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Demonstrate, adapt, make right friends and be happy.

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

I have been working at Oracle

Pros

- Software powerhouse, opportunity to work with various technologies
- Stability, global diversification
- Focus towards product and customers
- Great sales team
- Good employee benefits
- Work-life balance (good company to raise family with)
- Management is usually supportive of lateral transitions within the groups (e.g. from Manager to individual contributor and vice-versa)
- Good gym
- Has potential for growth

Cons

- One should always join the current firefight - Oracle has plenty - if one needs management attention. Sound workers should have made the choice to stay on without being noticed or appreciated.
- Technology focused, management sees no value of professional degrees, like MBAs, MS etc., once you start working at Oracle. Though most manager will support the partial time-off required to do part-time studies.
- Oracle does not tap into excellent social networks its employees are exposed to. (this choice is partly due to stricter security standards)
- There are plenty of re-orgs and it can get pretty turbulent in some groups due to various acquisitions in past and possibly in future. So, if one is joining now, stay adaptive and embrace the change. You may see multiple managers in coming years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Value your 80% bottom workers, not just top 20%. They are keeping the bottom line cost under control and giving predictable output.
- When you distribute award to most visible person who manages to fight off escalation, also give award to a person who keeps things under control.
- Create more employee harmony and team events. Due to limited opportunity of growth, there is a lot of internal politics and back-biting among mid managers or among people who are management hopefuls.
- Due to acquisition based innovation the drive to write white-papers, doing something cool, experimenting is going away. Bring it back. When we are done buying everybody possible, it will be time to find internal ability to innovate.

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    Nice to place to grow. Put in a few years and move on.

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Lot of technologies to play around with. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Consulting involves lots of travel and time away from family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont skimp on training for employees.

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  2.  

    oracle is a good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    it offers higher position compared to other competitor, such as big 4. I have just jointed, so I will have to make up for the rest. oracle is developing so fast compared to big 4, they are definitely getting a edge over others. the learning experience of oracle financial also sounds cool, for sap does not seem to be as promising as oracle financial in the long run. oracle seems to be more open minded and provides more room for professional growth.

    Cons

    I asked for too little. seems they can pay more, but anyway, 10k is nothing compared to a good career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they are good. i definitely feel they are open minded, smart and eager to do better jobs

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