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It is never boring to work at Oracle Consulting

Louise Tegner
Communications & Marketing Manager

Author: Kathy Wu, Social Media Coordinator at Oracle Consulting Nordics

After 6 months at Oracle, I have discovered many new dimensions of working at a multinational IT-corporation. What I enjoy most is the diversity of people and work. Today I want to share with you one of my great colleagues, Ellen.

“The future challenges I am looking forward to are moving our customers to the cloud and be proactive in planning their journey to the cloud.”

   - Ellen Samuelsen, Practice Manager Oracle Consulting Norway.

 

  • How is it to live in Oslo?

Even though Oslo is not that big on a scale it still feels like a big city. We have most of the comforts a big city provides, but also have an amazing landscape with nature and city in one place. There is the woods, mountains and sea surrounding us. The city is safe and our government provide us good social benefits. As result of our natural surroundings there are a lot of business opportunities particularly in oil and gas companies and submarine expertise.

  • How do you maintain a good work-life balance?

I am very happy that Oracle offers me such flexibility and responsibility over myself. The flexibility work culture is built on trust, we trust each other’s and that is very important. I have time to spend with my family and friends. As well time for doing cross-country skiing, snowboarding and cooking. I value these things in my life and I feel respected.

  • Why did you choose Oracle?

My husband used to work for the company and he told me it is a great place, hence I gave it a try. Before I was employed as a consultant sales representative and now as a practice manager. In total I worked here for three years. What is amazing with Oracle is the offering we provide, a complete IT offering, end to end for enterprises. Beside our products and services, I have many great colleagues to work with, they are innovative, helpful and dedicated towards their careers.

  • How would you describe Oracle as a workplace?

What keeps people staying is that there are good career opportunities to let one develop. If you want to learn a new skill, take a new challenge in another position, there are good chances and the culture does encourage you to do it as well! Which is amazing, pushing our boundaries to discover new things. It is a place of equality, with supportive colleagues.

  • What do you do as a Practice manager?

For now, I really enjoy my responsibilities and have only worked as a practice manager for 9 months. My role is to have responsibility for all Norwegian projects that consulting is involved in. I also manage local consultants, find the right candidates to contribute for each projects and is involved from the beginning to the end of the delivering. I enjoy having the accountability, to setup and managing a team, to work with diverse people. Frequently I have been aiming on supporting our customers cloud strategy, planning their journey to the cloud.

  • Any future challenges you are looking forward?

Right now, I think we are having a good momentum in the market, we are growing and are named as one of the leaders in the cloud market. The future challenges I am looking forward to are moving our customers to the cloud and be proactive in planning their journey to the cloud.

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Hope you enjoyed my first article. I will continue to share my insights of working at Oracle Consulting.

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