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Great place for the right type so of people

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Former Employee - Vice President Sales
Former Employee - Vice President Sales

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

Pros

Oracle is a machine
Culture is aggressive, driven, results-oriented
I was personally treated very well throughout my time there
Lots of opportunity to succeed and advance; great rewards when you do

Cons

Can be political, bureaucratic like all big companies
Sales pressure can lead to questionable tactics and bullying - it's all about the numbers
Complexity of the organization with so many acquisitions makes it difficult to navigate and lead

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Stressful environment but commission can make it worth it

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Commission - unlimited with accelerators but tough to hit
    Extensive sales and IT training
    People - a lot of my coworkers have turned into friends outside of work

    Cons

    Stressful environment - typical in sales, I have been in worse
    Micromanaged

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less Micromanaging, especially for seasons reps

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    I was very unhappy with Oracle after our company was acquired.

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    Former Employee - Director in Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Redwood Shores, CA

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

    Pros

    - Oracle is a very large company and as such has decent benefits
    - Despite what many report they do pay "well"
    - If you are lazy this is a good place to hide and not have to work terribly hard

    Cons

    - Toxic culture
    - Stiffing for innovators
    - Company is run by bankers, not engineers
    - Company values management over rank and file (e.g. bonus's paid to exec only during hard times)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break up the super large organization into manageable pieces that can actually develop new software. Buying smaller companies and destroying them is not helping the staff or customers. This practice does help the stockholders (e.g. Larrry E) so I suspect it is not going change. However, other companies have shown that innovation can be profitable (salesforce) and it was only 15 years ago when Oracle could actually innovate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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