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Principal Consultant Interview (Positive Experience)
I applied through other source and 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 Question – all questions were about what I had done in past .situational question were like most difficult task I took and completed Answer Question
Principal Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – 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.
Principal Sales Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Oracle in March 2010.
Interview Details – Very thorough but respectful. Had to develop and deliver a presentation on an Oracle solution
Negotiation Details – They had their parameters that would not change. Only negotiating room was on vacation time. Base salary never changes in the sales consulting organization, so go for the most you can possibly get when you are hired.
Senior Principal Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Oracle
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 Question – What is the difference between DBMS and RDBMS? Answer Question
Principal Consultant Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – 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.
Principal Sales Consultant Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – I didn't have any difficult questions. The interviews were very non-technical. Answer Question
Principal Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
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 Question – 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.
Principal Solutions Consultant Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – 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
Principal Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Oracle in March 2010.
Interview Details – initial contact was with former co-worker after seeing posting for position. after applying, contacted by inside recruiter, once cleared that hurdle, spoke with the hiring manager via phone, received the offer within 2 weeks
Interview Question – Most annoying thing was the background check used in the hiring process, very cumbersome/slow and not accurate Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Typical back and forth. they did come up on salary, but would not budge on vacation time off, I was at 4 weeks for my previous job, but Oracle starts you out at 13 days, regardless, so that was painful
Senior Principal Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Oracle
Interview Details – All interviews were conducted over the phone and detailed day to day activities and the comfort level I had with those activities.
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