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Challenging work that makes a difference: a great place to be an engineer

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Current Employee - Consulting Member of Technical Staff  in  Burlington, MA
Current Employee - Consulting Member of Technical Staff in Burlington, MA

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

Pros

-Smart colleagues
-Challenging work
-Financial stability = job security
-Be #1 in your marketplace (Oracle plays to win, and it's great to see your products succeed).
- Very supportive of working at home and distributed teams

Oracle does things in a very rational way: it tries to help its customers. If you keep that in mind then you have a lot of freedom to innovate, and amazing resources to help you.

Oracle also does some of the most important, mission-critical business software on the planet. Your contributions will really make a difference.

Cons

- Some old-fashioned software development ideas
- Home-brewed dev tools are behind the curve

The official dev model is very waterfall-oriented. That being said, most product groups work at sneaking in better models.

Some of the tools needed by developers are internally developed, rather old, and can be quite frustrating to deal with.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Embrace Agile methodologies!
Git or Mercurial will address RCS needs.
Keep focussed on the customer: it keeps us all heading in the right direction.

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Get to know about the enterprise package software life cycle and how large organizations plan and build software cater to companies in different industries.

    Cons

    Work area can be limited to very specific areas and can become repetitive and limit to set of technologies that get centered towards oracle world and visibility into everything else happening on the software development areas is limited

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    Learn what you can in engineering and then look for change!

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Oracle full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Server Tech division which includes database, enterprise manager are good to work in. People are smart and friendly. Good telecommuting culture and flexible work hour. But you have to work hard in order to advance. That's true everywhere

    Cons

    When you hit a plateau in learning, it is up to yourself to look around for opportunities. Keep looking. No one will do it for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't add more engineering processes to treat everyone like a dumb a**. It just lowers productivity for everybody.

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