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Good work experience - Bad culture

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Current Employee - Support Sales Representative  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Support Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Flexible schedule, great benefits, competitive pay. Job security is huge too. Employees are rarely let go... Even if they should be.

Cons

This place breeds complacency. The employee make-up is a mixed bag due to the countless acquisitions and therefore a company culture doesn't really exist. If you're looking for a place to become employee number xxx thousand and get lost in the shuffle, this is the place for you. If you're ambitious and have professional drive, go somewhere else.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize talent and promote from within. So many great employee get ignored, and ultimately quit, because management is terrified about mentoring/training qualified employees only to be replaced by said employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Bring your poison darts!

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at Oracle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay, good flexibility in work location, decent benefits, large company makes for a semi-safe environment. Customers really have to you and if you get to understand your patch and product set, you usually can figure out how to position and sell them. Oracle has everything under the sun technology wise.

    Cons

    There are some good sales territories and jobs at Oracle, and some lousy ones. Better know your manager and area VP very well to ensure your deals can get approved!! Biggest challenge is the terrible customer management strategy. It's every sales rep for themselves, and customers know it. It is a "good old boy" network in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating your customers like customers and not enemies. Yes, you have them "over a barrel." They know it, but stop treating them like that. Simplify the comp plan and give higher end incentives. And finally, create a model and culture of sales teams working together to solve problems and drive bigger revenue at your customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Work with the best, learn and get smarter, accept career limitations

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redwood Shores, CA

    I have been working at Oracle full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Really smart people. Best practices. Huge global scope. Comprehensive products

    Cons

    Hard to advance. Hard to get raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain employees by providing more opportunities to advance and increase salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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