At Oracle, we provide powerful career development opportunities and a supportive environment to foster career self-management. We encourage regular, open, and honest communication between you and your manager. To proactively manage your career, you'll want to seek out the coaching, tools, and advice you need to excel in your current responsibilities and to develop in areas that advance your career goals.
Oracle recognizes and rewards you for growing either as a "knowledge leader" (individual contributor role) or as a "people leader" (manager role). You can develop your career on either track, increasing your responsibilities, competencies, and financial rewards.
Provided you have been in a position for a reasonable period of time, Oracle encourages you to explore opportunities for change and advancement. The amount of employment time considered to be a reasonable period varies by organization and job but generally ranges from 1 to 2 years. People transfer constantly to new projects. Both you and Oracle benefit from challenges to your intelligence and creativity.
Your employment at Oracle will open up a world of educational opportunities for you. Oracle offers its employees a wide variety of technical, professional, and personal development courses through a number of learning media.
Interactive courses are televised locally eight to twelve days each month. The Oracle Channel provides a training and communication environment that is both effective and time efficient. With Oracle's live and interactive satellite broadcasts, Oracle customers throughout North America and Europe receive the benefits of training without the expense and downtime of traveling to a traditional training site.
The Oracle Channel is an interactive television network delivered using satellite technology from studios in Bracknell, England and various locations in North America—and received at more than 100 locations. The network is used for technical training courses and Oracle product launches. Interactivity is achieved via an Interactive Audience Response System. Each attendee has an individual keypad with an integrated microphone plus a call button which is linked directly back to the lecturer using telephone lines.
The lecturer is thus able to question delegates by means of multiple choice questions, true/false, yes/no questions—and receive instant feedback. Individuals gather conveniently in comfortable interactive classrooms located close to home and office and interact live through voice, video, and data with instructors and other participants. The result? A higher level of learning and retention, more economically and efficiently delivered.
Oracle works closely with the Stanford Instructional Television Network (SITN), a distance learning program that has flourished at Stanford for more than 30 years. Many Oracle employees participate in classes through this network.
The SITN Program is offered for the School of Engineering and allows students to participate in the engineering program via video conference classrooms on site at Oracle Headquarters. Students can ask questions or otherwise interact with the instructor, teaching assistant, and/or other students asynchronously from their desktop computers.
The program enables full-time regular employees to continue building engineering and business skills and to complete advanced degrees. The SITN program follows the same rules as all other continuing education, which means that you may enroll in SITN and apply for reimbursement of program tuition and incidentals.
More than 200 Stanford courses are available through SITN to Oracle employees each year. Courses may be taken by Oracle-sponsored students admitted into the M.S. degree program (Honors Co-Op Program), on a class-by-class basis, or by auditors.
Oracle Product Training
Technical Training for all current Oracle product offerings is available in a number of formats. Instructor-led classes are taught in Oracle Education Centers throughout the Americas. Oracle Live virtual classes offer interactive sessions on Oracle products at Headquarters, field offices, education centers, and third-party sites. Oracle eLearning framework provides on-demand learning for new products, industries, new releases, and product overviews. More than 10,000 eLearning courses are available via the Oracle University virtual campus, a Web-based learning system.
Related Technologies Training
Related Technologies training courses include Java, Linux, J2EE, SOA, Grid, RAC, Fusion and much more.
Product Development Training
A number of classes specifically developed for Oracle Product Development organizations are available for Oracle developers. These include: technical foundation, architecture, coding technique, kernel, and internals classes.
Exciting, information-filled classes specifically developed for Oracle Services are available for Oracle consultants. These include: Oracle Product Consulting Bootcamps, Consulting Skills Workshops, Proposal Development Workshops, Project Management training, Oracle Method courses, and technical training for products such as Project Workbench.
The Worldwide Support organization delivers a complete schedule of classes exclusively for its employees to develop product and customer skills.
Sales skills, product sales and positioning, and business practices training programs are available for sales reps and sales consultants.
The Oracle Management Training curriculum offers courses for both new and experienced managers. Course titles include: The Oracle Manager, Leadership Forum, Managing within the Law, Coaching for Sales Managers, Leading Teams, Targeted Selection, Performance Management, and Managing Change.