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Art Technology Group CEO of Oracle Lawrence J. Ellison
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  1. "Senior Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Art Technology Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, teamwork, and communication. People work together to get things done and Management rewards people who do great work.

    Cons

    They went through some growing pains especially when they were purchased by Oracle. Many talented people were let go due to the acquisition and the company seemed to lose that well connected feeling.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work together, stand up for your employees and communicate whats going on to team members. Don't let the big corp guys destroy your awesome culture.


  2. "RIP one of the few near perfect companies around."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Art Technology Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers, work environment, high expectations but still fairly laid back....great work/life balance....can work remotely when necessary

    Cons

    product slow to market...Oracle acquisition destroyed a great company (one of the few left)

    Advice to Management

    To Oracle management....spin off ATG and let it be one of the few innovative companies left...LET ATG go!


  3. "Great people and company"

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    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Art Technology Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    smart people, top commerce software

    Cons

    engineering resources were difficult to get at times


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  5. "ATG was a stellar company to work for, and was incredibly formative in shaping my feelings about how good companies run."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Release Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Release Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Art Technology Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Incredible coworkers, an amazing work environment, and one of the healthiest and most stellar company cultures I've ever encountered in the business.

    Their technology stack was far, far ahead of its time, offering a dependency injection IOC container, high availability server, and an industrial strength persistence model a decade before these things became common place.

    Cons

    They've been bought by Oracle. Enough said.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping the company's identity alive through your acquisition is going to be an enourmous challenge. Good luck with it!


  6. "Was a great ride"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Open collaborative environment
    Genuinely nice and sharp people to work with
    Cutting edge technology
    Profitable quarter after quarter - company has money and is willing to invest

    Cons

    Lack of coordination amongst departments
    At times a bit of an 'us and them' mentality developed between the software development team and the rest of the company

    Advice to Management

    Set product direction and drive more quickly


  7. "A Good company, sad to see it go"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vacation, sick and holidays are excellent. An overall positive outlook throughout the company, not always doom and gloom as some might find in other companies. Very fair compensation, in my opinion.

    Cons

    Its getting bought by Oracle. Job Titles don't always represent responsibilities and/or skill level. Some of the technologies in OS are disparate and not quite merged together as I would hope.

    Advice to Management

    Don't Sell!


  8. "Solid company, great people, cool products."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, really smart people. Fond of innovation. Many people who leave here return after testing the waters.

    Cons

    Not a huge company so limited room for advancement. Seems like company should be bigger than it is sometimes, given how good the technology is.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes I think we take innovation for granted. I'd like to see us get back to innovating some great new products to stay ahead of the curve.


  9. "Quick review of ATG."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to work remotely if necessary.
    Good coworkers/management that provide support if needed.
    Willing to hire fresh, entry level employees.

    Cons

    Small chance of professional advancement within the company.
    No pay increase/raises.
    Bad knowledge transfer between departments.
    Potential to be overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Biggest problem is the lack of reasonable pay increase for lower-tier employees (I cant speak for upper management). Multiple years of dedicated service to the company MIGHT get you a pathetic 2% increase, but i can think of few years where even this was withheld. Also, spend some money and train your employees more thoroughly. I can understand you not wanting to bring people to Cambridge every week, but at least have regular training via teleconference.


  10. "Look elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Professional Services in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Professional Services in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be to work on latest technology and a great set of people. Not anymore. In the 90s and the early 2000 ATG was the innovation powerhouse. Rest of the world is still catching up with the technologies that ATG designed in those years. ATG still claims a top end roster of clients, any other company would envy to have a clientèle like that. ATG is still recognized as a leader in ecommerce field and many of the top retailers still use ATG. Unfortunately, company has become more of a product retailer, where they buy other companies, integrate their products and sell to customers, without investing in its own development efforts.

    Cons

    No professional growth. Managers are more concerned about quarter to quarter survival, support has no staff, products is not doing anything new and innovative (integrations), services is overworked and all the seasoned people have left.

    Advice to Management

    Have an long term plan for the company, you can't just keep changing strategy every year. recognize what are companies strengths and use them. Remember why ATG was such a great company and what it is not.


  11. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Art Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    A public company yet with an very entrepreneurial environment and great suite of technology products.

    Cons

    Work life balance was not the same after company got acquired


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