I have been working at Oracle full-time for more than 10 years
Pros – Products are mostly pretty good
Plenty of chance to work with new stuff
Brand has kudos
Variety of challenge
If you find your niche & your contribution is valued, it can be rewarding & satisfying
Cons – Short-term management focus on this quarter's numbers
Consulting division is not led well
Pay is not that great
Internal processes are over-complex & best ignored
Half-hearted approach to employee appraisal & development
Managers at all levels have their little favourites who can do no wrong - very political organisation
Some customers, and most SIs, hate us but can't escape
It's really no fun at all if you're locked into a long-term project with a disgruntled customer and a semi-competent manager who's struggling to deliver. But that would be true in most places, I guess.
Advice to Senior Management – From a product/technology perspective - just keep on doing what you're doing, it works
From a consulting perspective - just get your head round the idea that you only exist to make the product look good - it's not a real consulting business, so stop pretending
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2012-12-14 06:47 PST
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