Product Manager Interview Questions 

When interviewing candidates for the role of a product manager, filter them based on their domain knowledge, engineering skills, team management, and designing. The ideal candidate will have prior experience with deep knowledge of the products they have built. They should be able to answer questions about these products with ease and user experience should top their priorities.

Here are some questions to help you screen candidates better.  

  • Why do you want to work for us? 
  • What according to you are the qualities a product manager should possess? 
  • How do you define yourself? 
  • How do you think the company will be affected positively by hiring you? 
  • What do you think are the major challenges of this job? 
  • How do you think your past experience has helped you for your present role? 
  • How do you prioritize work? 
  • What do you think are your prime duties? 
  • What is the first thing you’ll focus on if you’re hired? 
  • Do you consider yourself a team player? 
  • What is your management style? 
  • What is your leadership style? 
  • How do you deal with conflicts in team? 
  • Which was the most successful product you helped develop? 
  • How would you evaluate the efficacy of a product prototype? 
  • Tell us about a time when a client wasn’t satisfied with the product. What did you do? 
  • How do you stay user-focused? 
  • Tell us about a time you used data to influence a stakeholder. 
  • Tell us the pros and cons of our product.  
  • Do you have any experience in writing product manuals? 
  • Which designing tools do you use?  
  • Which management software are you familiar with? 
  • What is your typical process of designing a product feature? 
  • Who and what influences your design work?  
  • Tell us about your comfort with tight deadlines. 
  • Tell us about your experience with a team project.  
  • Tell us about a time when you felt fulfilled with your job. 
  • Defend the remuneration package that you want.