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Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Oracle (Redwood City, CA).
I was working with a local recruiter cross country to get interview with Oracle in their Manufacturing Consultant Group. Most of the paper work, experiences and what I was looking for in the total package was conveyed to the recruiter for expectation. It was the whole day interview. I first met with the consulting manager, which is the person that I report directly, then I was interviewed in a group with several current consultants, then the senior manager, and the project manager with several current projects.
- My background was in database, but I didn't work with Oracle database in my previous job except with the government and school doing teaching assistant in database. I mainly was in software development using CASE life cycle and testing products. They want to know if I am cut out to do consultant as it requires many different tasks within the project and my previous employer did not show consultant experience. Also, majority of the interviewee graduated from an ivy league school and I didn't. I had to used my teaching experience and the work from government to show how I have the drive to do consultant and enjoyed doing these consultant projects at client site.. I was very lucky at the time otherwise I don't think I can get into Oracle without Oracle experience. Answer Question
I was able to negotiate for Oracle to pay relocation expenses from Virginia to California and short term living expenses while waiting for items to move over cross country. I also got a sign-on bonus.
Helpful (2)No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Oracle (Redwood City, CA) in June 2014.
Interview offered after an academic visit to the company headquarter: during the visit, the contact of the company and the professor agreed on looking for an internship opportunities for some students, and in few hours we were given the chance of an interview. Two days later, the interview lasted 3 hours and consisted in several company employees asking the most diverse questions about CS and in particular about my work field and thesis, from general questions about my prior work to very detailed questions. Moreover, some interviewers checkedmy programming and designing skills by asking me to program with C language and to design a circuit that implements a memory.
- Which changes would you make to the CPU cache architecture to improve it? Would you be able to design a memory? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Oracle (Redwood City, CA).
Had an initial phone screen with the recruiter and set up a phone screen with the hiring manager. The hiring manager loved to hear himself talk so that made it quite easy. Invited for a face-to-face interview but that particular group's interview process was a little different. They prefer to have the candidate give a presentation on their topic of choice. Confirmed the topic was okay with the hiring manager. When I came into present, interviewed with 4 other people and was NOT given an opportunity to present my slides or materials, only to whiteboard. As they said, they preferred if I discussed from memory. Alrighty then! I felt like I did well enough to advance, however, was not given an opportunity to go to the next round, which was unfortunate but perhaps they already had a finalist in mind.
- If the SVP was in front of you, what would you say to her? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Oracle (Redwood City, CA) in May 2014.
Pretty casual. Felt at home and really not stressed at all when I interviewed. Talked with a few different managers, and at the end of the day was given a tour of the campus. Pretty laid back.
- Career goals? How can you succeed further in your career? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Oracle (San Francisco, CA) in May 2014.
1. Email from Internal Recruiter in April 2014 2. 1-hour interview with internal recruiter who acted very antsy that they had to get the position filled, this was in mid May 2014 3. Did not hear anything until the beginning of June and after repeatedly emailing, I was given 1- day to be onsite. Never mind the fact I already have a full-time demanding job and cannot cancel scheduled meetings at the last minute. Finally the interview was put into place fort 4. Phone interview set up - 30 minutes with senior manager (on the east coast) and director in san francisco. Then I was told it would be narrowed down and I would "hear back from them within a week". It has now been 8 weeks and I stopped emailing them 6 weeks ago after the director had promised I would hear something after July 4th weekend. It is now August 13th and they have disappeared. Not impressed and extremely disappointed with how I was been treated. I felt the job is completely what I wanted and ironically, I worked with Oracle at my previous company. If this is honestly how they treat their candidates, I will never apply again.
- mostly behavioral questions. You do not need to regurgitate your resume Answer Question
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Oracle (Redwood City, CA) in April 2014.
Skype interview then Phone interview. Skype interview was an informational interview + some questions about why sales, why oracle, etc. Then a phone interview with someone who had my position who asked similar questions. I could tell by the end of this interview that I was going to get the job.
Reasons for Declining
They were hiring too many people it seemed like
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Oracle (Redwood City, CA) in April 2014.
For project manager position in Oracle Utilities Analytics (formerly DataRaker) group. Internal recruiter initiated by contacting me through LinkedIn. Recruiter phone interview was immediate followed by hiring manager phone interview. Hiring manager said they would like to bring me in for on-site, which was scheduled then canceled. I was told that due to people being out of the office, they had to re-schedule but I never heard back from either the recruiter or the hiring manager, even after I followed up a couple of weeks later. I felt pressure from both the recruiter and the hiring manager to be rushed along, and, although they were courteous enough, I felt like a commodity. For example, when I asked to schedule the phone screen a day or two out, the recruiter asked if I could move it up if we did 7 or 8 pm. He was 30 min late, at 7 pm. He asked for my resume but didn't send me the job posting until I asked for it. The hiring manager phone interview was for 2 pm on the same day he emailed me. After the on site was canceled, there was no communication, not even a rejection letter.
- I can't recall the specific questions but it was mostly reviewing the resume. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Oracle (Redwood City, CA) in March 2014.
Easy. General HR recruiter will call you for a 15-30 min interview. In office interview will be with 2-3 managers. Basically, can you manage your time and are you a normal person? Final "test" is a full background check where every detail of your resume will need to be verified. Probably the hardest part of the process.
- If you had 10 things that needed to get done at the same time, how would you prioritize them? Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Oracle (Redwood City, CA) in March 2014.
Ask some basic Java questions
- No difficult questions Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
I want to decline, but not decided yet.
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 12+ months. I interviewed at Oracle (Redwood City, CA).
Hired through acquisition. Had opportunity to speak to and interact with multiple groups that my previous position touched. Was mapped to the group that would receive the most value from my skill set.
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