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I was asked to provide a PRD from my current or past company to walk a company through during my interview - is that a normal practice? How do people feel about that?

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Uhhhh I’m pretty sure could be a violation of confidentiality. Is this a well known company or startup?

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Run for your life

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How did you have a PRD from your previous company lying around? You aren’t supposed to keep company’s file on your personal storage

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Asking for real documents from prior or current employers is inappropriate. But the interviewer can ask you to provide or make a PRD to indicate the quality of your work.

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Thanks everyone! This is super helpful.. I’m glad what I was feeling was echoed by everyone here. I tried pushing back on the recruiting and hiring manager.

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We’ve never done that

Yes. You'd remove details that are proprietary or create a new fake one to use that doesn't violate any policies. This is more about testing your abilities than stealing company secrets.

As others have mentioned this is very unethical. Asking you to do it puts you in the position of having to choose to do something unethical yourself (sharing another company’s IP) or losing a job opportunity.

This says a lot about the company you’re interviewing with and you might want to think about if that’s the kind of environment you want to work in.

I’ve never been asked to do that. And even if I do, I wouldn’t.

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