Why We Don’t Interview Product Managers Anymore

Instead, we audition product managers (and Designers too for that matter) in the same way actors are auditioned for a movie. In our specially designed auditions, product managers perform real-world exercises to assess how they think about problems in an environment where nobody from the company knows anything about their experience, their background, or their formal education.

This allows us to strip out as much bias from the room by modifying our entire recruitment approach — and so far it's had good results, especially when it comes to hiring more diverse candidates. Right now, roughly 70% of the team in our division are women, in an industry in which the numbers are essentially inverted.