With its rapid growth, Shopee sees the need for more and more Product Managers yearly, which might lead one to assume that getting hired isn't all that difficult. On the contrary, PM interviews are challenging to say the least. The questions are tough, every so often specific to Shopee, and cover a wide range of topics.
However, the good news is that cracking the PM interviews is very achievable with the right preparation. Here at NodeFlair, we have gathered a pool of interview questions (and resources!) to help you get hired by Shopee. Want to take it a step further and truly MAXIMIZE your chances? Be on the lookout for the valuable tips scattered ahead.
The information and questions are gathered from various sources from users who have gone through the interview process for roles. These sources include, but are not limited to, Glassdoor, Shopee Careers, forums and users we have interviewed.
While we do our best to ensure that the content is accurate and up to date by cross-checking it with a sizable number of individuals, we acknowledge that the questions might be changed over time, or it might vary across departments and interviewers.
Before we dive straight into the interview questions, let us zoom in on the most fundamental element of product management - the products. Being a PM at Shopee, you ought to display your familiarity with their products. Being well-acquainted with the products you’ll be working with will greatly aid you in answering the questions with confidence.
Don’t know where to begin your research? Fret not! We have put together a list of Shopee’s key products. familiarize yourself with them, especially the team you are applying for.
Note: The list is non-exhaustive and changes from time to time.
Getting an interview is the first step to advancing through the hiring process. Just like any other company, there are a few ways you can land an interview with Shopee
TIP: Get a referral from a friend working at Shopee! It is statistically proven that applicants from referrals have a greater priority.
Here are 7 short actionable steps you can take to increase your chances of getting scouted on LinkedIn or have your resume be accepted during the initial screening!
Not much is made known about the general progression of the recruitment process for PM at Shopee. Besides, surveying the experiences of previous applicants altogether, the procedure appears to vary to some degree from person to person. However, some similar patterns can be observed.
On average, the complete process lasts 3-4 weeks regardless of method of application, and consists of 3-4 rounds.
Behavioural interview questions and case studies seem to be unavoidable for PM interviews at Shopee. Case studies can come in the form of market sizing and estimation, product iterations, product implementation and launch strategies. Continue reading to discover examples of questions you may face in the next section!
TIP : Don’t shy away from asking relevant and thoughtful questions regarding the role, work culture, opportunities etc. This is one of the best ways to demonstrate passion and interest for the job without coming across as overly desperate or superficial.
The interview questions we’ve all been waiting for. Beyond the ever-so generic “Tell me about yourself” sort of questions you’ll see elsewhere, these questions are largely specific to the PM role at Shopee.
Memorising responses word for word may be of little help, especially since Shopee takes a fairly unusual approach to interview questions. If not careful, it may even come off as insincere or result in you going off at a tangent. Despite that, rehearsing some questions may allow you to gain a sense of what to anticipate and give you the edge over other potential candidates.
TIP: Check out the description of the role you’re interested in if you haven't already. Knowing what the company is looking for would sharpen your responses and let them know you are the right candidate for the job.
Based on numerous personal experiences, these are recurrent questions you should be ready to face. Although there is no 100% guarantee you’ll be asked any of them, most interviewers would incorporate at least a few of these in their interactions.
Share a product you worked on / Explain a feature you have implemented
How would you improve Shopee?
What is your favourite product?
While these questions are less popular, it definitely does not mean they are of any less importance. If anything, they are trickier and require more technical knowledge. They have appeared in previous interviews at Shopee, and may or may not be repackaged.
Product Requirements and Metrics Tracking
As an internship applicant, you are not expected to have a wealth of “professional” experience to speak about. Besides that, the difference in questions asked is likely minimal. These are 3 examples of the questions previous internship candidates have faced.
Based on NodeFlair Salaries, it seems while seniority and title do reflect one's salary at Shopee, years of experience matters quite significantly.
One can also expect to receive variable bonus ranging from 1 to 3 months!
Other interview resources:
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