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The Keeper of Dead Wood

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Former Employee - Consulting Member of Technical Staff in Redwood Shores, CA
Former Employee - Consulting Member of Technical Staff in Redwood Shores, CA

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

Pros

Great compensation package. Some very smart coworkers

Cons

Painstakingly slow processes. The place is full of dead wood just collecting a paycheck

Advice to ManagementAdvice

clean house

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Very steep learning curve initially and fast paced environment, but once you acclimate, you can work anywhere!

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    Former Employee - Consulting Director in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Consulting Director in Reston, VA

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity for an individual to learn a lot of different skills. This not only includes technology but also engaging and working with diverse groups of people.

    Cons

    Oracle acquired many companies over the years which lead to its growth fiscally and technically, which is good. However, the company's DNA changed, which was not always a good thing as different and often less competent employees joined the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to maintain the quality of your employees even through periods of stress.

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