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"Oracle can be a good place to work."

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Former Employee - Senior Manager in Belmont, CA
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Belmont, CA
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Pros

For certain levels of Engineers, hourly compensation instead of salary makes up for the often time of long hours. Inconsistent middle management and the challenge of transitioning to ITIL V3 is causing a lot of confusion within the IT team but this also creates opportunities for qualified people. Although there is generally little career guidance, I felt that one could create one's own program for advancement and if the individual was good at what they did, opportunities are often available. Basically one can write your own ticket. Telecommuting is supported and the tools work well.

Cons

Some poor middle management and poor leadership within the upper middle management tier. Depending upon department, raises were seldom seen or were so small that they were almost an insult many .

Advice to Management

As far as overall opinion, Senior Management has guided the company to a very successful position. The use of acquisition instead of all internal development was a great move. For years Oracle APPS were pretty poor.

Other Employee Reviews for Oracle

  1. Helpful (1)

    "No better place to work to deepen your knowledge & skills of a specific Oracle product or niche, but..."

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Reston, VA
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The training and skills you obtain during your time at Oracle are top notch. You get the chance to do the most technically advanced implementations of the particular Oracle product line you were hired for. Within Oracle consulting, you're also able to move around in your product family vertical (BI), and work on various systems (OBIEE, ODI, Hyperion).

    Cons

    The constant re-orgs make it tough to have a relationship with your manager. Also, many projects within consulting don't have the same collaborative feel as our partner consulting firms (Accenture, Deloitte, IBM).

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management should create more detailed metrics for Oracle Consulting to enable the staff to have clear goals to reach, and exceed for promotion. Also, the sales team should work more closely with consulting, to enable Oracle consulting to be the preferred implementer of our own products. Each region of the US differs in relation to the amount of work Oracle consulting has.


  2. "A large corporation presents challenges and rewards."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Oracle is a large corporation with a good reputation in its field. Experience with Oracle and its wide range of products is valued by many other companies making you a more valuable worker. Unlike working with smaller companies, you will have the opportunity to interact with people from around the globe. You will also have the opportunity to learn and create the software products that drive many of the world's largest companies.

    Cons

    It can be daunting working for a large, impersonal corporation. Your direct management, human resources representative and other coworkers may not even be co-located with you. You need to have initiative and not be afraid to seek out other people in your job.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate freely with your employees. They are your greatest resource. The domain knowledge that they bring is not a commodity.

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