There are a handful of Oracle shops where
everybody wants to work because they are so selective and offer
amazing employee benefits. With the average DBA salary
$70,000 per year the top Oracle
can earn as much as $200,000 per year. Here are some of the
most coveted employers of Oracle DBA's:
SAS - SAS Campus is world
renowned and jobs are highly coveted.
Google - Google only
interviews less than one of a thousand applicants and hires less
then one of out a hundred interviewees. Last year, Google
hired dozens of Oracle professionals, the cream of the crop.
Oracle Corporation Development
- The systems engineers who develop Oracle are hired
the worlds most selective universities.
Burleson Consulting - BC
hires less than one
out of every thousand applicants.
Far and away, the most notorious job interview
questions are from Goggle. I interviewed with Google and I was
asked how to develop an algorithm where you can enter one of three
doors with an equal probability by tossing a fair
Wall Street Journal just published this great article of
Google job interview questions. Check out the last page of the
article for detailed question and answers.
Being an Oracle DBA is more than technical
skill. As a lead database architect you must work directly
with end-users to design data models to fit systems requirements and
this requires specialized thinking ability.
The Monty Hall question:
In some Oracle job interviews, questions are designed to see how
well you think about abstract problems. A favorite is the "Monty Hall"
1 - Contestants are shown three doors.
2 - Behind one door is a new car, while the other two doors
have a "booby prize" (a goat).
3 - After the contestant picks a door, Monty Hall reveals a
door that he knows to contain a goat
4 - Monty then asks the contestant if they should switch
doors of stick to their original choice.
To maximize your chances, please choose the correct option:
a) Always stay with your original choice.
b) always switch to the other door.
c) It makes no
To fully understand the underlying probabilities, see this
Youtube description of the Monty Hall Problem.
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