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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 .

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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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    not a bad early job

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    it has good cafes and the work is relatively challenging. the groups are somewhat self-autonomous so you can do a bunch of things as long as you have the resources to go after there. but nothing can be that big or else it will hit the purview of senior management and then the whole process will slow down or come to a complete standstill.

    Cons

    it is a very slow company to react and thus the projects are few and far between. don't expect any performance reviews that are worthwhile either. they started to do them towards the end of my time there, but they weren't taken seriously

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    none

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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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