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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.

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  1. 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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    Senion Sales Manager and Trainer

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Oracle full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Looks good on your resume - In sales if you get a good patch, you can make good money. Work with some very smart people, core DB EE is still best on the market. Great gym at HQ in Redwood Shores.

    Cons

    Too many to mention, complete lack of leadership and responsibility. As political and nepotistic as you can possibly get. Oracle is the 'Automatic company' Everything is self-service and HR are faceless ghosts who's only remit is to prevent Oracle from being sued. Any interaction with HR, or any questions are met with hostile and condescending emails with endless links to endless broken systems. The very basic tasks that HR should provide, letters of employment, on-time pay checks, etc, are completely beyond Oracle administration. Engineers seem to be treated a little better, but if you're in sales, you'll work in a truley terrible environment. Most people hate their jobs because Oracle customers HATE Oracle. So political it's absurd, pathetic and amateur training for managers, it's all personal connections and ''managing-up'' to get ahead, Hunger Games' type sales strategy, just hire more and more sales staff, and let them fight it out. Worst of all, most sales staff are paid way below the industry standard, and accounting frequently with-hold commission payments as a tactic to push people out. You are always one month away from being fired in Oracle, and people just disappear weekly with no explanation from management. Sales reps are cannon-fodder for angry customers, and get abused by both customers and Oracle senior management, Oracle treats customers and staff with contempt and arrogance.

    Advice to Management

    Replace Mark Hurd and whoever pretends to lead HR immediately. Re-focus strategy on treating customers and staff 180 degrees the opposite of current practices. Invest in CRM and fix the sales problem for good. If you treat staff better, then they'll do a better job, and the customers will be happy. It's really pretty simple.


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