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.
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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.