Tuesday May 20, 2014

Congratulations to Joana, the Most Helpful person in Oracle Direct EMEA Q3

We are pleased that the Oracle Direct employees are committed to helping their colleagues whenever they see an opportunity to do so! Every quarter we invite them to nominate a colleague for the ‘Most Helpful’ Person in the team award and we’re always amazed by the huge number of positive answers and the great feedback people give about their peers. We congratulate Joana for having been awarded the ‘Most Helpful’ Person FY14Q3!.

Joana is part of the Core Technology Sales French Team and she’s an asset to the EMEA group! She is always helping and taking time to answer her peers’ questions. With a very curious personality, she is aware of the Oracle rules regarding approvals, territories, communication plan, HR etc and she’s always willing to share her knowledge. Her advice is always appreciated and wise and she’s not just helping her team, but every single person who’s coming to her. Her leadership and communication skills are very strong and also highly appreciated by her colleagues.

It was a challenge to select just a few thoughts out of the huge number of answers we got from Joana's colleagues. However, here's what they say about her:

Joana is just the most helpful person I know in the office. If I have a question, especially about the process, she is the first person I will go to ask for help. Actually, all my colleagues advised me to do so because they do the exact same! Joana always finds a way to dedicate time to others, and with a smile on top of that!...

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Monday May 12, 2014

Meet Nico, the Most Innovational person in Oracle Direct EMEA of Q3

The ‘Most Innovational person in Oracle Direct EMEA of Q3’ is Nico, Inside Sales Representative at Oracle Direct’s Tech team! He is the one who gave a new meaning to marketing within Oracle Direct Berlin! He always surprises our customers with creative marketing actions and inspires his colleagues to do the same. Nico is the right believer who proved that to think different can generate competitive advantage.

We congratulate Nico for introducing a new way to talk to the customers! He is not only involving Sales Consulting to his customer meetings, but he also surprises the clients. The evidence is his idea of sending a box with engraved Oracle URL apples. The topic was green IT and he positioned products which are related to.

Nico always has great and creative ideas for Demand Generation and he is highly motivated to work hard! He continuously spreads ideas, whether it is about contacting new clients or creating a concept of making our customers understand the company Oracle and its structure better. He is also a great support to the team and has valuable input...

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Thursday May 08, 2014

Career journeys @Oracle Benelux: Francis, Apps Sales Rep

Oracle is organised for success

Today we are discussing working at Oracle with Francis, based in Belgium, and working as an Applications Sales Representative for CRM, ERP and EPM. Francis joined Oracle in 2012 as a Business Development Manager. As of June this year he moved to an Application Sales Representative role focusing on Public Sector, Utilities, Media and Communication in Belgium and Luxembourg. Before joining Oracle he gained multiple years of Sales experience at different IT companies.

Why Application Sales?

What Francis enjoys most about being an Application Sales Representative is the fact you are selling to the decision makers on C-level within a company. This job also gives you the opportunity to see how companies do business and organise themselves and what is going on in the world. You continuously meet very interesting people who have to solve challenging problems and make sure their companies remain successful and achieve the goals they have defined. As an Application Sales Representative you are able to contribute to the success of these companies.

Specialist

Compared to other Sales jobs Francis had in the past, the difference at Oracle is the amount of focus in the job. At Oracle you are responsible for selling a specific set of products within a specific sector. Francis is very positive about this approach. He can take a deep dive into the challenges his customers are facing in their business processes...

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Career journeys @Oracle Germany: Sigrid, Telekoms IT Expertin

1. Stell dich kurz vor und beschreibe deine aktuelle Position bei Oracle!

Hi, ich bin Sigrid, eine Telekoms IT Expertin, leidenschaftlich Köchin und Wanderin. Ich bin seid September 2013 bei Oracle im Team Fusion Middleware Sales für Named Accounts. Mein Fokus ist Deutsche Telekom und Vodafone in Deuschland. Zuvor habe ich 5 Jahren France Telekom in Paris als Key Account betreut. Ich bin seid 13 Jahren in der Industrie Telecoms.

2. Woran arbeiten dein Team und du?

Wir arbeiten eng im Verbund mit dem KAD Team als Vertriebsexperten für unsere jeweiligen Produkte. Oracle’s Portfolio ist über die letzte 10 Jahre enorm gewachsen. Dadurch können wir sehr breitflächig unser Portfolio bei den Kunden einbringen, Gesamtlösungen, Cross- und Upselling sind große Themen für uns.

3. Welche Karrierewege sind in Oracle möglich?

Ich glaube die Karrieremöglichkeiten beschränken sich nicht auf das Team, Oracle ist sehr durchlässig und fördert Flexibilität...

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Wednesday Apr 02, 2014

Career journeys @Oracle UAE: George, Techology Sales Representative

We asked George Schembri, Technology Sales Representative for the UAE Financial Sector to give us an insight into his career with Oracle! He joined the company on July 1st 2010, and he had worked for large Multinationals handling Software and Hardware as Sales Director or Sales Manager. George says “The decision to join Oracle to handle the Financial Sector was exciting and challenging, and there was no hesitation from my side to be part of this great company that is transforming the IT industry!"

"My Current role is to sell the Technology stack as well as the industry changing Engineered system into the Financial sector in the United Arab Emirates. The Financial Sector is an exciting and ever-changing industry that keeps you excited and motivated and takes you to a different level of discussion within the business. I work directly with customers and also with our large partner network to deliver solutions to our customers’ problems.

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Friday Mar 21, 2014

Career journeys @Oracle: Joeri, HCM Account Manager - Belgium market

Not a single day is the same!

Today we are talking with Joeri. He is working as a Saas Sales Account Manager in the HCM team in Dublin. Joeri joined Oracle a number of years ago and went through different steps within Oracle before he joined the HCM team.

At the moment he is focussed on selling HR related Cloud applications to multinational companies in the Belgium market across different industries. What he enjoys most about selling applications it that your contacts are not only within IT departments but also within HR teams.

Joeri explains: “In this role you are aiming at developing, supporting and stimulating long term relationships with customers. You are discussing by phone and e-mail what their current situation is and how an Oracle solution can add value for them in reaching their goals and targets i.e. in the process of Talent Management”.

What most people do not know about Oracle is the opportunities you receive to develop yourself within the Oracle Direct Sales teams. ‘If you want, you can do a new training every day. That is how much content there is available...

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Tuesday Mar 18, 2014

Career journeys @Oracle Sweden: Tuva, Senior Engineering Manager

We've asked Tuva, Senior Software Development Manager to give us an insight into her experience with Oracle and the great career path she has had within the company. Read on the first part of the interview!

HI Tuva! Thank you for accepting to do this interview for the Recruitment team! Let's start with introducing yourself and giving us an overview of your current role at Oracle!

 "Hi! My name is Tuva and I am currently Senior Engineering Manager for two teams in the Java Platform organization. I have worked with Oracle for more than 13 years. I started off as a Software Engineer in the Compiler team, but have had various roles after that, like Head Product Manager for Exalogic, Partner Manager for Intel, etc etc. I have worked in most of the teams in Java Platform Group over the years. It has always been very challenging and fun!"

Give us some more information about the two teams you are managing.

"I am currently Manager for two teams in the Java Platform Group: Java SE Serviceability and Java Mission Control. Java is the foundation for virtually every type of networked application and is the global standard for developing and delivering mobile applications, games, Web-based content, and enterprise software. It is essential for Java and all these applications...[Read More]

Friday Mar 07, 2014

GVD Bosnia & Herzegovina: Breast Cancer Cure Race

The 6th Race for the Cure took place on October, 5th in Vilsonovo Setaliste, the most beautiful park in Sarajevo. The race is to raise funds for the victims of breast cancer and has become a tradition in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is one of the only events at a national level that brings all Bosnians together: Muslims, Serbs, Croats and Jews, from all over the country and from both political entities.

Ten Oracle Volunteers participated, providing cash and logistics support, including transportation, race promotions, food and drinks during the day, security, gifts and prizes for the runners – including breast cancer survivors – and technical assistance.

More than 5,500 people participated, travelling from 42 cities and towns. Among them were 500 women who have survived cancer and cheated death, all wearing pink race T-shirts...

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Wednesday Mar 05, 2014

Meet Philippe, the Most Innovational person in Oracle Direct EMEA of Q2

Philippe was voted, by his peers, the most Innovational person in Oracle Direct EMEA of Q2, the second quarter of this fiscal! Philippe who is CRM Sales Consultant at Oracle Direct’s Applications Team, has introduced a new idea to rethink the Customer Experience Journey Mapping through a collaborative web application.

This prize is part of a peer nominated recognition programme within Oracle Direct. Philippe's efforts and personal drive have inspired his peers from the Inside Sales Organisation and thus he got the award!

We congratulate Philippe for constantly coming up with new solutions to create the best presentations for our customers and with new techniques to get their attention. With his new approach, it is easier for the Oracle team to help customers understand the value of our CX solution. Philippe is focused on designing creative presentations to persuade our clients, but also shares his ideas and projects with his peers and Managers. Philippe tries to thrive and leverage any piece of technology to make the team's life easier. His colleagues say that he is ‘the embodiment of the Presales spirit’...

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Thursday Feb 27, 2014

GVD Oracle France: Planemaking for Hospitalized Kids

Oracle and Robert Debré hospital in Paris have been working together since 2007 to make a difference each and every day, by changing the lives of sick children. Robert Debré, the most important paediatric hospital in Paris, is specialized in the care of children and young mothers located in the 19th district, near underprivileged suburbs.

Every month Oracle Volunteers participate in model aircraft workshops for the hospitalized children between 3 to 12 years, aiding them to construct, paint and customize the models. The children have a wonderful time playing with them afterwards.

Last year 24 Oracle France volunteers celebrated Global Volunteer Days at the hospital.

In addition, for those who cannot move from their rooms due to their heavy pathology...

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Tuesday Feb 25, 2014

Career journeys @Oracle Russia: Konstantin, SW Development Director

We’ve asked Konstantin, Software Development Direct at Oracle Saint Petersburg to share an insight into his career path within the company and also to give us some information about the team he is leading. Read on the interview and add your comments below!

Hi Konstantin! Thank you for accepting to do this interview for the Recruitment team! Let's start with introducing yourself and giving us an overview of your current role at Oracle!

“Hello everybody! My name is Konstantin, but my friends call me Kostya. I am part of the Product Development organization focusing on Java Platform and mainly Java ME and Small Embedded Product and Tools development. Currently, I am in a Director position managing the team of senior engineers and managers in the St.Petersburg Development Center at Oracle Russia.

So, when did you start at Oracle and what has been your evolution so far?

My team and I have joined Oracle through the Sun Microsystems acquisition. I was in a Senior SW Development Manager role at that time and I have been recently promoted to the SW Development Director.

Tell us a few things about the organization that you're leading and about the career opportunities.

Oracle always follows the high-tech trends and finds new market opportunities. We have recently started to look at the rapidly growing embedded market with the new concept of the "Internet of Things"...

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Friday Feb 14, 2014

GVD Kenya: Slum Cleanup and Briquette Making

The Global Oracle Volunteer Day in Nairobi, Kenya was under the environment pillar. Two key projects were carried out on that day by 27 #oraclevolunteers in the Mathare slum of Nairobi. Mathare is the second largest slum in Kenya, with an estimated population of between 600,000 – 800,000. The day was lead by Francis, Presales Applications Manager,and graduate intern David.

Making briquettes

This project is run by a group of young ladies who are unemployed and this helps them to make ends meet. The ladies in the project make briquettes and then sell them at a profit.

The briquettes are used for cooking or heating being an alternative to the traditional firewood used in the slums which degrades the environment.

This project in turn ensures preservation of the environment as it helps deal with cutting down of trees. Briquettes also help keep the environment clean as waste paper is recycled to make the briquettes...

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Thursday Feb 06, 2014

GVD Oracle Italy: Food for the Poor

In the frame of the Global Volunteer Days, Oracle Italy employees participated in supporting the “Banco Alimentare” food bank. Volunteers spent their time aiding the collection and distribution of food for poor people.

Banco Alimentare is member of the Italian Banco Alimentare Network, an organization with over 1,000 volunteers which collects still perfectly edible food which, having lost commercial value, would otherwise be destroyed. These foodstuffs originate from the food industry, organized large-scale retail trade, and collective catering services – by recovering them they become a richness for those who have too little.

Oracle Italy colleagues answered the call with great enthusiasm, the number of volunteers exceeding the maximum number of available places. They helped in checking sell-by dates and preparing boxes to be distributed to the local ONG...

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Tuesday Feb 04, 2014

The “Most Helpful” person in the Oracle Direct EMEA Group FY14Q2

We are always delighted to see our colleagues showing a great sense of helping out whenever they see an opportunity to do so! We congratulate Waleed, Inside Sales Representative for having been awarded the “Most Helpful” person in the Oracle Direct EMEA Group FY14Q2! This prize is part of a peer nominated recognition programme within Oracle Direct.

What makes Waleed the Most Helpful?

Waleed is described by his colleagues like a person who strives to help and who is very responsive. He follows up consistently and has a great focus on details. Waleed is an exceptional colleague with a very high level of expertise, his open personality and his great results are highly appreciated by the Management team and by the whole organisation.

It was a challenge for us to summarize all the feedback he received from his peers, but here are some thoughts:

•             “Waleed is always available 24*7 for any support required be it personal or professional. Though we never worked together but he has come forward for help whenever I wanted be it setting up an appointment with my prospects or getting into a tough account. “...

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Thursday Jan 30, 2014

GVD Poland – Painting the Orphanage

This time our colleague Robert Harris wrote a short article about the #Oraclevolunteers in Poland and the support they gave to the Dom Dziecka nr 9 orphanage located in Warsaw.

Last autumn, during Global Volunteer Days our employees from Poland spent the day painting and redecorating the hall, the main space where children, staff and guests move through every day.

Nine #Oraclevolunteers spent a couple of hours on this activity – getting the paint on before the children returned from school! It was a great opportunity to integrate during the work and later on when eating a delicious dinner served by the orphanage’s canteen.

Follow @careersatoracle and tweet #Oraclevolunteers!

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