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Steady employer for people want to retire

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Oracle

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

Pros

Oracle is a very slow paced working place. Its release cycle normally goes by half a year. For people who want to balance work and life, it might be a good place.

Cons

No career development at all for new hires. Performance appraise was never transparent. Actually there is not a performance review at all.

Advice to Management

Oracle today doesn't do much cutting-edge development. Instead of pursuing top-notch talents, Oracle should probably leave them for those more aggressive employers who can better use those gifted young graduates.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Not bad, Not great

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Oracle

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is interesting. Work life balance is good. Technically competent colleagues. Beautiful lake on campus for daily walks.

    Cons

    Vacation policy is lousy. Stagnation seems to be the norm rather than the exception. Oracle starts out with a competitive market salary but salaries stagnate very quickly and you will be well behind market pay after a couple of years. Centralized organization with line managers having little to no powers and decisions made at the very top by people who don't know you. Sponsorship of green cards was halted for a very long time. Immigration facilities in general could be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Oracle seems to have entered a growth by acquisition rather than growth by engineering phase. This might be better for shareholders but its coming at an enormous morale cost in the engineering units. The most important suggestion I'd make is to make performance reviews transparent. Establish goals and reward people who target them. Have managers provide guidelines to employees on their wait time for the next promotion etc.


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    Great to be a part of the organization and get an insider's view

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    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Oracle

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    financially well run, bright engineers, aggressive sales and overall industry leader

    Cons

    Human resources is an amateur operation. SR. VP HR was a sales gal previously who got promoted on politics. So, the HR organization is extremely political all the way down. need to suck up and primarily please the HR mgt. team to succeed. Promotion based upon loyalty and favoritism and minimally on competence.

    Advice to Management

    Get a real SR. VP of HR to match the engineering competence of the business.


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