Amazon Product Manager Interview
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Amazon Product Manager Interview

Ace the Product Manager Interview at Amazon in a step by step teaching fashion
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Last updated 11/2016
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Ace the Product Manager Interview at Amazon
  • Learn in a Step by Step Teaching method how to prepare for the Amazon PM Interview
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Requirements
  • None. Everything will be covered in great detail.
Description

** With a 300 Page PDF and Worksheets to help you prepare **

Amazon Product Manager Interview Preparation is a comprehensive course about landing the coveted product management role at Amazon. Learn in a step by step manner how to ace this difficult interview at Amazon. 

The approach of this course is to first teach you a chapter and then give you some homework to complete. 

This course consists of worksheets, that you can download and combines both theory and practice to help you succeed.

Book Outline 

The entire course contains of the following 8 sections: 

1.The product management (pm) role – We’ll start by understanding the role of a product manager in general and as defined by the industry. 

2.Amazon product manager role – We’ll then talk about the role of a product manager specifically at amazon. 

3.Interview process – We’ll talk about the interview process for a pm at amazon.

4.Company information – We’ll then talk about the details about amazon as a company and the various products and services it has.

5.Questions – We’ll then get into the specific question types that amazon typically asks its candidates and how to attack each one. We’ll specifically cover the following question types: 

  1. Behavioral questions
  2. Tradeoff questions
  3. Pricing questions
  4. Financial projections
  5. Strategy questions
  6. Customer experience questions
  7. Metrics questions
  8. Design questions
  9. Vision questions
  10. Estimation questions

6.Questions to ask – then, we will discuss what questions to ask during your interview. 

7.Preparation plan and tips – we’ll then cover a number of preparation tips for the interview process and put together a time table for you to study.

8.Conclusion – finally we’ll end by summarizing everything in this chapter. 


Sample Questions Covered

  • How would you price the Kindle Fire HD?
  • Amazon launched Display Advertisements on its web page, and it was a highly controversial decision within Amazon. Pick either the pro or con side of the argument. Explain your position of including ads on the site.
  • Assume that you are the new Product Manager in our Amazon Prime business and are in charge of new Feature Development. What data would you look at to develop new features? What new features would they be?
  • Assume you are the new Product Manager in our Amazon Prime business and are in charge of Pricing.   The VP would like to lower the price from $79.99 per year to $69.99 per year.  Making your own assumptions, develop the financial projections of this decision.
  • Start a new category, division, or international market for Amazon.  Which one do you choose and why?
  • Choose a company that you believe provides a world-class customer experience.   What do they do well?   Choose a company you believe provides a poor customer experience.   What do they do poorly?   How would you improve it?
  • Give me an example of a situation where you had to overcome major obstacles to achieve your objectives.
  • Tell me about the last time you had an idea to improve the way things work. Was this idea implemented?  Why or why not?
  • Explain to me a time where you disagreed with the decision of a manager or higher ranked individual, how did this play out, what was the end decision?
  • Describe a situation in which you communicated a very complicated situation to a group of people that were completely unfamiliar with the topic.  What approach did you take?
  • How many iPhones are sold in the US each year?
Who is the target audience?
  • Candidates preparing for the Amazon Product Manager Interview
  • Students who are interested in learning more about the Amazon PM process
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Curriculum For This Course
80 Lectures
02:19:05
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Introduction
2 Lectures 02:49

In this video, we will introduce the course and discuss details on what to expect. 

Preview 02:44

This lecture consists of all the materials available to the course.

Downloads and Materials
00:05
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The Product Management Role
2 Lectures 05:26

We will discuss the role of a PM and the 9 things that PMs typically do in any organization they work for. 

9 Things that PMs do
03:28

We will compare PMs to CEOs in this lecture, talk about similarities and differences.

Preview 01:58
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The Product Management Role at Amazon
3 Lectures 10:02

Here we will discuss the core PM responsibilities at Amazon.

Amazon PM Core Responsibilities and Job Description
02:29

We will discuss Amazon's 14 principles in great detail. This will be important as you prepare for the cultural aspects of the interview. 

Amazon's 14 Principles
04:46

Then we will discuss what it will take to be a great PM at Amazon.

Preview 02:47
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Amazon Interview Process for PMs
2 Lectures 03:38

In this lecture, we will discuss the PM process at Amazon in great detail. 

Understanding the Amazon PM Interview Process
02:10

We will specifically talk here about the expectations from the Amazon onsite interview.

Preview 01:28
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Amazon Company Information
13 Lectures 13:57

In this lecture, we will discuss a 9 step framework to study amazon as a company before you go into the interview. 

9 Step Framework to Study Amazon
00:56

Here we will discuss Amazon's overall vision and its current mission as a company. 

Preview 01:10

Next we will understand Amazon's culture and values and discuss it in great detail. 

Amazon's Culture and Values
00:13

Next we will go through Amazon's various products and services. 

Amazon's Various Products and Services
00:23

In this lecture, we will understand Amazon's customer demographics for some of its core products e.g. its e commerce marketplace.

Amazon's Customers
00:56

We will discuss some of Amazon's competitors and what does Amazon do better than them. 

Amazon's Competitors
01:37

Next we will look at some of Amazon's competitive advantages that it has over its competitors. 

Amazon's Competitive Advantages
02:11

At the same time, Amazon has some weaknesses and we'll discuss these here. 

Amazon's Weaknesses
01:02

We'll see some of Amazon's metrics in this lecture. 

Preview 00:46

Amazon is led by Jeff Bezos. We will discuss him and the rest of the management team in greater detail in this lecture. 

Amazon's Management Team
02:01

Next we will discuss Amazon's future - what opportunities exist and what threats it faces.

Opportunities and Threats
02:01

We'll discuss what to look for the day of your interview regarding any floating news or rumors of the company. 

Rumors about Amazon
00:26

I'll provide you with a link in this chapter to understand more about Amazon. A detailed case study will be provided.

Where can I learn more about Amazon?
00:15
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Questions
3 Lectures 04:08

Here we will discuss how to approach each of the question types you will be presented in this interview. 

How should we answer questions?
01:09

We will understand in this class the Strengths, Motivations and Fit framework to approach any interview. 

Preview 02:14

In this lecture, I'll give you a few tips to answering questions. 

Tips when Answering Questions
00:45
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Question Type 1 - Behavioral Questions
28 Lectures 35:43

We will discuss 6 different Behavioral types of questions in this lecture. 

Preview 01:05

In this lecture, we will discuss the first question type in the behavioral category - "Tell me about yourself"

"Tell me about yourself" Questions
02:53

In this lecture, we will discuss the first question type in the behavioral category - "Tell me about yourself". Specifically, we will look at a sample answer for this question. 

Sample Answer - "Tell me about yourself"
02:25

Practice and take action in this lecture with some practice questions. 

Tips and Homework
00:47

In this lecture, we will discuss the first question type in the behavioral category - "Why Questions?"

"Why" Questions
00:43

There are 3 types of "Why" questions and we'll discuss them here. 

3 Why Questions and a Framework to Answer
01:16

In this lecture, we will discuss how to answer the question - "Why Amazon?"

"Why" Amazon?
01:19

Here we will discuss the answer to the question - "Why PM?"

"Why" Product Management?
01:24

Here we will discuss how to answer the question - "Why" this industry?

"Why" Industry?
01:32

We'll provide you with a few questions to practice with. 

Homework - "Why Questions?"
00:19

Here we'll look at how to answer the questions - "What are your short and long term goals?"

"Goals" Questions
00:48

We'll take examples of both these questions in this lecture. 

Example - Short and Long Term Goals
01:30

We'll discuss strength and weaknesses questions in this section. 

"Strengths and Weaknesses" Questions
01:04

Here we will discuss a sample answer to your strengths. 

"Strengths" Sample Answer
01:09

Here we will discuss a sample answer to your weaknesses. 

"Weaknesses" Sample Answer
01:26

Here we will look at a combination question that involves both your strengths and weaknesses. 

"Strengths and Weaknesses" Combination Question
00:22

Here we will discuss a few sample strengths and weaknesses that you can use in your interview process. 

Sample Strengths and Weaknesses
00:22

In this lecture, we'll take a look at some homework questions. 

Homework - Strengths and Weaknesses
00:36

Here we will discuss the next type of question in the behavioral category - "tell me about a time"

"Tell me about a time" questions
01:00

We'll discuss 5 different categories of "Tell me about a time" questions. 

5 Categories of "Tell me about a time" questions
01:43

Here we'll discuss the leadership and influence category of question type under "Tell me about a time"

"Leadership and Influence" - Sample Answer
01:33

Here we'll discuss the "Challenges" category of question type under "Tell me about a time"

"Challenges" - Sample Answer
01:14

Here we'll discuss the "Mistakes/Failures" category of question type under "Tell me about a time"

"Mistakes/Failures" - Sample Answer
00:55

Here we'll discuss the "Successes" category of question type under "Tell me about a time"

"Successes" - Sample Answer
00:45

Here we'll discuss the "Teamwork" category of question type under "Tell me about a time"

"Teamwork" - Sample Answer
01:42

Here we will take a look at how to prepare for these question types. We will use one of the worksheets in this lecture. 

How to Prepare for "Tell me about a time" Questions
00:58

In this lecture, we've provided you with tons of questions for practice.

Practice Questions
03:10

This is the last type of question in the Behavioral category - "Culture"

"Culture" Questions
01:43
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Question Type 2 - Tradeoff Questions
1 Lecture 02:47

This lecture is all about a framework and samples to answer tradeoff questions. 

Tradeoff Questions
02:47
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Question Type 3 - Pricing Questions
1 Lecture 02:59

This lecture is all about a framework and samples to answer pricing questions. 

Pricing Questions
02:59
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Question Type 4 - Financial Projections Questions
1 Lecture 03:45

This lecture is all about a framework and samples to answer financial related questions. 

Financial Projections Questions
03:45
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