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Oracle Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated May 12, 2014
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3.4 32 reviews

                             

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Oracle CEO and Director Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

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    Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsGreat people! Big company...can get lost. Unlimited resources for personal growth. Flexible work schedule.

    ConsBig company...unless you are proactive, you can get lost in the shuffle.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A.

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    Selfish and arrogant environment where negativity and blame run rampant.

    Territory Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsGreat sales training. Good benefits and compensation. Quality technology. Methods for meeting preparation/ presentations are very good. Good account planning processes.

    ConsMajority of co-workers & management are selfish with no regard for teaming-to-win collaboration. Customers always came LAST at this company. A very self-help type work environment where assistance or guidance is non-existant. Management style is to grind down Sales reps rather than build them up. Inside Sales counterparts compete for same customers with Field Reps resulting in no mutual trust. Account assignments are set in stone with no flexibility for reseeding. Success can be very difficult if you do not have executive support to pull you along. In my opinion, this is a company where your ethical conscience is constantly pressed and tested.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet your hands dirty and show you're able to help your team. Too much dictating and not enough leadership by example. Praise for a job well done goes a long way.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wonderful experience, great networking

    Associate Consultant (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsWas able to work remote a lot.

    ConsDid not collaborate enough internally.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow more hands-on training.

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    More internal sales competition than external.

    Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsBrand recognition, prestige, excellent health benefits

    ConsThere is more competition internally for deals than externally from competitors. This culture is widespread and encouraged by upper management. As a result, what should be a competitive advantage (breadth of portfolio of the Oracle "stack") creates a culture of predatory sales poaching by internal teams.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix the sales culture. Your vision is excellent, but the sales culture is killing your execution.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Oracle formerly Vitrue

    Social Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsGreat position for those who aren't ambitious. You can fly under the radar and do the bare minimum and still get by.

    ConsReps in this product line are not incentivized enough to do anything. Oracle processes are slow, redundant, and impede a reps ability to sell. Even if you perform, you will not be recognized for your effort.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement of this sales team is incompetent, unorganized, and unprofessional. Restructure this entire department or just go ahead and phase out the sales team.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Comp, Decent Advancement Opportunity, Intense At Times

    Practice Manager (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsComp plan for consultants is strong and medical plan options are good. Great access to lots of technology and training. Lots of good folks to work with. Still has world's best RDBMS IMO.

    ConsFor consultants hours can be long and travel heavy. Working for unhappy customers (especially when it's a software problem that isn't your fault) can be stressful. Finding time for training or reading the flow of company policies can be difficult a times. Company can be slow react to new trends (e.g. cloud computing) and sales made at the C-Suite level can mean day-to-day users aren't really happy to see you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great environment and people

    Business Consultant (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsThere is a lot of potential and internal career opportunities. The technology and platforms used are cutting-edge and the expertise and skill set of coworkers is quite good.

    ConsThe company can be quite a bit bureaucratic with multiple layers of management and 'dotted' line managers. Also, there were frequent 'musical chair' re-orgs, say once or twice a year.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall it was a good experience

    Principal Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsGood Benefits, opportunity for trainibg

    ConsDriven by billable hours. No work, equals no billable hours, equals layoff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Acquired companies carried their bags

    Software Developer (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsRelaxed environment, no travel, life-work balance, good benefits other than then actual pay, strong parent company

    Conspoor organizational culture in the acquired companies carried over
    Benefits and culture in Parent Company is not reflected to the acquired companies
    no raises, no promotions, no bonuses 2010-2012
    no career track
    no recognition
    poor middle management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Revenue Drives Employee Success Not Talent

    Consulting Technical Manager (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsGreat benefits and compensation
    Talented technical resources
    Brand Name

    ConsManagement only cares about one thing - revenue
    Sales driven culture
    Slow growth
    Too much internal politics
    Product direction challenges - especially in the FMW stack

    Advice to Senior ManagementImmediate leadership must focus less on making numbers and more about their people. If you have people that are happy, your numbers will grow organically vs. through acquisition. Churn in team is not because of the company, but because of bad management. Get rid of the dead wood and profit margins will increase.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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