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Former Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in San Francisco, CA

I worked at BEA Systems

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Innovative technology company to work for.

Cons

Poor compensation, very poor leadership

Advice to Management

Its immaterial now

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  1. BEA Consulting Review

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    Former Employee - Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Jose, CA

    I worked at BEA Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Product and Latest Technology in the application and services infrastructure space

    Cons

    The immediate management was running their own show with their own say and promoting their own few people. The Executives and Senior Management were not given true picture of what is happening in the lower ranks. I have seen 3 directors promoted to VP in last 5 yrs (2002-2007) in my group (Consulting) and consultants were made to do the same type of works year-after-year. It seems like the immediate management (Directors) were fighting the battle (meeting their revenue numbers and targets) but putting guns on Consultant shoulders. Anyways, now Oracle has acquired BEA, I can only pray that things improve but I see no hope for that as the same management (Director and VP) is being kept intact from consulting perspective.

    Advice to Management

    Take feedback from folks in the field and don't get blinded by the immediate subordinates (Directors and VP)


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    Innovation in marketing

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in San Jose, CA

    I worked at BEA Systems

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The marketing program I was part of was innovative and market leading (see Charlene Li's book, Groundswell). I had the scope to be creative and work with any part of the organization that I needed. The product is solid and customers were generally satisfied - a good place to start when running interactive marketing campaigns. BEA attracted good smart people, seemed like there was less deadweight than many tech companies of this size.

    Cons

    Budgets were tight towards the end, these programs have a long ramp time before they generate value.. Also, the downside is that BEA is part of Oracle where there is little marketing autonomy

    Advice to Management

    Keep on trucking with the audience marketing programs and roll them out to other Oracle product areas.


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