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Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Oracle (Redwood City, CA) in March 2015.
Heard about the opening through my university recruitment program. Went to info session, really liked the people. Applied, in a week had a few phone interviews, as well as one on site in person interview. Positive experience, almost all the questions were behavioral. Learned about great training, career opportunities, benefits, MBA option.
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through other source. I interviewed at Oracle (Redwood City, CA) in March 2015.
Step 1) Phone screening with recruiter Step 2) Social Event - Held at the Four Seasons in Redwood City, mingle with many other candidates and several hiring managers from Oracle's various sales teams prior to a presentation from an executive, and a group interview in which 4-7 candidates speak with a pair of managers from a selected sales team. Step 3) At a time determined prior to the Social event, if you receive a call back candidates are brought back in for one on one interviews with managers on different teams. Step 4) Additional Phone interview I ended the process at this point and accepted a position with a different company
- 1) How many years have you worked as a quota carrying sales rep? 2) List your typical steps during a sales cycle? 3) How have you been successful? 4) How did you succeed at hitting your sales goal while the rest of your team did not? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Oracle (San Francisco, CA) in March 2015.
I got the recruiter's information from a friend and was given a phone interview right away. I later had 2 in person interviews. It was not intimidating at all. You just have to be passionate about sales. Although I was really confident, I wasn't really passionate about working in sales and they were able to tell.
- Why sales? What are your long term goals? Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Oracle (San Francisco, CA).
Met with 3 Groups on 2 different days. Oracle people are very nice, from Recruiters to managers. They managed to create a pleasant conversational environment and never put pressure on you. Very few technical questions, the process is quite smooth. They arranged lunch with two alumni, very informative and considerate. But they raise a high bar for selecting candidates for onsite. I think this is why Oracle interview is easy but still can hire talented people.
- It depends on groups that are interested in you. Some groups asks algorithm coding questions while others place more emphasis on communication and behavior. Anyway, you can assume nothing in advance, be prepared for data structure, algorithms and basic technical questions. After all, for a software engineer position, the responsibility is to write code every day. Answer Question
Helpful (4)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Oracle (Redwood City, CA) in February 2015.
I went to my school's career fair and met three employees from Oracle. I was contacted by a college recruiter within the following two weeks and went through three different interviews. The first interview was over the phone with the college recruiter and was extremely basic. The second interview was over the phone with a sales manager and the questions were very similar to the first interview but with a little more depth. The final interview was in person, on Oracle's campus, and was with another manager. The final interview felt more like a conversation than anything. I was asked one or two situational questions (what would you do if...?) but overall, the questions were basic sales questions.
- What would you do if you received ten accounts that required locating and contacting human resource managers? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Oracle (San Francisco, CA) in February 2015.
I sent my resume to the oracle recruiting email address, and got a reply from the HR. Later, she called me asking for some basic information. It was not like a phone interview. Then my resume was reviewed by groups in Oracle. About one month later, I got the onsite interview invitation with the group descriptions. Then I speak with five groups. Some groups are in Massachusetts, then the form would be a video interview. Video interviews were basically more technical. Others asked about the resume and projects I did in school, together with some small technical questions. They were not very hard. The time for each group was 1 hour and a quarter. And I speak with several persons in that group. Between successive interviews, there was a quarter for rest. Interviewers were very friendly, and made the interview more like a talking or discussion. Now I am still waiting for the response.
- General questions about resume, and some little coding problems. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Oracle (San Francisco, CA) in February 2015.
Two phone interviews and an on-site interview that was very intense. Overall the hiring process was smooth and efficient, with interviewers helping to establish a friendly but professional dialogue with the interviewee. As I said before, the on-site at HQ was intense, but I came out of it feeling great and confident in my performance.
- How do you handle rejection? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Oracle (San Francisco, CA) in January 2015.
3 step process. Talked to mangers and senior level employees. Talked about experience ,why I wanted this job and why I would be good at it. They don't grill you too hard but the questions separate if you are meant for sales or not.
- How do you respond to adversity? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Oracle (Redwood City, CA) in December 2014.
2 phone interviews, 1 in person interview (panel interview- 3 people) It took 3 months after the interview for them to make the offer because of how long their "Workflow" takes. The whole process was extremely frustrating and I almost accepted another job because it took so long. They told me they wanted to hire me the day after I interviewed and it took 3 months after that for them to make the offer. The whole process should have been a red flag of what was to come...
- What was your sales cycle like at your last position? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through other source. I interviewed at Oracle (Foster City, CA) in December 2014.
Company was acquired, the transition was extremely smooth aside from large turn over of original employees and upper management of old company was overhauled. But that was to be expected.
- They asked if people were comfortable with their company being acquired, sent multiple resources out to our company to ensure everyone was satisfied with the transition. Answer Question
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