I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Oracle in April 2013.
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I was recruited via email by a Sales Manager. When I connected with him I was invited to a Hiring Event which I was interested in attending. It was really networking between Managers and potential candidates. after speaking with the Hiring Manager it was decided I go right through the interview process and was given a date to come in a few days later.
When I arrived I ended up interviewing with 3 different Sales Managers in back to back interviews. The questions were very general but I knew each question was designed to get to know me as a candidate. Many were pointed on how I was able to sell solutions through value selling and ROI positioning which I was pretty comfortable with. Some questions more direct than others. I was able to connect my previous experiences with the duties and goals for the position. At the end of the day it was sales. They look for successful, type a individuals usually with a leadership background. I understand why now because the company and virtual sales team methodology is a complicated one to navigate through.
Interviewing with three different leaders gives you three different personalities to work with. What I did a feel challenging was almost a good cop bad cop approach. One Manager was very direct and serious while another was very casual and the third very professional. Being a Manager I could relate with all three. I just didn't like the approach that much.
By the end of the process I felt good and was told I would receive a call back within 2-3 days. which ended up being about 5-7 which was fine. The entire process from interview to start date was lengthy- about 2-3 months. Extensive background check process and internal HR process
Interview Question – i think the most difficult question was for to walk them through a complicated sales cycle, how I handled it and what was the result. Sounds simple right? Well like I said you are being evaluated on your experience but more importantly how you respond to difficult situations and how you particularly answer the questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I had to provide detailed information about my previous salary including a business case on why and what I should be offered. I have heard it was negotiable but the offer was very fair and there was no need to play that game in this case.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Oracle in September 2013.
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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
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Oracle in December 2013.
Interview Details – One phone interview followed by one onsite interview. In the phone interview the manager basically asked me questions on the resume. One week later I got the onsite interview. There are 3 groups and each group has 4 interviewer. The questions are not hard. Such as setup time hold time, noise margin, power, etc.
Interview Question – Adjust the duty cycle of a clock 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
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Oracle in September 2009.
Interview Details – Very laid-back. After a phone screen with the recruiter, I got invited to a meeting with the hiring manager. We "clicked" quickly.
Interview Question – I don't remember. It didn't really feel like an interview, more of a discussion. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The only thing that one can negotiate is the starting salary. There is nothing else on the offer. So my advise is: negotiate it well, you don't know when you will have a raise.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Oracle in December 2009.
Interview Details – Interviewing and hiring process took a very long time. Although the hiring manager kept in contact during the process and apologized for the delay.
Interview Question – None really, just the basic interview questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiations, they offered you a salary and you either said yes or no.
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Oracle in November 2013.
Interview Details – An senior engineer of that group asked me some technical questions about web technologies such as AJAX, XML, JSON and some C++ questions.
Interview Question – HTML5 Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Oracle in October 2013.
Interview Details – Interview process went quickly, from initial email contact to phone interview in less than 3 days. 7 days later there was a Skype interview that went very well. It was very well thought out on the interviewers side and was a positive experience over all. The fact that the req was put on hold through Q4 just knocked the wind out of my sails.
Interview Question – Why would you want to work in such a high stress position? View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Oracle.
Interview Details – I found the interview process at Oracle to be fairly relaxed in relation to the interviews conducted by other competitors. Going into the interview, I lacked many of the technical skills and specific work experience required for the job, so my interviewer took a holistic approach to my education and past work experience to discern that I would indeed be a good fit for the company. After one in person interview, I received my official offer of employment from Oracle.
Interview Question – I was asked about my specific knowledge of the services provided by the company View Answer
Negotiation Details – I did not have the option to negotiate my contract
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