Tuesday Nov 27, 2012

Cutting edge technology, a lone Movember ranger and a 5-a-side football club ...meet the team at Oracle’s Belfast Offices.


To see what’s in store at Oracle’s next Open Day which comes to Belfast this week, I visited the offices with some colleagues to meet the team and get a feel for what‘s in store on November 29th.

After being warmly greeted by Frances and Francesca, who make sure Front of House and Facilities run smoothly, we embarked on a quick tour of the 2 floors Oracle occupies, led by VP Bo, it was time to seek out some willing volunteers to be interviewed/photographed - what a shy bunch! A bit of coaxing from the social media team was needed here...

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Friday Nov 09, 2012

Oracle Cloud Hiring Event at Oracle in Redwood on November 9th

Wow, 24 hours to go until Cloud Hire 2012 at Oracle! Friday is going to be a great day for many looking to make a life and career changing move. In case you haven’t heard, Oracle is hosting Cloud Hire 2012 this Friday, November 9, at the Oracle Conference Center on our World Wide Headquarters campus in Redwood Shores. This is a one-of-a-kind event to be sure and we are still registering online!

We are aggressively expanding our Cloud Development and Product Management organizations to meet to ever-growing demand for Oracle Cloud. And, from this event alone, we are hoping to hire 25+ Developers, Inbound and Outbound Product Managers, Technical Leaders and QA Engineers across several Oracle Cloud groups, including... [Read More]

Monday Nov 05, 2012

Oracle Transportation Management (Lead) Functional Consultant in Germany

My name is Giovanni and I lead the practice of OTM (Oracle Transportation Management) consultants in Western Europe.

I currently have a role open for an OTM Lead Consultant to join my international team in Germany. Oracle Transportation Management is the leading TMS application software in the market, as confirmed by Gartner’s classification as LEADER of its TMS Magic Quadrant with the highest rating among vendors.

The OTM Consulting practice is a team of OTM functional and technical specialists located across Europe whose broad objective is to assist companies in the implementation of their TMS solution based on OTM. These companies are leading Shippers of various industries and Logistic Service Providers.

Key requirements for this role are: relevant experience with Supply Chain or Transportation Management in other consulting organizations or large enterprises, the drive to learn the leading TMS application software in today’s market and the interest to join a truly international team...

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Thursday Sep 20, 2012

Oracle 2012 Pre-Placement Talk Schedule

As we get closer to October, we are working to prepare for our upcoming Pre-Placements Talks at the IIT's across India.We now have confirmation from each IIT on our Pre-Placement Talk dates. For IIT students who are interested in graduate opportunities with Oracle and want to attend our Information Sessions please find the dates we will be visiting your respective colleges below.

IIT  Date
 IIT Kanpur October 5th 2012 
 IIT Mumbai October 13th 2012
 IIT Delhi October 14th 2012
 IIT Roorkee  October 19th 2012
 IIT Guwahati  October 29th 2012
 IIT Madras  October 30th 2012
 IIT Kharagpur  October 30th 2012

 We will make our presentations publicly available online after October 30th, however if you have any questions at all please feel free to email us at campusrelations_in@oracle.com and we will help where we can.

We are looking forward to seeing you in October. 

Thursday Sep 06, 2012

Driving Demand Generation Through Inside Sales EMEA by John McGann

John is expand ing his Dublin based team and is currently recruiting a Director with marketing and sales leadership experience: http://bit.ly/O8PyDF

Should you wish to apply, please send your CV to Lorraine.Walsh@Oracle.com

Hi, my name is John McGann and I am part of the Oracle Direct management team, based in Dublin.   Today I’m writing from the Oracle London City office, right in the heart of the financial district and up to very recently at the centre of a fantastic Olympic Games. The Olympics saw individuals and teams from across the globe competing to decide who is Citius, Altius, Fortius - “Faster, Higher, Stronger"

There are lots of obvious parallels between the competitive world of the Olympics and the Business environments that many of us operate in, but there are also some interesting differences – especially in my area of responsibility within Oracle...

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Friday Aug 31, 2012

Why it may be good to be confused: Mary Lo Verde’s Motivational Discussion at Oracle

Why it may be good to be confused: Mary Lo Verde’s Motivational Discussion at Oracle by Olivia O'Connell

Last week, we were treated to a call with Mary LoVerde, a renowned Life-Balance and Motivational Speaker. This was one of many events organized by Oracle Women’s Leadership (OWL). Mary made some major changes to her life when she decided to free herself of material positions and take each day as it came. Her life balance strategies have led her from working with NASA to appearing on Oprah.

Mary’s MO is “cold turkey is better than dead duck!”, in other words, knowing when to quit. It is a surprising concept that flies in the face of the “winners don’t quit” notion and focuses on how we limit our capabilities and satisfaction levels by doing something that we don’t feel passionately about.

Her arguments about quitting were based on the conception that ‘“it” is in the way of you getting what you really want’ and that ‘quitting makes things easier in the long run’. Of course, it is often difficult to quit, and though we know that things would be better if we did quit certain negative things in our lives, we are often ashamed to do so... [Read More]

Tuesday Aug 28, 2012

A View from the Top – Jan Ackerman (VP APAC Recruiting)

This week, Headhunt Magazine in Singapore, took the opportunity to publish an interview with Jan Ackerman who is Vice President for Recruitment for Asia Pacific here at Oracle. The link to the online interview can be found here. Below is the interview in full that was published in Headhunt Magazine. 

A View from the Top – Jan Ackerman

By Susheela Menon

Jan Ackerman is the Vice President for Recruiting in Asia Pacific and Japan at Oracle.

Which particular personal trait do you attribute your professional success to?

Perseverance has been the most important trait that has attributed to my professional success...[Read More]

Monday Jul 30, 2012

Oracle Campus Recruitment Attend BITS Hyderabad HR Confluence Event

Oracle Campus Recruitment Attend BITS Hyderabad HR Confluence Event by Manognya Reddy

It was a pleasant morning and my thoughts were focused on meeting with the graduating batch of students from BITS Hyderabad Campus. Having reached the campus at 10:00 am, I was given a warm welcome by the Placement Officer and the Student Placement Representatives The students graduating in 2013 were all ready for the interactive session with HR representatives.

The HR representatives were from companies of diverse areas such as IT Development, Services Companies, Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Instrumentation Companies*.

Mr Maria Sundaram from GE Energy, Chief Guest addressed the students and gave insights into his own career and tips about what to look out for while applying for the first job out of college.

This was followed by an interactive panel discussion between the HR representatives from the companies and the students. A number of the panel members gave insights on focus areas before the students came up with the questions.

Some of the interesting questions that students came up with include:

  • What do companies expect from Master’s students as opposed to undergraduate students?
  • Would companies hire a passionate employee or a sincere employee?
  • Do students applying for OFSS need any special skills or qualifications to apply?
  • How important are the HR interviews and what is assessed during the same?
  • Student is interested in a certain company, but other companies are visiting the college before the preferred one, what should he/she do?
  • Students from Non IT background want to apply for IT jobs. What should they do to prepare?

This session went on for 2 hours and it was lunch time!

 It was a great event and it is always good to interact with the students to help them on their journey into their career.

*Cognizant Technology Services, Tata Consultancy Services, Oracle, Kony Labs IT Service, Imagination Technologies, One Convergence (IT Companies); Polmon Instruments (Instrumentation and Process Automation Solution provider); Dr Reddy’s Labs (Pharma) Dupont (Chemical) 

Thursday Jun 21, 2012

Oracle India Provides Choices For Students

For next year's graduating class of computer science and engineering students, the world is their oyster. I believe that in today's day and age the opportunities for graduates are truly endless. Many students have a misconception that Oracle is mainly a Database Company. While we certainly are leaders in the database space, there is so much more that we do. If you look a little bit deeper you will find we have business groups within Oracle creating technical solutions across all areas of the business world. I think that the opportunities available at Oracle can be those 'life changing' roles that students are looking for where they will learn, develop, be challenged and still have the opportunity to be themselves.

What other company provides as many choices for students as Oracle. The range of business and technical solutions we provide is enormous. At Oracle India we hire students across a range of different business groups.

Below is a presentation showing you just some of the different business groups that hire graduates in Oracle India. The theme is 'choices' because we believe with the variety of work we do we provide the choice to allow you to be you.


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Wednesday Jun 20, 2012

Oracle India: Become an Oracle Student Ambassador

 As the new year begins in India for many students, Oracle India is currently looking for bright, energetic students who are interested in becoming Oracle Campus Ambassadors. We have a dedicated team of Campus Recruiters who are regularly on site at selected Engineering Colleges in India - we need your help to spread the Oracle message within the Student Community. This is a great chance to work with one of the global leaders in the IT space and get some exposure to Oracle that many people do not get the chance to experience

We are specifically looking for Campus Ambassadors at these colleges: 

 IIT Kanpur IIT Delhi  IIT  Madras  IIT Kharagpur
 IIT Kharagpur  IIT Bombay  IIT Guwahati  IT-BHU
 BITS Pilani  BITS Goa  IISc Bangalore




 Do you want to find out more? Have a read of the Infographic we have created below that will talk a little about what an 'Oracle Ambassador' actually will do. If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity and meet the eligibility criteria send us your resume at campusrelations_in@oracle.com

We are excited for another great school and we are looking forward to sharing that experience with you.

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Wednesday May 02, 2012

A Student's Interviewing Experience From Australia

I have been blogging for 4-5 years now and Social Media has allowed me the chance to meet and talk to some really interesting people with some really interesting and varied perspectives. I was excited to come across this blog post below today from a student who had recently been through Oracle's interview process in Australia.

I have pasted the original blog post below and the link to the original blog is: http://innovcloud.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/oracle-graduate-program-2013.html

I love that this candidate has taken the time to share the experience they had with Oracle. It was good to see a students perspective on our interviewing approach as it allows us to look at ways that we can continue to improve our overall service. To the student who wrote this, thank you for sharing your experience and I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavours.

Oracle Graduate Program 2012/2013


G'day innovcloud dwellers. With this blog project I not only want to give you inspiration through your day to day woes but throw 'practical utility' your way. One way I believe I can help is to give you insight into numerous graduate recruitment processes myself or my friends have experienced. Without disclosing too much, it will be simply impressions of company culture, the nature of the recruitment process and the area of focus regarding the position. Below is the Oracle Graduate Program 2012/2013 from a fellow who had gone through the whole process. I will also put a 'Process Rating' and an 'Environment Rating' at the end with a comment!



Recruitment Process
For the 2013 Oracle Graduate Program, the stages were as follows. It was held at their North Ryde, Sydney office with recruitment additionally in Melbourne (to my knowledge).

Crunching the Numbers (according to HR)
1000+ Applications submitted
40 through to Sydney Assessment Centres
13 positions available across all streams (8 in Sydney, 5 in Melbourne)

1. Application Submission
This involved not only submission through their Australian graduates website (no free text questions- one of the quickest online submission applications) but also submission of your resume to a designated email address. Was a bit odd and confusing in whether the application was submitted. Confirmation is later received. 


2. Telephone Interview
There was a 1-2 month wait but a recruiter will contact you eventually! It comprises an informal telephone interview with questions involving, motivation for choosing Oracle, experience regarding IT based roles etc. Leave a good impression and you get a straight invite to the Assessment Centre (no waiting!)

3. Assessment Centre
The Assessment Centre comprises of 2 parts. The first part is a group collaboration session where assessors watch you from a distance, rating your ability to socialise with other human beings in a commercial environment (yes there is a tone to that sentence). This involves a hypothetical situation which demands creative solutions (put your imagination hat on!). You have 40mins before you must present with your group your solutions TO THE WHOLE ASSESSMENT CENTRE! (approx 40 people including assessors). Developing your presentation skills makes you stand out here.

The second part is a panel interview (3 to 1). The panel can comprise of the HR manager, a recent graduate to the head of sales. Behavioural questions a plenty, really be sure of the traits which make you stand out as a grad. Really know yourself before going in, know your selling points, know what you do, know how you can throw down and smash any task! YOU CAN DO IT! That said, the panelists make you feel at ease and comfortable so relax into it. 

4. Final Interview
This is an almost duplicate of the panel interview in the Assessment Centre but involves the manager in your preferred stream. See above! You get a glass of water in this one. 

Position Focus
With a mid 2012 start, the Graduate Program is fundamentally a sales based role with streams comprising Sales, Presales, Customer Care and Business Development. That said, Oracle at its core is a sales based organisation and all these roles incorporate sales. Telesales does comprise a portion of the streams, so if you aren't a confident tele-man, look elsewhere or practice!

Company Culture
The feedback regarding the culture at Oracle is that it is supportive, friendly and welcoming. Being a sales-centric organisation within ANZ, Oracle needs its staff to feel empowered and motivated to achieve results. It does this through breeding a culture conducive to letting personality shine. With upper management (and a few big wigs) being present at the Assessment Centre it really does show their commitment to bringing in talent to the organisation. 

Process Rating
3.5/5 - The Assessment Centre and Final Interview were fun and engaging, however the 1-2 month wait on the telephone interview does make you look at other options.

Environment Rating
3/5 - A slightly dated building but has enough glass to make you feel you are in a corporate environment and doing business-y things. Has a cafe on the bottom level but other amenities are not within walking distance (Macquarie Centre etc). Close to Macquarie Park train station. 

I believe at the moment they are waiting for offers after the Final Interview. Would add more detail, but I have an assignment to do (this is procrastination!). I might add more later for your viewing pleasure. Anyways cloud dwellers, hope that may be assistance to yourself or your friends for next year. 

Always Remember,

PipesCanDream

Thursday Apr 26, 2012

Oracle India is Hiring a Data Scientist for a 6 Month Internship

Oracle is hiring. In our Bangalore offices we are looking for a bright student to join us for a 6 month internship working as a Data Scientist. What is a Data Scientist?? Have a look at our infographic below, if this opportunity sounds of interest email your resume to manognya.reddy@oracle.com .

Wednesday Apr 25, 2012

Oracle Korea: Awarded "Great Company to Work For In 2012"

On April 24th, Oracle Korea was awarded the grand prize for <Great Company to Work for in 2012> by Korea Economy Magazine. Since its establishment in 2007, the award has designated Korean companies that are the best place to work for and most desired work place, based on research findings from Korean universities and university press.

The <Great Company to Work For in 2012> award is significant as it identifies companies that strive to create a ‘fun and exciting’ workplace based on ‘great employees’ and ‘great work culture’ whilst maintaining business growth. It is worth noting Oracle Korea has been widely recognized by Korean universities and the industry alike.

Oracle Korea has demonstrated successful business outcome over the past few years with double-digit yearly growth. This means the company was credited with remarkable quality growth not only in business outcome but also in customer and partner relationship and talent development.

This award is the result of various efforts Oracle Korea has exercised to bring balanced growth between the business and the people. Managing Director Yoo Wonsik of Oracle Korea has always made it clear that his utmost goal is to make Oracle Korea a ‘workplace where employees can enjoy the best time of their life while working at Oracle.’ To realize such vision, Oracle Korea has spared support to its various club activities. Some outstanding clubs include Harmony, the orchestra where many employees have an instrument of choice and practice them, sports club to get rid of daily stress through many sports, camping club take in the nature, and so many others.

With continued emphasis on corporate social responsibility, Oracle Korea has participated in several voluntary activities to help support the less privileged people in the society such as ‘food truck,’ ‘coal delivery’, and ‘knitting for the newborns.’ Furthermore, its Harmony orchestra has performed open concert on the street so the local people can enjoy the music and appreciate the culture of Oracle Korea.

The most admired company, Oracle Korea will continue its endeavor to further develop its corporate culture where best people work to make the most admired company in Korea.

Tuesday Apr 10, 2012

Now It’s Personal (Although It Should Always Be): Campus Recruitment

One of the things that I think is important and I want our Campus Recruitment Team here at Oracle to be known for is outstanding customer service. When I say customer service, I mean both students and hiring managers should feel they have had a great experience in our campus hiring process. I think one of the keys to providing outstanding customer service is being able to provide as best as we can a personalised experience where the students who are interviewing with us feel like individuals in our process and not just part a ‘campus drive’.

In the campus world this can be challenging at times especially in countries where there is high volume hiring. It can be tricky to create a personal experience when you are hiring for a large number of open graduate roles at one time.

I think Campus Recruitment is one of the areas in the recruitment industry that is just waiting for a change.

We have all seen the proliferation of Social Media in Recruitment over the past 4-6 years. Every Recruiter has a LinkedIn account or uses Twitter or G+ or FB, etc… and some individuals and organisations do it really well. Even in Campus Hiring there is great Social Media initiatives where companies reach out to students and talk to them.

However one thing that has not really changed (and this is a generalisation) is the campus hiring interview process. Do these words inspire enthusiasm to you: “Group Interview, Assessment Centre, On-Campus Drive, Off-Campus Drive, etc...” I don’t know about you but to me these words don’t really sound very personal or individual to students. It almost conjures up images of a factory production line or those long queues you see where the person behind the counter says ‘take a number’.

Campus Recruitment has come a long way don’t get me wrong – companies can share data with and talk to students in so many different ways now it really has become a much more transparent and open process. There are some times such as at IIT’s in India where it really is a bit old school in terms of interviewing with students running from company to company interviewing on campus over the course of a few days but I want students talking to Oracle to have as great an experience as possible (the outcome of getting a job or not is separate to the customer experience).

As students, what are your thoughts? Do you feel like ‘just a number’ when you are interviewing or is there ways that companies can make the process more personalised. Let us know your thoughts.

If you are interviewing with Oracle and have questions, want to talk to us or want to know what it is like working here – email us and we will help where we can. If you can’t reach your local Recruiter in your region email me at david.talamelli@oracle.com and I will put you in touch with the appropriate person.

Wednesday Mar 28, 2012

Bright Minds in Singapore: Oracle Graduate Hiring

 Last week I was in Singapore and had the opportunity to take part in our graduate interviewing that we are currently undertaking as part of our ASEAN hiring.

I always feel fortunate to get the chance to meet and talk with students in the APAC region and taking time to meet some of the students we interviewed in Singapore last week is no exception. The excitement and enthusiasm of many of the students that I spoke to last week really stands out but what really brought some of them to the forefront for me was their creative ways of thinking and the level of professionalism that I saw in the students. Some of the presentation and communication skills that I saw displayed would rival experienced IT Consultants in the industry. 

We still have more interviews to follow up from last week, but I am confident that of the students we had the chance to meet last week some of them will go on to have bright and successful careers here at Oracle.


 To all the students that came in and spent the day with us, I want to thank you for giving us your time and for sharing your thoughts and ideas with us. From a business perspective I think you all will go on and do great things and from a personal stand point I enjoyed many of the conversations I had and feel lucky to meet with you. Best of luck with the remainder of your interviews and I hope to see some of you in the halls on my next visit to Singapore.

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