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Great people to work with, but not a great company to work for

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Former Employee - Usabiltiy Research in Redwood Shores, CA
Former Employee - Usabiltiy Research in Redwood Shores, CA

I worked at Oracle as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Lots of people to learn from during my internship. Good culture within my group.

Cons

Lots of red tape and hoops to jump through for even the smallest thing. The mobile research team couldn't even get a new iPhone without a 5 month wait for 8 different approvals and signatures. This company seems too big for the good of the employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Cut down on the red tape so employees can be efficient and effective in their jobs.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good overall, but sales management increasingly micro-manage oriented

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    Former Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Oracle brand opens all doors

    Cons

    The Oracle brand also upsets a lot of customers. Management increasingly resorting to micro-managing, metrics, and scapegoat tactics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the micro-managers, and hire leaders. People want to be inspired, not ground into cookie-cutter metrics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Former StorageTek equipment. Company squashed good technologies and ostracized them self from customers.

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    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer III in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer III in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flex able time. Health and 401k contributions good.

    Cons

    No experience in running a hardware company. Trying to deploy software customer service practices in hardware data centers Lack of understanding critical customer requirements.
    Respoce time to fix hardware can take 2-3 weeks and get lost in backline support before being paged out to field personnel leading to customer dissatisfaction and anger by the time field help is involved..
    No further sales or development in the storage products and traditional storage SE and FE from StorageTek are being let go or are leaving to seek employment else ware.
    No downward vision of hardware progression by high level CEO's.
    Company does not need your input on best practices and ignores or is angered you even bring it up. They invented the wheel they just need bodies to run it.
    Total disconnect between departments, hardware,software,backline,IT.No urgency to get correct tools i.e laptops.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the proven practices of StorageTek and Sun run the hardware side,Oracle has lost too many customer to ignorance unwillingness to work with customers. Customer constantly express "hard to work with" company. They do their tech refresh with companies that have a life-cycle plan and change data center equipment to other venders cutting out Oracle/Sun?StorageTek from those data centers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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