Product Gym is a part-time, 6-week product management education course in New York City. Covering the product development lifecycle, from ideation to release and maintenance, Product Gym teaches students the skills needed to excel in product management. Courses include learning how to create a product roadmap, conducting business and market analysis, defining an MVP, evaluating OKRs and KPIs, wireframing, prototype testing, and building stakeholder consensus.
Product Gym is a total of 30 hours of in-person, classroom instruction taught by a lead instructor and a subject-matter-expert. At the end of the course, students will be able to confidently build a product roadmap and define the MVP, identify the key languages needed to build software, and articulate a specific use case in their background that is relevant to product management.
Applicants do not need to have a base knowledge of product management, as Product Gym teaches content to beginners. Professionals with at least 3+ years of relevant working experience looking to make a career transition are welcome to apply.
The curriculum is designed to grow individuals’ hands-on product management skills and equip professionals with the best education and job hunting strategies. Product Gym primary instructors are product management fanatics dedicated to sharing the best of their industry knowledge. Instructors hold senior product management positions at top tech companies such as Google, LinkedIn, and Spotify. Upon Completion of Product Gym’s course, graduates will be awarded a Certificate of Product Management.
Recent Product Gym Reviews: Rating 5.0
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These guys know exactly what it takes to get you a Product Manager Job. Resume, First Round, Second Round, Onsite, Negotiation – the guys that run this are recruiters and PMs. They know what you need to put on the resume, what you need to say on the calls, how to prepare for the calls.
I didn’t sign up for this course to get general product management knowledge. You can get that for free online and for much cheaper. Some of these reviews talk about other bootcamps, but I didn’t even both asking them because when I scheduled the call on product gym – they systematically broke down why the things I was doing didn’t work, what I needed to do, and a clear path to the next steps. This was a no brainer.
Only piece of feedback is to send the slides the instructors use to teach. Your method works guys, I’m getting interviews. But I need to reference the info we learned in class before my interviews. Everything you guys are doing works so I know its hard to do across all these students
When I was trying to decide where to go to take a product management course, the first thing I did was look up the instructors. I looked at the General Assembly and I looked at Product School – their instructors were all from big, reputable companies. I went to an open house and I asked them what I had to do to get the product management job coming from Finance. They gave me great answers but I just couldn’t pull the trigger yet.
I found Product Gym through an email and went to their event and learned that looking at the instructors isn’t going to help. These instructors aren’t going to help you or me get a job. They aren’t going to hire us. In fact, I learned that if you look at all the product manager jobs that are available, they are rarely the big companies that are hiring. Even if they are, its just one or two. The vast majority is roles at smaller companies. This was such a key insight that I signed up immediately
Its gems like these that you learn at Product Gym. They have PMs come and teach the class but they also have subject matter experts. You can’t learn product management in a silo and now, as a PM at a fintech company – I actually have to work with ppl that taught the class. A product marketer taught a class – I work with a product marketer now every day. Same with Data Scientist, Same with Designer.
Come to the class ready and hungry. Do not take this course if you are not ready to put in hours for your goal. There is nothing in the market that’s even close to what Product Gym knows for getting a job in Product Management.
I am a H1B holder that had a VERY tight deadline to get a job and sponsorship before I had to leave the country. My background is in project management. I read every single review for every single school for Product management. I took Product School because they had so many good reviews but they were absolutely no help at all. I have no clue how they have so many good reviews. Their instructor asked me to write them a good review and I had to decline. I felt bad posting a bad review for them on their page but after taking Product GYM, I feel like I have to be honest.
If you've read this far in the review, know that I went through every single review for these bootcamps when I took the course months ago. If i'm spending $4k, I need to be sure. Plus, I was on a deadline. Product School has no idea how to get you a job. Product GYM walks you through the resume, the keywords you need to put, what you need to prepare for, how you apply for jobs, when do you need to ask questions to the recruiters, what are the questions they ask. The two gentlemen that run product GYM - they want you to get a job. I asked my instructor at Product SCHOOL these questions - and they know nothing. He was a good instructor, but knew nothing about the job applications and the market.
I paid money to get the job. PG doesn't sugarcoat it. I got what I paid for, and even more. My only regret is not joining this course earlier. I lost so much time with the other course and had to make it up before I had to leave.
If you read this far my advice to you is dont just consider the reviews. Get on the phone with them and Ask them the real questions that matter. I got tricked by the reviews - I hope no one else does.
For Product Gym, I love you guys for giving me everything I needed...but I really hated all the work to apply. It worked out in the end but oh my god so much work...I'm glad I did this though...=)
One of the founders is very angry all the time? Maybe be nicer..haha
I have absolutely no clue why this school does not have more reviews. I guess it goes to show that the bootcamps that ACTUALLY WORK and will ACTUALLY GET YOU INTERVIEWS/JOBS are too busy doing the real work for their students, instead of having their students try and push reviews on this site and others.
If you want a product management job - You need to go to this bootcamp. The guys that run this course are in the classroom EVERY WEEK WITH YOU.They are there with the instructors that teach the course, they review the instructors every week, they are responsive on slack and most of all - THEY ACTUALLY KNOW what you need to be taught to get that first interview, ace the second, and the third, etc.
I was looking at this course and Product School's. I joined Product GYM around the same time two other friends joined Product SCHOOL and GA. This course was cheaper (at that time) and I actually wanted to know from working professionals what product management was.
This course fundamentally changed my life. My two friends that took the other courses havent even gotten one phone call yet from a recruiter. 2 months after my course with Product GYM, I'm already a PM in NYC.
I can go on and on but in summary - if you want actual details on how to get the job and not just product management theory - this is the course for it.
...still don't know why there aren't amazing reviews for these guys. In my same class at Product Gym 4 other ppl landed PM jobs. NO ONE in my friends' classes got even one.
The only 'con' to this? Getting onboarded took a while - like details on where to find slides, feedback on some interviews, where to get some of the homework. But the people running this program are responsive and they are ramping up - they were there with me through til the end. I can't fault them when they are trying this hard for EVERY student.
The experience I gained from attending this course at Product Gym was phenomenal. There was so much that I did not know about Product Management and this course has shown me all the ins and outs on how to be a good Product Manager. Product Gym helped me gain the confidence to not only excel at job hunting/interviews, but minimized my worries on being able to find the job that I want/enjoy. They helped me build confidence in not only as a Product Manager, but helped me build personal confidence as well. They always emphasized that the user experience is key in the PM role and to always be up on top of what the user wants. Also to always listen to feedback and constructive criticism and to be willing to adjust. Product Gym helped me become a confident Product Manager and if you are looking into a PM role, I would highly recommmend taking this course.
My experience at Product Gym was unforgettable. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but I am glad I did. I needed a career change and was looking into Product Management, and saw this course available, and I am so glad I found it. This course opened my eyes to see the big picture of a feature/product from beginning to end, as well as all the technical parts to it, and how they all mesh together. I felt like I knew the general concept of a PM before I took the course, but after taking the course, Product Gym showed me so much more and made me feel confident going into the PM role that I now very much enjoy.
From start to finish of a product, and even beyond, Product Gym showed me techniques and strategies to approach a vast amount of scenarios a PM would encounter. Not to mention, conversational skills that help you portray confidence, and fortifying that confidence with a strong backbone in Product Management. They showed me that the satisfaction of the user is key and how to retain that user from continuously using your feature or product.
I cannot emphasize how great Product Gym was to me and I would recommend this course to anyone trying to make a transition into a PM role. The instructors are very hands on and are always willing to help. Even if you feel lost at a certain time of the course, they will make sure that you are back on track and will help you every step of the way.
Do it. It is your career and you should care about it more than anyone. But what if you don’t feel like you can make it in New York as product manager?
ProductGym made me feel like I can do it. It is scary as hell to try and fail but I decided to give it a try because Cody and the team are so good at providing both emotional and practical support. Even the most dedicated person to become the next best product manager can benefit from this program. Cody and the team makes the job hunting process better because they are experienced supporters (really, they’re the advocates of people who dreams about becoming a product manager), and will let you know how brutal it is out there. They’ll make you work hard for you own dream! Personally it opened my eyes to see the possibility. Stop being anxiety about the possibility. I’d say the money for the program is worth.
Tip: attend one of the meet up. You can to walk out with something. Personally I walked out feeling good because I networked with other product managers who are already in the field.
Trying to transition into PM, and I’ve checked out (attended meetups and company events at other academies and bootcamps that help you transition into a PM role). Most of them were very high level, without the opportunity to utilize and apply what we learn, and most importantly leverage the networks within the school to find a job - everyone’s ultimate goal. PG addresses these and more, focusing on job placement as the number one priority. I highly recommend PG for anyone looking to not only learn more about product management, but to actually become one.
I began working as an Intern for Product Gym in June with the intention of moving into the Marketing arena. After being exposed to an overflow of Product Management content, I became super curious about learning how to transition into the field instead. As an intern,I have the golden opportunity to basically take the Product Management 6-Week course for free and honestly even if the course wasn’t actually offered for free, it would definitely still be worth the investment. The things that I love most about this program is first, the courses are taught by real-life Product Managers who are currently, and have been working in the field for many years. This is great because we’re constantly being fed new and relevant information about Product Management which in a sense, allows us to have an upper-hand in the overall job search and interview process. I also enjoy the different teaching styles and different perspectives offered by the instructors. Second, the courses are for the most part very engaging and hands on. For me, I definitely learn best in this way and appreciate working with other people who share either the same or contrasting viewpoints that I have, either way it generates conversation.
Overall, the courses definitely challenge you on how to think like a Product Manager and the information is easily digestible for those who have little to no experience such as myself. Lastly and most importantly, I love how passionate Rich is about this business. He genuinely wants to see us win and land the job of our dreams. He literally does everything in his power to make sure we go out there and crush these interviews; the numbers can show you better than I can tell you!
For those of you who are still undecided about taking the course or transitioning into Product Management in general, I highly recommend you read the Product Gym blog or even attend an event hosted by again, real Product Managers not retired ones. At the end of the day, nothing beats having that one-to-one interaction with Rich as he personally coaches you through the process! He really, really knows his stuff! I’m only half way through the course and my experience so far has been phenomenal.
The processes and methodologies of product management are often taught in a vacuum, and most programs barely scratch the surface. Product Gym gets it right and sets students up for success once in the job by diving deep and teaching the cross functional nuance that the job entails. The curriculum is designed as such because above all, the program is designed to help you land the job. The instructors were extremely credible and helped me think like a product manager, starting with how I managed my own job search. The program instilled the confidence I needed to interact with hiring managers across a wide range of industries. I would definitely recommend Product Gym to any aspiring product managers looking to take control of their career. Having done the Product Management class at General Assembly before enrolling in the Product Gym program; I can say with complete confidence that Product Gym is far superior than any other program on the market.
I just completed the weekend Product Management course here in NY, and it was awesome. My background is in Tech Sales and I came into this program very insecure that I wasn’t going to be able to make a transition without any coding skills. The instructors really helped me boost my technical acumen and confidence. I am now able to not only just talk the talk; but I understand the concepts on a deeper level. The career support here is also phenomenal, they completed revamped and tailored my resume, linkedin, and cover letter to play to my strengths. Every week we were focused on a different set of interview questions, where the instructors helped us break down these question, and customize our own unique answers. Lastly, the most awesome thing about Product Gym is the army of instructors that they have. What really differentiated this program from the other competitors out there was they brought in a different subject matter expert every week. For my class we even had a Top Tech Lead to go through all the engineering questions with us. How sick is that? They also brought in UX Designers, Data Scientists, and Product Marketing Experts; just to name a few. I had a very positive experience with Product Gym and I encourage anybody that is serious about making a transition; to contact them.
I have been working in finance the past 3 years and pretty much hated every minute of it. I really wanted to make a transition into product, but had no idea how to go about it. The main instructor and the entire team were so helpful. When I was looking up the competition; I noticed the entire market was mainly hosting PM classes with only one instructor. At Product Gym I had a team of subject matter experts on top of my main instructor that helped me in making the transition. They are awesome! All rockstars in their own right. They helped me with everything from gut renovating my resume to working on creating my own PM brand.
On top of that they have a VAULT of interview questions and walked me through how to navigate every question.
Product School was the most amazing experience of 2017. I had little to no product management experience when I enrolled in the course. Through a combination of lectures, assignments, and confidence exercises (Yes! We do them here.) I was able to generate 11 PM interviews by the third week of the program. We focus on PM Career Topics WEEKLY, not just concepts and theories; because the students are here to make a transition. Product Gym makes the transition and simple (not easy).
Just do what the instructors and career support staff tells you here and you will be fine!
I felt like I was training for the special forces and I may well be; considering how competitive this damn role is. During the first open house I attended here, I notice there were 76 people from every background you can imagine trying to break into this field. The staff at Product Gym makes this process and simple as possible for you. First, they sit down and talk about your goals and desires in making the transition. Then, they completely revamped my background from my resume, linkedin, cover letter, and helped me build a “back story” which I will love them for until my last days. The professionals at Product Gym are hardcore believers on GAME PLAN! After helping me tailor my own custom job hunting plan; we set out to generate as many interviews as possible. There is no hand holding in that; you just have to do it. By week 2 I was already seeing interviews coming in. Booyah!
I haven’t made the transition yet, but I am averaging 7 interviews a week with a higher and higher conversion ratio. I welcome anybody that is truly considering making a transition to just sit down with this amazing group of Product Managers and Career Support Coaches, so they work on a game plan with you.
My path to Product Management was inadvertent. I never knew what it was, until my friend (an industry veteran) exposed me to it and I was hooked. I read every book I could find on the subject, network ferociously, and prayed. There wasn’t a single book or person that was able to provide me with a roadmap of how I was going to leave my job in finance and transition into product. I didn’t want to take a job I don’t want at a company I liked; just to HOPE I could transition into product someday. Yes someday, that one f****ing day that never seems to come around. And then I discovered Product Gym; once I was blind, but now I see. Their Head Career Coach sat down with me for 1 full hour and broke my game plan. They told me what I needed to do inside and outside of class to be successful. In addition, I was also given a set of metrics to work with; 5 final round interviews. I just needed 5 final rounds and I will be home free.
I made the transition in two months. It was really hard and at times I really wanted to quit; but these guys wouldn’t let me. My advice to anybody looking to make the transition is to accept that this is going to be hard, follow the advice, and be prepared to do the work.
My instructors were all true product management veterans, having worked as PM’s at some of the world's top companies. Our Lead Instructor leveraged his vast experience as a PM to give the class examples of what we can expect to encounter and how to approach challenges. This was very helpful considering that most of the students in the class has very little PM experience. I particularly liked how they had a VAULT of interview questions. Each week you would learn how to master a very particular set of questions based on different categories. It was so refreshing to see students landing and passing interviews during the course. By the end of the course, in addition to the PM concepts you'll know how to generate interviews, prepare for the them, and work with your instructor to progress to the final rounds.