Product Manager Hiring Simulation Instructions at Slack
The first part of your interview will be an assignment for product, engineering, and design team members. Our goal is to see how you approach product problems in depth with real-life situations. Please prepare a presentation that covers the topic below.
When you’re done, please send us a copy of your presentation. We’re excited to see what you come up with!
Every day, human beings create new Slack teams. These people are often not officially tasked with finding new enterprise software in their day-to-day role, but they have a problem that they think Slack can solve.
The most successful Slack team creators are able to get several people to create accounts on their team and have a meaningful conversation within the product in the first day or so. Inviting people to a new product is fairly straightforward - we can set that aside. What is much more difficult is getting 3 or more people to have a meaningful conversation in a new messaging service.
Go through the process of creating a new Slack team. Assume that you are someone with a reasonable level of intent in creating this team: you have a problem that you think Slack can solve. Identify issues or missed opportunities with the current new user experience that you think hold people back from having meaningful conversations in Slack. Generate ideas for experiments to run that you think would positively impact this metric. Prepare materials for a plan that ranks your ideas in priority order. Flesh out at least 3 of those ideas into experiments you think the Growth team should run.