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Great place to start your career.

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Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Oracle

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good compensation and benefits, good work/life balance. Opportunity to work with some of the best and the brightest in the industry.

Cons

It is a large corporation, with lots of moving parts...

Advice to Management

Attract the best talent and do your best to train and retain it.

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  1. I don't hate my job :)

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    Current Employee - Development Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Oracle

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a big company, so there are options to choose from - moving groups is possible, even changing career tracks (Engineer to PM, etc.) is a possibility. The company is stable and won't be going away soon :) - as long you are doing a good job, there is little worry that you'll be laid off. The health and 401(k) benefits are generally decent. As always - combination of right place, right time, hard work, positive energy will pay off in the long term - have a 5 year + window.

    Cons

    Its big! So a lot of people seem lost.
    My knowledge is limited to Fusion Middleware (Application Server) platform area and cannot comment of DB or APPS teams - the problems are
    - dysfunctional - there is the obvious "right arm doesn't know what left arm is doing" syndrome.
    - SDLC is not strictly followed -- engineering process gets a little chaotic/ ad hoc. the initial set of requirements/restrictions that you start with almost never hold true. Some thing or the other will change and you'll have to accommodate for it.
    - schedules are very aggressive but in my opinion not realistic. To give an example, product hasn't shipped 18 months after a previously advertised "code freeze" date.
    - you work a lot but get a sense of not having achieved as much.
    - if you like to code a lot, then this isn't the place :(
    - nobody makes firm commitments on requirements/schedules - I guess it is a way to make sure anything you don't know now can be made a "requirement" later.

    Advice to Management

    Stop doing big bang releases. Tier the process so that there are fewer dependencies, the requirements are crystal clear.
    Rolling development process is not viable and will drive away employees coming from all the companies that are being acquired where there is more structure.


  2. OK, but lots of potential to be better

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Oracle

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, good management practices. Your managers are always willing to listen. Decisions that are made at the lower management levels are usually very good.

    Cons

    With Large companies you can get lost in the masses. The communications up the management chain can be laborious (you really have to push to move things up the ladder).

    Advice to Management

    Focus some of that energy on workforce. The company is strongly focused on growth and as a consequence we have more than doubled the workforce. It is time to focus on these people and make sure we keep the best.


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