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Oracle Reviews in Austin, TX

Updated Jul 5, 2014
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2.8 38 reviews

                             

65% Approve of the CEO

Oracle CEO and Director Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

(31 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Experience, Political and Competitive

    Business Development Consultant (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsVery good benefits, starting salary is hard to beat, and the opportunity to move up is competitive but possible if you are on track and constantly exceeding your quota. You gain a lot of experience talking with Executives all over the country.

    ConsThe culture is built to weed out anyone who isn't doing amazing. The leaders manage by fear and will try and make you quit rather than help you get better if you aren't doing well. if you don't know about something, there is no one to give you an answer. You have to research the answer which makes for a constant gray area.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManage like a decentralized start up. Help the ones at the bottom to be better rather than threatening them. Although threatening people is an effective tactic, it will almost always cause resentment and high turnover rates in the long run.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    If all you need is a paycheck, this place is a good bet.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsPay and benefits are good.

    ConsGrowth is stunted. Very company specific -- no best of breed product usage.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good opportunity but be careful

    EMO - Oracle Direct (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsHigh compensation potential, good benefits packages, stock purchasing program, a lot of sales training, strong network

    ConsConstant org changes, internal procedures are a nightmare, management is key to your success as they can portray you in a very positive or negative outlook despite your quality of work

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't let management get away with passing blame as a method of CYA, make them accountable. It's not uncommon to see remote managers do very little with limited skill sets. The quick and dirty route is constantly blame sales people and push them out the door, managers are the reason for high turnover.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Strict deadlines, not intererested in keeping employees happy

    Circuit Design (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    Proswork/life balance, job stability is good

    ConsNo raises/bonuses for past 5 years

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Mostly good place to work. Difficult place to grow.

    Senior Hardware Engineer (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsGood collaboration tools, good infrastructure, ample travel budget, lots of challenging problems. Very flexible work hours and (depending on your manager) flexible work locations.

    ConsInconsistent management, inconsistent strategies, direction is predominantly tactical (not often focused on maintaining investment in projects with long term payoffs). Company tolerates incompetence far too liberally.

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

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    Good experience but difficult with internal politics

    Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    Pros-Work/Life Balance
    -Flexible Time
    -Great Management
    -Great Benefits & compensation

    ConsThere are some internal politics that are difficult to deal with. With such a large company it makes since,but sometimes things take a lot longer than they should

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

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    It was the best of times and the worst of times...

    Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsGreat compensation. Great education. Lots of cool people to work with.

    ConsOD Senior Management that doesn't know anything about the customer nor do they understand that customer's sales cycle. A comp model that gives the inside account rep incentive to not fight for her fair share of the forecast credit. The comp model basically allows the outside reps to combine deals together that cut the inside rep's comp to a fraction if they fight with or dont do as the outside sales rep wants. So, basically the inside rep has to do what they can to make inside sales management happy but at the same time their own pay is really determined by their relationship with the field who can take their deals...combine them into larger deals...and drastically reduce the inside reps comp while stealing their forecast credit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix the comp/forecast credit model for OD. You are viewing a lot of very competent sales people through the wrong lens when you make them beholden to two different sets of management...one of which controls their immediate pay and the other of which controls their long term standing in the company. Don't make the junior rep have to choose between immediately making more money or staying with the company long term. Reduce the tension between field and inside sales. Dont let Field management and sales dictate everything to the inside sales.

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

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    Worse place in the world to work, a torture chamber

    Principal Hardware Engineer (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsNone, Nada, nothing to speak of.

    ConsThis place was worse than doing time in prison (or so I imagine). Manager enjoyed placing me and two others on a performance improvement plan in pursuit of our dismissal rather than a genuine desire for improved performance. He seemed to enjoy punishing us.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management needs to monitor management in their chain, as abuses do occur. The hands off attitude of this company paired with its non-transparency can create situations of extreme corruption. Their is no respect, whatsoever, for the individual contributor.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    Proswork life balance is main advantage .Work from home option is available which is very convenient during busy times. Higher management is friedly

    Consnothing to mention as cons. Really nice employer

    Advice to Senior ManagementSAtisfied.nothing to mention as cons. Really nice employer

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

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    One star is being nice..

    Business Development Consultant (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsBenefits, team atmosphere, decent training.

    ConsHorrible office atmosphere, lacking in company culture, no direction. Very conservative.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen someone starts a position within the company give them something to do.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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