Interviewed at Oracle
Interview Details – The interview process was very simple. They recruited on my campus for the Oracle Sales Academy and I applied for a sales job through linkedin that was forwarded to the appropriate recruiter for my school. I had a phone interview for about 20 minutes and I was given an offer within a few weeks.
The recruiter wanted someone who had a backgrond in sports, some internship experience, very competitive but outgoing. This experience was fairly consistent with the rest of the reps I went through the training with.
Interview Question – How would your friends describe you? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Oracle.
Interview Details – Learned about the position through a mutual friend. I had two interviews.Both on phone. Still waiting for the final result. First interviewer was bubbly and helpful. Second one sounds just plain tired.
Interview Question – What do you know about our company? Answer Question
Interviewed at Oracle
Interview Details – Two interviews. One on college campus and other at the local branch.
Interview Question – Why sales? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Oracle in October 2013.
Interview Details – Had an initial skype-phone screen which consisted of mainly experience related and work related questions. Some behavioral questions such as "What drives you to succeed?" were asked. After this phone screen I was forwarded on to a phone interview with a sales manager at one of the HUBs. Some technical questions were asked, but mainly again was behavioral and work experience focused. I believe they are really looking to see how much poise and control you have over a conversation, which is totally understandable based on what the job entails. All and all, it was a short, concise, and pleasant experience.
Interview Question – What are your strengths and what are your weaknesses? Believe me, if you aren't tuned up for this coming in...you can stumble or say something dumb. Besides, it is an introspective question that can be difficult to answer. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiation for new grads isn't welcomed. I asked for a reasonable bump to cover the monthly expense of my student loans. They were not having it. However, I felt the base was fair and as long as I'm making a commission, I'll be just fine. Potential bonus commissions can be significant.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at Oracle in August 2012.
Interview Details – The interview process consisted of 3 lengthy interviews with Directors and a Vice President. Their was scenario based questions and a role play over the phone. The interviewer required standard interview question and answer and looked for the ability to perform a hard close. The process was intense and the questions were somewhat challenging. Focus on sales process and developing need. The hiring process was lengthy and took over 8 weeks from beginning to end
Interview Question – Scenario: You overheard me saying that I am in the market for a cell phone at a picnic over the weekend. Go in another office and call me. You will sell me a phone and then come back and I will be your manager and you need to report on how the call went. View Answers (2)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Oracle in November 2010.
Interview Details – Oracle hires very well and this is obvious during the interview process. I spoke with several different managers before doing two in-person interviews. The background check was really, really extensive. The company that does the check looks at the past 3 companies you worked at and you have to list your salary at each one. But overall, good, thorough process to vet only good candidates.
Interview Question – Describe how you would typically get a CxO to call you back...what kind of voicemail would you leave? View Answer
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Oracle in February 2011.
Interview Details – Interview was not carried out by any of the people on the list sent. The questions had nothing to do with the huge amount of information given to me to prepare. I was asked to stay til 7.30 pm, a full hour & a half later than scheduled.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for us? View Answers (3)
Reason for Declining – I had a second face to face interview which I was late for. I told my recruiter in advance that I would be around 30 minutes late. She told me to go anyway & explain why I was late. I completed the hour long journey to the office. They turned me away at the door.I have 10 years experience at the top of my profession, an MBA & an Law Degree. Oracle treated me very disrespectfully. My wife has 23 years experience in Recruiting, including 4 years at Mckinsey. She has never turned any candidate away at the door (particulalry if She had already asked the candidate to appear at the Office 30 minutes before).
The process took a day - interviewed at Oracle in September 2009.
Interview Details – Round robin process. You speak to 3 to 4 people. After you are though they know if they want you or not. They ask various questions to see how smart you are. They hire bright people. They may ask you to make a pretend call and sell an item to someone.
Negotiation Details – none. Salary and commission. Take it or leaveikt.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Oracle in October 2009.
Interview Details – This interview was for a Federal Sales Role.
It started with the usual phone interview. It went okay, but it wasn't the best experience I've had.
I then was scheduled along with 7 others to show up as a group. We were given a great, positive overview of the Oracle by a current person in the role we were interviewing for. That was very cool. Also a couple of the executuves were there as well and gave a couple of short, but good speeches.
We then were all split up and went to interview with 3 different hiring managers. The interviewers themselves were cordial, but very sterile, with the exception of one.
I hate to say this, but when our group was assembled in a conference room prior to the individual interviews, one of the female interviewers came in and said "Wow, we aren't going to win any EEOC awards today are we?" I was totally shocked. Yes, as it happened we were all white males. Of course, no one remarked about this comment, but I am sure none felt very good about it. Out of the 3 interviewers there was a white female, a black female, and a black male. I only say this in lieu of the comment the Oracle representative made to us all.
Again, the interviewers were very polite and respectful, but to my knowledge none of the group that day was hired.
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Oracle in January 2007.
Interview Details – The hiring process was ok everyone was very pleasant, but the red tape that company has is ridiculous. I interviewed from my first contact with the recruiter. Then two weeks later the three phone interviews I had. Then I was flown in town month after that and was there for only two hours then flew right back.. They made me an offer, before they even had approval to hire anyone. That process for approval took over a month.
Interview Question – The questions were really not that difficult. If you are familiar and are in the industry you will be fine. If you are trying to get into the industry know their products, know their competitors. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – By the time I got the official offer it was much less than the hiring manager told me, as they were in a hiring freeze. With the role being in an area triple the cost of living than where I would be relocating from and was much less than what I making, I declined. I had done due diligence and with what they were offering me for inside sales it was below market value and I would not be able to even qualify for an apartment on my own. I worked with Realtors and they suggested I get a roommate. That was "The" deal breaker for me. Oracle is a fantastic company with great products, but the compensentation is below market.
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