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Thursday Apr 23, 2015
By Ashley Harmon-Oracle on Apr 23, 2015
Last September, I made one of the biggest (and best) life changing decisions: I packed up and left Atlanta, USA and moved to Dublin, Ireland. I joined the Oracle Direct team in January and it’s been a whirlwind of excitement and learning every day. As the Recruitment Branding Specialist for Oracle Direct, I am passionate about telling Oracle Direct’s story. I wanted a chance to talk about my personal experience in my own words, so here’s the first chapter of my #LifeatOracle.
Top 3 reasons why I love Oracle Direct:
1.People- Incredibly brilliant individuals work at Oracle Direct and it shines in every aspect of our business. How is that possible? For starters, we’re a company that champions diversity and inclusion as evident by our 20+ nationalities throughout our 6 EMEA office locations. In fact, I’m a great example of this global approach: I was born in Germany, lived in the U.S and now I call Ireland home. Because my peers share a similar embracement to different opinions, attitudes and styles, it makes fitting in effortless for me!
2.Potential - Our commitment to ongoing learning and development is unmatched – whether it’s language courses, industry leading social selling techniques, or our renowned 2 week Sales Intensive Foundation Training Course, you can count on keeping your skills sharp. There are also structured programs to support employee’s career journeys. Within my first 60 days of joining, I’ve already attended an insightful Social Selling Master Class and I’ve signed up for German language classes to hone my vocabulary.
3.Entrepreneurial spirit - When you’re part of a global team driving innovation around the world, you can count on a fast-paced company culture. We’re not an organization to rest on our laurels – it’s one of the redeeming qualities I admire most. Oracle operates as a “self service” organization, which can take some getting used to at first, but you’re provided with all the tools and support to be successful from day 1.
Want to know what the best part of my job is?
I get a unique opportunity to share inspiring stories of our people doing what they love, whether it’s in the office or fulfilling one of their personal passions! It amazes me just how lucky I am to be working for one of the preeminent tech companies in the world, based in one of the coolest IT hubs within Europe no less. My team is very supportive and growing leaps and bounds – since I’ve joined, we’ve already more than doubled in size!
My advice to anyone considering a career at Oracle Direct
These are incredibly exciting times for one of Oracle’s fastest growing lines of business! Oracle Direct offers the thrill of a startup culture, with the security and stability of an established company. Joining any one of our 6 office locations is always a great decision.
Want to learn more about Oracle and find a job? Check out our Careers Page. Follow us on Twitter.com/CareersatOracle and Facebook.com/CareersatOracle!
Ashley is the EMEA Recruitment Branding Specialist for Oracle Direct. She’s a member of the global employer branding team and is based out of the Dublin office. She has more than 5 years of experience in digital marketing and integrated communications expertise. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and playing rugby! Follow her on Twitter: Ash_Harmon.
Friday Apr 17, 2015
By Ashley Harmon-Oracle on Apr 17, 2015
Oracle is dominating the tech industry with more than 400,000 customers – including 100 of the Fortune 100 – and deployments across a wide variety of industries in 145 plus countries around the globe. It should come as no surprise that so many people are looking to join our workforce of 120,000 employees globally and wondering “where do I start?”
Our recruiters and hiring managers can comb through hundreds of CV’s and conduct numerous interviews in search of the right Sales or Pre-Sales candidate for Oracle Direct (Oracle’s cutting edge Inside Sales team). The competition is as fierce as ever, but don’t let that discourage you from applying. Understanding Oracle Direct’s recruiting process is the key to landing your dream job.
Here are some simple tips to help you earn a coveted position in one of Oracle’s fastest growing lines of business:
Read job descriptions carefully
If you are applying to any opening that lists specific requirements, be sure to review all of the core qualifications. This will help ensure you fit the profile. Oracle hires talent for the long haul – so if you see an exhaustive set of skills and you meet the majority of them, go ahead and submit your application. Keep your job search targeted and focused to help narrow down the possibilities to more relevant openings.
Your wow factor
Your CV is your first impression with Oracle, so you want to ensure you make it a great one. For starters, there should be no spelling or grammatical errors. All of our positions are posted on our Careers page. Be persistent – new job openings are constantly being posted, so create job alerts so that you can be alerted when your dream job is listed!
Recruiter tip from Irmina: “Boost your application and get in front of a recruiter, by targeting your CV with keywords that are found in the job description! Don’t forget to highlight your accomplishments!”
At Oracle Direct, we value referrals from our employees. If you happen to know anyone currently working for Oracle, reach out to them to see what kind of opportunities are available at one of our offices. If something piques your interest, don’t be bashful, ask them to forward your CV to one of our recruiters.
Whether it’s your CV or the interview itself, be honest and most importantly, be yourself. Authenticity is the key to receiving your red Oracle badge!
Have any questions for our Oracle Direct recruitment team? Feel free to comment below!
Thursday Apr 16, 2015
By AdrianCiulei-Oracle on Apr 16, 2015
Friday Apr 10, 2015
By Ashley Harmon-Oracle on Apr 10, 2015
How does it feel to work for one of the most iconic IT companies in the world? Take a look at Oracle Direct’s newest office space in Dublin and explore for yourself!
Jumpstart your day!
Oracle Direct employees start their day with tea, espressos, cappuccinos, americanos, and lattes with a choice of skim, 1% or whole milk. For all you Starbucks lovers out there, your cravings are covered too –there’s an Oracle employee exclusive Starbucks café just next door. Caffeine wins for all!
One of the first things you’ll notice when you step into the Oracle Direct Dublin office is the bursting of energy. The bright and airy environment perfectly matches our company’s exciting culture. Despite the employee hustle and bustle, the office manages to stay reasonably quiet.
The Dublin office boasts several CollabPods for impromptu 2-6 person meetings, as well as an informal Training/Presentation/VideoCon space to simplify collaboration. Oracle Direct has opted for bold and modern design elements with colorful splashes to help inspire employee creativity and innovation.
Customization and flexibility remains the cornerstone for the Oracle Direct Dublin office. Each work space is equipped with 100% automatic height adjustable seating as well as double monitor arms for specific roles. So whether our employees prefer to work while standing or sitting, the choice is theirs, all thanks to the touch of a button which raises/lowers the desk.
Need to step outside to get some fresh air? The Dublin office offers a great walking trail for its employees. We currently have a Walking Meeting Challenge to help make meetings healthier and more productive.
Like what you see? Come join the Oracle Direct team! Apply to current opportunities here.
Wednesday Apr 08, 2015
By AdrianCiulei-Oracle on Apr 08, 2015
Wednesday Apr 01, 2015
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Wednesday Mar 25, 2015
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Friday Mar 20, 2015
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Tuesday Feb 10, 2015
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Wednesday Feb 04, 2015
By User769227-Oracle on Feb 04, 2015
Tuesday Jan 20, 2015
Monday Jan 05, 2015
By Andrei-mihai-purcarea-Oracle on Jan 05, 2015
I joined Oracle Direct in 1996 on a role that when I look back now has long disappeared. What I did not expect back then is that I would end up leading a team of top Technology Sales Consultants covering over 70 internal Sales reps for the UK and Ireland.
What I did not imagine back then either is the scale of knowledge and skill that Oracle has helped me acquire throughout the 18 years that I have been here. It has been a truly exciting journey and it is getting even more and more exciting every day. Now I am looking at the future from a feeling of being on top of the world in the best possible company that will motivate anyone that wants to be involved in using or adopting the latest IT technology and applying the best selling methodologies.
Oracle has been amongst the Industry leaders on the 95% of the products it sells, for years and will continue to be for years to come. No one has the ability to acquire the top market leading products and integrate them so solidly and transparently like Oracle does. No other company offers the best product portfolio, the best integrated products, no matter what industry you look at like Oracle does. When Oracle says they will be the 1st on something, you bet, it’s going to happen. The latest challenge now is become number 1 in Cloud, whether SaaS, PaaS or IaaS, only Oracle has what is needed to do it without depending on 3rd party suppliers. The only company that caters for big and small customers equally.[Read More]
Friday Nov 07, 2014
By User769227-Oracle on Nov 07, 2014
At Oracle, engineers are treated with tremendous respect and the environment is setup to encourage creativity which leads to great innovation. With Fusion Middleware, we had the opportunity to create a lot of great products from scratch, as well as integrate others that had been acquired. It was such a rewarding experience and one that truly made me a complete engineer. I moved to India in 2006 and was very impressed with Oracle’s formidable presence here. The R&D organization at Oracle is truly “global” - teams are comprised of engineers who just happen to be dispersed around the world but are all working towards the same goal.
After having been with Oracle for 13+ years, I made the decision to leave, not because of any discontent, but rather to better understand how other companies work. My first job after leaving was for a US based MNC, heading its largest R&D center worldwide. This was followed by a role heading all technology (R&D, Hosting Infrastructure, Internal IT) for one of the leading E-Commerce companies in India. Both of these experiences were fantastic as they provided me with great knowledge and an insight into different industries.
They also made me realize something else - the engineering environment that Oracle has is something that companies strive for but is very difficult to achieve. At Oracle, engineers are greatly empowered and each engineer has the ability to influence the product. In addition to this, there is a lot of focus on enabling personal growth through education and mentoring. And finally, the work culture promotes work-life balance. The combination of all of these makes for a place that is a haven for engineers.
Thursday Nov 06, 2014
By Andrei-mihai-purcarea-Oracle on Nov 06, 2014
Today Louise Holmes is sharing more information about the Sales Consulting (Pre-Sales) teams we have in Oracle Direct. Louise is managing a team of Sales Consultants who are specialised in our Customer Experience portfolio, covering Sales Consulting activities for different countries in Europe. Louise joined Oracle in 2005 and started her career in the Business Development Group for Technology solutions before moving into a Sales Consultancy role in the Engineered Systems team in 2008. Louise then moved into the exciting Applications Business focussing on Customer Experience solutions where she worked on a number of successful deals before embarking on her management career.
Louise: “In Oracle, Sales Consulting are the “go-to” people for all things related to articulating and presenting the value of a varied suite of Oracle Solutions. We have a fantastic working relationship with a growing group of Sales Representatives and together we work to ensure that the customer has an in-depth understanding of the solution at hand.
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