Want to land your dream job as a Robinhood product manager (PM)? Don't interview for Robinhood until you finish reading our guide to Robinhood PM interviewing. Robinhood's interview process is known to be highly competitive, given its integral position in the fin-tech ecosystem and recent growth with the rise of cryptocurrencies.
In this guide, we'll examine frequently asked questions about Robinhood's interview process, including common questions asked and tips to succeed in the interview.
Product management at Robinhood is incredibly rewarding, with its huge scale and mission to democratize finance for all.
To interview for a Robinhood product manager role, you'll go through three stages: a recruiter call, two phone screens, and an on-site interview (currently virtual).
The first stage is a quick call with a Robinhood recruiter. These calls are less evaluative in nature and more motivational & level-setting. The recruiter will ask about your product management experience, as well as why you want to work at Robinhood.
No need to prepare much for this one! Review your resume to speak from it, and be sure to research a bit more about Robinhood.
In these one hour conversational interviews, you'll speak with product managers at Robinhood. One of the interviews will focus more on a behavioral-style questions, such as your interest in product management and working at Robinhood. The other interviewer will ask a product question (e.g. the common "What's your favorite product and why?" question).
These are lighter versions of the interview questions you can expect in the on-site, but are worth preparing for - especially researching Robinhood and their company's strategy.
In this stage, you'll meet 4-5 team members for up to an hour each. You'll experience a variety of interview types, as discussed in the next section.
Robinhood also emphasizes its values throughout the interview - research these and be sure to speak off of them throughout the interview day.
In the next section, we'll discuss specific attributes Robinhood is looking for in interviews and how to prepare for them.
Robinhood generally will ask two product sense questions in your interview, and you'll meet with both an engineer and a designer to have a cross-functional-style interview.
This interview focuses on your product knowledge, creativity, instincts, and awareness.
Questions could focus on a product that you feel is a great product, why it’s a great product, and what you’d do if you were a PM or the CEO of that company. Other questions that could come up in this interview are looking at an existing Robinhood Product and figuring out how you’d evolve it. Your interviewer will be able to give you guidance along the way, although they will expect you to lead the conversation. In this interview it’s very important to have a structure in your thought process and to be able to revert back to your original idea / goal.
Here is a list of product sense questions recently asked.
While we have a full guide to product design questions in our course, one tip for these questions is to always mention tradeoffs.
Robinhood will match you with an engineer and a designer to conduct more behavioral-style interviews.
Being relaxed, calm, and confident is the key to success in these interviews. However, there are definitely parts of this interview you can prepare for. For instance, create a story bank of experiences that you can use in the interviews, and practice some of these questions with a practice partner in our Slack Channel to get more confident and comfortable.
As you answer your interviewer’s questions, ask yourself if your responses include examples that show how you:
Our most important tip? Don't interview without deeply understanding Robinhood's mission -
Try practicing with our question bank of behavioral PM interview questions.