A Day in the Life of a Google Product Manager

What do Google Product Managers actually do? I’m here to tell you.

Stephen Cognetta
Jul 24, 2018 · 6 min read
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6:50AM: Wake up

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7:17AM: Bus ride

9:00AM: Breakfast

9:30AM: Meeting #1 (Legal)

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Yes, I actually worked on this! https://blog.google/products/search/search-is-jack-of-all-trades/

10:00AM: Meeting #2 (Usability Testing)

11:00AM: Meeting #3: (Standup)

11:30AM: Meeting #4: (Dashboard Core Team)

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12:00PM: Lunch

1:00PM: Email

1:30PM: Work time

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3:30PM: Snack time

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4:30PM: Meeting #5 (Engineering Lead One-on-one)

5:00PM: Meeting #6 (Manager One-on-one)

5:30PM: Email

6:00PM: Dinner

6:30PM: Bus ride home

7:30PM: Home


Thanks to Pranav Badami and Alexandra Junn

Stephen Cognetta

Written by

Ex-product @Google, Princeton CS. I help PMs get their dream job @ https://www.tryexponent.com. More about me: http://www.stephencognetta.com

Stephen Cognetta

Written by

Ex-product @Google, Princeton CS. I help PMs get their dream job @ https://www.tryexponent.com. More about me: http://www.stephencognetta.com

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