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Software Engineer

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

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

Pros

Financially very solid. Have some very clear product strategy. Good compensation and benefit.

Cons

Very fragmented - typical to any firms that have grown mainly through acquisition. Team spirit and member quality vary significantly. One team's dev lead won't survive as a regular engineer in another team. Have to use the worst version control system ever (ade - yuck). CEO is generating some news mostly very saucy and flamboyant. The industry hates us.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Sigh.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Oracle Consulting - Hire and Fire at will !

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Independence, Great opportunities to self-learn, brand name

    Cons

    Bench is not tolerated, seldom meet people at work, sometimes one can work and retire for managers without ever seeing them in person, a consultant is always a resource and can be laid-off during bench without any attention paid to their skillsets or contributions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the skillsets, help consultants cross-train in skills, meet people in person once in few months, treat people as people and not as programmed robots !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Consulting

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Reston, VA

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The training is outstanding, good bonuses, lots of opportunity for learning, decent benefits, strong internal support of peers and colleagues, endless opportunities for travel (if desired)

    Cons

    Sometimes they put the consultants on engagements for which they are not prepared to delivered as much as expected. This stems from the aggressive business development practices. This is quite stressful as the consultants must perform under extreme pressure and deadlines. There is also a constant hiring/firing cycle and layoffs seem very arbitrary. Also, the org. chart was always in flux and it was difficult to figure out which group was responsible for which areas of business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a more clearly defined process by which promotions are rewarded. This was not clear to me at any time during my tenure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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