Monday Aug 27, 2012

Business School graduate joins Oracle

My name is Mathias, I work as an Applications Inside Sales Rep for the French market, and I’d like to give you a brief snapshot of my experience at Oracle.

First things first, how did you hear about Oracle? Where have you seen the sharp and recognizable red logo? Was it in Charles de Gaulle Airport when your eyes crossed the 20-metre banner with a picture of a strange big machine in the middle? Was it through reading the Forbes 10 top IT companies worldwide ranking? Or is it because IT is your thing and you cannot but know one of the “big four”?

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Wednesday Aug 15, 2012

Should you accept the first job after graduating?

When we graduate we are usually very eager to get our first job, earn our own money and live the life we’ve dreamed of. We want to be on our own, be independent and make the first step towards a successful career in the business we choose. We start applying for the jobs we would like to have, hoping we will receive a call. It might happen that we don’t only apply for the jobs we dreamed of, but also for some other jobs that aren’t so appealing to us. We are motivated to work, so we might be tempted to apply even for jobs that don’t fit our personality or who aren’t exactly what we want. What if we receive an offer for one of these jobs? Should we say yes just because of our willingness to work and be employed?

We would say that the answer is neither yes, nor no. There are several aspects that you should take into consideration before accepting the first job offer and even before applying for jobs.

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Thursday Aug 09, 2012

Spotlight on an office - Paris

For this month’s “Spotlight on an office” we head over to (Oh La La) Paris, the city of romance, luxury, croissants and baguettes. Our Paris office is located in La Garenne Colombes, only 5 minutes from Paris’ infamous business centre, La Defense. This beautiful, recently constructed office is the headquarters of Oracle France and hosts close to 1200 colleagues, out of the 1800 employees in France.

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Tuesday Jul 31, 2012

Master Chef Comes To Oracle

An imminent deadline, high pressure environment, and hot working conditions became part of the fun last Thursday evening for many Oracle developers in Dublin as they took part in our Master Chef challenge.

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Tuesday Jul 24, 2012

The Student Life In Russia

Throughout time, Russian students’ life has gone through many different changes. We spend our time in a totally different way than our parents used to and also focus on different aspects of our lives. Nowadays, more and more students are trying to study and work in the same time as it is highly valued from employers’ perspective. This aspect has had a significant impact on students’ life as their activities and interests have changed. We have recently face another change that has been a challenge, going from the classical 5years System of Education to the Bologna System. My name is Valeria and I am a Sales Intern in Oracle Russia. I will tell you more about the challenges that a Russian student is facing and also about what employers are looking for in my country.

Russia has recently replaced the classical national 5-years system of education with the Bologna Process Model, 4 years plus 2 years. After five years of study, students received a specialist certificate, but nowadays, they receive only a diploma of general higher education. There are both advantages and disadvantages for this change. For instance, after graduating 5-years, students realized that the knowledge they gained was out of date and that foreign universities did not accept their certificate. The Bologna Process Model of Bachelor and Master Degrees give students the chance to use their diploma in many universities around the world.

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Tuesday Jul 17, 2012

High Potential Student Program Brief Meeting with João Taron

Hello all, my name is Jon and I currently work within the Marketing department at General Business (Oracle Spain). Hereafter, I would like to convey my thoughts about the brief meeting we had with João Taron, Vice -President of Oracle Iberia.

First of all, I would like to personally thank João for sharing his working experience with us since we have recently started working for Oracle and our willingness to excel in every field sometimes doesn´t allow us to see the big picture, however this  important advice enhances our business perspective and of course, our professional career path.


I loved the energy and dynamism brought by this outstanding speaker. It is advisable to know yourself and your environment first in order to set clear objectives on the future. This is how our chat started, explaining IT trends and of course Oracle´s business strategy and it’s organisational model. Finally, he gave us some hints about how we should face our professional challenges in the corporate world, this is the pivotal part of the meeting and something I will expand on.


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Wednesday Jul 11, 2012

Is your dream an international experience?

Studying in Poland, having two summer jobs in England, doing one internship in India, working in Thailand for half a year and now working in Prague. Does it seem an adventure? Well it is and I will tell you how I came to have this international experience.

Dzień Dobry! My name is Wojciech Jurojc, I am Polish and I am currently a Business Development Consultant within Oracle, based in Prague. I joined Oracle on the 1st of August 2011. I graduated in 2010 and obtained 2 Masters Degrees in Political Science and Economics.

I would like to tell you more about my past and how I joined Oracle. In 2005 I began studying at the Faculty of Political Sciences Gdansk University. In 2008, I obtained a Bachelors Degree. During these three years I had the opportunity to go to England twice, where I worked as a Bartender, first in Blackpool and then in Manchester...[Read More]

Tuesday Jul 03, 2012

Why everybody should do Sales!

I speak with many business students and ask them what job they want to get into. Most of them tell me they want a job in Marketing, Management Consulting or Finance. I hardly ever hear “Sales, that is what I want to do”, and I often wonder why.

I would like to start with a quote from Zig Ziglar, a successful salesman:

"Nothing happens until someone sells something."

But to get back to the main point, why wouldn’t you want to get in sales? When people think of sales, they picture a typical salesman in their head and think that selling is scary and all about manipulating, pressuring and pushing someone into buying something they don’t need. Are these stereotypes accurate? I don’t believe so:

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Friday Jun 29, 2012


My name is Pascaline and I am the EMEA Solution Response Manager. I currently have a role open for a Benelux Solution Response Representative to jump-start his/her career in my international team of six people from all across Europe. Key for this exciting role is that you are curious to learn, like networking and constantly want to develop yourself. To help you with that, you will get extensive product trainings and workshops on all Oracle product lines and you will receive sales training. Further, you have the opportunity to get certified on Oracle products through online trainings and workshops. Every month you will also benefit from 1-on-1 sales coaching and regular coaching from me to help you grow and develop your career at Oracle!

The role will include the follow-up of marketing events and online marketing activities with current Key Accounts in the Benelux. It is truly a pioneering role at Oracle as it is the first time that an employee will engage in business conversations about all lines of businesses and products ranges with Key Accounts.

So are you interested to work in between marketing and sales? Do you want to work for a big IT multinational? Do you want to work abroad after you graduate and do you want to develop yourself? Then please visit this link for more information.

Tuesday Jun 26, 2012

Spotlight on an office – Utrecht

This time in our monthly topic, we have our spotlight on the brand new Oracle office in Utrecht, the Netherlands. About 35km south-east of Schiphol Airport and centrally located in the Netherlands, Oracle moved into the Facet building in March 2011. Facet is much more than an office building, it creates a work environment that relates to the ‘No Limits’ philosophy Oracle has in the Netherlands.

No Limits” means the building belongs to everyone. You choose the best place to work, based on the activities of that moment. To point this out, we currently have 1050 people working for Oracle Netherlands, and 623 workplaces. There is virtually no limit to where you can sit in our shiny new offices...

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Wednesday Jun 20, 2012

What will help you get an entry-level position?

“Finishing your studies and getting a great job.” Isn’t this the biggest dream of most of the young people? At the beginning you think it’s easy, but when it’s your turn, you realize that actually it’s not as easy as you thought it would be. Especially nowadays, when we’re living difficult times and finding a job is a challenge. This is why I felt lucky when I joined Oracle. Do you want to know how did I do it?

My name is Markéta Kocová and I am working as a Customer Intelligence Support Intern within Oracle Prague. Before this job I have, I was focused on my studies, going also abroad for one semester in Rostock University in Germany. I decided though to gain some working experience. In November 2011, I joined Oracle, this one being my first job. I never thought I would be part of such a big company, but here I am...

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Friday Jun 15, 2012

How to build a great relationship with your colleagues

When you start new job, you worry about your performance, about being able to do what the manager asks you to do, but you also worry about the relations with your colleagues. How will you get along with them? What if they don’t like you? Have you ever felt you’re „the new guy” and your colleagues have already their own way of talking one to each other, their own jokes? It’s a common feeling and can actually become stressful.

I am Norbert, Middleware Presales Intern in Hungary and I’ve been working within Oracle for only 1 month. Joining such a big company has been a challenge from many perspectives. One of them was adapting with the environment and getting to know all my colleagues. You know it’s quite difficult to introduce yourself, to try to liaise with them and find some common topics, so I felt very lucky and comfortable when my manager introduced me to all of my colleagues...[Read More]

Monday Jun 11, 2012

Girl's Day 2012 in Potsdam

Every year in April, technical enterprises and other organisations are invited to organise an open day for girls – called Girl´s Day. It has become a tradition for Oracle for more than 6 years, to participate in this special day and to encourage girls to discover technical work environments.  

On the 26th of April 2012, 27 pupils aged 12 to 15 came to Oracle’s office in Potsdam in order to obtain interesting insights about Oracle´s business practices. An interactive four-hour program was specifically organized for all participants.

At first, all pupils got to know Oracle as an enterprise with it’s different departments and it’s particular „business language“. What is hardware and software? Why do companies need a database? Questions as such were tailored and simply illustrated by 13 colleagues from the areas of Sales, Sales Consulting, Support and Recruitment...   

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Tuesday Jun 05, 2012

What will Larry Ellison’s first tweet be about?

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison will send his first tweet Wednesday, June 6. He will announce Oracle’s plans for new cloud-based software products and computing services.

Follow @LarryEllison and find out

Friday Jun 01, 2012

Following my passion

What makes you go the extra mile? What makes you move forward and be ambitious?

My name is Alin Gheorghe and I am currently working as a Contracts Administrator in the Shared Service Centre in Bucharest, Romania. I have graduated from the Political Science Faculty of the National School of Political and Administrative Studies here in Bucharest and I am currently undergoing a Master Program on Security and Diplomacy at the same university. Although I have been working a full time job here at Oracle since January 2011 and also going to school after work, I am going to tell you how I spend my spare time and about my passion...

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