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Helpful (3)

Lack of direction; lack of identity; lack of vision;

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

There are just a few good engineers at Oracle. Occasionally you'd see a pocket of 1-2 good engineers in a team of 20+.

Cons

As it is made up of many companies, there is big disintegration. No culture per se. Cronyism and incompetency are rampant at Oracle. Disillusionment. The smart people seem to quit as soon as Oracle acquires a company. Smart people seem to be deliberately not hired. Friends and inexperienced people are welcome at Oracle. Pro-activity, natural leadership, experience doesn't seem to be encouraged or rewarded. Mediocrity is protected at all costs. The internal tools they use are so old and obsolete that is not even funny. For instance: How can a database company not normalize the bug-status of their bug-tracking tool? Why would you leave it as a cross-product of two statuses, that cannot describe uniformly a bug status? Why would you have disparate set of 99 bug statuses? How can you provide better software when your own internal tools are obsolete? This is just one example. Plenty more.

Advice to Management

As long as the same management stays in place, nothing will change. Any talk of "restructuring", etc., is just another PR from investors to investors, to keep the stock from sinking. The sad part is that management knows they are incompetent and mediocre and are diagnosing themselves as "all is good!" This is at all vertical levels of management. Everyone knows it and no one wants to admit it. It's just another "too big to fail" company. If one person admits it, they are quickly isolated, ousted, isolated, fired, etc.

Other Employee Reviews for Oracle

  1. Helpful (1)

    Don't expect a raise!!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Technical Support Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Technical Support Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stong company, good benefits, No fear for a take over.

    Cons

    No raises in 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Look at how you decisions affects employee's families. You took the working from home perk away. Havent seen a raise in 5 years. Now with after school day care and commute expenses, I've taken a pay decrease! Also when your support group earns $2 Billion per month, you can share some of the wealth!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Company has changed a lot in the last several years....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contracts in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Contracts in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company (AT THIS POINT) has a flexible schedule and you are able to work from home,and can have a work/life balance(unless its end of quarter,then expect to work long hours weekends etc...).

    Cons

    Dont expect a raise,bonus etc... if they can get away with not giving one they will.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your talent more.


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