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Stable company with conservative design

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Redwood City, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

Slow-moving pace means a great work-life balance. Also Oracle compensates very well, both with salary and other benefits.

Cons

There is a lot of political inertia here, it's a conservative culture, and ultimately this is a developer-driven organization. Designs always get cut and scaled back. Truly creative designs are unlikely to get built and shipped here. You will end up spending at least as much time on organization and project logistics/management as you do on design.

Advice to Management

Hire some real project managers who can get software shipped. Expect more from the developers and don't let them slack off spending months on code architecture. And (of course) put more development resources into the UI. Don't prioritize functionality over usability every time. Without usability, the functionality may as well not even be there.

Other Employee Reviews for Oracle

  1. 9 years at Oracle

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of projects in the organization, easy to find what you like. nice health insurance plan, not stressful at all

    Cons

    Organization is too big, which results in inefficiency sometimes. Seems that always technologically behind compare with the small (startup) companies.

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say. Oracle is just like other typical large organizations. Do have very nice marketing though. Keep it going.


  2. Highly Competitive - Internally and Externally

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director Level in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director Level in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the brightest people I have worked around. People are focused and driven to succeed. Oracle hires some of the best and most talented people. Proud to have been part of a great team.

    Cons

    Very competitive, almost back-stabbing culture. Information flow from one side of the business to the other is limited by design. The organization is designed to compete internally as much as it is to compete externally.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what the field is sharing - market feedback and customer information


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