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Oracle, a decent place to work

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY
Current Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY

I have been working at Oracle

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

If a consultant wants or needs to 'come off the road' Oracle provides many opportunities to accomplish this. other consulting firms its the road or the highway

Cons

In many ways Oracle doesn't know how to deal with consultants. They were and are a great database company and probably should have stayed in that business. Once PeopleSoft was purchased they should have dropped the line of Oracle HR software and embraced PeopleSoft software.

Advice to Management

I am not sure Senior Management wants to hear anything from a consultant. They don't understand or want to understand our lot in life.

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    Oracle Retail couldn't sell ice to desert wanderer.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Oracle

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Oracle is trying to diversify. It's database is one of the best in the world. From a corporate view, Oracle sounds like a fantastic place to work. It has server software, retail software, analytic software, etc.

    Cons

    Corporate bloat. Top level management takes a very long time to make decisions on things like salary, promotions, bonuses, etc. Top level management is too reactive on a quarter-to-quarter basis that some things are canceled before they even have a chance to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Take off. Clearly the majority of Senior Management are yes-people. The majority of them will say yes to anything to please their superiors. Far too many good people stay silent because they fear it'll reflect badly on them.


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    There is no better time in history to be at Oracle.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Oracle

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at Oracle offers a wealth of benefits... Here are a few to consider: First, you will benefit by having a top-tier software company, like Oracle, on your resume. Second, successful sales reps are compensated handsomely for their success. Third, the level of intelligence and experience of many of your coworkers and extended teams will be extremely high. And last, you will have good access to the executive level at many companies.

    Cons

    Oracle is a very complex organization. I do not necessarily see these as "downsides" rather realities... In a nutshell the challenges will come from the following: Acquiring 43 companies in three years does not come without complexities. Couple the acquisitions with the fact that Oracle is a "self-service organization" and you should plan to spend the first six months of your time trying to understand who, how, what system, what group etc. The quicker you map these things out the better off you will be. Oracle is a results oriented organization so quarterly pressures are standard. If you are looking for potluck lunches try another company. Larry is a strong believer in multiple sales reps calling on the same customer. This can cause challenges with customers and sometimes creates tension internally.

    Advice to Management

    We should strongly consider streamlining some of our internal processes and internal systems. The acquisition strategy is working... continue to aggressively invest where it makes sense.


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