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. 

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]

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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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 .

Monday Mar 12, 2012

Meet our Campus Stars: Manik Pherwani

It is often said that your first Employer is like your First Love. Choose it right and you will enjoy each and every bit of your life. And I am fortunate to have found the right one. Hi, I am an Oracl-ite working as an Application Engineer and loving the way life at Oracle flows. It is true that life takes its own path but that is only before one joins Oracle. The values, experience and the confidence Oracle instills in its employees makes the path of success as the only option left in the life ahead. I say this not only on the technical side but in all aspects of life.

I have been working in Oracle over the past eight months and being fresh, I can understand the myriad of fears that an Undergraduate has before they join a firm. The first being the long jump from the fun filled student life to the corporate environment and the second, working under a dominating boss. Believe me I had the same fears. It was unbelievable to see how Oracle made these fears vanish. It does not have a suction pump that sucks you out from being a student to being a corporate but it has stairs.

Believe me when I say that Oracle doesn’t make you climb the stairs, it carries you smoothly over the stairs. The induction program, the campus to corporate session, the boot camp and the wonderful ‘Go Plus’ are scheduled so strategically that acquiring Oracle values and adapting to the environment seems effortless. Now, when I look eight months back, I never realize that I have walked so far. And the credit goes to Oracle.

The best part I liked about Oracle is its self-service agenda. This makes one independent and generates a will to start something on your own. Which I feel is the sole element of innovation. The humbleness of Oracl-ites will never make you feel helpless. In each and every crunch situation, help is readily available in the form of colleagues and manager.

An icing on the cake is the innumerable extracurricular activities that are organized at Oracle. The cricket tournament, the pool tournament, the antakshri (singing) competition were so refreshing. People say that fun vanishes after student life, but I feel the exact opposite. For me, I have enjoyed each and every moment working at Oracle. Be it the minor Jokes with colleagues, participation in such wonderful events or the fun filled team outings. The Volunteer club at Oracle adds to the stupendous values that it possesses.

Thinking of work at Oracle makes me think only about my wonderful colleagues. Be it the development team or the QA team, everybody was a part of my learning. By sharing even the minutest of concepts, they made me strongly believe that concepts can never be erased from one’s mind.

I had never expected that an organization can do so much to a person that I myself can see a change in what I was eight months back and what I am now. Oracle came as a surprise in my life and has continued to give me wonderful surprises throughout. But my tenure at Oracle has just begun and I strongly believe that you need to keep learning forever to keep succeeding forever.

Finally, I would like to share some thoughts that kept me driving throughout these eight months:

-Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.

- Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.

Manik Pherwani

Application Engineer-QA, Oracle

Thursday Dec 15, 2011

Oracle India Participates in the Bangalore Midnight Marathon

This year Oracle India participated in the Midnight Marathon run in Bangalore. The Midnight Marathon Run first began in 2007 and is funded by the Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor. Taken from the event webpage “The marathon was the first of its kind in the world, being the only marathon that was run in the middle of the night. The only other similar run in the world was in Norway. This event, though being a night event, was run in full brightness, given that Norway is the country of Midnight Sun.”

This year Oracle India Employees participated in the event and when we announced the event internally we had an overwhelming response from our employees who wanted to participate. In traditional Oracle fashion we tackled the contest with gusto and achieved great results, overall:

  • Oracle Women’s Marathon Relay Team won 3rd Place !! (of 12 teams)
  • Oracle Men’s Marathon Relay Team came 4th Place !  (of 20 teams)
  • We were the only sponsor that had a huge tent! 
  • Also we all ran the 1st 500m with our Oracle banner!

I love that Oracle participates in these events.  Not only is it great that we are helping a good cause, but I think that it really shows that we offer more than just a standard corporate workplace. We all come here to work together, but for many of us our relationships with our colleagues develop much further. Employees here come together and participate in a range of community events that really brings our people together. With our volunteer days, community groups and our Employee Club employees really can be involved in various events as little or as much as they like with us.

If you are considering an opportunity with Oracle, take a moment to look past the job description – talk to us and find out what our culture is like, yes we are on the cutting edge in the IT industry, but I think equally we have a great work culture and work/life balance here that should not be overlooked.

Congratulations again to all participants of the Bangalore Midnight Marathon.

Wednesday Nov 16, 2011

Oracle Australia Supports MS Sydney to Gong Ride by Chris Sainsbury

What is the Sydney to Gong Ride?

The Gong Ride is a one of a kind fundraising event. You can pedal 90 km from Sydney to Wollongong on any day of the year but it's only on the first Sunday of November that you'll experience the camaraderie, fellowship, unity, safey, scenery and sense of achievement for pedalling in support of people living with MS.

Well done to the 22 members of the Oracle Sydney to Gong ride on Sunday 6 November. For many, this was the first time riding over distance – officially a 90km event, by GPS about 84km.

The event started in Sydney Park, Newtown. We left in a few separate groups between 6.30 and 7.30am – and finished with times between 2 hours 45 mins and 6 hours. With 10,000 riders there was a lot of congestion at the start but that soon thinned out as we left Sydney.

It was a great spring day for the event but at 34 degrees it was getting pretty warm once we left the shade of the Royal National Park and carried on over the Sea Cliff bridge and down the coast road towards Wollongong. Unfortunately Dan managed to get himself a facial scrub when someone clipped his front wheel on the descent from Bald Hill lookout. No major incidents thankfully and Dan soldiered on.

Most importantly everyone had a good time (even Dan) and we raised $5,800 for Multiple Sclerosis Australia. In total more than $3.7m was raised for this good cause.

Friday Oct 28, 2011

An Interview with Mr Leslie Ong, Managing Director of Oracle Singapore by Sharon Lim

Sharon Lim from our ASEAN Campus Recruitment Team had the opportunity to talk with Leslie Ong who is Oracle Singapore's Managing Director. Sharon and Leslie had the opportunity to talk a little bit about Oracle, our Singapore Campus Program and more about Leslie and his career.

Hi Leslie, thanks for taking the time to talk. To start can you tell me a little bit about yourself?

I graduated from Nanyang Technological Institute (NTI) now known as NTU majoring in EEE. Immediately after graduation, I took a job with my Industrial Attachment firm and worked on building automation projects. My biggest project there was developing and implementing a building automation system for PSA building using assembly language programming. 

I was fortunate to find a job within a short period as I graduated in the year in 1985 which happened to be a recession year. I joined Philips Singapore subsequently as an application engineer for test instruments. Soon after, opportunity came by for me to move into HP where I started in Sales for test instruments and later computer systems. I stayed at HP for a very long time and recently joined Oracle.

Why did you choose a career in IT?
I embrace learning and believe that learning doesn’t stop at university. IT is a dynamic and ever changing industry so it is a really exciting field to be in.

Why choose Oracle?
I had spent a long time in HP and did many different roles, the last one managing the servers, storage and network business. An opportunity to work at Oracle came along and I decided to explore it.
I was getting slightly too comfortable at HP and wanted to challenge myself. Oracle, being a huge software company, gave me the chance to learn something new and had decided to take up the challenge.

What is the work culture like in Oracle?

We have a very aggressive culture and tried to out-do our competitors in every sales opportunity that we get. A lot of emphasis is placed on learning as well in Oracle as we are constantly acquiring companies and new products.

Do you have any advice for new graduates?

As a new graduate, you have to ask yourself what do you exactly want to achieve and what do you look for in a company. With that information in mind, attend recruitment talks and ask questions to find out if that’s what you really want. In addition, stay open and don’t close your doors towards new opportunities.

What kind of graduates are Oracle Singapore looking for?

We look for high performing graduates. Academic result is a given. We look for all rounded individuals who show us leadership position and are actively involved in their CCA. Out-going individuals are a plus since as we are a sales organization. Nonetheless, we have other roles as well for example if you are more of the technical sound sort, we would still want you in our sales consulting role or the consulting role. Attitude is the most important.

What kind of career path would a fresh graduate expect?

For a start, you go through a one year rotation to pick up necessary skills where you will be able to showcase yourself. Career development lies in the hands of the individual. If a fresh graduate is willing to expose himself more visible and be ready when opportunities come, then it would be much easier for him to progress in Oracle.

What other activities are you involved in? SCS?

I enjoy a lot of water sports such as wakeboarding, scuba diving. Recently, I have been into triathlons and have started a team in Oracle. I also sit in the Singapore Computer Society executive council which aims to elevate the role of the IT professional. 

We have also been reaching out to campuses to engage students in the earlier stage such that they would consider IT as a promising career path.

How does social networking affect you and work at Oracle?

I keep social networking sites personal and separated from work. In Oracle, I would use our own social tools such as OraTweets (our own twitter client). I do use facebook and LinkedIn for my personal social life.

Tuesday Oct 04, 2011

Global Volunteer Days Project (Tree Planting in India) by Manognya Reddy

Oracle supports and promotes activity from our employees that gives back to the community.

On Saturday September 24th in Hyderabad India Manognya Reddy from our Campus Recruitment participated in a Tree Plantation Drive at Hi-Tech City Railway Station. Here are her notes from the day. 

It was a partly-cloudy day and all the plans were in place to start the much-awaited event.

I was the first one to arrive at the venue at around 8:00 am. Soon after that Oracle Volunteers started trickling in. Most of the Volunteers were Campus Graduates who joined us this year. We put up the Oracle banners and all of us were wearing the red Oracle Volunteer t-shirts. Six Volunteers from Don Bosco Navajeevan joined us. 

The plants were brought out quickly (I had left them in the railway custody a day earlier) and soon the whole team was busy. A bit of fertilizer in each pit and the plants were lowered into the pits and covered up with soil.

Within a couple of hours – all the 65 saplings were planted. 

Now it was time for a break after the hard work.  Juice, flavored milk and biscuits were passed around and relished. 

After our snacks we realized that the station parking was littered with paper and plastic. The team swooped down and in minutes about eight bags of litter was cleared and taken away. 

Soon our water tanker came and all the saplings had their first watering. By this time it was past midday. We had packed lunch from a local caterer. The team decided to go back to office for a quick wash and for the hot lunch.  The entire team was in the office cafeteria. We had a quick lunch and left for our respective homes for a Saturday afternoon nap.

The Campus Graduates enjoyed the experience - In the words of Shruti Mantri and Aditi Sharma - "we are always looking out to do something on Saturdays and this is like a picnic for us" - sums it all.


I am back in office today (26 Sept 2011) and use the train to commute.  When the train chugged into the station, I was very eager to look at the saplings we had planted. They seemed to wave at me.

Manognya Reddy
Campus Relations
Oracle India

Friday Sep 23, 2011

Life at Oracle by Sakshi Bhatnagar

Life is never predictable…no one can ever understand how life works its own course and even though a lot of us try to direct it, rarely does it ever turn out the way that we plan.

When I was in college, most of the students in my class were under a lot of pressure to just get a job in one of the well-known companies. I am pretty much sure, they did not really realize back then what it really meant to be a part of an organization that would not only provide them employment but also be like a nurturing and caring friend.

Hi, I am an ORACLE employee and I have been here for three months now. If you would have asked me what my expectations are from any company that gives me employment back in my college days, I would have simply said none….and that would have been because I was not sure what to expect. Now however, three months into life at ORACLE the past three months have been the best months of my life. It has been a great and a very fond journey, from the innocence of college life to the more mature and sensible corporate life.

By being a part of ORACLE, I have not just found an employer but also a nurturing and caring friend. A lot of people would say that fun ends with the end of student life and there is no fun in being in a corporate environment. To those I ask how can corporate life not be fun when we are still learning something new each day?! At ORACLE, every day brings a new learning experience. It is not just about doing our work but also about understanding what we do, why we do what we do and in contributing to make lives of those we serve, i.e. society better.

The very first day of my induction, I remember feeling awestruck by the very infrastructure and people in ORACLE, each person I met was so humble and so open to helping the new people. It never felt as if I was new to the organization. The people make an organization what it is …and here I found people who were ready to explain and mentor young minds without any false pretentions.

The boot-camp I attended which is conducted specifically for all the new employees is one of the best ways of teaching employees learn ORACLE values and also to encourage employees to communicate and build a human network across the organization.

The "SELF SERVICE" motto of ORACLE actually helps employees to be independent and learn things on their own and in that way being wiser and better humans. The humility and helping nature of the employees does not just limit to the campuses. It is amazing how various charity and good-will events are conducted by ORACLE to help those who need it the most. The fun never stopped with the end of college for me. With ORACLE, I have learnt to have fun and be responsible at the same time. My mentors, my team, my colleagues and a lot more of friends that I have made here in three months have added a lot of value and essence to my life. I have learnt a lot, and it’s not just about work or work ethics but also about life and human values. I can never thank ORACLE enough for providing such a great experience and so many timeless memories to me. THANKS A LOT ORACLE!

Monday Sep 19, 2011

Monash University SICC (Society for International Commerce and Computing) Corporate Dinner by Michael Kamar

 A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend the Monash University Study for International Commerce and Computing (SICC) (http://www.sicc.com.au) Corporate Dinner out at the lovely Leonda by the Yarra in Hawthorn, Melbourne. The evening was organised by a group of students at Monash University in Melbourne, and was aimed at providing networking opportunities to students on the cusp of entering the corporate environment, and also to socialize with representatives from a range of corporate companies over dinner.

 The evening kicked off with registration, nibbles and chatting between company representatives and students. There were approximately 100 people there, a wide mix of students, from those just starting out at University, those who were just about to complete University, and those who had recently graduated. Dinner started off with presentations from several key sponsors who spoke about life in the corporate world in general, as well as a quick rundown in regards to their own graduate intakes.

The night wasn’t all about presentations though, as the tables were split into groups of students based on their relevant interests, and where they wanted to enter into the corporate world. Representing Oracle, I was placed on an IT centric table with around 8 students who were interested in the IT industry. It was great to engage with the students and speak about day to day life at Oracle, how it all functions, what the process was to get into the Graduate Program, what my role was, etc. But the questions weren’t all work related, and it was great to see interest in out of work activities, and social interaction within the workplace.




Another thing that worked really well, and which ran at several intervals throughout the evening, was the “Corporate Trivia” that had been organized by SICC. Teams were based on tables (14 in total), and questions had a corporate twist to them, this meant students and representatives alike had to work together in coming up with answers. Everything from ‘name the partial company logo’ to ‘what do these acronyms stand for’ were asked.

This wasn’t as easy as it sounds! Not only was the trivia a great way to get everyone involved, but I found that it also helped students come up with additional questions or queries that they wanted to know about corporate life.
 After dinner had concluded, people started to move around between tables again, giving students an opportunity to ask further questions to representatives they hadn’t been sitting with. I found that even students who weren’t directly interested in a career in IT, still wanted to know about Oracle, and what it was like working for such a large organization.

Overall, it was a great night, and was a great opportunity to mix with students who were looking at getting into the corporate world. For anyone looking to get into a corporate job after University, it would be highly recommended to find a similar club or group that runs evenings like this at your University. Having an opportunity to speak to people who went through the same process as you’re about to go through, is invaluable. Thanks again to SICC for organising the event, and inviting myself and other industry representatives along.

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