Oracle Interview Questions in Santa Clara, CA

Updated Apr 21, 2014
Updated Apr 21, 2014
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    Software Engineer IV Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Oracle in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview was technical. Coding questions on binary trees, find the error in some code. Also on mutex, locks, memory management.
    Onsite interview was also some coding on bitmaps, binary trees, mutexes.
    Not too difficult. People were nice.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary was lower than market.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Oracle in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    3 phone interviews and 1 face 2 face interviews. Lots of questions from actual day to day experience on the previous jobs, and same importance on the current job. It took 3 months from the start of interview to geting offer letter, and requires good amount of patience to complete whole process of hiring.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing special in their interview questions.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Oracle.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Verification Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Oracle in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Got a phone interview, and after a week set an onsite interview with four technical staffs.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    VLSI ENGINEER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Oracle.

    Interview Details

    Applied through our career fair.
    Phone interview questions: Setup time and hold time. Setup time and hold time violation. CMOS inverter's five working area. Some digital logic things.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Supply Chain Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Oracle in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    No Negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer IV Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Oracle in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    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?   View Answers (5)
    Negotiation Details
    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.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Oracle in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Went to a Oracle Job Fair and they asked to come for Onsite.
    Computer Architecture, Logic Design. Lot of Cache related question SMC CMC , Parallel Comp arch
    directory based protocol , consistency coherency etc

    Interview Questions
    • Parallel Computer architecture, -Gave the MP structure and then asked How would you maintain coherency   View Answer
    • Cache related puzzle ...create a memory access trace which leads to certain percentage miss on particular cache dimension.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Had better offer from other companies and didn't want to work on SPARC architecture

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Oracle in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Oracle in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    At first the manager introduced his team for me, after that I gave a talk about 30 mins, and finally, one engineer asked some questions for 30 minutes over two hours. The questions cover various aspects including my research, industrial experiences, and CAD/coding skills.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic architecture questions such as out of order, branch prediction, and cache design   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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