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a cog in the wheel of a fast moving tractor trailer

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Current Employee - Software Architect in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Software Architect in Dallas, TX

I have been working at Oracle

Pros

Oracle is a stable profitable company with a good brand and reputation. The company offers excellent benefits package and fair compensation. Many office locations with a global presence and customers everywhere around the world provide ample opportunities to travel. A diverse set of product lines in many business units provide many opportunities to move to different areas of interest, although employees are required to stay with a job for at least a year.

Cons

Promotions to leadership positions tend to be bestowed upon those with the best social networks and not necessarily to the most skilled individuals. Most employees do not receive bonuses, stock, or stock option compensation for good performance. Oracle's size and market capitalization leaves little room for out sized growth.

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Need better recognition that innovation and results arise bottom-up - not top-down through command and control style planning and management.

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    Oracle, Neither Good Nor Bad

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Oracle is a global corporation offering some employment stability in a dark economic climate. The benefits package is good and offers reasonable options. Oracle encourages team oriented activity and growth. Continuing education is offered and encouraged.

    Cons

    Because of the size of the organization, it is easy for an employee to get lost and dehumanized. Even though continuing education is offered, it is almost impossible to get it approved. Salaries and wages are usually minimal to midline of what the current area market is, and once you have accepted a starting wage it increases a maximum of 3%, and often several years pass by with no raise (irregardless of performance.) Oracle only matches a small portion of the 401K and that match can exclusively be invested in Oracle stock, an exact quote from the benefits page, 50% of your first 6% in contributions, so Oracle is matching your first 6% at 3%, almost nothing.

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    Stress teamwork and create an award system that encourages employee's efforts.

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    You're only as good as your last fiscal quarter

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    There are plenty of oppritunities to make money at Oracle and those who are sucessful are well rewarded. There are great benefits like in-office gym, frequent catered meals, and extensive training, all free of charge.

    Cons

    There is an unhealthy influence from management to do whatever is neccesary to "get the job done" which prevents a clear distinction between work and personal time. This wouldn't be such a problem if they were more flexible with salespeople working from home. The pressure on the sales staff is average most of the time, however, pressure increases exponentially during the end of fiscal quarters or due to turn-over related issues.

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    My main advice to management at Oracle would be to coordinate communications better so that employees are not bombarded constantly with emails, conference calls, and ad hoc meetings to discuss the same issue or topic which wastes way too much time in today's economy. It would also be helpful if senior management would fully outline the expected hallmarks for career advancement and then stick to them....

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