critical can't be omitted. Each and every process on the critical path depends on predecessor. Less


can not be disclosed

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not good

CMR Surgical

Why do I want to work at CMR.

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I've been in the medical device industry for over 20 years. I want to continue to make devices that save peoples lives. I bring a wealth of experience and want to add value to the CMR team. Less

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