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Where mid managers kill the spirit and growth

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Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Redwood Shores, CA
Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Redwood Shores, CA

I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Good work,life balance.
Hires from good universities and most new hires are great.
Server technologies is a great place where your work will impact many in the world.
Larry.

Cons

Managers - for their job security, they don't let employees grow after certain stage.
Have seen some worse managers who employ divisive strategy to be at the helm.
Technical people manage some groups and that leads to conflict of interest.
Information flows in only one direction (upwards).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Can easily get rid of 30 percent of managers,with no impact to operations. They can save lot of $s.

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    dog eat dog

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -learn some good technology
    -leader in databases
    -good salary and benefits
    -looks good on resume

    Cons

    -Oracle getting into hardware was bad move.
    -Exadata is a bad product
    -type A's and zero people skills mgrs run the place
    -political back stabbing everywhere
    -slackers who are clueless take credit for other's work
    -technical sales engineers are hourly workers, have to keep track of overtime and travel
    -customers do not like working with Oracle, lots of ill feelings.
    -high turnover
    -no pay raises, ever ! what you come in with, is what you will make even after 3-4 years later.
    -don't even think about a pay raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Oracle is OK to be for a few years then get out. Difficult place to work with the type A's and manager with zero people skills, and politically maneuvering and back stabbing. Too much political, good ole boy networks. Who you know is more important than what you know and your performance. No teamwork, no pay raises, no collaboration. management needs to treat its valuable people as assets, and not disposables.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Work environment not so great, compensation is not generous

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    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    opportunities to have career growth.

    Cons

    compensation is not so great compared to market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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