Oracle Principal Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Jul 1, 2014
Updated Jul 1, 2014
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    Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Oracle.

    Interview Details

    4 phone interview and 2 face to face. 4 interview were technical and one situational and one managerial round. overall it was pleasant experience . they look for logical person with lots of aptitude knowledge

    Interview Questions
    • all questions were about what I had done in past .situational question were like most difficult task I took and completed   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  2.  

    Senior Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I came in during a merger, but the originating as well as the interview questions that I usually asked were mainly around technical expertise against a specific software. In addition, prepare to be interviewed with 3 or more fellow consultants and then finally the hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Principal Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Oracle in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I ended up having to travel at the last minute. They asked me to book my travel in their travel system to leave the that same day. The next day I met with the hiring manager, his manager, and a couple of individuals that are part of pre-sales. The interviews went fine. I felt that the people I met were very good at what they do, which was what I expected.

    However, I had big problems with this trip, and still do. It has now been 3 months since the trip and I still have not been reimbursed. I have had interviews at Oracle before and there was an HR person involved with it. In this case there wasn't, and you might think that is a good thing. One less person to deal with in the process. Now I feel like a collection agency trying to get my money. There are people on that side saying sorry about this, we're working on it, but usually after several emails and phone calls. I guess they are really busy and it's not their money so how important is it?

    So bottom line is, I think Oracle may be too big of a bureaucracy for me. This whole thing has shown me that maybe I dodged a bullet and it is a good thing that I wasn't the right fit for that position. I would recommend that if you're traveling for an interview with them, go ahead and book the trip in their travel system, but don't pay for it. Ask them to log in and pay using their credit card.

    Interview Questions
    • I didn't have any difficult questions. The interviews were very non-technical.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Oracle.

    Interview Details

    Process is to pass through a series of 3-4 interviews with each one specializing on a specific skilled subject matter.

    Interview Questions
    • Looks for indepth knowledge on the Oracle Database. Specifics of how it would operate in specific senarios, i.e. slow report generation, specific tuning approaches and database design principles and how to implement them using the Oracle database, i.e. Star Schemas and transformations.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They offered me a respectable % increase to what I was making. They stress the bonus dollars in the negociations, but they are not required to have a 100% payout of the bonus.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Principal Solutions Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Oracle in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was referred to the hiring manager by friend who works for the same division just on the west coast. At first blush I was very interested in the job, hey its Oracle, its a great name, good company and there seemed like there was a good capacity for growth. However from go this was outside of my wheel house product wise, it was something that would have been completely new to me.

    My first interview was with the hiring manger that was 1.5 hours long, and it went extremely well. The second interview was with a member of her team and it could have gone better there was no connection. At that time they stopped the process. A couple of weeks later they reached back out and had me interview with another person on the team. Based on that interview I went to Dallas for a day of interviews.

    I was given a deck and was told I needed to pitch from the deck. In all fairness the deck wasn't great and it reflected in delivery. However, it was something I felt I recovered from.

    At the end of the day I was hammered by the hiring manager for my lack of experience in the CRM field. In all fairness I could have been hammered at home and didn't need to go Dallas, and that was something the manager was aware of before I came.

    Took me three 3 weeks before I heard back from the manager that they were going to move ahead with some other folks.

    I respect the decision that was made, however I think it could have been handled much better.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked me to pitch from a deck that they had on file, that I had couple of days to learn. But wasnt the ideal material.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    All interviews were conducted over the phone and detailed day to day activities and the comfort level I had with those activities.

    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Oracle in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    It began with a phone interview with them feeling me out and me doing the same. Then a 1 on 1 Interview with another consultant a few day later giving me more detail about the position, Last a Panel interview with the Management staff grilling me with questions.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Senior Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Oracle in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Practical experience
    Problem solving skills
    Diagnosing methods and approach
    Read FAQ and best practice of the product.
    Hiring manager just took advantage of the fact that it is transfer and didn't gave deserved salary and position.

    Interview Questions
    • The product is causing performance problem(gave example), how would you approach in solving it   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Not able to negotiate on Salary as hiring manager said its internal Transfer
    Hiring manager just took advantage of the fact that it is transfer and didn't gave deserved salary and position.
    Mislead about the designation as it was different group in different country. So make sure you check the designation equivalent and Salary rate for your experience. If you don't know anybody to ask check ininternet or in Glassdoor!!!
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Oracle in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had not gone through too much of interview process.It was just one interview through I got selected.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you think we should hire you and what difference you can make to the organization.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They started with a low salary and i rejected and they came back after 15 days and offered me the salary i asked for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 months - interviewed at Oracle in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was extremely long and several people will interview you. Expect to be very repetitive because they will all ask the same questions. Technical questions were in line with the work requirements but the process should be consolidated to one senior person and not have the entire senior staff to interview you.

    Interview Questions
    • All the questions were in line with the work being applied. Have not found any unexpected questions or difficult ones as I was applying for a job that I already knew the technical aspects of it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No room for negotiation. They offer you the X amount and that is about it. Either take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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