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Aug 31, 2010
 What are your plans for the future in order to drive business within the company?1 AnswerDo extensive interviews to be able to hire the right people. Train the people better than the online training that is available. Help motivate my team with enthusiasm, energy, attitude and incentives.

### Product Marketing Manager at Juniper Networks was asked...

Nov 8, 2011
 Can you tell me how you would manage a new product launch? 1 AnswerI would put together a launch plan with input from the necessary teams: Product Management, Engineering, Testing, Support. A part of the plan would include schedule, key stakeholders and responsible team members, and key deliverables and milestones with dates. I would arrange weekly meetings leading up to the launch date and manage the progress on each of the milestones and deliverables by coordinating with each of the team members.

Mar 18, 2009

May 26, 2013
 Write a function that takes in two sorted lists and outputs a sorted list that is their union.9 Answersf(a,b) { return sort(unique(a,b)) }def sortedUnion(list1,list2): list3 = [x for x in list1 if x in list2] return sorted(list(set(list3)))google merge sortShow More Responseswrite 2 helpers: 1) INSERT(A, b) = put element b within A in the sort order 2) DEL(A, a) = delete element a from A Then do this recursion: f(A,B) : if max(A) <= min(B) return [A B] else { B = INSERT(B, max(a)); A = DEL(A, max(a); f(A,B); } something like that. try coding and testing. I haven't.Oops, check/write a termination conditionOn Python, you could do: from sets import Set def merge_sort(a,b): return sorted( Set(a).union(Set(b)) )def sorted_union(list1, list2): union=set(list1).union(set(list2)) sorted_union=sorted(list(union)) return sorted_unionSecond part of merge sort. Don't answer with sort(a), etc. Anyone can do that... def merge(A, B): i=0 j=0 sorted_list = [] while i < len(A) and j < len(B): if A[i] <= B[j]: sorted_list.append(A[i]) i += 1 else: sorted_list.append(B[j]) j += 1 if i < len(A): sorted_list.extend(A[i:]) elif j < len(B): sorted_list.extend(B[j:]) return sorted_listI assumed that we can not use any "sort" function and we want it with linear time. so here it is: def my_sort(list_a, list_b): if len(list_a) ==0: return list_b elif len(list_b) ==0: return list_a else: if list_a[-1] > list_b[-1]: return( my_sort(list_a[0:-1], list_b) + [list_a.pop(-1)]) else: return(my_sort(list_a,list_b[:-1]) + [list_b.pop(-1)])

### Senior Product Manager at Amazon was asked...

Jan 24, 2012
 How do you think Amazon may have come up with the \$80 fee for the Amazon Prime membership program? - this is a classic pricing question.2 AnswersThis is a classic pricing question. Remember customer-centric approach - willingness to pay etc.this is mostly an expected value question. you expect, from historic data, a certain subset of people to make so many purchases from amazon. with expedited shipping, it makes sense that those people would increase their spend through amazon for secondary items such as gifts for friends/family that need to be shipped. the \$80 should at least cover the expense of shipping costs, but the increase in demand and sales from that increase should even further outweigh the cost of shipping for amazon. there is also another special subset of people that may not realize their entire \$80 cost to amazon, and any difference is strictly profit.

### Marketing Manager at SkinMedica was asked...

Jul 8, 2010
 What is the marketing strategy of your former company?2 AnswersThey were picking my brain to see if I would spill the beans on the competitive activities of my former employer.Agree with the candidate’s answer- it is a test to see if you are a) willing to spill the beans - which also indicates your potential loyalty to the new company b) aware of the confidentiality clause in your former contract (again, probably one here too). However, there are still ways to answer this, such as: "While I need to remain respectful of sensitive company information, I can indicate that they are focused more on the mid-sized market; but you probably know that from your competitive analysis” Or pick some other generic non sequitur like east coast, Midwest, etc

### Parts Sales Manager at AutoZone was asked...

Dec 9, 2009
 Selling a battery to a customer,what would you asking as something else that they need to buy or check to fix their problems and have a good customer satisfaction?2 AnswersOffer them to chek their old battery,the alternator and the charging system/Are your Battery terminals in good condition?

Aug 9, 2012