Spotlight on an office - Paris
By Tim Koekkoek on Aug 09, 2012
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.
Messieurs and Mesdames, take your seat and relax. In our Paris office, you can find all the facilities you need to take your mind off work and network with fellow colleagues. Every floor has a lounge area where you can take a break, enjoy a snack or even play a match of foosball. Getting hungry during lunch time? Our recently renovated restaurant has professional chefs serving up different, delicious meals, every day. Grab a cup of coffee and relax outside in our garden terrace. Worried about the extra kilos gained from all the camembert and foie gras? Head down to our onsite gym for an individual workout or join a variety of classes given by professional Club Med Gym coaches (and yes we do have yoga, it’s on Tuesday and Thursday).
The majority of our offices per floor are set up as open plan where you are free to choose your seat and be productive for the day. You are surrounded by highly talented individuals of all different ages, backgrounds and professions. Our Paris office is a true melting pot where you hear different languages in hallways and in the elevators. When entering the Paris office for the first time, be prepared for a mini-culture shock: Oracle employees in France speak English! and not “Vhear is ze café mashin” level of English. So, internationals, expats (such as myself) will feel right at home here.
Graduates or just anyone who is young at heart will enjoy the atmosphere, make close friends and construct their professional networks. Interns, graduates, apprentices all meet up together for lunch or for drinks after work. Our offices are truly special and reflect ideally the spirit of Paris: taking a stroll along the Seine or taking a stroll in our garden terrace, same thing!
So if you are interested in joining Oracle in Paris or anywhere else in EMEA, please have a look at http://campus.oracle.com for all of our latest vacancies and internships.