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Nice place to work and learn

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Former Employee - Director of Product Management in Redwood City, CA
Former Employee - Director of Product Management in Redwood City, CA

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

Pros

Learning environment-- learn the IT needs of all types of businesses in the whole world
Do things at large scale-- to make the revenue needle move at Oracle, managers plan and execute big plans. Fun to drive these engg projects and sales/mktg programs

Cons

Culture of managing upwards
Lower than market pay

Advice to ManagementAdvice

none

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Highly political environment. Not recommended for new grads.

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Generous 401k Matching
    Internal training opportunities
    On-site gym.

    Cons

    Probably one of the most politically toxic environment in Silicon Valley. Managers back stab each other. To survive, everyone must be watching his back.
    Too many layers of management.
    Not innovative. Lots of legacy code.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Horrible managers, directors, no raises or bonuses

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    Current Employee - Principal Software QA Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software QA Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    The benefits are ok, but costly. I paid about about $1000 per month, Oracle gave very little towards it.

    Cons

    Let me count the ways how Oracle is really not the place to work.
    1. No raises or bonuses for a few years, Company claims they have no money
    2. Managers are incompetent. Only promoted so they can be in the next pay level. Oracle is very top heavy with managers and directors, a lot of whom don't have reporting to them.
    3. HR is useless. Complaints are not taken seriously.
    4. There's no career growth.
    5. Pay is low, so if you do end up working at Oracle, negotiate a larger salary, as you will be stuck without raises or bonuses for some time.
    6. Should you ever give a two weeks notice, be prepared to be fired on the spot and not given paperwork upon your exit or your last paycheck. Also benefits and pay cut off same day.
    7. Oracle touts itself on diversity. However, celebrating Christmas is a big no no, and dont ever use a christmas tree at any party because you will be fired. This company bends over to please the other cultures and their holidays. Oh and the company does not celebrate, or give President's day off.
    In all, Oracle does not treat employees well and acts like everyone is replaceable. Because they can get some person in India or China to replace you for half the price.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to value employees. Maybe get training on what the laws are when firing employees, such as paperwork required.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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