Google APMM Interview

Hey guys,

I know this forum is primarily dedicated to careers and paths in finance, however, seeing as how I have managed to find some (but not enough) info on Google roles, I was wondering if anyone could provide some tips on how to prepare for their interviews.

I have a phone interview coming up with HR this week and I believe if I am successful in this, I will advance to subsequent rounds which will be a little more focused and Google-esque in nature.

Was basically wondering how to best prepare for this interview, specifically in regards to questions which they ask APMM potentials. I understand they can ask questions based on design and marketing amongst the usual plethora of Google questions. But has anyone recently interviewed with them? What did they ask and what pointers would you have?

Thanks

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Apr 7, 2012 - 2:42pm

Fro what I have heard, Google is notorious for rigorous, brain teasers.

How many gas stations in the US?
Quickly, what is 7^3
How many golf-balls can be filled in this room?
Clock and angles, etc.

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Apr 7, 2012 - 2:45pm

mhurricane - thanks for the info. I had also heard of the brainteaser style questions being a frequent during Google interviews.

However, I was wondering more specifically what kind of questions they ask for the RAMP or APMM program roles. Anything specifically related to design or marketing?

Thanks!

Apr 7, 2012 - 10:58pm

Socola - did you interview for the position? I think the questions for the Associate PM are slightly different.

I am coming from one year of banking experience and a business undergrad degree. I applied for this role as I was told they weren't necessarily looking for people with a technical background. So not sure if I would be asked about coding; have no experience in it.

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Apr 8, 2012 - 2:20pm

Interesting, can you by any chance elaborate on the nature of the work your associate PMs do and then by extension, what kind of things they may be expected to bring to the table? Also, if you wouldn't mind sharing when you interviewed would also be helpful info.

Thanks so much!

May 9, 2012 - 12:31am

Former summer APMM here, was there last summer and have a few friends going back FT.

There are some "marketing math" questions e.g. If x people click on an ad, and x% make a purchase with average value of x dollars, what does cost-per-click need to be for break-even.

There are also more conceptual marketing questions e.g. how would you go about marketing to a specific vertical such as students.

Out of curiosity, is this for the US? I wasn't aware they were recruiting for APMM already.

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