Google PM Interview

Preparing for a

Four interviews types

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Technical

Design

Strategy

Analytics

Questions like should Google compete in a specific market? The interviewer assesses whether you have good business acumen.

Strategy

Questions like "can you design an elevator for blind people"? The interviewer assesses your ability to understand users and propose solutions for their needs.

Design

Questions like "how much revenue does company [X] make"? The interviewer assesses your ability to break down a complex problem into manageable parts and make reasonable assumptions.

Analytics

Questions like "design an algorithm to detect duplicate calendar events"? The interviewer assesses your understanding of computer science fundamentals and technical infrastructure.

Technical

Prepare a framework

Despite the wide range of interview questions, you can use a common framework to answer them. 

Ask clarifying questions to understand the problem

Structure your solution - map out specific business goals, user pain points, and user needs. 

Propose a solution for key user pain points, also propose alternatives.

Response framework

Evaluate pros and cons of your solution. 

Practice with a friend.

Record yourself, then listen to yourself answering (trust me!)

Propose a solution for key user pain points, also propose alternatives.

How to practice

Get plenty of sleep!