Tuesday Jan 10, 2012

Working within a virtual team

Have you ever thought that you could be part of a team whose members aren’t in the same office as you are and not even in the same country? Have you ever thought your colleagues would be from different cultures? I hadn’t thought about it before coming to Oracle. In business today, many companies are made up of virtual teams. License Management Services ECEMEA (Eastern Central Europe, Middle East and Africa) that I am part of, is one such team.

My name is Susan and I’m a License Management Services graduate based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Thursday May 19, 2011

Fundraising @ Oracle in Spain

Our names are Roberto and Maria and we are interns at Oracle Spain in Madrid. We are about to reach the end of the fiscal year and for this reason we are happy to share with you one of our greatest achievements of this year which all the interns in Spain are very proud of.

 The Calendar

Our story began a few weeks before Christmas... as an internal tradition in the High Potential Student Program (HPSP), interns sing a Christmas carol every 23rd of December, at the Christmas party in front of all Oracle Madrid employees. This year we wanted to prepare something different and innovative for this day.We aspired to go beyond getting together to celebrate this day and working together for a common goal of helping others. Something that could be remembered for a long period of time. One day during breakfast, we had a great idea of making a calendar. Innovative and something that everyone could use throughout the year and a goal for all interns to achieve based on collaboration!

The Photo-shoot

After receiving the required approval, the group of interns organised a meeting in order to brainstorm and decide what would be the best topic for the calendar. We finally agreed to create a calendar with photographs that could represent each month in Oracle Spain. We also wanted this calendar to be part of an Oracle Spain social project. We decided to collaborate  with Manos Unidas to provide funds for building a school in a village in Zambia.

We did not have any budget for taking these photographs so we had to use every resource at our disposal; one intern volunteered to be the photographer, the marketing interns helped to brighten the pictures, some Oracle employees offered their support to help us and of course all the interns were available and supportive during the process. Real team work!

With no doubt the hardest part was to develop a good campaign so the employees would buy one of these calendars- AND we did it. The calendar was a great success! People bought the calendar for their office, share with their families, give to partners and customers... We managed to sell over 700 calendars and the funds contributed towards building a school in Zambia.

A big thank you!

We want to take this opportunity to thank those people involved in this project, especially the interns from all departments who worked together in order to achieve this amazing result. Also thank all employees who made an effort to buy more than one calendar! You were the ones who truly made this possible!

Finally, we would like to share with you the quiet bliss that we had at the end of this fantastic project.

“Imagine your office at Christmas Eve, just 3 or 4 people working that day in the office and in a complete silence... what can be seen on every single desk?... yes, at least one of our calendars for the Zambia school!”

If you have any questions related to this article feel free to contact maria.hernanz.santorroman@oracle-DOT-com You can find all our job opportunities via http://campus.oracle.com

Tuesday May 10, 2011

Attention: Talent in France!

Sales AwardFor the past 6 years, Oracle has attended one of the most prestigious Students events in France, the Concours de Negociation organised by the EM Normandie and gathering sales and marketing students from several Grandes Ecoles and Universites in France. For the past 6 years, we have hired top talent from this highly rated event.

As we in France enjoy food, let me give you the recipe a successful Sales competition:

  • Select 20 top students, highly ambitious and willing to prove to Oracle Senior Managers that they have a high level of understanding complex needs of a customer and deal with customers in the most professional and sales-y manner
  • Invite Directors, Managers and Oracle colleagues to the beautiful sea-side Deauville to meet with the above mentioned students
  • 2 days of presentations, meetings, a glamorous Gala dinner and 20 sales simulations – a fairly busy agenda, which gives students the full opportunity to understand the superb careers Oracle offer to graduates
  • Offer a trip to our winner (this year we offered a trip to Greece) and dinner vouchers in a castle as 2nd and 3rd prizes
  • … And the result is: the best students will get an offer to join the excitement of working in Oracle! Oracle offers internships and permanent positions in its Oracle Direct teams (Sales Teams) in the vibrant cities of Dublin and Malaga.

You will work with French customers but will fully enjoy our European Centre’s facilities with second to none training and a taste of Erasmus atmosphere – 17 nationalities working together.

Want to know more about our training in Oracle Direct?

  • Oracle Direct is our Sales Academy – no wonder training is second to none.
  • Oracle Direct offers all new hires an intensive foundation training programme to fully equip them with the skills & knowledge to perform their new role to the highest standard & ensure a successful start to their career in Oracle.
  • The intensive programme is challenging, rewarding & fun! It involves a mix of innovative sales skills training, interactive product training & lots of sales simulations to put the learning into practice. In addition to being a great learning experience, this 3 week training is a superb multi-cultural networking event, offering the chance to mix with all levels of people from all over EMEA.
  • When Foundation is finished training does not stop there! Oracle Direct offers many more trainings to continue to allow reps to develop a variety of skills. We offer a full sales accreditation programme which can result in a certificate or diploma from one of Ireland’s largest & most recognized third level institutions – Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) so while working employees can also be adding to their academic qualifications. There are 5 sales training modules offered as part of this Accreditation Programme.
  • There are on-going product trainings organized for employees often designed specifically for campaigns they are working on to optimize their chance of success in the job!
  • A competitive compensation package that is aligned with your qualifications & includes an employee benefits scheme: Extensive Relocation Package Join the excitement!

Apply on line to our French speaking positions on http://campus.oracle.com or send your CV to Annapia.racanelli@oracle.com


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