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No better place to work to deepen your knowledge & skills of a specific Oracle product or niche, but...

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Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Reston, VA
Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Reston, VA

I have been working at Oracle

Pros

The training and skills you obtain during your time at Oracle are top notch. You get the chance to do the most technically advanced implementations of the particular Oracle product line you were hired for. Within Oracle consulting, you're also able to move around in your product family vertical (BI), and work on various systems (OBIEE, ODI, Hyperion).

Cons

The constant re-orgs make it tough to have a relationship with your manager. Also, many projects within consulting don't have the same collaborative feel as our partner consulting firms (Accenture, Deloitte, IBM).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior Management should create more detailed metrics for Oracle Consulting to enable the staff to have clear goals to reach, and exceed for promotion. Also, the sales team should work more closely with consulting, to enable Oracle consulting to be the preferred implementer of our own products. Each region of the US differs in relation to the amount of work Oracle consulting has.

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    Oracle can be a good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Belmont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Belmont, CA

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    For certain levels of Engineers, hourly compensation instead of salary makes up for the often time of long hours. Inconsistent middle management and the challenge of transitioning to ITIL V3 is causing a lot of confusion within the IT team but this also creates opportunities for qualified people. Although there is generally little career guidance, I felt that one could create one's own program for advancement and if the individual was good at what they did, opportunities are often available. Basically one can write your own ticket. Telecommuting is supported and the tools work well.

    Cons

    Some poor middle management and poor leadership within the upper middle management tier. Depending upon department, raises were seldom seen or were so small that they were almost an insult many .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As far as overall opinion, Senior Management has guided the company to a very successful position. The use of acquisition instead of all internal development was a great move. For years Oracle APPS were pretty poor.

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    Good company from outside.. not fair inside

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Work from home option. Good recognition outside the company

    Cons

    No recognition inside the company. No way to grow to managerial position in spite of qualifications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the work of high potential candidates, else you will see high turnover rates

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