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Former Employee - Sales Representative in Burlington, MA
Former Employee - Sales Representative in Burlington, MA

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

Pros

Oracle is a large stable company that is an industry leader. It is easy to gain access to new customers due to the company's reputation.

Cons

Work environment is grueling. There is no "down" time in the sales organization. Constant pressure to out perform. Too many layers of management. No pay increases despite performance. Not sure they have a sound strategy around selling hardware.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reward excellence. Do not cultivate an "insiders" club environment.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Difficult place to work, but does have some upsides

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    -Benefits (health insurance, company facilities) are excellent
    -Great work/life balance
    -Great collegial, cordial, friendly environments
    -If you land in a great org, it's important to stay there because bad ones abound
    -Oracle is big on telecommuting
    -Very little "big-brother" mentality from the corporate level
    -Walks the walk on diversity in the workplace

    Cons

    -Outrageous levels of worthless management (3-4 vp's deep in some places)
    -Non-competitive salaries and COLA, even if you are a rock star
    -Promotions happening regularly in management, extremely rare among individual contributors
    -In some orgs, extreme micromanagement
    -Many US-side headcount replaced by multiple bodies in India

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take an interest in the career paths and compensation for worker bees, not just management. Oracle doesn't seem keen on retaining talent at all

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Need a tough skin to survive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very smart executive team-innovative with respect to both technology and business strategy; don't prolong decisions and will revisit if initial decision was not the right one

    Cons

    Internal politics is an ongoing challenge as well as arrogant and combative external posture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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