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"a cog in the wheel of a fast moving tractor trailer"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Architect in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Software Architect in Dallas, TX
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Oracle is a stable profitable company with a good brand and reputation. The company offers excellent benefits package and fair compensation. Many office locations with a global presence and customers everywhere around the world provide ample opportunities to travel. A diverse set of product lines in many business units provide many opportunities to move to different areas of interest, although employees are required to stay with a job for at least a year.

Cons

Promotions to leadership positions tend to be bestowed upon those with the best social networks and not necessarily to the most skilled individuals. Most employees do not receive bonuses, stock, or stock option compensation for good performance. Oracle's size and market capitalization leaves little room for out sized growth.

Advice to Management

Need better recognition that innovation and results arise bottom-up - not top-down through command and control style planning and management.

Other Employee Reviews for Oracle

  1. "Oracle good company to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best reasons to work in oracle is to get to know and trained in very advanced technologies and it provides enough opportunity to research and become well versed in it. I believe working experience in oracle increases the professional value and gets branded for easy marketability for outside jobs. Working at oracle provides flexible work hours and work/life balance is great.

    Cons

    Salaries are less than the other corporations. Management is very rigid and engineers voices will not be heard. Work politics is huge.

    Advice to Management

    Please try to hear the ideas and comments of employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "shitty place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Oracle has a good brand recognition. you marketability increases, when you are looking or job. good work life balance (this is a downside too. you can sit in Oracle for many years without doing anything)
    There is opportunity to move with Oracle. You can move from engg to consulting to sales
    You can work at Oracle if you just want to collect salary and not do any real work

    Cons

    crappy middle management in applications division. culture is centered around pleasing manager and not doing the right thing or real work. work here if you can "thrive" in Oracle's corporate culture which requires you to have no consciousness or honesty

    Advice to Management

    no advice. you can't change the management at Oracle. Just fire all mangers


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