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"One that went away"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Redwood City, CA
Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Redwood City, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Learning latest technologies
Working with the best talents
If you are working on Oracle technologies, this is the place to be
Lot to learn about working on and managing mega projects
Lot of scope to learn about global business, impacts and system integration
Easy for everyone to recognize the company you work for - needs no introduction

Cons

Too large a company
Too much inertia
Focussed too much on the bottomline
Very sensitive to Wall St
Insatiable urge to buy new companies
A confusing array of products available to offer to customer
Sort of glass ceiling for individual contributors seem to exist

Advice to Management

Recognize the fast movers before they move out

Other Employee Reviews for Oracle

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Big money = big stress"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Technology Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has an excellent product portfolio. There is an ever expanding set of products to sell. Oracle has one of the highest base pay and sales commission plans in the software industry. Overall, the people are very good, but very stressed as well. There is a decent amount of opportunity to advance your knowledge of Oracle through internal training.
    Oracle has one of the most liberal expense policies I have ever seen. If it remotely ties to closing new business, it is expected that it will be paid for by the company. They also provide a monthly car allowance that is well above average.

    Cons

    The biggest negative in working for Oracle is the lack of work/life balance. The mentality in the sales organization is win at all costs. If you are a total type A, this is the place for you. I was asked to do things to get commitments from customers that I was not too comfortable with (like waiting outside of people's offices until they leave for the day).

    The way that quota is distributed is also a little odd...instead of basing the growth objective on some reality, like the previous year's revenue, the region's quota is equally divided among reps with no consideration for territory, opps, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Work to soften the harsh perception by customers. Improve work/life balance. Develop a real partner program.


  2. "Work here if taking it easy is your #1 priority, well above things like compensation, exciting work..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you have a family and kids, want to take it easy and settle down in life, work at Oracle.

    Or, as an entry level job, Oracle is not a bad place to work for a year or two to add to your resume. Because it looks better on the resume than it actually is.

    The fitness center is good.

    Cons

    Reward for level of contribution vary widely between groups. If you are unlucky to be in the wrong group, forget about career advancement.

    If you are looking for some exciting work to motivate you, this is not the place to be.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage middle management to be more transparent and honest in their feedback to the team they manage.


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