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Oracle SMTS Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 28, 2014
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I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Oracle.

Interview Details – 1. It was very technical and covered almost all of core java and j2ee
2. Was made to write code for few design patterns, jdbc etc.,
3. algo for stack, queue etc.,

Interview Question – 1. scaling an app server from 10 to 500 users   Answer Question


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Bangalore (India)

I applied online and the process took 8 months - interviewed at Oracle.

Interview Details – I had applied on company database about an year back. HRs never bothered to call me but my manager was diligent enough to take pain to go through the system database herself and then personally called me for the opening.
The interview process begun with a through technical round, after 2 weeks there was another aptitude round lasting for about 2 hours - this round included about 12 puzzles and brain teasers, after about 3 weeks managerial round was conducted by my current manager which lasted for about 2 hours and questions were technical, conceptual and behavioral. I thought I have gone through but it seems it was just the tip of the iceberg.
Since, I fell under apparently high salary band for my experience and designation, I was required to go through an additional round with Director of the company. This round was easier than all of the rounds conducted before.
Now, when I have cleared all the rounds they happen to reckon that all of the rounds conducted till now were telephonic and it was also essential to conduct at least one f2f round. I was based out of Gurgaon and opening was for Bangalore so they asked me to visit their Noida office to get the interview conducted by some lady who was remotely working on similar technologies and was not in the same team or product even.

OK after clearing all these rounds with a pinch of salt, I thought it was finally over. HR called after about 3 weeks of the last interviews, gave me a salary figure which I agreed upon. They asked me to send over my pay slip in which they found that my salary had yearly bonus component which I was getting even more than 100% every year. They decided not to consider this component as my then current salary and reduced my offered package by 2 lac rupees. People normally negotiate over their offered salary and get a higher package but here I am who was negotiating just to get his initially offered salary back.

After negotiation with totally disinterested parties, they agreed on a figure and again went onto hibernation for THREE months before giving me a legally binding offer letter.

The whole process took around 8 months since my first interview to my joining date.

MORAL: Process is painstakingly slow and you got to have hell lot of patience

Interview Question – Puzzle round was the most difficult round in which one of the question asked was to "Find top three horses among 25 horses by conducting minimum number of races"   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They don't negotiate much. Margin of negotiation cannot be more than 10%.
Fight tooth and nail for the initial offer as the yearly hike in best case scenario is not more than 5%, which is given to just 20% of the total employees


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Bangalore (India)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Oracle in January 2011.

Interview Details – 1 written test, 4 tech interview

Negotiation Details – nothing


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Bangalore (India)

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Oracle in August 2013.

Interview Details – The Interview was for Mysql team. It was horrible experience .The interviewer was fake one and just to show that they have interviewed someone.Interviewers was simply passing time. Even after telling that requirements are not matching they continue to grill and harass.They took just as an fun activity. Oracle as an employer has gone to dogs.

Interview Question – It was sheer harassment.   Answer Question


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Bangalore (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Oracle in April 2010.

Interview Details – 1 round of telephonic and 3 round of direct interview was happened

Interview Question – it is all about technical only.   Answer Question


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Guwahati (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Oracle in December 2009.

Interview Details – 5 rounds of interview both technical and HR

Interview Question – they keep asking to optimize the answer we give   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate it as it is my first job

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