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Oracle Direct: Be Cautious and Look Before You Leap

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Former Employee - Oracle Direct Account Manager in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Oracle Direct Account Manager in Austin, TX

I worked at Oracle (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The benefits of working at Oracle are many: Great resume builder, outstanding training, and gaining exposure to a very solid product portfolio. The pay is pretty decent, as are the benefits. After spending a year there, you will have the opportunity to move on outside the company, but the chances of moving up internally are few and far in between.

Cons

The work environment is extremely intense and often turns reasonable people into jerks - yelling and intimidation is common at the end of each quarter. Many seasoned, experienced employees leave due to the unreasonable amount of stress that exists as a result of too many VP's who constantly try to justify their existence and create a contentious relationship with the field AND customers. The prevailing view is that it's OK to frustrate and anger a customer, so long as the revenue is delivered.

Advice to Management

Wake up and ask yourself why there are so many VP's in OD? Why is the turnover so high? Why do you put ridiculous amounts of pressure on the first line managers? Why is HR constantly getting involved with this organization? If those questions are answered honestly, you are on the path to fixing the problems. Talk is cheap, but actions are not....

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  1. Good Company to work for, cut throat competition internally between employees

    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Oracle full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable job, good salary, bonus

    Cons

    Very political organization. You have to be well connected or you can get mowed down by others.

    Advice to Management

    Please do some employees review management too.


  2. Sales engineer: good compensation and flexibility, but lack of creative outlet

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Reston, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Good Compensation Lots of flexibility in terms of hours and where I worked. Access to some great minds in technology Good training

    Cons

    Sales organization revolves around the sales account managers. As a sales engineer in support of the account managers, you don't have much power or room to inject creativity into your work. Very competitive culture


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