If you're inquisitive, you're at the right place. We're about information management, after all, which means that we've got the answers to some frequently asked questions. If you want to find out how many FREE T-shirts you'll pick up in one year (we've lost count)—or even if you have more serious questions, you're at the right page.
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What types of jobs do you offer?
Challenging and rewarding! We typically hire software developers and product evangelists. Check out some of the details in the Projects at Oracle section to get an idea of ongoing projects and opportunities available in various groups at Oracle.
How do I know Oracle will be around in 5 years? Endurance is our specialty. We've endured more than 32 years, and we plan to stick around for a long time. We're all about information management, and in the Information Age, the world needs us more than ever. For more information, see the history of Oracle, below.
What will my colleagues be like?
Tune in with exceptionally knowledgeable, innovative, and entrepreneurial coworkers for in-depth technological discussions to solve challenging problems. If you enjoy stimulating conversation and problem-solving with the brightest minds around, look no further...
How will Oracle compensate me for my contribution?
Well, we all have to pay bills, but to most of us, money is not the top priority. What you're going to be doing, and with whom you'll be working—that's the #1 concern. Still, it's time to gain the rewards of your success in college. We understand that. You'll find that Oracle offers a top compensation package and the best benefits available. We reward performance on the job, which means you will be eligible to participate in our discretionary bonus program. Oracle has a complete program for today and for future years. For more information, visit the Benefits section of our site.
Will Oracle help me with my transition from school to work?
Absolutely. For college recruits, Oracle will fund relocation services. You will have the option to either accept a lump sum payment or to receive personalized relocation services, including but not limited to working with your own relocation counselor, packing and moving and transportation services, apartment hunting, and even temporary housing.
What's the Oracle culture like?
You could describe the Oracle culture as the ultimate MERITocracy. This is a work environment where advancement is based on ability, contribution and results count, focus is on achievement, and we help you to bring out your best strengths. We applaud team efforts, and we attribute our success to (and reward) individual creativity. We foster a learning environment. We invite commitment. We shun bureaucracy. And we encourage you to move up and transfer your talent to new projects, groups, and at times, even other locations and countries.
What do Oracle employees do in their spare time?
Our recreational and social activities are just as diverse as the members of the Oracle family. We ski, hike, backpack; play basketball, volleyball, or soccer; and bike, swim, weight train, or sail, to name a few. Employees take lunch breaks to practice martial arts, play piano (the lobby of at least one building has a piano), play table tennis or pool, sing, or meditate. And... there's more (see the next question)...
Can I do community/volunteer work at Oracle?
You bet! Many of us possess a strong spirit of volunteerism and activism and participate in local activities from Habitat to Humanity to raising awareness and money for diabetes. There's a host of cultural activities as well. From celebrating Diwali and Chinese New Year to honoring Black History Month, the Oracle family is a conscientious and active community of global citizens. Visit our Campus Tour for more details about Oracle Volunteering.
I have an entrepreneurial spirit. Can I gain the experience to possibly start my own company someday?
You aren't the first to want or do exactly that. In fact, it's our strength—Oracle is a company that rewards the entrepreneurial spirit. Most likely, you'll find that you have more responsibility than you expected in a shorter time period than anticipated. Time passes quickly, and before you know it, you'll gain the experience you need to be in a leader's position at Oracle. The thing is, entrepreneurs aren't all beyond the Oracle walls. Many exist, thrive, and create their visions right here.
What types of internal educational opportunities are available at Oracle?
Our employees are energized by the opportunity for immense educational growth. For additional information, see our Training and Development section.
What about further education? Is it true that I can obtain a Master's degree while I'm at Oracle?
Yes, it's true! Again, check out our amazing Training and Development opportunities.
Are there summer jobs available?
Yes, there are, and we're looking for top students who are ready for an early start to a successful career. Click here for more information about our Summer Internship program.
Is there a recruiting events calendar?
Yes. Be sure to look for us. Each year, we travel from coast to coast. We schedule information sessions and participate in career events at top schools across the country.
What will keep me inspired at Oracle for the long-term?
Who better to answer this than some current Oracle employees who were once prospective recruits, just like you. Read about their experiences in the Where They Are Today section.
What are some of the development projects in which I can participate?
For detailed descriptions of the latest projects, download our Projects at Oracle publication.
Can you tell me a little about Oracle's cutting-edge technology?
See Projects at Oracle for more details about the many technology products thriving at Oracle.