I contacted Malena to help me prepare for the various topics covered during the Google Product Manager interview. There were only two weeks left before the interviews. She responded the same day, and we had our first coaching session the day after.
Malena identified my key weaknesses, and we worked on them. Being able to answer questions right is one thing, but doing it within the short amount of time allocated is another. She was instrumental in helping me to achieve both.
She provided frameworks that helped structure my answers. But what's great is that she was able to adapt them to fit better with my preferences in approaching the questions. This made me much more at ease, allowing me to answer questions in a structured and natural way.
I sometimes felt a bit defeated when facing difficult topics. She was here to keep my spirits up when I was doubting. Consequently, I arrived at the interviews with a high level of confidence, and succeeded in getting my dream job as a Google PM.
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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.”
“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!”
“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!”
M2 Product Manager @ Meta
“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.”
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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.”
“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.”
“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!”
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