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Difficult place to work, but does have some upsides

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Need a tough skin to survive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  2. Good people, but a grind

    Former Employee - Sales in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Great experience, exposure w/ a leading Enterprise Software company

    Cons

    Even if well liked, respected.....extremely political

    Advice to Management

    Hire better mid-level mgmt


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