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Oracle Interview Questions in San Francisco, CA

Updated Nov 26, 2014
Updated Nov 26, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 7+ weeksinterviewed at Oracle in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had 3 interviews - 2 with other sales reps and one with my boss-to-be. overall, I thought the experience was pretty good, and I am looking forward to working there. There is definitely a bias toward action, and I got an upbeat feel about the place. Work hard, work hard and play hard.

    Interview Questions
    • Not really any one question. They wanted me to go through a role-play with them on a sales call, so I did. it didn't seem too bad; I think they liked it because it had Oracle products in it. Also, I didn't bash the competition when in my answer, which they seemed to like.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much. Came back on everything - car, signing bonus, stock, etc. but they pretty much said this is it and I took it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Tax Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Oracle in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Got a call that my resume was short listed. Was callked for the interview. One day process. Total of Three rounds. Each round was with team member, manager and then director of the team respectively. Got a call after 6 months saying I got shortlisted for the job and if i wanted to accept the same.

    Interview Questions
    • Technical questions about course work you did in college or project report without even looking at the question   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Internet Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Oracle in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very Intense!

    Interview Questions
    • All basic questions. Give an example of a lead that you closed from start to finish. How do you generate leads. Tell a time about a customer objection you overcame, etc.. Just have a plan, be aggressive, and close on every interview! I cannot stress the "close" part enough! Ask them lots of questions too! Open ended ones!   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I will update when that is complete.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Technical Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Oracle in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied for a consultant position at university. Was promptly notified and had an interview within the next three days.

    Interview Questions
    • None: asked very basic questions regarding experience.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Oracle in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Through college recruiting program. HR contact me after I sent my resume via email.
    No phone interview, just a full day, five-team in a roll on-site interview. Then got the offer

    Interview Questions
    • First, the interviewer taught me how to write BASIC. Then I was asked to write a program using BASIC. The program is not a very tricky one.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Oracle Software Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Oracle in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Process took 2-3 weeks. Applied in March/April 2013. Applied online, and heard back from a recruiter within a week. She was very friendly throughout. She scheduled interviews with three different teams on different days. After the last one, heard back about an offer within a day. The entire process proceeded smoothly, and my recruiter replied promptly. The earlier you apply, the higher chance that they will be able to find teams that match your interests.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe the types of algorithms you've worked with. This was followed up by specific questions about a particular algorithm I mentioned.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Oracle in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I went through the campus recruiting process. I had two interviews, one phone interview and one in-person interview at my school's career center. Both were very straightforward and all behavioral questions. The phone interview lasted about 20-30 minutes and I was asked behavioral questions based on my resume that I had submitted to them. At the end of the phone interview, they asked me right away if I'd be available for an in-person interview in the next two days. At that interview, they asked some follow-up questions to the answers I had given in the phone interview. I was given an offer on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Oracle in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone screening. then 6 rounds of interview at onsite. after 3 weeks got a call from senior director regarding the offer negotiation.

    Interview Questions
    • You have 10 boxes of balls (each ball weighing exactly10 gm) with one box with defective balls (each one of the defective balls weigh 9 gm). You are given an electronic weighing machine and only one chance at it. How will find out which box has the defective balls?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Oracle in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through Linkedin
    phone interview with recruiter
    phone interview with manager
    presentation with group including managers and other sales consultants

    Interview Questions
    • Present some type of technology to us for 30 minutes over webex   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    HCM Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Oracle in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter and waited about a month until the Open House. (In the future, I would try to not to wait this long to interview) So, the recruiter was a little vague on the Open House but it was essentially a meet and greet of the hiring managers, new sales reps and other candidates. (Don't worry if you do not have a IT of software background, 75% of the people did not)

    Expect that there will be a lot of people at the Open House (roughly 100). They encourage you to talk to as many Oracle employees (the managers, new sales reps, they are wearing red lanyards) as possible. You essentially have to sell yourself to make yourself memorable as they are one the deciding factors to you getting hired.

    *To clarify - this is an inside sales position. Which includes cold-calling, growing a territory, working with a Field Sales Rep and a multitude of other people to support you. Essentially, you are the quarterback, calling all the plays. Selling cycle is roughly 1.5 months with commission paid out the same time. Oracle will not always let contracts go through (which can be a pain) if they feel the company that wants their product would not be a good partner for them.*

    Then, they herd you into the auditorium and you're split into groups of 8 (some tables had less). You're sitting with your competition so make sure you present yourself really well and have good questions about the position, the company and HCM. (Human Capital Management) Some will dominate the conversation in the table so make sure you are heard.

    So, this goes on for about 45 minutes with an exchange of information with the Oracle employee. (I had an Oracle Hiring Manager) Then, they automatically set you up with an interview time within the next few days. They are three back to back interviews for 30 minutes. (On a side note, they mentioned if they do not feel a fit with you or vice versa, you will receive an email that same night of the Open House)

    The 3 round interview was average in difficulty but all three ask you some of the same behavioral questions to see if you are consistent with your answers and to get a feel of your personality. They debrief for a few minutes while you wait in the room till the next interviewer comes in.

    They like go-gotters, competitive, driven, hungry and passionate people. Make sure to always close them, meaning, ask what the next steps are, if there is anything holding them back from hiring you and address those concerns immediately. You won't have a lot of time to ask questions so when you do, make them good.

    Then, I got a pretty fast response (within 3 days) to go forward and start the on boarding process which includes a very extensive check of your criminal and employment background. This part can take up to a few weeks to a couple months depending on how easy HireRight can get a hold of previous employers.

    Next, there will be an 8 week training course to learn your product and selling techniques considering you pass the aforementioned background check and negotiate your base salary to your liking. (btw, they say the Training program is pass/fail, it's not. They are investing thousands of dollars in you and paying you to go to training, do you think they would want to loose that investment?)

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiate your base. They say you can't but you can so might as well get as much as you can because it seems like you won't be getting any raises.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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