PM interview rejects from Apple, Twitch, Atlassian, Credit Karma, Facebook, Affinity, Cruise,

Samsung
imdone

Samsung

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Samsung Electronics
imdonemore
May 16 14 Comments

Since January. Some after 1st round. Some after onsite. Not sure what I'm doing wrong. It is very frustrating. Need some motivation.

Current TC: 227K
YOE: 6 PM/6 non-PM

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  • Workday / Product metallica
    What level ?
    May 16 1
    • Samsung
      imdone

      Samsung

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      Samsung Electronics
      imdonemore
      OP
      Sr. PM
      May 16
  • Samsung / Product OVPp61
    Hang in there. Any idea which specific aspect you are not doing well? I feel a lot of companies look for domain knowledge. You list of companies seem pretty wide ranging. Maybe double down in your domain?
    May 16 1
    • Samsung
      imdone

      Samsung

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      Samsung Electronics
      imdonemore
      OP
      I don't think it is domain knowledge. None of the questions they asked was domain related. Mostly abstract design challenges. Maybe I am asking too few or too many clarifying questions. I don't know.
      May 16
  • Oracle uu55dxvv12
    Happened to me too. 8 companies out of which 5 on sites. Finally nailed a FAANG.
    Out of 8, onsite at Nutanix, BitGo, FB, LinkedIn, Google. Phone screen didn't get past Tanium, Illumio, Vmware, Proofpoint

    I think many interviewers look for unicorn candidates (has to be a 110% fit).

    IMHO it's crapshoot. Sometimes they look for very technical expertise, sometimes it's your ability to spin.

    time frame 7 months.

    Hang in there and keep fine tuning your domain knowledge, Competitive landscape, Tech knowledge etx.
    May 16 1
    • Samsung
      imdone

      Samsung

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      Samsung Electronics
      imdonemore
      OP
      Thank you.
      May 16
  • TI IOlOl0
    What resources have you used for prep?
    May 16 1
    • Samsung
      imdone

      Samsung

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      Samsung Electronics
      imdonemore
      OP
      Being a PM myself and having co-founded a startup and hiring people myself have some experience. But I did prep through Cracking the PM interview, Decode and Conquer, Collected a list of questions from various companies from Glassdoor (About 120 questions and growing). PM interviews are way too subjective and I cannot tell what I am doing wrong. I come out with a great feeling only to see a rejection email.
      May 16
  • Hang in there.
    Over period of how many weeks? How did you get so many Interview calls? Last 2 weeks seems to be slow.
    May 16 1
    • Samsung
      imdone

      Samsung

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      Samsung Electronics
      imdonemore
      OP
      Over 4 months.
      May 16
  • Microsoft FnqL77
    Whats your age? Is it above 40 or below?
    May 16 2
    • Oracle uu55dxvv12
      how does it matter?
      May 16
    • Google / Eng EIFY
      FWIW above 40 is a protected class, below 40 is not
      May 16
  • New
    sjunlee

    New

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    BCG
    BIO
    Hello World
    sjunleemore
    May 16 0