Location:Online,San Francisco,NYC,Austin,Los Angeles
Product Gym is an exclusive membership community designed to help start and accelerate Product Management careers. Our members have access to resources that help them both learn the craft of Product Management, as well as begin and manage their career... Read More in the most effective way. Read our reviews to see what being part of Product Gym can mean for your career.
Locations:Online, San Francisco, NYC, Austin, Los Angeles
Product Gym is a 6 week - Product Management Course designed to transition working professional into a product management career. The goal of Product Gym is to equip students with the necessary tools to make informed decisions about the day to day working schedule as a PM. At the end of this course, students will be able to confidently build a product roadmap and define the MVP, identify the key languages needed to build this software, and articulate a specific use case in their background that is relevant to product management.
Simply put, Product Management is fundamentally a mix of soft skills and technical skills where you will eventually sit at the intersection of all the stakeholder departments at your company. To be successful, you need a firm understanding of who those stakeholders are, what their role is, how product managers currently interact with them, and the level of domain knowledge you need to know about their role.
The best way to achieve this level of understanding is to hear directly from those stakeholders. Product Gym not only sources the best product managers as instructors, but also subject matter experts that will be your peer and counterparts in the companies you eventually work at.
Product Gym is a fantastic service for anybody who is really motivated to get a foot in the door to a career in product management, regardless of background. The program is highly oriented toward practical steps a person can immediately take to land a... Read More coveted product role. Much of the curriculum focuses on job hunting tactics and interviewing preparation. There are also short courses that broadly cover topics related to a career in product management, such as feature prioritization and A/B testing, which while useful don’t go very deep into a given topic.
I come from a data analytics background and PG really equipped me well to transition to product management. About two months ago I had no clue how to make the career pivot - even thought about taking another product analyst position, working on a lateral... Read More role for two more years to wait for internal promotion... Fortunately I stumbled upon product gym, like many of you, and spent a week reading through their testimonial page, before I signed up as a member. The high quality of teaching, the amount of resources, community/peer support and inspiration was beyond expectation. 50 days after becoming a member, I received my first offer as a Product Manager from a SaaS company. I can't thank PG enough for everything I've gained here, and I know this is just the start of the journey. Congrats to you (thinking about) making one of the best investment for your future, and best of luck!
I would recommend Product Gym to anyone who wants to transition into PM roles or look for new opportunities. Their process helped me apply confidently and land a job offer. They have great feedback mechanisms and an awesome community that helps you improve... Read More your interviewing skills as long as you put in the effort.
Product Gym is not just like any other program. It is filled with passionate leaders, who will push each other for the betterment of the community. From the warm welcomes, friendly encouragement, and valuable lessons, I cannot think of a better community.... Read More I whole heatedly encourage everyone to join this ever-growing community.
Product Gym has been an excellent resource in helping me land my product management job. The online classes were an excellent resource to build my PM skills. The coaches were extremely responsive to answering my questions, helping me refine my case studies,... Read More and providing me with good books to read to improve my PM knowledge. Without the resume help that is provided at the outset of the course I would not have gotten the interview requests from companies in my PM job search. I would not have landed my PM job without the help of Product Gym.
I was at a turning point in my career where I felt I needed to be challenged and be in an environment where I can move fast and see results. My first time going through the lessons was a breeze, because I really treated it as a gym where you go through... Read More the motions preached day in and day out by the coaches. I saw results a few months into the process, where the conversions from applications led to many rounds of interviews. That is when I learned that I must put in the reps and keep at it. This is not a simple bootcamp, especially when you’re in a non-tech role trying to transition to tech. What you are looking at is a bootcamp that will change your perspective and mindset on how you approach everything from making career changes to decisions about life. If you are dead set on making a positive change, then this is a program you should consider seriously.
I've used the PG materials and member portal a second time this year during my current job search, when I'm up leveling my PM role to more senior roles. I've found the interview prep and offer negotiation materials just as useful as the first time around,... Read More and I was pleasantly surprised to see how much "muscle memory" I had from going through the program about year ago. The method works and I highly recommend it. Pros: Clear, actionable advice for every step of the interview and offer process. Very responsive team.
Highly recommended, this is the real deal! In Product Gym they say, “this is a gym and not a spa”, it’s not going to be easy but anything worth getting takes work. You get what you put into it. The resources/knowledge available are outstanding, above... Read More and beyond what you could find any where else. You need to put in the time, the effort and be consistent through out the whole process (very much like the gym). The results will come, and it will pay dividends! I only wish I had done this sooner. The community is amazing and supportive, great coaches and knowledgeable instructors.
"Great learning experience that will help you level up in product!"
The PG process helped me to stand out amongst other candidates from R1 to final round interviews. What I love is the community of product people that you get to meet and form great connections with! Some of whom I still keep in contact with months after... Read More the process!
I've been blown away by the rigor I have learned to develop while in PG and the system they have set up to make sure I get a fair chance at the job I want. Kudos to Cody, Rich and the team of coaches in teaching us the right mindset and skills to crack... Read More a PM job. When I looked at my work history, I knew I had significant PM work but it was with PG that it came to light. Without PG, I don't think I would have been able to secure so many interviews and rounds and part of the reason is that they understand the hiring cycle really well. I want to also thank the community that was built in making this a collaborative, friendly space for us to share lessons learned and help each other as we searched for the right opportunity. I would 100% recommend PG to anyone wanting to break into Product roles and let them know the process works! The right review is the one that also helps the business improve so here are my two cents as a member of PG on things they can improve on: 1. Circle and Jira are not good. The whole point with PG was that the fees more than make up for the time I would lose in salary terms if I did this alone. Time is money here. If I'm waiting for a day or two because notifications on Circle are poor, that defeats this. Same with Jira emails. I'd rather have an annoying Slack or Discord pinging me all day with notifications of something I need quick help on. 2. The whole non-target city doesn't work post COVID and PG needs to work on this. It's more non-target companies (that may be in your own city) versus ones you want to work in that offer remote. Many companies I applied that said 'NYC' later said we offer remote so it ruined the staggering of offers for me because they became very attractive companies and this is sometimes realized in later interviews. 3. There should be some kind of Zoom allowance or the platform they use should have event management features since many of us members get together to practice and PG would benefit by adding structure to this and bringing it in-house.