Frequently Asked Questions
Product Gym was founded by individuals that wanted to bring transparency and empowerment to Product Management candidates. We do not shy away from tough questions. If you don’t find your answer here, feel free to email us or schedule a call.
About Product Gym
Have questions about our program, course offerings, pricing, or general inquiries? Schedule a call with us if the answers below don’t answer what you need.
How long has Product Gym been operating ?
Product Gym was founded by recruiting and product management experts with over 10+ years of experience. We have running cohort classes, officially since April 2018. Prior to April, Product Gym was a private, 1-on-1 career coaching service for roughly 1 year.
How is your program different from other Product Management Courses?
This program is taught by product management instructors who share a similar career transition path with you. They are also supplemented by subject matter experts who will be your peers in the companies that you are looking to make a transition into. The curriculum is designed to teach you hands-on product management skills to equip you with the best job hunting strategies. No other course focuses on the Interview and Job Hunt as much as we do.
Am I eligible to apply to Product Gym?
Professionals with at least 3+ years of relevant working experience who are looking to make a career transition are welcome to apply. Please note that this course is located in New York City.
What will I learn during this program?
You will learn how to brand yourself as a PM, optimize your Resume, LinkedIn and Cover letter for recruiters, prepare and answer First, Second, Onsite, and Final round interview questions, and how to work with external recruiters. Additionally, you will learn Product Management fundamentals including Prioritizing competing product features, Evaluating business success across teams and Product metrics and marketing
What is the average salary for product managers?
Glassdoor.com’s average salary of a product manager at $111,213/yr. This amount will vary depending on location
What should I expect when I schedule a call with you?
Our call consultation is free and we will be reviewing your resume and professional background to ensure that you are the right fit for our program. While we have had success placing many candidates, we must ensure every student admitted is serious about our program.
Where are classes held?
Unless otherwise stated, all classes are held in New York City at 1412 Broadway, 21st Floor on Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. This located is conveniently located right off the Times Square Station
If I am a recruiter interested in hiring your students, who should I contact?
We work directly with a number of external recruiters and agencies. If you are interested in interviewing our students or sending some of your candidates to our program, please contact us via the contact form.
Can I attend the class online or remotely?
We do not yet offer remote sessions. Some sessions have been recorded and shared to students but the classroom experience and in class exercises are most valuable for students to learn from. While we have made exceptions in the past, schedule a call with us to see if you are suitable for this class format.
How much time is required for this program?
There is approximately 40 hours of classroom instruction spread across 6 weeks. However, our students all agree that this is the “best experience you never want to have again”. Expect to spend many hours applying, preparing, and doing assignments for your interviews and calls.
If I am interested in teaching, who should I contact?
We have very strict standards for our Product Management Instructors and Subject Matter Experts. Its not enough to be skilled at your job, you have to be able to communicate effectively to our students. We pay very competitive rates and look forward to speaking to you via the contact form.
How much does this program cost?
The program tuition is $3,500.00. Depending on your background and financial situation, we have made exceptions and allowed for staggered payment options. For specific details, please schedule a call with us.
Students & Statistics
If I don't have a technical background or work in the tech industry, should I still apply?
Yes. More than 80% of our admitted students do not have a technical background or work in the technology sector. These students have had equally if not more success in generating interviews than those with technical experience. Remember, this is not a software engineering job, this is for product management.
If I am already a practicing Product Manager, is this program for me? Can I just pay for career support?
While we have made exceptions before, we have not yet had a practicing Product Manager find our course content to be irrelevant. While PMs may be knowledgeable on the job, rarely are they able to articulate their work to the tailored interview questions in this job application process. Schedule a call with us to discuss your background.
What is the salary range of the students you've placed?
After taking our program, students generally increase their salary by $25,000. Most students are able to land Senior Product Manager roles in mid to large sized technology companies with salaries from $110,000 to $150,000.
Do you guarantee placement for your students?
No. No career accelerator or coaching service guarantees placement and you should wary of any that do. However, every single student that has gone through our program and followed our methodology have received multiple interviews.
How have your graduates fared on the job as PMs?
Every single student that has successfully transitioned has remained at their role for atleast 8 months. The few graduates that have left their positions, did so for circumstances unrelated to their professional career. In a couple instances, they even transitioned to another PM position.
Is this course / Product Management right for me?
Product Management is for working professionals that can deal with ambiguity, have negotiation skills, can juggle multiple competing priorities and is able to work with different stakeholders. If you are unsure whether or not Product Management is for you, read our blog post here.
What is your placement rate?
As of Sept 2018, every single student that has applied our methodology, as per our exact instruction, has received offers. Some students have opted to follow their own methodology half way through the process, decided to pivot to another career direction, or were preoccupied by family emergencies. We do not consider these students in our placement rate.
What is the typical background your students have?
Our students range from working professionals in the finance, consulting, legal, and accounting sectors, to advertising, sales, media, academia, and those in the tech sector. We have placed students of every ethnicity, gender, age group, sponsorship requirements, and more.