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Very good work/life balance.

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Current Employee - Principal Technical Support Engineer in Frisco, TX
Current Employee - Principal Technical Support Engineer in Frisco, TX

I have been working at Oracle

Pros

Flexibility. There is a very good work/life balance which can be unimaginable with certain other employers. This way Oracle is a very good place to work.

Cons

There are not much opportunities for growing up in the corporate ladder. It does not look to be plausible at all. No grooming of the lower level resources (in the hierarchy) to better support the management in future.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It would be good if the leadership starts working on grooming the lower level resources (down in the hierarchy) on management or technology, whichever they are good at.

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    It will age you at an accelerated rate

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    Current Employee - Oracle Direct Sales in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Oracle Direct Sales in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    The only reason to work here is for the resume experience. It's a recognizable company. You can pickup the experience in the short run.

    Cons

    Oracle Direct is the inside sales portion of the company. This company loves to pit sales groups against each other. Teamwork is not valued here and as long as the current executive team is in place, it never will be no matter what they say. This is about as negative an environment as I have ever seen. It is littered with immature sales management. Everyone is in it for themselves, and you will be hard pressed to find anyone who is really a leader, and that goes all the way up to the top. There is only one cultural value at Oracle, and that is you make money. Read the mission statement on the website, and you'll see it's fluff. And while you can make 100k plus if you are lucky and hit the timing right, you can also easily find yourself in a bad territory with a narcissistic manager, and not make money which means you'll be fired soon.. It really is a gamble each and every month you're there and just because you've had a good year this year, you can easily be on the chopping block for termination 3 months down the road. If you are lucky to have a good territory, then the way to make your money is to audit each and every customer for using Oracle's IP out of compliance.. That's right, you're a glorified auditor, not a professional sales person because everything is tied up in Oracle's clever T's and C's. Hence, most of Oracle's customers hate Oracle. It's a weird place in that your colleagues just disappear (terminated) without warning. Company is struggling to keep customers and new customers are not coming on board because the prices are so outrageous. Once you work here, you realize that everything the exec team is a great exaggeration of the truth or an outright lie. The specs they tell the public about Exadata performance, or the amount of money they spend on R&D, or the number of jobs in the US Oracle has created are all bald face lies. If you're a customer advocate, this isn't the place to work. Also company makes massive mistakes on commission payouts and some of them appear to be deliberate. A careful real of your terms and conditions will let you see how Oracle holds on to every penny and looks for any possible way to find a way not to pay you for your work. That kind of company-wide legal hairball is why the stock prices keeps ticking up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not interested in giving them any assistance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Big company rules

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Every changing environment that's fast paced.

    Cons

    There are too many processes that get in way of meeting customer needs. However, we had really great products that customers want.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people more autonomy.

    No opinion of CEO
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