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1-on-1 Interview
Coaching with Malena

Practice 1-on-1 with Malena and learn how to answer product management interview questions asked at top tech companies Google, Facebook, Amazon, Uber, and others.

We have four types of coaching offerings: Single Session package, a Three Sessions package, a Google package, and a Facebook package.

Single Session

The single-session targets people that want to focus on a specific type of question for a company’s interview. For example, a product sense question for Facebook, a strategy question for Google. Malena will provide a framework to help you learn how to approach the question and then conduct a simulated interview. As you answer, Malena will provide coaching on how to structure, think and improve your delivery to target the company’s evaluation criteria and stand out.

Session Details

• 75 minute session

• Framework recommendation

• Interview simulation for one interview question

• Feedback/debrief

• Assessment of interview readiness

• Recording of session

How it works

Schedule a one 1-on-1 online video session with Malena

Pay for your session

$375 for 1 session

Let's do this!

Three Sessions

The Three Sessions Package is for people who are practicing mocks and preparing for similar interviews asked at FAANG but want to improve their delivery for different types of questions. The package includes three sessions, 75 minutes each.

Session Details

You decide what you want to work on in each session, like, product design (Google), product sense (Facebook), strategy, goals, metrics, trade-offs, estimation, systems design, or behavioral questions.

All sessions include:

• Recording of session

• Written feedback

How it works

Schedule your first session with Malena. The next two sessions will be scheduled by Malena after discussing your timeline.

Pay for your session

$956 for 3 sessions, each 75 minutes

Savings of $169 relative to single sessions

Let's do this!

Google Package

The Google Package targets people preparing for the Google Product Management interview. The package includes 5 sessions, 75 minutes each. Each session focuses on one of the five areas Google interviews candidates on: Product Design, Strategy, Analytics/Estimation, Technical, and Googlyness/Leadership. In each session, Malena will introduce a targeted framework, conduct a mock interview and coach you on how to think, structure, and deliver an answer that meets Google’s evaluation criteria.

Session Details

Session 1: The focus of this session will be product design. Unlike Facebook, the product design question at Google should not take longer than 15 to 20 minutes. Therefore, how to tackle this question is different. You will learn a targeted framework and interview tips, and Malena will conduct a guided mock interview with you.

Session 2: The focus of this session will be Strategy. You will learn a general framework to tackle strategy questions and interview tips, and Malena will conduct a guided mock interview with you. Malena will also provide more specific written frameworks for growth, market entry, acquisition, and other Strategy questions.

Session 3: The focus of this session will be Estimation and A/B Testing. You will learn a general framework to tackle estimation questions, get a list of general numbers to remember, and tips for calculating fast. And Malena will conduct a guided mock interview with you.

Session 4: The focus of this session will be Systems Design and technology knowledge. The tech interview for product managers has a different scope than for engineers. Engineers are expected to know the detailed implementation of systems. Therefore their interview preparation is very deep. Product managers are expected to understand how product requirements impact system design choices and technical tradeoffs. Therefore the focus of the preparation is more functional-oriented. Malena will recommend a list of sources to review systems design concepts prior to this session. In this session, Malena will coach you on how to approach the system design question as a product manager.

Session 5: The focus of this session will be on Leadership and Googlyness questions. Malena will coach you on how to answer different behavioral questions Google has recently asked.

All sessions include:

• Recording of session

• Written feedback

How It Works

Schedule your first session with Malena. The next four sessions will be scheduled by Malena after discussing your timeline.

Pay for your sessions

$1,600 for 5 sessions, each 75 minutes

Savings of $275 relative to single sessions

Let's do this!

Facebook Package

The Facebook Package targets people who are starting to prepare for a Facebook product management interview and want coaching on how to structure, think and communicate answers that will make them stand out. The packages include 4 sessions, 75 minutes each, to cover all types of questions asked in the Product Sense and Execution interviews at Facebook.

Session Details

In the first session, you will learn the types of questions Facebook asks, how Facebook evaluates your answers, how to time your delivery, and a solid product sense framework.

In the second session, Malena will do a product sense mock interview and coach you on how to improve your delivery.

In the third session, you will learn a solid goal/metrics framework, and Malena will do a mock interview to coach you on how to improve your delivery.

In the fourth session, you will learn tradeoffs frameworks that target all the types of tradeoff questions asked at Facebook, and Malena will do a mock interview to coach you on how to improve your delivery.

All sessions include:

• Recording of session

• Written feedback

How It Works

Schedule your first session with Malena. The next three sessions will be scheduled by Malena after discussing your timeline.

Pay for your sessions

$1,275 for 4 sessions, each 75 minutes

Savings of $225 relative to single sessions

Let's do this!

How Malena’s Coaching is Different

Unlike other coaches who just do a mock with you and tell you what you did well or not, Malena coaches you in understanding why and how you need to structure and communicate your answers to hit the company’s evaluation criteria. Malena will help you improve your delivery to provide a cohesive narrative that is conversational, hits all the evaluation criteria, and makes you stand out.

You can evaluate Malena’s coaching quality and style before investing your money by watching group coaching videos (https://www.youtube.com/stellarpeers) and reading publications of her frameworks and answers (https://medium.com/stellarpeers).

Malena has optimized her coaching based on more than three years of helping hundreds of community members improve their interviewing skills, creating frameworks that work, writing solved cases that have helped hundreds succeed, and coaching hundreds of StellarPeers members. 70+ members have sent her testimonials (https://stellarpeers.com/testimonials) after getting offers from Facebook, Google, Amazon, and other top tech companies.

As a founder of StellarPeers, Malena continuously analyzes and deconstructs interview questions and evaluation criteria used at top companies to help candidates nail their interviews. Here is what a member that is now a Googler says:

“I just wanted to thank you and let you know that I relied on your site for my Associate Product Manager interviews at Google and got the position! I followed StellarPeers' frameworks religiously, and they never failed me. If there's positive feedback I can provide, or write some glowing review, I'd love to do so!”

— John F. (Google)

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“I felt very fortunate to have found StellarPeers and Malena during my prep for the Google product manager interview. The frameworks and examples that Malena provided on the site were extremely helpful. I enjoyed attending her Group Coaching sessions and learned a lot from those sessions. Strongly recommend!! I also had a 1x1 session with Malena, where she provided very on-point and constructive feedback. I could not have passed the Google interview without everything I learned from StellarPeers. Thank you so much, Malena!”

S.Z.

Google

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“I reached out to Malena when preparing for my Meta onsite PM interview. I struggled with the structure, lacked depth in my answers, and had poor delivery. Malena's coaching sessions helped me overcome my weaknesses with a step-by-step approach for each focus area. Even after the coaching sessions, she kept in touch and constantly motivated me to keep preparing.

When I got the senior product manager offer from Meta, she gave me many great tips to negotiate the compensation and choose the team. Because of her guidance, I was able to get a higher offer and was able to start my journey at Meta. Malena truly cares a lot about her mentees, and I highly recommend her 1x1 sessions for FAANG preparation.”

Nayan A.

Meta

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“I am pleased to share that I received an offer from Meta in a product management role. I am so grateful to Malena and her coaching — from editing my resume, providing private coaching to nail the Meta product interviews, and answering my numerous questions outside of her coaching hours; Malena has been my constant source of support! I wouldn't be able to break into Meta without her coaching. I recommend her services to anyone preparing for a product management interview. Thanks, Malena and StellarPeers!”

Raj N.

Meta

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“I worked with Malena to prep generally for PM interviews and, more specifically, for Google and Meta. Malena was very structured, allowing me to hone in on the places I needed to improve. I had very little PM interview experience when we started. I was so grateful for her practical, useful, and specific feedback and her deep knowledge of what these companies are looking for. As I interviewed with more companies, I could tell I was getting stronger after each coaching session. Ultimately, I had multiple offers, which wouldn't have been possible without Malena's coaching!”

Emily L.

M2 Product Manager @ Meta

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“I benefitted tremendously from the private coaching sessions I booked with Malena. I followed her advice religiously. She gave me detailed guidance on which resources to study, especially for coding and system design questions. I got excellent feedback from my interviewers at Google, and that is a big deal for me as the bars are really high there. Malena gave me precious advice for estimation questions, and following her guidance, I became so fast in doing estimations no mock partner could believe it.”

Pegah T.

Google

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“Working with Malena on 1:1 coaching for the product sense question was the best decision I have ever made. She helped me refine my frameworks by walking me step by step through the right questions to ask to arrive at the answer. She is an expert in the field and passionate about it. Even after the coaching sessions, she went above and beyond to make sure I fully understood how to structure my answers. Without her, I would not have landed an offer from Facebook. I would highly recommend Malena! She is the best!”

O.W.

Facebook

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“After two unsuccessful attempts with Facebook, I finally made it on my third attempt, after I booked a private coaching session with Malena. Malena explained the rules of the game when interviewing with Facebook, provided me with invaluable insights and tips during our practice session, and helped me improve my frameworks and presentation. I will join Facebook as a product manager in one of their enterprise products teams! If you plan on interviewing with a big tech firm, Malena is a resource you should definitely use.”

Kevin L.

Facebook

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“I had an excellent experience working with Malena to prepare for several Senior PM interviews. She helped me refine my frameworks, think more rigorously about product strategy, and lead the interviewer—all of which are essential for securing offers for more senior roles. Not to mention, Malena's warmth and friendliness made me look forward to our mock interview sessions. I ended up receiving offers from my top two choices, Doordash and Coinbase. I highly recommend working with her if you're prepping for product management interviews.”

Azi H.

Coinbase

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“I joined StellarPeers because it was recommended to me by a business school classmate of mine. As a former military officer, I had no idea what went into preparing for product management interviews. However, the frameworks, peer mocks, and coaching from Malena gave me the skills and confidence to crush the interview and receive an offer for the Facebook RPM program! Thank you, Malena and StellarPeers community!”

James H.

Facebook

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“I just wanted to thank you and let you know that I relied on your site for my Associate Product Manager interviews at Google and got the position! I followed StellarPeers' frameworks religiously, and they never failed me. If there's positive feedback I can provide, or write some glowing review, I'd love to do so!”

John F.

Google

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a refund?

You can reschedule a session 24 hours in advance. Once you have committed and paid, you cannot receive a partial nor full refund.

Can I reschedule?

Coaching sessions can be rescheduled for free by doing it 24 hours in advance.

What is your "no show" policy?

If you fail to attend a coaching session ("no show") without notifying us 24 hours in advance, you will lose that session and be charged for it.