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Software Engineer IV
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Oracle in July 2013.

Interview Details Phone interview was technical. Coding questions on binary trees, find the error in some code. Also on mutex, locks, memory management.
Onsite interview was also some coding on bitmaps, binary trees, mutexes.
Not too difficult. People were nice.

Interview Question – A puzzle   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Salary was lower than market.

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Anonymous Employee
Burlington, MA (US)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Oracle in March 2013.

Interview Details - Applied via Oracle.com website.
- Recruiter called for phone screen
- Hiring manager called for short interview
- Onsite interview with hiring manager and some team members - 4 hours. Some technical challenge whiteboard questions which were basic and reasonable.
- Onsite interview with group manager
- Phone interview with remote team member
- Request for references
- Request for background check to verify statements on resume
- Background check for criminal history

Interview Question – One technical interview, go to the whiteboard, write some code which does XXXX.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Appears to be a big company with a lot of "process" in hiring. It appears to be better to negotiate salary, etc. before the offer is made because going back to change an offer appears to require a lot of justification, signatures, delays.

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Software Engineer IV Interview

Anonymous Employee
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Oracle in August 2011.

Interview Details One phone interview, then an afternoon of 1:1 interviews on site. After that, another day of 4 1:1 interviews, and finally a phone negotiation with HR.

First technical interviews were very standard and focused on my background and included a group interview and impromptu presentation. Questions focused on Java programming and some general algorithm analysis, as well as one or two 'brain teaser'/problem solving questions. Second set were more geared towards fit and focused on goals, interests, and chances for me to ask questions.

Interview Question – Two people are each stuck on their own island, connected by a ferryman with a lockable box. Each person has their own lock and key, but can't send the key along with the box. One person wants to send the other a diamond, but it must be placed into the box and locked or it will be stolen by the ferryman. How do you send the diamond without the ferryman stealing it?   View Answers (5)

Negotiation Details – I didn't need to negotiate much as I wasn't looking for a salary bump. I was more interested in the change of responsibility. It helps to hone in on your desired salary and position up front, because there's not much else that can be negotiated. You will want to agree to everything because once it hits Larry Ellison's office and gets his approval there's not much else that can be changed.

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