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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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    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 (More than 5 years)

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

    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 Management

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


  2. Life-sucker

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Something in Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Something in Redwood Shores, CA

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule/telecommuting. Some training opportunities.

    Cons

    Zero career advancement. Zero mentoring. Pay increases have been hit and miss over the years, mostly miss; stretches of several years without any increase. Poor communication, unclear/conflicting edicts from management. Processes and policies not thought-through. No respect for employees, at least here in the US. New hiring is mostly in India and other low-cost labor centers. There's a very clear message they want to replace all the experienced American positions with cheaper replacements. This of course breeds an environment where no one has any loyalty.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. They wouldn't listen anyway.


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