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Current Employee - Principal Sales Consultant in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Principal Sales Consultant in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Oracle

Pros

highly profitable, sales driven company

Cons

lack of communication between groups, slower on picking up on market trends

Advice to Management

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  1. Good place to learn

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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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities
    Very smart people
    Difficult problem

    Cons

    Lots of Politics
    Slow processes
    Steep learning curve

    Advice to Management

    Compensate engineers better

  2. Helpful (2)

    Not the place for people who think for themselves.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Oracle

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, great co-workers (although I wonder why some of them work there), nice variety of food on-campus, good wrt work/life balance.

    Cons

    I was a former Sun employee and was used to being encouraged to think for myself and come up with "out-of-the-box" solutions. At Oracle, it's more of a "when we want you're opinion, we'll give it to you" attitude. They seem to hand out titles instead of salaries; I've never seen so many directors with one or two (on in some cases no) direct reports and so little responsibility. HUGE differences between the amount of responsibility and expertise required of a manager or director at Sun vs. Oracle. Maybe it's the frequent acquisitions and sheer number of employees, but I really don't feel they value their employees as individuals.

    Advice to Management

    I'd offer some, but doubt they care so why bother?

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