Product Interview Questions

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Product Question Bank

Interview QuestionCompanyTypeTagsComments (e.g. your approach)Timestamp
How do you improve slack?
Product design / strategy
Phone
Dec 19, 2019
Goals and success metrics for fb video
Execution
Phone
Dec 19, 2019
How would you improve facebook reactions?
Product sense
Phone
Dec 19, 2019
Design a product for a library.
Product sense
Video
Dec 19, 2019
How would you set a goal for life events on facebook?
Execution
Phone
Dec 19, 2019
What goals and success metrics would you set for buy & sell groups?
Execution
Phone
Dec 19, 2019
You're the pm for fb watch. what goals would you set?
Execution
Phone
Dec 19, 2019
Design a product that helps people become healthier.
Product sense
Video
Dec 19, 2019
You are pm of fb events and you saw an overnight drop in rsvps by 10%. how would you go about determining what happened?
Execution
Phone
Dec 19, 2019
Design a crisis management app.
Product sense
Video
Dec 19, 2019
How would you set a goal for facebook lite?
Execution
Phone
Dec 19, 2019
One smart engineer came to you with the idea that we should show recommended marketplace items on newsfeed. what will you do?
Execution
Phone
Dec 19, 2019
How did you turn an adversary into a confidant?
Behavioral
In-Person
Dec 19, 2019
Design a healthcare product for people moving to a new city.
Product sense
Video
Dec 19, 2019
How would you set a goal for facebook marketplace?
Execution
Video
Dec 19, 2019
How would you measure the success of facebook stories?
Execution
Phone
Dec 19, 2019
Design a product to improve fb employees’ health.
Product sense
Video
Dec 19, 2019
How would you measure success for ig stories.
Execution
Phone
Dec 19, 2019
You are the pm of facebook lite, what goals would you set?
Execution
Phone
Dec 19, 2019
You are the pm of notifications. how would you determine the trade offs between showing your friend’s fundraiser or the event they are going to / created?
Execution
Phone
Dec 19, 2019
Let's say you're the pm on facebook events. how would measure success?
Execution
Phone
Dec 19, 2019
Build a feature for lending (goods) on facebook.
Product sense
In-Person
Dec 19, 2019
You are pm of fb login used by 3rd parties and you notice successful logins metrics is down on a monday morning, what will you do?
Execution
Phone
Dec 19, 2019
Estimate memory needed for nest cameras for fiscal year 2020
Estimation
Phone
Dec 19, 2019
How would you price a brand new kindle book?
Pricing
In-Person
Dec 19, 2019
Ig executives had a strategy meeting and decided they wanted to pursue something in the area of education. you've been chosen as the pm to lead the effort. what do you do?
Product sense
Video
Dec 21, 2019
1. you are the pm of fb marketplace, what metrics would you focus on for growth 2. you come in monday morning and listings usage are down what do you do? 3. we are seeing a trend where time spent in marketplace is up for some users and their newsfeed time is down what do you do?
Product execution
Video
Dec 21, 2019
Few years ago facebook used to restrict user signups with .edu emails only. why did they remove that restriction and what were the pros & cons of doing so?
Product strategy (mission driven, ecosystem thinking)
In-Person
Facebook was growing in the colleges rapidly and had already met their old goal of connecting all students in all colleges. They now had a new mission, "To give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.” In order to grow rapidly and towards that mission, they opened up user signups for everyone not just .edu emails. Pros: Rapid growth Cons: Resource needs (network, servers, funding), churn from early users that didn't feel they belonged to FB anymore
Dec 23, 2019
Evaluate competitor landscape (direct & indirect) for drop box?
Strategy
Phone
Dec 30, 2019
How would you improve the grocery delivery experience for facebook
Product sense
Video
Clarify the problem statement, set the goal, define the user segment and user persona, define the user needs to be solved (working adults who are short on time), brainstorm a few solutions, prioritize them, design the solution interface (mockups)
Jan 5, 2020
Design an app for museums
Product strategy
Video
Make sure to approach the problem methodically (Mission, Goals and Metrics, Personas, Pain points, Features, Solutioning)
Jan 11, 2020
What goals would you set for growth for facebook lite?
Product execution
Video
Jan 11, 2020
You're the pm for the facebook like feature. like acceptance is down 5%, what do you do?
Product execution
Video
Work your way through the frameworks as discussed in Lewis' The Product Manager Interview. Macro factors, Competition, Devices, Product, Features, etc.
Jan 11, 2020
How would you make the internet faster?
Product strategy
Phone
Jan 11, 2020
Design a better trash can
Product strategy
Phone
Jan 11, 2020
Design a solution for family to have safe digital experience.
Product
In-Person
Jan 13, 2020
How would you improve google map for logged in user?
Product
Phone
Jan 14, 2020
How would you design lyft dynamic pricing
Analytics
In-Person
Jan 14, 2020
Design an app for making someone a better cook
Product sense
In-Person
Jan 14, 2020
Design a system for sundar to communicate with business partners abroad given unlimited resources. now say that you have 1 year and 20 engineers to build this, what is your mvp? what is your go-to market? let’s say at the end of the first year after launch, there are only 5 calls/month on the platform, what are your next steps?
Design & strategy
In-Person
Pay attention to the world "Abroad"
Jan 16, 2020
Design a product to help consumers find a doctor
Product sense
Video
Jan 17, 2020
You're the pm for events - what would be your goal?
Execution
Video
Jan 17, 2020
How would you design a laundry machine for jeff bezos?
Product
Phone
Went for the moon shot outlandish approach since it's Google. That seemed to be received positively.
Jan 18, 2020
1. you're the pm for facebook buy/sell groups. how would you define success? 2. imagine the number of buy/sell group creations dropped 10% mom. what do you do? 3. an engineer came to you with the idea to show recommended items in buy/sell groups. how do you prioritize this?
Execution
Video
Jan 19, 2020
You're the pm for a well-funded smart home start up. design the accompanying app for the physical smart home product.
Product sense
Video
Jan 19, 2020
Design a question and answer website like quora
Technical
Video
Jan 20, 2020
Design a phone for the elderly (65 plus)
Product design
Video
Jan 20, 2020
Should google get into ride sharing business , if yes how many cars will it need for a mid size city
Strategy, estimation
Phone
Jan 20, 2020
Tell me about one of the interesting projects that you have recently worked on
Behavior
Phone
Jan 21, 2020
What should be the strategy for news on facebook video?
Strategy
Phone
Figure out the goals of Facebook video and how it fits into the Facebook product portfolio. How does it fit with the Facebook mission. Then discuss how news networks work today and how might they fit into Facebook's larger strategy.
Jan 21, 2020
Design a refrigerator for the blind
Product design
Phone
Jan 21, 2020
How many calories are in a typical grocery store
Estimation
In-Person
Clarify the grocery store type. Agreed on a specific use case with the interviewer and suggested methodologies for calculating the estimate. Discussed the merits of each methodology (top down, bottom up).
Jan 21, 2020
Design a product to solve the long process of making an appointment with doctors
Product sense
Video
Jan 23, 2020
Set the goal for admins for facebook groups.
Product execution
Video
Jan 23, 2020
How you do market research?
Market research
In-Person
Jan 23, 2020
What should google do in 5 years with all the tech innovations happening?
Strategy
In-Person
listed tech innovations that google and competitors are developing and analyze swot to narrow down one tech and eventually came up with a product idea with it
Jan 24, 2020
Bike sharing company is considering freemium model. should they do it or not?
Strategy
In-Person
identified the goal- higher revenue/rider and conversion. defined the persona and came up with a testing idea (pick a certain time period where tourists can try it out instead of busy commute hours)
Jan 24, 2020
How would you determine if features go into os level or application level?
Strategy
In-Person
goals- for customers experience the best product experience. example: is application level ebooks are better than OS level ebooks?
Jan 24, 2020
Tell me about a time you built something 0 to 1
Behavorial
Phone
Jan 24, 2020
Design a phone for a 1-3 year kid
Product
Phone
Jan 27, 2020
How would you design a test to measure the success of using a gift card promotion to get prime members to download the prime mobile app?
Metrics
In-Person
Jan 29, 2020
How can we help our users travel better?
Product sense
Video
Started with Goal - mission of Facebook, how this would tie in; Moved onto users - who are the types of users we have and what are their different travel needs - Business travel, holiday travel; t Tied back to the mission of Facebook and picked holiday travelers to focus on; Went through the customer journey to figure out needs at each step - 1) selecting travel destination 2) logistics before the trip (flights, hotel bookings etc.) 3) recommendations during the trip (things to do, places to visit etc.) 4) post trip needs like posting pictures reviews etc Prioritized which steps we should solve for based on 3 criteria - ability to impact (what is Facebook best positioned to add value in), implementation difficulty, existing solutions Picked step 1 - selecting travel destination and went into the problems users currently face while picking a travel destination. Talked about different types of trips users can take - solo vs group and problems with each. Suggested two solutions at the end before ran out of time
Jan 29, 2020
There has been a drop in number of groups created. why?
Execution
Phone
Go through the user journey and understand the necessary technology and steps involved in each step of the process. Discoverability, usability, geographical issues, tech issues (isp, device, cloud, ios)
Feb 5, 2020
Build an education product for facebook
Product design
Video
Standard approach, was expected to do a wireframe etc. for the experience
Feb 5, 2020
Improve in-store grocery shopping experience
Product design
Video
Feb 9, 2020
What goals would you set if you were the pm for facebook's fundraiser feature
Product execution
Video
Feb 9, 2020
1. google cloud wants to provide google translation as an api. what do you think about it? pros and cons analysis 2. estimate the market share of google translator as an api 3. how would you price it?
Strategy, estimation, pricing
Video
Feb 11, 2020
What is a non tech product you really like. why do you like it? how would you improve it? if you were the ceo of xyz product, what would you do?
Product
In-Person
Chose a #2 graphite pencil. Probably best to have some product in mind beforehand, like a washing machine.
Feb 14, 2020
Why pm? why google? why now? consistently asked by each interviewer (sr pm position). choose any product, you are the only pm on it. you have to create a metrics dashboard for it, what would be on this dashboard. ceo of google walks into the room, you have to recommend a 10x idea to him, what would you recommend and why.
Metrics
In-Person
SWOT of Google, identified target market, suggested a couple of offerings
Feb 14, 2020
Describe a product you like and why? if you had to improve the product, what would you do. product you dislike and why? you have to develop the next generation tv service, resources are no constraint. what would you do. you have to design the next generation of search, what would you do?
Strategy
In-Person
Clarified scope of reach question, then answered. For search, asked if I can consider Google search (Yes). Suggested 3 ideas, recommended to start with one.
Feb 14, 2020
What do engineers need/expect from a product manager? give me an example where you had negotiating for 'resources' that are not in your control. you are in charge of pricing for an immersive ar/vr experience type offering. how would you price it?
Strategy
In-Person
Clarified resources, gave an example with human resources. AR/VR, first define what a service looks like, what competing services exist if any, who the audience is, and what they are likely to pay.
Feb 14, 2020
How technically deep are you? describe a project where you had a large impact on technical direction. draw a system diagram of a system you are familiar with (in as much detail). (most questions because of technical background.)
Technical
In-Person
Described system, drew system on whiteboard, interviewer was on Hangouts in another office.
Feb 14, 2020
Design an app for an amusement park
Product
Phone
CIRCLE method
Feb 18, 2020
What product (or service) will be obsolete in 5-10 years? then, how would you advise the producer/creator/company in this shifting landscape?
Strategy
Phone
Feb 18, 2020
How would you improve customer experience with the accompanying mobile app?
Product strategy
In-Person
Feb 19, 2020
What metrics and goals would you focus on for instagram stories?
Execution
Video
Feb 20, 2020
Design a volunteering product for the social goods team.
Product sense
Video
CIRCLES
Feb 20, 2020
Build a grocery shopping app
Product sense
Video
Feb 22, 2020
Which vertical should be the focus for facebook watch? why?
Strategy
Video
Feb 26, 2020
Design residential apartment for google
Product design
Phone
Feb 26, 2020
How would you increase avg uber driver rating in your area from current 4.5?
Product design
Phone
Feb 26, 2020
Product design, execution, tradeoff
Product design, execution, tradeoff
Phone
Feb 27, 2020
Tell me about the challenge you had with your co-worker and how you handled it.
Behavioral
Phone
mentioned blockers I had received in product release meetings from a particular individual
Feb 28, 2020
You’re the pm for what’sapp and you’ve $1b of investment, what would you do?
Product/strategy
Phone
Types of users, segmented by market and pick a target user segment, discuss problems and use-cases for the target user
Feb 28, 2020
Security for a chat/messaging application
Product
In-Person
Security- authentication ? Authorization? Authentication- eg- login mechanisms Authorization- eg - parental controls for children
Feb 28, 2020
Api design for third party integration for payments
Product design (technical)
In-Person
Business use-case, type of data to be handled by API, API and system design, system performance
Feb 28, 2020
What is your favorite non google product? why do you think it better than other competitor products? what do think about the strategy for it in the future? (my answer is airbnb, compare with booking, how airbnb model different or similar to uber)
Strategy
Phone
I use swot analysis
Feb 29, 2020
You’re the pm of uber, the ride rating is 20%less than industry standards how do you solve this?
Data orientation
In-Person
Feb 29, 2020
What is the difference between horizontal and vertical integration
Strategy
Phone
Horizontal adding more machines and vertical enhancing the existing machine
Mar 4, 2020
Design a product for flight system to buy tickets
Product
Phone
Mar 4, 2020
Design an education product for facebook
Product design
In-Person
Mar 5, 2020
Searching for certain topics is often frustrating, e.g., parenting advice. brainstorm some solutions for that.
Product design
In-Person
Mar 6, 2020
Google gets the opportunity to place ads in in-flight entertainment (seat-back and personal device). should it proceed, or not?
Strategy
In-Person
Mar 6, 2020
Make an argument for offering some free storage space to google photos users.
Metrics
In-Person
Mar 6, 2020
You're a founder, and have decided to start something in the travel space. what do you do?
Strategy
In-Person
Mar 6, 2020
Update craigslist
Product
Video
Mar 6, 2020
What product that you have built you consider to be a success and why
Product
Video
1. what is the product 2. is there any market comparative 3. what metric is important 5. how you achieved that
Mar 6, 2020
Imagine you own a wildly successful food truck, and you want to scale it up. how would you do it?
Strategy
Phone
Mar 7, 2020
What is your proudest moment as a product manager?
Leadership/ behavioral
In-Person
An example of a product that solved users’ real problem and their reaction
Mar 7, 2020
Improve internet connectivity
Product
Phone
Mar 8, 2020
Imagine you were pm for buyer seller market-place; what would be the key metric you studied, how would you diagnose a drop. if engineering brought a solution to you how would you decide whether or not to prioritize working on it.
Execution
In-Person
established a goal, listed out all possible measurable items and then narrowed to what could be the core metric. Isolated a power user issue that we dove deep into .
Mar 11, 2020
Design an uber app for people with disabilities
Product design
Video
Roughly applied CIRCLES method. Prioritised and decided to design for a blind commuter and hearing challenged driver.
Mar 12, 2020
How would you increase revenue of ms powerpoint?
Product
Video
Talked about different use cases for Powerpoint. Mainly creators and consumers. Opportunity for simple creation focussed product on mobile.
Mar 16, 2020
Strategy for ms office
Strategy
Phone
Mar 19, 2020
What is your favorite game? what feature would you create for this game? what metrics would you look at to determine if this is worth while - before a single engineering dollar spent?
Product
Phone
Mar 19, 2020
Immigrants are coming into the us and need healthcare. design a product for them.
Design
Video
I broke users into 3 persona's. People who have had had great healthcare. People with some. People with none. I designed a product for people with none that will allow them to be able to join the workforce, schools, etc.
Mar 20, 2020
You're the cto of a company, architect a program that provides unique ids upon requests from a client. this program will be used by fb & google. hence needs to scale
Technical
In-Person
Mar 23, 2020
You're creating a competitor to tesla, what's the market opportunity in the us
Estimation
Phone
Families in America > Assumptions of new cars bought per year > Assumptions that this company will create a mass-market / low-cost competitor ($15-20k). & work out the market potential of new cars bought per year & percentage electric cars & finally getting market opportunity for this company.
Mar 23, 2020
How you deal with conflict scenarios with engineering team.
Behavioural
Video
Collaborative approach with setting common goals.
Mar 24, 2020
Design a travel product for facebook.
Product design
Phone
Apr 7, 2020
What feature would you include in linkedin to increase its revenue
Product
Phone
I brainstormed around the problem of not having reliable referrals.
Apr 8, 2020
Tell me about a time you had a disagreement with a colleague about something that was mission critical
Behavioral
Video
Apr 9, 2020
Tell me about your proudest accomplishment as a product manager, that was customer facing
Behavioral
Video
Apr 9, 2020
How would you help users find jobs using facebook
Product sense
Video
Interviewer looked for my justifications on why i chose one persona vs. another. A mistake would be consider only the user looking for the job. Be prepared to at-least acknowledge the job providers (suppliers) and their importance to whatever you design.
Apr 9, 2020
How to approach designing cloud architecture/tech stack of a nest security camera?
System design
Video
Gather requirements: business & tech, understand the motivation and constraints. Especially for cloud & anything at scale: what are requirements for latency, are cloud storage and processing costs a concern? Clarify the scenarios & features we want to support - make a good list Identify the big chunks needed in the cloud arch, building on top of basic client-server architecture: (not in any order) db, storage, web services, load balancing, caches Go in more depth to each component, draw diagram of how they connect to each other Walk through a few key scenarios, explain how each components comes into play
Apr 9, 2020
What goal would you set for video in newsfeed, with follow ups about tradeoff and diagnose drop in metric you chose
Execution
Video
goal of video in newsfeed, user journey, overall NSM, and discussion from there
Apr 14, 2020
Design a new way for people to find doctors
Product sense
Video
Go broad on different user types
Apr 14, 2020
Finding a doctor is a sucky process and everyone has to do it at least once if not more
Product sense
Video
Apr 14, 2020
What goals and metrics would you set for buying and selling on facebook groups?
Execution
Video
Apr 23, 2020
How will you design a borkerage/ investing app for facebook?
Product sense
Video
Define the users (novice, amateurs, professionals doing it on the side, professional daily traders and pros), identify their pain points (want to understand the space, looking for tips, looking for guidance and what to sell and buy, which platforms to go to, taxing process afer the sale, etc.) narrow down on one pain point that aligns with value preposition of FB (ie. the social graph). Define features, prioritise it, define KPIs to track to measure success. Draw a revenue / monetisation model (i.e have the fintech advertisers, create paid events with the gurus of investments, seminars, webinars, etc.)
Apr 25, 2020
How will you design a tissue donor app for facebook?
Product strategy
Video
tissue donation was broken down into blood donation, bone marrow donation, organ donation etc. Narrow on one idea that has the highest demand and can be solved using FB's strength of having a large social graph. So it will be more like peer to peer model. Next, identify user pain points and then define key features, prioritise key features and define success metrics to track
Apr 25, 2020
What is your favorite product and talk about its feature
Product
Phone
I Discussed about an Food App called Zomato and the UX which helps to solve a persons pain point of meals unavailability due to various reasons and the best feature is the offers that we get.
May 2, 2020
Do you think if google should buy the irobot company?
Strategy
Phone
May 4, 2020
Tell me about a time when you couldn't meet your deadline?
Product
Phone
May 4, 2020
How would you design a new music experience for facebook
Product sense
Video
May 7, 2020
what is your least favorite product from your company. what suggestions do you have to improve it?
Product
Phone
May 11, 2020
How do you price amazon s3 new tier
Pricing
Phone
Value based pricing - Didnt work for interviewer
May 12, 2020
Add voice command feature to quora
Product
Video
May 13, 2020
You are the product manager for amazon quality and logistics team and want to reduce customer returns. what would be your process and what would you build?
Strategy
Phone
I used the circles method to identify company goals and ask clarifying questions around why are we seeing so many returns. This help me get the baseline of what the goal was, what problem we are solving, for who. I struggled on the solution part.
May 15, 2020
What's your least favorite product? why? how would you address it?
Design, strategy
Phone
May 15, 2020
What would be your product strategy if jeff would ask you to develop contact less grocery store?
Product
In-Person
May 18, 2020
Imagine you are the pm for facebook stories, define the goals and metrics and if there was a drop seen in regular posts how would you justify whether this was acceptable or not
Execution
Video
May 18, 2020
Event rsvps are down by 20%, what do you do?
Execution
Video
May 19, 2020
You’re the pm for newsfeed and you have to decide whether to show more videos or more events, what do you do?
Execution
Video
May 19, 2020
How would you design fb sports?
Product sense
Video
Spend time scoping what sports could mean then use CIrcles
May 19, 2020
What should be the goal for live video?
Execution
Video
May 20, 2020
Design a grocery store experience to reduce checkout time
Product sense
Video
May 20, 2020
At your startup you want to build a product to help people discover wine
Product sense
Video
May 20, 2020
Design a traveling product for facebook
Product design
Video
facebook feature for organizing travel for family and friends.
May 20, 2020
Will you launch a separate app for youtube music? if so, design the experience.
Product strategy
Video
Porters 5 forces followed by product design
May 20, 2020
Define success metrics for videos on the fb newsfeed
Product execution
Phone
May 21, 2020
Design a product to find doctors
Product sense
Phone
May 21, 2020
Design a new product from fb to make vacation experience better
Product sense
Phone
May 21, 2020
Design a new car dashboard
Product sense
Video
(Dashboard being within a car not a data analytics dashboard)
May 26, 2020
You just launched instagram video, how do you know if it is successful?
Execution
Video
Jun 1, 2020
You are the pm for windows phone division. how would you go about a relaunch?
Strategy
Phone
Did a SWOT analysis, then got into User Segments and ended with Pain Points (G is all about user empathy). From that we could have continued into a Solution and then a GotoMarket plan - but ran out of time. During the conversation, also referred to the Five Forces - especially the power of the customer (Enterprise customers and Cell Service providers like Verizon etc) and suppliers. ALSO came up with metrics - around Acquisition and even more importantly - Engagement/Adoption.
Jun 1, 2020
Recruitment at google costs a billion dollars a year. in our search for false positives we have a lot of false negatives. how would you built a product to solve this problem?
Product
Video
Jun 1, 2020
You're a pm at a vending machine company. your ceo asks of you to design a new line of vending machines to be placed at hotels/motels. what would you do?
Product
Phone
Jun 1, 2020
How would you design a product that increases the consumption of fruit in the us?
Product
Phone
Jun 1, 2020
Design a bookshelf for kids
Product
Phone
Jun 1, 2020
You are the pm of facebook marketplace. you have been presented a proposal for sellers to provide gov id before they can post. how would you go about making a decision if you should implement this feature?
Product execution
Video
Jun 3, 2020
I travel often for work and i really face challenges with check-in luggage. how would you create a product for this.
Product sense
Video
Jun 3, 2020
1. tell me about a time you needed to make a product tradeoff 2. tell me about how you built a roadmap 3. tell me about a tech product (hw) you like - how would you improve it? 4. tell me about a product you've built that you're proud of
Behavioral + product sense
Phone
Jun 11, 2020
How would you set success metrics for fb dating?
Product execution
Phone
Jun 11, 2020
How would you improve a physical grocery store shopping experience?
Product design
Phone
Jun 11, 2020
Make the product roadmap for note making app. currently the product is in mvp
Product roadmap and prioritisation
Phone
Jun 14, 2020
As pm of facebook events, what goals would you set for your team for the next 6 months?
Execution
Video
Jun 23, 2020
(1) you created a new technology that allows you to collect every signal off of the human body - how would you use it? (come up with 5 use cases) (2) choose one of these use case and then calculate how much storage this solution will need during its first month
Product + estimation
Phone
The first was more of unstructured brain storming, and the second was estimation
Jun 24, 2020
Design a travel app for google
Product design
Phone
Jun 26, 2020
What is the success metrics for fb stories?
Product metrics
Video
Jun 28, 2020
If you are the pm for fb shops and you see the items sold per week is up but the # of messages on marketplace is down, how would you evaluate this tradeoff?
Execution
In-Person
The question is about 2 FB products: FB Shops and FB Marketplace. That wasn't clear to me when I answered the question. IN that case, I think it's important to first diagnose what caused the drop in Marketplace messages before jumping into the trade off. If after, all the possible root causes eliminated and you are convinced that it is in fact caused by a new feature in Shops, then I would want to understand if the drop in messages is impacting the success of Marketplace, (again, for marketplace, your success metric is # of items sold). If the drop in messages is correlated with drop in # of items sold in Marketplace, then you are trading off items being sold in Marketplace with items being sold in Shops. With the introduction of Shops feature, it's reasonable to assume that people who used to sell in Marketplace are now opening shops in Shops. It would then make sense to look at the total of Marketplace and Shops items sold and make sure it's growing. So rather than looking at each, you're making sure the total is growing at a healthy rate.
Jul 1, 2020
What's your greatest strength you can bring to the table?
Behavioral
Video
Jul 5, 2020
How do you prioritize sales needs vs engineering needs?
Behavioral
Video
Jul 5, 2020
Improve a product that you like
Product sense
Phone
Jul 6, 2020
Design a product to replace smartphone in 5~7 years
Strategy
Phone
eco system/3C analysis to recommend a solution make a transition
Jul 6, 2020
How do you design a api
Product
Phone
Jul 7, 2020
Explain recursion to a kid
Product
Phone
Jul 7, 2020
Mark has asked you to build a new app for wine shopping in a grocery store. what do you do?
Product sense
Video
1) repeat question 2) state framework 3) tie back to FB mission (grocery stores are community) 4) Identify users; prioritize one group. 5) identify user problems (people don't understand wine; expensive grocery purchase, want to get something good). 6) brainstorm
Jul 9, 2020
There's a feature called.... you are the pm for it, what dashboard would you build to monitor its effectiveness? what metrics does it include, etc?
Execution
Video
First round. I recommend understanding the biz goals for the product and compartmentalizing metrics into adoption/scale, usage, and impact to company.
Jul 9, 2020
How would you design lyft for commuters?
Product sense
Video
First round question. I recommend knowing and addressing all aspects of Lyft's business, from both sides of the ride share marketplace to different consumer products (Luxe vs. Line vs. scooter/bikes/etc).
Jul 9, 2020
Walk me through the design system of one of the products you’ve pmed walk me through the design system of a news mobile app rca - some feed users report seeing a stale feed - how would you investigate?
Engineering
Video
Jul 14, 2020
1. you’re the pm for g-suite (docs, spreadsheet, slides) and you see a mom spike of 15% in storage usage 2. g-suite is considering to implement a malware and virus detection - how would you evaluate the decision?
Analytics + strategy
Video
Jul 14, 2020
1. estimate the daily watch time of cooking videos on youtube 2. you’re the pm for google cloud storage - how would you measure success?
Analytics
Video
Jul 14, 2020
1. you’re the pm in company that is a e-commerce marketplace, and you’re responsible for the recommendations feature. in the past quarter you ran an a/b test for your new recommendation feature and you’re supposed to present the results to the execs. what metrics would you present to them? 2. come up with a delightful feature for recommendations that is differentiated than what exists today.
Product
Video
Jul 14, 2020
1. your eng lead and ux lead disagree on the approach for your p0 quarterly item - how would you approach the situation? 2. how do you think about the product role - is it your role to be the tie breaker? 3. what do you think google should do with regards to commitment to diversity?
Behavioral
Video
Jul 14, 2020
Pick an app on your phone that you use everyday and talk about 3 specific features that make you dislike the product
Product
Phone
Jul 15, 2020
One day all of new yorks google maps street view is lost. what is the cost of rebuilding it?
Analytical
Phone
Jul 15, 2020
Design a better water bottle
Product design
In-Person
Jul 19, 2020
Fb is running a test where they hide the like/comment/share bar of each newsfeed post in the ellipses menu (3 dots in the corner) in order to increase density of the feed. what metrics do you expect to move? how do you decide to fully roll out the feature?
Execution
In-Person
Jul 19, 2020
How would you help creators on tiktok monetize?
Product
Video
Ads revenue share, shops (think facebook shops), subscription (youtube join/patreon), livestream donations (twitch)
Jul 19, 2020
What data analysis you will perform to launch new physical product?
New product launch
Phone
Stage gate framework
Jul 21, 2020
As a pm for facebook what product would you build to make people safe?
Product sense
Video
Played it safe, and now have to redo this
Jul 22, 2020
Tell about amazon product marketing strategy
Designing products and compatible products
Phone
Jul 27, 2020
Estimate the no. of youtube users. if the goal is to increase engagement, provide 3-4 features that will help reach the goal. what metrics would you track to ensure that the engagement goal is being met with the features proposed.
Estimation, design, metrics
Phone
Jul 30, 2020
Design a solution for gardening
Product sense
Video
Aug 1, 2020
If you the product manager of facebook groups what would you measure
Product execution
Video
Aug 1, 2020
How would you design a product to help people relocate during covid?
Product
Video
Did the prompt recap, goal setting, user personas, brainstorming, prioritizing, and KPI listing. Overlooked calling out pain points and starting off with more clarifying questions. Got nervous and started rambling / solving it right away which didn't call out assumptions as I should've. They asked how I'd market it which I wasn't super expecting.
Aug 3, 2020
Estimate how much data youtube delivers every day.
Estimation
Video
Aug 4, 2020
1. 2 traits for a successful pm, and how you rank against those 2. tell me about a project where you didn't have enough resources, and how did you deliver them 3. what are your weaknesses and growth areas 4. how did you resolve conflict among different groups
Behavioral
In-Person
Aug 5, 2020
Facebook is considering building something for conferences in these covid times. how would you design it?
Product sense
In-Person
Aug 5, 2020
North star metric for events - you are a pm for facebook events, currently focused on growth
Product execution
In-Person
Aug 5, 2020
Tell me about a time you had to manage stakeholders, manage risk.
Leadership & drive
Video
Aug 8, 2020
Design a product to help people buy cars
Product sense
Video
Used circles approach to define and narrow down.
Aug 8, 2020
Design an app for amusement park
Product design
In-Person
Aug 10, 2020
How would you think about monetization for facebook marketplace?
Product strategy
Video
Aug 11, 2020
Profile pictures are mandatory today. what if it was made optional going forward. evaluate.
Execution
Video
Tradeoff question approach. Framing, alignment with mission. Pros/Cons. Though interviewer interjected a lot, and did not allow to follow the framework as is. That said, all the prior practice helped.
Aug 11, 2020
Estimate the revenues for netflix
Estimation
Phone
Aug 11, 2020
How will you improve twitter?
Product
Phone
Focus on reducing hate speech using AI/ML
Aug 11, 2020
What is the most challenging project you have been on?
Program management
Phone
Aug 12, 2020
You're the pm of facebook birthdays. birthday greetings drop one day - what do you do?
Product execution
In-Person
Aug 13, 2020
You're the pm of fb events - what do you do?
Product sense
In-Person
Aug 13, 2020
What are you 3 favorite apps? pick one - how would you improve it?
Product sense
Phone
Aug 13, 2020
How would you improve an airport (pick one you are familiar with)?
Product sense
Phone
Aug 13, 2020
What metric would you look at to decide have autoplay videos on newsfeed?
Execution, tradeoff
In-Person
Aug 14, 2020
You are the pm of instagram, how would you incentivize people to post more stories?
Product
Video
Aug 14, 2020
Imagine you are pm of fb, you walk into your office one day and see messenger dau are down by 10%, why?
Execution, tradeoff
In-Person
Aug 14, 2020
How would you decide to display ads on newsfeed? after every 100 posts or 25 posts? evaluate tradeoffs
Execution, statistics
In-Person
Aug 14, 2020
What fb products can be improved by showing location information and how?
Product
Phone
Aug 14, 2020
Design a product for child care
Product
In-Person
Aug 14, 2020
Your team is proposing removing profile photo upload step in onboarding flow. what metric would you look at?
Execution, tradeoff
In-Person
Aug 14, 2020
Design a product for job seekers
Product
Video
Aug 14, 2020
Design a product for people to find places to live
Product
Video
Aug 14, 2020
How would you design an app to help people choose which cheese to buy at a grocery store
Product
In-Person
Aug 14, 2020
Click through rate for notifications are down by 10%, why?
Execution, tradeoff
In-Person
Aug 14, 2020
Design a product for people to find a mentor
Product
In-Person
Aug 14, 2020
Design a product for saving money
Product
Phone
Aug 14, 2020
Friend request are down by 10%. evaluate why.
Execution
In-Person
Aug 14, 2020
Due to covid, gcp demand has increased. extrapolating current trends, we will reach limit in 18 months. how will you handle?
Strategy
Phone
Question to to assess Cloud understanding. Talked about bottleneck with Core services like Storage, Compute. Mentioned several approaches.. balance customer workload without increasing latency across Data center regions etc
Aug 14, 2020
Design personalized radio station for music streaming application like youtube music
Product
Phone
Aug 14, 2020
You are a pm @ prime video team, you need to increase the market share, which strategy will you follow? and then build a solution/product considering covid.
Strategy
In-Person
Aug 19, 2020
Large amount of americans might become homeless on the next 5 years. you have 100 days to come with a plan/solution to irradicate or aliviate the homeless situation on the us. where do you start?
Design
In-Person
Goal: Help and reduce the homeless issue. I've chosen SF to start my solution.
Aug 19, 2020
You are a pm @ google cloud and you realized that for a set of users vms (virtual machines) have been underutilized or not utilized at all. how do you identify the root cause and how do you solve and ensure that the issue won't happen again?
Design
Phone
Debugging
Aug 19, 2020
Estimate the storage required for you tube to run on daily basis.
Analytics
In-Person
Aug 19, 2020
Design a door (for the visually impaired)
Product sense
Phone
Aug 21, 2020
Build a feature for self driving cars that addresses people’s inherent fear to purchase
Product design
Video
Trust and safety control feature
Aug 22, 2020
Suppose you have 3 engineers. how would you allocate the 3 engineers between addressing hacked accounts and spam messages. suppose you had 4000 cases of people with hacked accounts and 1000000 complaints about spam email. how would you allocate resources? suppose you have 2000 of the 4000 hacked account complaints turn out to be true, how does that change your assessment? suppose the 2000 accounts belonged to celebrities, how does that change your assessment?
Execution
In-Person
He asked me questions regarding the challenges he faced while implementing 2FA for Instagram. In particular, he asked me about metrics related to the defect rate related to 2FA.
Aug 26, 2020
Build a mobile app that takes a picture of a resume and recommends jobs based on that.
Product
In-Person
Aug 26, 2020
To view reviews on glassdoor, glassdoor requires that users contribute their own review. how would you optimize that funnel?
Product
In-Person
Aug 26, 2020
Suggest new product feature that would help glassdoor acquire its next 10 million customers.
Product
In-Person
Aug 26, 2020
You are a pm of lime scooters, there is no conversion. users signing up but are not using the scooters.
Troubleshooting
Phone
Aug 26, 2020
Design a banner in newsfeed that ask users to sell in marketplace. - How do you measurer success? - How to run experiment?
Execution (DS)
DS
Aug 26, 2020
How do you think about the monetization for Facebook Marketplace?
Product Strategy
Video
Aug 26, 2020