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Very well managed company with good opportunities,

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Consulting Solutions Architect in Bloomington, MN
Current Employee - Consulting Solutions Architect in Bloomington, MN

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Oracle provides a near endless amount of products and solutions to learn and grow in terms of experience and expertise. There are lots of opportunities within the organization to move around.

Cons

As with most big companies, there can be a lot of process and red tape to deal with. Getting things done can take a lot of effort and perseverance.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    A company where the culture is based on "what have you done for me lately?"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Detroit, MI

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

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

    Pros

    If you are very aggressive and in a position to succeed then you will be rewarded. The company likes those who act first and ask questions later. Management leaves you alone. Working from anywhere and not being tied to an office is a bonus.

    Cons

    If you miss your targets, there are no excuses. Oracle is quick to dump you to hire the next person, hopefully at a cheaper price. Starting salaries are low, bonuses are difficult even when you get them in writing. Management is very busy managing up and trying to keep their jobs and does not spend much time managing down. Long hours and personal sacrifice are expected. No balance of home life with work life, so if Oracle needs you to work on the weekend when you have already planned that vacation the past 6 months, then the vacation has to go. No excuses. Layoffs happen often and without warning. Also, as an added bonus, your customers probably won't like you because you represent Oracle.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your workers with respect. They are the reason you have that yacht and private island.


  2. Bureaucratic Nightmare

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Management Director in Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Product Management Director in Redwood Shores, CA

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Oracle has a very nice gym, and there are lots of very experienced people to work with. The pace is slow, so if you are looking to spend more time on other interest or with family, Oracle is a great place to hang out.

    Cons

    Stupendous bureaucracy. Really. Process checks on top of process checks on top of process checks. It is not possible to be responsive to customer needs or competitive threats in this environment. Many companies in Silicon Valley have an HR policy that basically boils down to "Not Oracle". After joining, I understand why. Oracle is very hierarchical and status-bound. You need to kindly ask assistants to talk to anyone VP-level or above. There are tables where you look up you pay grade to see when you can travel business class and whether you get an office or a cubicle. There is no leadership: as a Director or VP you don't have any inside info on the agenda. You will get your best information from earnings calls. Oh, and don't think you can escalate to senior management if someone isn't doing the best thing for the firm: you need to come with something to trade with.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the 20000 low performers, and 20000 process enforcers who are watching them. Start leading and communicating. You are dead in the water!


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