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Oracle Reviews in Birmingham, England

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Pros
  • The work/life balance at Oracle (at least the division I work for) is quite good (in 844 reviews)

  • Great work from home options; Good front-line managers who support their staff (in 372 reviews)


Cons
  • No flexibility for work/life balance--no telecommuting or working from home one day (in 111 reviews)

  • The consulting practice shrunk so much that there is no career growth (in 150 reviews)

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    it's OK, if your face fits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
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