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Great company to work with...

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Oracle has provided with variety of explore to entire software development cycle. I always had a challenging and enjoyable time working here.

Cons

Not that i can think of...

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    Good but no opportunities to grow

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    good pay good people there

    Cons

    couldnt grow into better positions

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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    Bureaucratic Nightmare

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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