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Not a good supporter of Work Life Balance. Very fast paced company.

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer
Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer

I have been working at Oracle full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Good telecommuting chances. Great database technology.

Cons

No raises in Support. Watch out if you have a lousy boss, and there are quite a few out there. You will be competing with folks who sacrifice their family and life for the company. Some groups give very little training for the technology the employees have to keep up with.

Poor Work Life Balance in Support including Cloud Services.
Extremely fast paced company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have a code of conduct for managers also. Stop bullying employees. Internal Job Search Site is very unfriendly for employees.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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    More internal sales competition than external.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Oracle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Brand recognition, prestige, excellent health benefits

    Cons

    There is more competition internally for deals than externally from competitors. This culture is widespread and encouraged by upper management. As a result, what should be a competitive advantage (breadth of portfolio of the Oracle "stack") creates a culture of predatory sales poaching by internal teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the sales culture. Your vision is excellent, but the sales culture is killing your execution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Micro-managing company who does not pay their employee's commissions correctly

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Inside Sales Representative  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Inside Sales Representative in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Some of the best sales training around. Extensive class on negotiating, cold calling, leaving voice messages, etc..
    Oracle Direct (inside sales group) does recognize top performers with awards and there are quarterly events.
    Sr. rep program allows you to work from home up to 2 days a week.

    Cons

    Starting salary is low. I took a $20K pay cut to work here only before the OTE were greater. This was fine for awhile but the company does not pay out their employee's correctly on commission. If you are not paid on a deal you have to submit a form to rectify the mistake and that can take 30-90 days until you are paid. This was happening so much that in June 2013 the company took away the 30 day pay-out and now pays their commissions out in 45 days. So anything I would close in September, I don't get paid on until November 15th.

    The management is very micro-managing. They will sit at your desk and listen to your calls on a splitter. The call stats you are supposed to complete each week are not realistic.

    On numerous occasions, employees will be asked to sell a product that they do not get paid on and will be promised a SPIF or prize (like an ipad). One employee was the top seller on a certain product like this and instead of sending her an ipad, they sent her a check, that was taxed and was not even enough to buy an ipad.

    It seems that they do not believe in employee retention because if you want to move to the field, the salary increase is no worth it. You may get a 6% salary increase. If you were to switch companies for a field job you can get a 6 figure salary easy. This is a big reason why Oracle Direct has such high turn-around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro-managing your employees, this is part of the reason they leave after 1 - 1.5 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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