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Product Gym

Austin, Los Angeles, New York City, Online, San Francisco

Product Gym

Avg Rating:4.97 ( 382 reviews )

Product Gym is an exclusive membership association dedicated to the advancement of product managers, providing an exclusive community for networking, skills-building, and career acceleration. Located in New York City, Product Gym offers 30 - 45 hours of in-person instruction taught by a lead instructor and subject matter expert. Covering the product development lifecycle, from ideation to release and maintenance, members learn the skills needed to excel in product management. These trainings 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. 

The Product Gym community offers aspiring Product Managers multiple networking, career acceleration, and coaching development channels, all designed to help members and contribute to the community. 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.

These trainings are designed to develop members’ hands-on product management skills and equip professionals with the best education and job-hunting strategies. Product Gym’s 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 trainings, members will be awarded a Certificate of Product Management.

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    • Product Management

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      Product Management
      OnlinePart Time5 Hours/week6 Weeks
      Start Date Rolling Start Date
      Cost$6,000
      Class sizeN/A
      LocationOnline, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, New York City
      Financing
      DepositN/A
      Refund / GuaranteeConditional 30 day refund policy.
      ScholarshipConditional $500 scholarships. Contact us for more information.
      Getting in
      Minimum Skill Level3 years of professional experience. Product Management experience not required.
      Placement TestNo
      InterviewYes
    • Anonymous • Product Manager • Graduate
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      I really want to thank Product Gym for helping me improve the confidence of my interview game. I am already a Product Manager right now and even though I have the skills required to succeed on the job, I completely agreed with Rich that one’s ability to do any job well has no relation to interviewing for that very job. This is definitely the case for me. The mock interviewing that Product Gym hosts is out of this world. They taught me how to gauge, lead, and dictate the entire interview process. The argument that Rich and Cody makes is that the hiring team has no clear direction on how to hire people, because if they did have a plan; there really isn’t a reason for them to speak with you at all. There is so much talent out there competing for the same jobs. 
       
      This is why you have to generate your interviews like a salesperson, like a hunter as Rich says. Interview for the role like you are an investor (you really are, because you are investing your time), and once you land the job .. treat the product as if you are the owner. 
       
      I have had a lot of ups and downs during this period and the entire team at PG got me through it. Thank you so very much. 
       
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      Keep doing what you guys are doing. 
       
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      Wish I had more time to party with Rich. This guy is a beast! 
       
       
      I Developed My PM Skills by Interviewing 

       

    • Anonymous • Senior PM • Graduate
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      I really want to thank PG for supporting me throughout my journey. I just became a father and balancing my job hunt, along with a full-time job, and a new born is NOT EASY. These staff at PG were phenomenal. I was about to attend as many sessions as I needed and the coaches here are very accessible. I couldn’t imagine being able to land the job I had now without them. 

      They made it happen for me. I am very happy with how things turned out for me and I would recommend this program to anyone that is serious about making a transition. 

      There were definitely times when I was frustrated, but the is to be expected. Keep your head down and do the work. The rest will work itself out. 

    • Anonymous • Student • Student
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      When you enroll with Product Gym; the feeling is that you are a professional athlete and they are going to take your game to the next level. The sure as heck did! 

      When I took a class at Product School there was only one instructor per class; and it was difficult for me to develop my technical skills from a PM that was not technical herself. This is a classic case of blind leading the blinder. 

      With Product Gym you get 6 subject matter experts that just know their stuff. I had a data scientist for the data questions, a UX designer for all the design questions, a Google engineer for the engineering questions, and just about every subject matter expert you can think. 

      They are solely focused on keeping your job hunt simple; more phone screens, more onsites, more offers. It’s just that simple. 

    • Anonymous • PM • Graduate
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      Yup, its doable! I averaged 15 interviews a week and I did a GA class before them, so let me save you some money. Richard is right! Without interviews you will never land this job, no matter how much experience you have or don’t have. 

      With Product Product Gym, my resume was revamped before the next class officially started, I was able to sit in on the current class that week, and started applying in 4 days. I was very nervous about interviewing at first, but Richard and his coaching staff are right about one thing; this is a numbers game. You have no control when these companies will contact you, so you might as well start generating activity into the funnel ASAP rocky! Treat yourself like a product that needs to be shipped and go for it. 

      I was able to score 15 interviews per week and on the high side I did 27 interviews. They showed me ways to game the system, I even asked my boss to work Fridays from home to handle the interview volume. This was hard work and it was all worth it because in the end I was able to land 6 offers. Rich and the team helped me choose the right one for me. 

      Just trust these guys and do the work. Right now, I bought something worth way more than $3,500; my freedom! I don’t ever have to feel like I am held hostage ever again in my life. 

      Thank you Product Gym!

    • Anonymous • PM • Graduate
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      This is where I was feeling very stuck. Case studies, take-home assignments, coding challenges, and whatever else you want to call be used as free labor. Case studies were killing my week. It was insane the amount of time it takes and still no guarantee for the next round. 

      Thank you Product Gym. Rich and Cody had a vault of case studies and provided me with a no-nonsense guide to how to crack it myself even when they did not have them (and they have a huge vault from most major companies). 

      I remember the medieval days when I had to reschedule, cancel, or postpone interviews because I had to spend all my free time working on these case studies. 

      Thanks for the support team. We did it fam! 

    • The Best!
      - 9/11/2018
      Anonymous • Graduate • Graduate
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      Boy when it rains it pours. If you really want a PM job, contact these fellas. They know what they are doing and I love, love, love the fact that they only focus on the interviews. I kept on focusing on the skills portion and it got me nowhere. I was constantly stuck all the time. 

      These boys provide you with the feedback you wish those people that interviewed you did. 

    • Anonymous • Student • Student
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      This was very hard. There were many times that I wanted to quit, but thankfully Cody and Richard never allowed that to happen. 

      I want to preface this review by first saying that this was the hardest thing I had ever had to do. Some of you reading right now may be struggling in the process; but I implore to come and sign up with these guys. They know what they are doing. Within 22 days after signing up with them I had more phone screens than I could handle. There were a lot of ups and downs, but the support is phenomenal here. 

    • Anonymous • Graduate • Graduate
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      I heard about this program in January through a friend that got a PM job after taking their course. I was really skeptical. They only had one or two reviews. Now, half a year later and more money (they raised their prices since). I wish I had just bit the bullet then because I had more time to go through Product Gym’s process. 

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      I was such a pain in the a$$ to Richard…I can’t believe he put up with me and his team got me my dream job. I asked him every single question you can possibly imagine about the class because I did NOT want to spend another $4k on a course that would not get me the job. (yes, I took another PM course elsewhere and it didn’t do it for me)
      This course got me the job – I’m a PM at a healthcare startup right now – it was a PERFECT FIT for my background in pharma advertising. 

      Pros of the class: EVERYTHING the other reviews said. They focus on the job and the interview. They teach you the PM fundamentals with subject matter experts. Surprisingly (?) some of their alumni come back to the classes and tell you exactly their experience – wow, this proves that these guys have a track record.

      Cons: its a lot of work – a lot of, sorta trial and error, but very focused-educated trial and error, but really the best method. My only gripe would be to have more warning on how difficult the transition would be. It helps that everyone in the room is also going through the same pain, but I just wasn’t expecting so much time to be spent on this. I got my dream job so it just goes to show, if you want to accomplish something you’ve never accomplished before, you have to start doing something you’ve never done before

    • Anonymous • Product Mgr. • Student
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      These people mean business, so be sure that you are ready to do the work when you come in here. I landed my first Product Manager job with Product Gym after taking a class with Product School earlier in the year. This was an extra $3,500 investment, but it was damn worth it. I don't want to throw Product School under the bus, but although I enjoyed my team with them; they did nothing for me in terms of transitioning. My resume was never revamped, nor was my linkedin reconfigured, they were absolutely clueless in my transition. 

      In less than 3 weeks after I enrolled in Product Gym, I was going on more interviews than I could handle. Its an awesome problem to have. I ended up landing 4 offers with Product Gym and I am very happy with my choice. 

    • Anonymous • PM • Student
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      I want to give a big thanks to all the instructors and coaches at Product Gym that made this transition possible. Thank you for never giving up on me. 

      With Product Gym you can take their classes for up to 12 months and as a person that needs to understand everything, it really benefited me because I did not come from a technical background. The courses are split into 6 sections 

      Hard 
      Technical Engineering 
      Product Design 
      Data Analytics 

      Soft 
      Product Marketing 
      Product Strategy 
      Cultural and Behavioral Fit 

      I needed to take the Hard Skills portion about 3 times. I didn’t need to, but I wanted to because they go out of their way to make sure you learn the fundamentals and the application portion of the business. The journey with Product Gym lasted 4 grueling months, but it was worth it. Seeing all the students land offers was also very inspiring for me. 

      My advice for all of you reading these reviews is to take the class, follow everything they tell you to do, and commit. Don’t try to understand every little thing, because you won’t. You have to interview! Don’t focus on being perfect, because you won’t be perfect either. 

      Good luck, hope you see some of you reading this review at an alumni event soon. 

    • Anonymous • Product Manager • Student
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      I will really want to take the time to thank Product Gym for everything they did for me. Transitioning to Product Management has been my dream for the past year and during this time I tried everything. Product Gym provided with the support I needed to land this job. 

      I want to thank Anthony Rudeen personally!!! He was a very big help in the process. 

      Product Gym takes all the anxiety associated with getting this job away, so I was able to focus my time on the right activities that matter. As some of you guys can relate, job hunting is a full time job on top of your full time job. Things can get stressful very quickly when you are running into setbacks and there is not clear strategy on how to move forward. 

      Product Gym helped me realized what activities were worth my time and took everything else off my plate. They helped me stay focus, get out of my own way, and get out of my head. Now, I have the job I wanted after landing 4 offers and I could not be happier. Even after landing the job, they are still in contact with me.