Oracle Interview Questions in Santa Clara, CA

Updated Apr 22, 2015
29 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

46%
46%
7%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

33%
29%
20%
16

Interview Difficulty

2.7
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

29 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all Interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Oracle (Santa Clara, CA).

    Interview

    two phone interviews. No coding questions. All ask me about my research projects. Ask one by one into details.

    Interview Questions

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer IV Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Oracle (Santa Clara, CA) in August 2011.

    Interview

    One phone interview, then an afternoon of 1:1 interviews on site. After that, another day of 4 1:1 interviews, and finally a phone negotiation with HR. First technical interviews were very standard and focused on my background and included a group interview and impromptu presentation. Questions focused on Java programming and some general algorithm analysis, as well as one or two 'brain teaser'/problem solving questions. Second set were more geared towards fit and focused on goals, interests, and chances for me to ask questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Two people are each stuck on their own island, connected by a ferryman with a lockable box. Each person has their own lock and key, but can't send the key along with the box. One person wants to send the other a diamond, but it must be placed into the box and locked or it will be stolen by the ferryman. How do you send the diamond without the ferryman stealing it?   5 Answers

    Negotiation

    I didn't need to negotiate much as I wasn't looking for a salary bump. I was more interested in the change of responsibility. It helps to hone in on your desired salary and position up front, because there's not much else that can be negotiated. You will want to agree to everything because once it hits Larry Ellison's office and gets his approval there's not much else that can be changed.

  3.  

    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Oracle (Santa Clara, CA) in September 2008.

    Interview

    I was referred in by an employee who spoke highly of Oracle and thought I would fit in. While every large company has its issues with beaurocracy and politics, the people I met seemed to cut to the chase and, as long as you're in HQ, you can get involved in strategy and larger decisions. People worked hard and were in the office late. The interviews focused on what I had done and was interested in doing and determining whether it would be a good fit. I felt like they were very interested in cultural fit which was a positive but the all the questions were very simple and didn't really focus on my capabilities and problem-solving capability.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation where a project succeeded and one that failed and how you contirbuted to each.   Answer Question
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5. Helpful (1)  

    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Oracle (Santa Clara, CA) in December 2011.

    Interview

    Strange experience: 1. Applied a researcher position through my university career center. 2. One recruiter emailed me that I was approved by VP as a qualified candidate (I had no idea what it meant) and distributed my resume to hiring managers who are interested. 3. One hiring manager contacted me for a phone interview regarding a hardware engineer position. 4. Phone interview was short and easy. Then I was invited for an onsite interview. 5. In the meanwhile, the recruiter initiated a background check for me (I had no idea why he initiated one so early). 6. On-site interview was easy. Several one-on-one interviews with hiring manager, and other engineers in his team. They also gave me a lab and campus tour. 7. After around a month, I was invited for a second on-site interview with higher management and other senior engineers. 8. The hiring manager promised me to make a decision after one week. But after one month, he still didn't have an answer for me. 8. The process took a long time. During the wait, I followed up with the hiring manager several times and he kept expressing his interests in me, but just can't give me an offer due to some internal issues that I don't really understand. I was left hanging in the wind for a long time and they still haven't made the decision yet. I don't wanna wait anymore and would treat it as a rejection and move on. 9. I still don't receive the refund of my travel expense as of yet.

    Interview Questions

    • What's the difference between brittle and elastic materials?   Answer Question
    • Write down heat transfer equations in different forms.   Answer Question
  6. Helpful (1)  

    Supply Chain Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Oracle (Santa Clara, CA) in June 2011.

    Interview

    The group I interviewed with was very friendly and made it easy to feel comfortable with. The interviews were more of a chance for both parties to get to know each other a bit, rather than a drilling of questions about my resume. There was a phone interview with the director, a panel interview with the team, a 1:1 interview with a more senior level group member and then lastly a 1:1 interview with the director.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your understanding of how a Hard Disk Drive and Server System work?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No Negotiation

  7. Helpful (2)  

    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Oracle (Santa Clara, CA) in December 2013.

    Interview

    The campus recruiter distributed my resume to several hiring managers and within a week I got phone calls from several managers. They all basically told me about what their group does and learn about my technical background. Then if you show interest in their positions they will tell recruiter to arrange an onsite interview. During the onsite they didn't ask too much technical questions but just talked to you further by introducing their group and asking more details about your phd work and course work.

    Interview Questions

    • Setup time hold time violation definition, solutions... How would two closely placed wires interfere each other.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    not too much space to negotiate

  8.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Oracle (Santa Clara, CA) in January 2011.

    Interview

    5 interviews with diff teams. Describe projects - qs like tail recursion, linked list, dynamic memory allocator, C , Java etc. Flew me in and paid for hotel and food. 2 day stay. Sent a limo or i had the option to rent a car and they will pay for it. Interview was easy and i was interviewing at ex Sun Microsystems branch so i am not sure if this applies to standard Oracle.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the diff between tail recursion and normal recursion and more similar qs.   1 Answer
  9.  

    Hardware Developer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    contacted by recruiter. set up multiple phone screens and you interview on site with those who are interested. While the phone interview questions are relevant to the position the onsite questions were meaningless. There were 0 technical questions, only puzzles. The whole process is extremely biased and the is definitely hiring favoritism as qualified candidates have not been hired while unqualified are hired (given they share a "similar" trait as the hiring manager).

    Interview Questions

  10.  

    Lead generation rep Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Oracle (Santa Clara, CA) in June 2007.

    Interview

    I initially applied online and interviewed with 3 different managers in person. I then interviewed with the Director over the phone and they hired me in a junior sales rep role that consisted of generating leads over the phone.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about the products and what what is your IT knowledge. Can you do an eg. cold call on the spot.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Yes, you have to negotiate with Oracle. The maximum base they are allowed to offer in the US is 65k, which is what everyone should ask for. If they want you, this is not hard to obtain.

  11.  

    Physical Design Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Oracle (Santa Clara, CA) in November 2013.

    Interview

    For new graduate employment, one phone interview+one on-site interview

    Interview Questions

    • phone interview, since graduate employment without much experience, some problems appeared in the advanced process technology seems no way to answer.   Answer Question
Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
Upload a resume to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.