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Managed from the top

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Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL

I worked at Oracle full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Big company carries a big reputation for quality products.

Cons

Not customer or partner friendly.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to delegate decisions more, and rely less on HQ approvals for most actions

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Internal job transfers/promotions are restricted to Lateral or Downward grade-levels!

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good technology, steady financials, market power. As some others have pointed out, these factors can make Oracle a good career springboard for future opportunities with more exciting, agile, innovative, flexible and creative companies.

    Cons

    Internal advancement and compensation system is ludicrous. There is an HR policy that only permits Lateral or Lower grade-level transfers for employees moving to an internally posted job -- even for promotions. So for example, if you hold an IC3-level position and are qualified to apply to an internal IC5-level job posting, you may be offered the new job, but you cannot move to the higher grade/salary level during that fiscal year -- i.e.,the new job now becomes an IC3-level job. Any grade-level changes can only be considered at the beginning of the following fiscal year, at which time, many other variables come into play: Your manager must then provide a stellar review, submit a business case for a promotion, jump through hoops, get approvals, etc.

    Also, when applying to an internally posted job, you must inform your current manager, before you receive a formal offer from HR. Yes, before. So essentially, if the offer is not what you expect, you are more than likely in an extremely precarious position with your current manager/organization and must seek alternative employment outside of the company, immediately thereafter.

    Sales Compensation Plans are inconsistent and do not accurately reward talent or results. Some Sales employees in a given year do extremely well, while other solid performers are forced to survive on their base salary. Also, little to no stock option awards are distributed to the mainstream workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Why would anyone want to move to a better internal job, for which they are qualified, if its restricted to the same level or below?!

    2) Most employees (covertly) despise working there, but stay there until they find something else.

    3) Expect a flood of employee departures if/when the job market relaxes and opens up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company and reputation, easy to get lost in the shuffle.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Consultatnt in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Consultatnt in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great reputation, great financials, intelligent employees, lots of different business lines to get involved with (more opportunities), great facility/space to work in.

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in the shuffle of 100k+ employees, red tape slows decisions, senior managers only seem to want to climb the ladder instead of improving their organization, goal/vision of a specific organization not communicated clearly, hard to determine how to reach out to other groups

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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