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Updated Apr 4, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Mineola, NY

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Oracle in April 2014.

Interview Details – Got a call from Oracle about a position I applied for in Mineola, NY at their Fatwire division. She set up a phone interview a couple of days later.

Interview Question – The questions where very low level JAVA language questions. Questions like what is the Super class of all classes in JAVA. How does the class loader work. What are the different drivers in JDBC (he did want to know about JAVA JDBC Connectors so I do not know what he was referring to). The questions where mostly like this. Things that I never heard anyone else ask before on a JAVA interview.   View Answers (2)

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Redwood City, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Oracle in March 2014.

Interview Details – Ask some basic Java questions

Interview Question – No difficult questions   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I want to decline, but not decided yet.

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I applied through college or university and interviewed at Oracle.

Interview Details – telephone interview

Interview Question – in-order traverse a binary tree   Answer Question

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Interviewed at Oracle

Interview Details – All basic questions, OS, computer architecture, C++/C, algorithm, just be confident and smile, managers are nice.

Interview Question – All basic   Answer Question

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Software Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Oracle.

Interview Details – I got a call through university recruiting, so I had choices regarding which groups to interview. The process is easy, you have to choose 6 groups for the interview from a list which HR will send you. Once you interview with all the groups, you need to give a list of groups you want to work with in order of preference. The HR will get the input from groups, as soon as there is a match, they will send you an offer.

Interview Question – Questions were easy, basic programming, data structures, searches, threads.   Answer Question

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Anonymous Employee
Santa Clara, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Oracle in December 2009.

Interview Details – Interviewing and hiring process took a very long time. Although the hiring manager kept in contact during the process and apologized for the delay.

Interview Question – None really, just the basic interview questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations, they offered you a salary and you either said yes or no.

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Anonymous Employee

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Oracle in June 2013.

Interview Details – Called for a 6 hours interview and was interviewed by 4 different engineers, + manager, director, VP and senior VP. The interview by the engineers were fairly technical - question on C, C++ templates, STL, vxworks and an aptitude question.
The manager + above leaders asked fairly my work ethics and skills.

Interview Question – What is template specialization and give an example.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation and I just accepted the verbal offer. Waiting for the offer letter.. dont know how long to wait.

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Software Engineer
Redwood City, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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

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Software Engineer

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Oracle in January 2013.

Interview Details – I had applied through a job portal and my resume got Selected for a recuritment drive. We had been to the Oracle campus at 10 am. This was my first interview drive as an experience professional, Couldnt clear the interview but following are the 2 rounds which i have attended,

1) Written Test on the Java Objective( 1 hr)
There were 60 question and we needed to answer it in an hour duration. Had prepared for this from a week and finally happy to get this round cleared with the highest score. most of the others also cleared so i presume the cut off was a bit low.

2) Technical Interview (1 Hr)
Although it was called a technical interview , the first question itself made me loose all the hopes of getting a job. I was given 4 questions and out of which there is only 1 programming question which was a simple one on list. Rest all questions where of puzzle kind which really test your IQ and reasoning skills. interviewer gave some paper and asked me to answer in that , 45 min time was given to answer all the questions

Well the interview process was bit disappointing as i dint get selected , But all said ,I am happy with my interview experience

Interview Question – 1. Given 2 candles of 8 mins and 11 mins life , how can you calculate 15 min, 19 min , 8 mins.
2. a rabbit can hop one step or two steps at a time , given N steps how many combinations are possible.
3. one puzzle on time and distance .. couldnt remember it sorry,
4. implement a single linked list , simple one :)
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Software Engineer
Richmond, VA

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Oracle.

Interview Details – 1st yr Software Engineer Applicant Phone Interview:

Do you prefer balancing projects, or focusing on one.

Open up notepad. If I gave you 0-100 inputs, print X if even, Y if div by 5, the number if anything else

Tell me about yourself

Tell me about the XXX on your resume.

Tell me about XXX on your resume

Time when someone wasn't holding their weight, how it was handled

Why Oracle?

Questions for me?

Final superday interview was more difficult. Ended after interviews with a test where we were given 2 problems to choose from and solve. The problems were both database focused although about 1/2 the applicants were not applying for the DBA position. This is Oracle, know your DB skills regardless of if you intend to be a DB or not.

Interview Question – see above   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Location, clients were gov't only in this location. Didn't want to deal solely with Oracle products.

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