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Principal Software Engineer
San Francisco, CA

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Oracle in July 2010.

Interview Details – I had 2 phone interview. 1st with my Manager about my expertise, skills etc. Second was with a peer and totally Java fundamentals. The onsite interview was 3-4 hours. Totally techinal and involved coding and real time software problem solving.

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Principal Software Engineer
Redwood City, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Oracle.

Interview Details – It was a college recruit. I flew to the headquarters for the only round of interview.
A day long interview with 5 different groups, a mix of technical and behavioral questions.

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Principal Software Engineer
Redwood City, CA

I interviewed at Oracle in March 2008.

Interview Details – 1. Resume review
2. Phone Screening
3. On-Site interviews

Interview Question – 1. Real coding questions in the programming languages
2. Mathematical Algorithms
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Principal Software Engineer
Redwood Shores, CA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Oracle in July 2008.

Interview Details – Couple of phone interviews. And then called in for Personal interviews, with 4 memmers from Team/Group, and the Manager. Questions are related from process to technical like, Java, Unix, Oracle etc.

Interview Question – Please try to be as detailed as possible regarding the technical question, business case, etc.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There is not much negotiation.

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Interviewed at Oracle

Interview Details – Hiring Process is stringent.There would be many techinical rounds & atleast 2 managerial rounds.Recommend people applying for Oracle to have thorough knowledge in thier subject areas and prepare v well for the interviews.

Interview Question – Too Many technical questions by multi talented people at Oracle. There were some interesting aptitude questions as well. :)   Answer Question

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Principal Software Engineer

I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Oracle in January 2011.

Interview Details – The interview process consisted of a phone screen for 40 minutes with the hiring manager. Mostly making sure that I'm a good fit with the group and reviewing my technical projects over the last few positions. The next portion was a day long interview with the team. I had tough technical questions, ranging from system level (how does TCP/IP work), to high level software questions (How do you resolve picking which algorithm is suitable for a certain problem). Overall very challenging and through.

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