Product Gym Review

Product Gym


Locations
New York, Los Angeles, Remote, San Francisco
Disciplines Offered
Product Management, UX/UI Design
Payment Options
Installments, Upfront

Product Gym teaches people from various backgrounds practical product management tools and interview tactics. The bootcamp features more than 20 courses that focus on product, business, and career skills. Students can choose to study at their own pace and complete bootcamp in 10-12 weeks.

Courses operate live in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco — or remotely, through prerecorded courses. Product Gym offers membership access to a community of more than 1,500.

Product Gym Courses

Product Gym offers lifetime membership to students in its kickstart project management bootcamp. The program features more than 20 courses that teach tactics to interview for project management gigs. The curriculum focuses on coding interviews, product pricing, product marketing, UX design, UX research, solving technical case studies, and whiteboarding techniques.

Courses operate remotely or in-person in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York—where Product Gym began in 2017.

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  • Cost: $6,000-$9,000
  • Learning Format: Online, In Person
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time, Self Paced
  • Length: 10 weeks (Full Time), 12 weeks (Part Time)

Students learn API from an instructor who works in software engineering. This course covers three-layer architecture, three-tier architecture, and web application architecture using JavaScript.

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  • Cost: $6,000-$9,000
  • Learning Format: Online, In Person
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time, Self Paced
  • Length: 10 weeks (Full Time), 12 weeks (Part Time)

This course focuses on teaching future product managers how to make data-driven decisions. Product managers use data science to measure the success of their business decisions. Data modeling and analysis help product managers launch new products and improve current products.

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  • Cost: $6,000-$9,000
  • Learning Format: Online, In Person
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time, Self Paced
  • Length: 10 weeks (Full Time), 12 weeks (Part Time)

Product management frameworks help product managers break into new markets and boost sales in existing target markets. Lessons in this course emphasize the stages in product development, including brainstorming, concept development, market introduction, growth, maturity, and decline.

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Product Management Fundamentals true
  • Cost: $6,000-$9,000
  • Learning Format: Online, In Person
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time, Self Paced
  • Length: 10 weeks (Full Time), 12 weeks (Part Time)

The product management fundamentals course introduces students to job basics. The curriculum covers how to create product roadmaps and use market analysis to find target markets and boost sales in existing markets. Students also learn how to create a minimum viable product.

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  • Cost: $6,000-$9,000
  • Learning Format: Online, In Person
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time, Self Paced
  • Length: 10 weeks (Full Time), 12 weeks (Part Time)

This course teaches future product managers the stages in a systems development lifecycle. Lessons teach students about planning, analysis, design, development, testing, integration, and operations and maintenance.

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  • Cost: $6,000-$9,000
  • Learning Format: Online, In Person
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time, Self Paced
  • Length: 10 weeks (Full Time), 12 weeks (Part Time)

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UX Design true
  • Cost: $6,000-$9,000
  • Learning Format: Online, In Person
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time, Self Paced
  • Length: 10 weeks (Full Time), 12 weeks (Part Time)

Students enrolled in this UX design course learn how to design websites to attract target markets. UX design requires gathering and organizing data, designing user tests, prototyping, and field research.

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  • Cost: $6,000-$9,000
  • Learning Format: Online, In Person
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time, Self Paced
  • Length: 10 weeks (Full Time), 12 weeks (Part Time)

When companies do not have UX designers or researchers, project managers step in. Lessons in this course teach how to study target users with research methods and design thinking. Students may also learn HTML and CSS, depending on the instructor.

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Product Gym Admissions Process

Product Gym welcomes career switchers with at least two years of relevant working experience to apply. People from various careers become product managers, including non-technical and non-product backgrounds. Graduates have transitioned to product management from careers in account management, advertising, engineering, management consulting, marketing, and sales.

About 2,000 students have graduated from Product Gym. The admissions process begins with an initial phone call or a "discovery" call that can lead to a second consultation with a cofounder.

Product Gym Payment Options

  • Upfront: Product Gym charges a total membership fee that covers access to its membership portal and more than 20 courses. Students who pay the full payment of $6,000 upfront save money.
  • Installments: Students have the option to pay in two or three installments. Product Gym lets students make three payments of $3,000 for a total of $9,000 or two payments of $3,750 for a total of $7,500.

Product Gym Student Outcomes

The Council on Integrity Results Reporting (CIRR) holds schools accountable for their student outcome reporting. CIRR audits member programs to verify their reported student outcomes, including graduate salaries, graduation rates, and employment outcomes.

Coding bootcamps, such as Product Gym, do not have CIRR membership and may not be transparent about student outcomes. Prospective students should independently verify non-CIRR member bootcamps by contacting the school or speaking to previous students.

According to Product Gym, graduates get 3-5 job offers within 45 days of graduating, and they increase their salaries by $25,000-$75,000 a year. Product Gym graduates have become project managers at Groupon, GrubHub, PayPal, TikTok, and Verizon.

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Employment Rate
After 180 Days

85%

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Frequently Asked Questions About Product Gym Coding Bootcamps

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According to Product Gym, its graduates get at least 3-5 job offers within 45 days of completing the program. The company reports about 98% of graduates would recommend the program.

Product Gym claims roughly 85% of graduates in 2021 received job offers within 90 days after enrollment. Members have found jobs at Amazon, Peloton, Spotify, and Wayfair. Employers from New York and California hired 29% of Product Gym graduates, with another 39% accepted remote work.

However, Product Gym's student outcome claims have not been independently reviewed by organizations like the CIRR. Students must be motivated to launch their careers. Bootcamp experiences and success rates after graduation remain subjective. Product Gym founders chose the program's name to emphasize the work each student must do to land a product manager gig.

Is Product Gym hard to get into? true

Product Gym only considers incoming students with two years of relevant experience interested in becoming project managers. The vetting process begins with an initial phone call with Product Gym recruiters. This means that prospective students must show they have the ambition and time to complete the lessons and career training.

Instead of focusing on theory, Product Gym teaches students the technical, business, and career fundamentals needed to become product managers. Career courses focus on providing tactics to win interviews and negotiate salaries. For instance, in the PM Interviews 101 and 102 courses, instructors focus on the common questions asked during a product manager interview.

Is Product Gym free?

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Is Product Gym free?

No. Product Gym does not offer free courses or free prep courses. Product Gym's programs differ from other schools since students purchase a membership and take only project management courses. Students pay a flat fee for membership. The cost fluctuates depending on if students pay upfront or in installments.

While Product Gym does not offer free courses, it does feature free blog content and YouTube videos with tips for becoming a product manager. For instance, prospective students can watch videos such as "4 Reasons You Should Apply to Every PM Position" or read blog posts like "How to Win the Snapchat PM Interview."

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