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

    Senior Project Manager 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 3 weeksinterviewed at Oracle in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by another Oracle employee. I had two phone interviews, one with a Senior Director and one with a VP. The Senior Director's questions related to what I had experience with and how large each project was. Very personable and comfortable. The VP asked situational questions and wanted to understand the way I analyze and approach situations. I gave honest, pragmatic answers.

    Interview Questions
    • Why did you work at three different companies in the past 5 years?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Initially I was promised a higher salary, then executive management cut it by 10K, claiming 'I could grow into the position'. This past year, there were no (official) raises, so zero "growing into' dollars for me. I decided to accept the job based on being virtual and my immediate management.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Oracle in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    phone which takes 1 hour, then called to do an onsite interview, there are 5 or 6, I don't really remember, overall the interview experience is good, questions been asked are all quite easy

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no gegotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Oracle.

    Interview Details

    First a phone chat lasts about one hour without technique question. Then a five-hour onsite interviewed with four engineerer. The onsite interviews are all about technique questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Reading code about multi-thread.
      Writing code about linked list adding.
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Vice President Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Oracle.

    Interview Details

    Initially thru executive recruiter, followed by several phnoe interviews and subsequently 1:1 interviews. FInally background check. Long and slow process in my case.

    Negotiation Details
    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Software Engineer 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 October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was initially contacted by the recruiter and they asked me to fly to the HQ in Redwood Shores. I talked to five different teams. Each interview took about 1.5 hours. The interview style vary from team to team and from person to person. Overall, the experience was great and I enjoyed the day I spent at Oracle HQ in Redwood Shores.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Principal Product Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Oracle.

    Interview Details

    Very lengthy process. The entire process took about 6 months. There were 4 phone interviews- each around 30 mins--these were all technical. The phone interviews were spread over 2 weeks and started about a month after I first submitted my resume via LinkedIn to the recruiter. A month after the last phone interview, I was called for an onsite interview. I met around 6-7 people there---most of the sessions were technical and were focused around my knowledge in the space and experience in the field --these were with various other product managers and engg managers. I was asked to prepare a presentation beforehand on a given and the final session I was asked to present for 30 mins to that audience. After 6 week from the day of the onsite interview I was called and told that they would be making a verbal offer. A week after that I was made a verbal offer. I negotiated the verbal offer--that took about 3 weeks. A month after that I got a call that I was hired.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult--just lots of questions. For someone who's been working in this exact same niche field for a decade and has seen scores of customers and solved their issues---the interview was a total breeze.   View Answers (2)
    Negotiation Details
    I wanted them to match my previous salary from my previous job which was at a large competitor where I was a sales consultant. My primary motivation for this position was to change my role to a product manager. Product Managers at Oracle are in R&D and they are paid considerably lower than what you can make in presales. Average presales consultant salaries (cash + commission bonus) in the security space for a large enterprise security software vendor are usually in the range of 170k. I turned down their first offer--they subsequently asked for salary statements from my current job and I negotiated the base salary with them to be significantly higher than their base for a product manager--my criteria was that assuming a 5-6% cash bonus the total should match up to the quoted figure above.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Principal Product Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Oracle.

    Interview Details

    Standard interview process, could take time for the whole process, evaluates technical as well as soft skills.

    Interview Questions
    • What is XXXXX protocol and how does it work?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Can negotiate salary to a limited extent.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Intern 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 a weekinterviewed at Oracle in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and courtesy of the interview process. I was interviewed by three directors, all of whom had clearly read my resume and were well prepared. They each shared insights about work on the team and described the intern program in a fair amount of detail. They were friendly, forthright, and very willing to answer any questions that I had. A week later, I received an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • I cannot say that any of the questions were unexpected or off the wall. One of the interviewers asked some technical questions that were relevant to the nature of the internship.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They were flexible about my school schedule, which I greatly appreciated.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Software Engineer 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 8+ monthsinterviewed at Oracle in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied through a referral to a specific team. There were 4-5 rounds of interviews (all over telephone and no on-site which was kind of strange).
    The process took much longer than expected, but later I found it was because of budget cuts that they didn't hire for that product in that year.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked my work related questions, some puzzles, some technical stuff like coding / steps to host a website etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The package offered was good enough and didn't feel the need to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Product Manager 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 1+ weekinterviewed at Oracle in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed by every member of the team. The on site interview lasted a whole day and I had six one on one interviews. Questions varied from product design, strategy, and project management to problem solving, puzzles, and systems design.

    Interview Questions
    • How due you calculate the sum of integers in a randomly chosen rectangle within a finite grid of numbers?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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