Spotlight on an office - Postdam

As we have recently been presenting several astonishing Oracle locations, we would like to continue with the most historical one: Potsdam (Germany).

In 2002/2003, the business division OracleDirect – more precisely 60 employees from the European Headquarters in Dublin - moved into the reconstructed coke separator of the former gas works in the Shipbuilder’s Lane. This area has become a modern place for contemporary culture and innovative business in and around Potsdam. Today, the numberof employees has almost tripled to 160 employees – reflecting Oracle´s strong business growth.

The majority of our Inside Sales team in Germany is based in this historical building. Our teams are spread over 7 floors and can, to some extent, enjoy the gorgeous view on the Lake Tiefer See and Schloß Babelsberg from their desk; starting with the General Business Unit for North Germany (please note that we also have an office in Stuttgart that covers the Southern region), to our sales teams for Industry, Financial Services and Public Services as well as the respective teams for Middleware, Channel & Alliances or the PreSales area. Not only does the view make this a unique location, – it also boasts an engaging history.

It was not until the beginning of the 19th century when Potsdam started to expand beyond it’s baroque borders. Additional residential and business areas beyond the city wall arose, part of which were the expansions around the Shipbuilder's Lane. Geographically, the Shipbuilder's Lane is located in today's “Berliner Vorstadt” on a small strip of land between Lake Heiliger See and Lake Tiefer See. Up to the 17th century, most of this area had no buildings and was called “Potsdam's stubble field”. But one century later, the Shipbuilder's Lane was in the midst of an early industrial revolution. In 1817, the Englishman John Barnett Humphrey began to build steamboats under the royal Prussian supervision, which is how the location received it's name; in 1819, the steam ship “Fürst Blücher” was launched at the Shipbuilder's Lane. With a length of 61 meters, it was the biggest steamboat at that time. At the time, these were highly modern developments!

With the location's redevelopment at the end 20th century, buildings for events and production for art and culture were either newly erected or reconstructed and renovated for this purpose. In addition, attractive land and room for modern business could be gained (for further information: www.schiffbauergasse.de)

Not only does the Shipbuilder´s Lane has a unique history – Potsdam has been shaped by Prussian hussars and consists of many cultural sites such as the Dutch Quarter, the Bohemian weaver district or the Russian colony Alexandrowka that is listed on the Unesco World Heritage List. To complete this list there are historical castles, relaxing parks and a vast lake area that allows Oracle employees to spend their lunch break next to the water or in one of many cafés and restaurants nearby.

At Oracle we like to work hard. But we also like to play hard. This is shown in many sportingcompetitions such as “Potsdam läuft”, “Strongman” or “Hallen 7-Kampf”. Furthermore, our teams organise different activities such as wakeboarding, rafting, climbing or go carting.

As you can see, these are a few more reasons to join our Inside-Sales Team in Potsdam. If you would like to know more about our current vacancies please have a look on http://campus.oracle.com or get in contact with felix.wehmeyer-att-oracle.com

Comments:

I was there same years ago. A very nice office i agree.

Posted by Andreas Wander on April 26, 2012 at 03:06 PM BST #

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