Oracle is a global leader in the software business and provides great opportunities for software engineers, coding engineers, software developers, and other tech jobs. It attracts several applicants, and the competition to get in is tough. Oracle’s interview process is elaborate and methodical to select the right person for a position.
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In this article, we’ll focus on what to expect at Oracle’s phone interview round or phone screen. Here’s what we’ll cover:
The interview process for software engineers at Oracle consists of three rounds — the initial phone screen, the technical phone screen, and an onsite.
The onsite round is usually a series of face-to-face interviews conducted at Oracle’s office. The first two rounds are conducted over the phone, and therefore, are called the phone interview rounds or phone screens.
The Initial Phone Screen: During the phone screen round, your skills and experience are assessed to see if you’re the right fit for the role. It lasts for about 30 minutes and is conducted by an HR recruiter. Updating your LinkedIn profile with the right keywords is key to getting contacted for the initial phone screen.
The Technical Phone Screen: This is where your approach to problem-solving is evaluated before you’re invited to the on-site interview rounds. You can expect 1-2 coding problems of moderate difficulty. Your ability to brute-force the solution and write bug-free code to solve the problem is tested. You can also expect a few questions around your core technical skills and past employment experience.
Oracle Phone interview or phone screen is an important phase of the company’s recruitment process. Here, your traits, knowledge, experience, and motivations are thoroughly evaluated by the recruiter to gauge if you are eligible for the onsite interview.
Needless to say, performing well in these rounds is crucial to carry on in the hiring process.
Following are 5 non-tech questions or behavioral questions commonly asked at Oracle’s Phone Interview. Remember that these questions are open-ended and used to judge if you’re a good fit for the company and role.
As covered before, you can expect 1-2 coding problems (such as Leetcode problems) of moderate difficulty during the tech phone screen. Following are a few examples of coding problems:
For more examples of coding questions asked at Oracle, read 40+ Oracle Technical Interview Questions.
You can also check out our Problems page for a long list of coding interview problems with solutions.
Phone interviews are tricky. Here are some handy tips for your prep and D-day:
Before the interview:
During the interview:
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