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Fragen in Vorstellungsgesprächen bei Twilio für Senior Product Manager

Vorstellungsgespräche bei Twilio

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Senior Product Manager-Vorstellungsgespräch

Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
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Negative Erfahrung
Durchschnittl. Gespräch

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Ich habe mich über einen Personalvermittler beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 2 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Februar 2020 bei Twilio.

Vorstellungsgespräch

TLDR: Recruiters and not aligned with hiring managers' expectations leading to mutual disappointment in later round interviews

Was recruited via LinkedIn for a role that matched my title but not experience. Ignored first message for this reason but kept receiving them.

Follow up messages specifically listed how experience was a good fit. Figured that a company this size would do their research and might be targeting me for a specific reason, right? Wrong.

Initial discussion with recruiter "J" was fine, but he seemed very green and out of his depth, fumbled when reading the job description a few times.

I mentioned my level of technicality and how it might not be a good fit, but he suggested that this was one of several roles hiring for that office and that I might be fit into those later in the process.

I asked about whether Dev Ops would be a part of the role, which is rare for DX platforms, he didn't know.

2nd interview by phone with hiring manager, but was called a "phone screen"

I had prepared for the technicality of the role and could speak to the platform, but since developers were the main customer, I did not prepare for client facing role plays.

Manager "D" was not happy to be there that day and audibly sighed multiple times before starting the conversation.

He explained his past at the company in under 30 seconds and explained the format without any enthusiasm.

He asked two basic questions about my day-to-day and why I was leaving my current company then started warning me about the technicality of the position.

I told him that I brought this up in the first screening but had prepared for the discussion and explained how it fit into my career path.

We then went into a client role play which completely caught me off guard.

100% my fault for not preparing better, but when the first mention of the role being client-facing was within this second interview, it didn't seem as important as the technical understanding.

I managed to provide answers to all questions but should have slowed down and explained my framework.

No more questions were asked so none of the technical / platform prep or any other product related experience mattered.

Interviewer finally seemed to open up when I asked questions to him, but not much chance to explain much about myself at that point.

Overall the experience left me with a bad taste in my mouth because:

1) Recruiter did not seem to have a good grasp of whether I was a good fit for the role, could not answer technical question relevant to the 2nd interview, and did not explain the client-facing responsibilities which were key to preparing for the 2nd interview 

2) Hiring manager seemed frustrated before I even spoke to him, seemed to resent the prompt / questions he had to ask, and probably should have coordinated much better with the recruiter on the importance candidate experience instead of taking it out on a candidate during an interview

3) Ultimately I feel like I wasted my time, was not well evaluated as a candidate, and would recommend that anyone working with Twilio not trust everything their recruiters say to get you into the 2nd interview.

If you personally don't feel like your experience is a good fit, don't interview.

It's not worth making a bad impression to just fill a recruiter's minimum interviewee quota .

Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

  • What are your day-to-day duties in your current role?   Frage beantworten
  • Why are you leaving your current company?   Frage beantworten
  • Role Play: I am the soccer organization FIFA and need to build my website to sell tickets for the 2021 games -- how do you suggest I go about it?   Frage beantworten

Antwort von Twilio

2. März 2020 – Director of Talent Acquisition

Thank you for providing us with detailed feedback. We greatly appreciate the time you took to interview with us and we are sorry it was not a positive experience for you. We are always working hard to improve our processes to ensure all candidates have a great experience with us. This feedback will be very helpful for us to improve both our interviewing teams as well as our recruiting team.

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  1. Hilfreich (5)  

    Senior Product Manager-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
    Kein Angebot
    Negative Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 2 Tage. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert bei Twilio.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    I had a really bad interview experience with one of their recruiters, it almost seemed like he had made up his mind not to fire me even before he called. And if he had made up his mind, I wonder why he even called me. I don't know how this company hires people with recruiters that disqualify a candidate as if they are the hiring managers.

    I applied online for a Sr Product Mgr role, got an email from Recruiting Coordinator and she set up 30 min interview with a senior recruiter.

    My background was a almost perfect match for the position, I do exactly the same work in my current job, albeit I might have been slightly over-qualified for the position.

    The job was for Sr product manager role and the job description clearly stated that applicant don't need to contribute to product code (& in what company Sr PMs are writing production code?). I come from a technical background and used to be an engineer, and now I am PM.

    This senior recruiter first asked me to give brief about my background, and as soon as I gave my background in a minute, he tells me that it wouldn't work for this position because, as a sr PM, you are expected to contribute to product code. If that was the requirement, why did job description say you don't need to be an engineer?

    I recommend you don't waste your time talking to Twilio recruiters. Use a reference and talk directly to the hiring manager if possible.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    Antwort von Twilio

    7. Feb. 2018 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback. We strive to have our process be very thorough, but fair, and I am sorry that your journey with us did not reflect that. The recruiters evalute each person to the specifications of each opportunity. I will take this feedback and use it to help in further teaching the team on best practices.


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    Senior Product Manager-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Kein Angebot
    Negative Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Februar 2017 bei Twilio (San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    The guy stumbled at the very first question and refused to accept my answer and to go on which looked like an interrogation not an interview. I've never encountered this stubborn and rigid "on a mission" director of product management before.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • What was the most difficult decision in your role as a product manager?   Frage beantworten
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    Senior Product Manager-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Kein Angebot
    Neutrale Erfahrung
    Leichtes Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Der Vorgang dauerte mehr als 1 Woche. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert bei Twilio (San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Applied to the posting online. Got a call from the recruiter asking some basic fit questions. Recruiter scheduled a conversation with the hiring manager. Hiring manager interview was quite detailed. No tough questions, we spoke around my experience and the opportunity. The hiring manager was basically trying to see if this was the right fit for both of us. I was then called for an onsite interview but before coming onsite I had to complete an assignment which was fairly interesting. I prepped a lot for the assignment but was disappointed that the interview panel didn't talk about the assignment during the interview. No reference to the assignment at all. It felt like Twilio is scouting for ideas from potential candidates. I read here on Glassdoor that other Product Management candidates have had the same experience.

    The onsite interview was around 4 hours long. Panel was a mix of tech lead and product managers. Nothing too difficult but I got the sense there is a lot of ambiguity on how Twilio works so there is no clearly defined problem. Plus their approach to product management I felt was backwards. They don't follow some of the basic principles of the traditional product management life cycle which is a typical sign of an engineering led company rather than a PM led company. Seems like they don't build products outside-in rather they do it inside-out.

    In general, I got the sense that Twilio is a fairly fast paced org and are doing some really cool things in cloud communications space. People were very motivated and enjoyed working there but it doesn't feel like it has a matured and strong Product Management practice.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Two case interviews
      A behavioral interview round
      Hiring manager interview which was sorta behavioral interview   Frage beantworten

  4. Hilfreich (6)  

    Senior Product Manager-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Kein Angebot
    Negative Erfahrung
    Leichtes Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich persönlich beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte mehr als 2 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Dezember 2015 bei Twilio (San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Interview process was well organized and as a candidate I spent a whole lot of time researching on the company, leadership, product and technology. Interestingly as part of the interview process I had to do a take home assignment which I felt was interesting though no one from the panel of interviewers had reviewed my assignment. I felt little bit disappointed also felt company is gathering feature requirements for the product for free from potential candidates. Overall experience was good but I felt the final feedback was not honest feedback.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Product managers key roles through conception of an Idea till the release of a product   Frage beantworten

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