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Oracle Senior Principal Consultant Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 4, 2014
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Interview Details – I came in during a merger, but the originating as well as the interview questions that I usually asked were mainly around technical expertise against a specific software. In addition, prepare to be interviewed with 3 or more fellow consultants and then finally the hiring manager.

Interview Question – What is the difference between DBMS and RDBMS?   Answer Question

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Interview Details – All interviews were conducted over the phone and detailed day to day activities and the comfort level I had with those activities.

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Senior Principal Consultant
Redwood City, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Oracle in January 2011.

Interview Details – Practical experience
Problem solving skills
Diagnosing methods and approach
Read FAQ and best practice of the product.
Hiring manager just took advantage of the fact that it is transfer and didn't gave deserved salary and position.

Interview Question – The product is causing performance problem(gave example), how would you approach in solving it   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Not able to negotiate on Salary as hiring manager said its internal Transfer
Hiring manager just took advantage of the fact that it is transfer and didn't gave deserved salary and position.
Mislead about the designation as it was different group in different country. So make sure you check the designation equivalent and Salary rate for your experience. If you don't know anybody to ask check ininternet or in Glassdoor!!!

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Anonymous Employee
Pleasanton, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Oracle in February 2008.

Interview Details – Everything went smooth and in timely fashion

Negotiation Details – Oracle is hard nut to crack when negotiating your Salary. Advice is to not give in and stand your ground; if they want you then they might take sometime but will agree to the desired compensation.

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Senior Principal Consultant
Belmont, CA

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Oracle in January 2008.

Interview Details – Applied online and interviewed with technical director and several consultants. Long process to interview and complete background check compared to most companies. Salary not good compared to most companies. Benefits are good and workload heavy based on what Oracle employees told me.

Interview Questions

  • How would you partition a database that has November/December time frame?   View Answer
  • Tell me how to size a datawarehouse system   View Answer

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Anonymous Employee

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Oracle in October 2010.

Interview Details – 3 Part Interview. 1 over the phone interview, 1 face to face interview with another consultant, 1 face to face with my manager and the practice director. After a verbal offer is extended there is about a month long quiet period while your position is submitted up the chain for approvals.

Interview Question – Detailed questions about your applications experience, but you should know this if you're applying for the position.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None

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Senior Principal Consultant
Pune (India)

I applied through other source and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Oracle in October 2008.

Interview Details – Formal interview, offer letter (sometimes takes long now a days), induction, assignment

Negotiation Details – when i joined it was i-flex solutions

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Anonymous Employee

The process took 2 months - interviewed at Oracle in September 2011.

Interview Details – There were 4 phone interview. 1st was with HR, 2nd was hiring manager (your boss if you get the spot), 3rd and 4th were technical. Every time it was a 1 on 1 on the phone. The longest ones were the technical since it was for a technical job. Once the offer is made, there is a background check if you verbally accept the offer.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for Oracle?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I was able to negociate a better base salary, not by much... but better than nothing. Also, I was able to upgrade from "Principal" to "Senior Principal", that means a better bonus potential.

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