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"Great company and reputation, easy to get lost in the shuffle."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Test Consultatnt in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Senior Software Test Consultatnt in Philadelphia, PA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great reputation, great financials, intelligent employees, lots of different business lines to get involved with (more opportunities), great facility/space to work in.

Cons

Easy to get lost in the shuffle of 100k+ employees, red tape slows decisions, senior managers only seem to want to climb the ladder instead of improving their organization, goal/vision of a specific organization not communicated clearly, hard to determine how to reach out to other groups

Other Employee Reviews for Oracle

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Does not value innovation or individuality"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oracle full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Oracle is "comfortable", and probably a reasonable place to work if you enjoy a more rigid and straightforward environment.

    Cons

    Oracle has become so large that they are incapable of fostering innovation within the company. They have transitioned into the standard "acquire and assemble" mentality of large companies faced with this problem. The result is an environment where engineers are not valued for their ideas or ability to drive innovation, but rather viewed as replaceable cogs in a ruthless business machine. Management makes broad decisions based on business metrics without understanding the technical challenges, and prevents individual engineers from having a say in the direction of the product or company. Support organizations, from recruiting to HR to IT, intrinsically suppress individuality and culture to create a monotonous business-focused monoculture.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your engineers and provide a path for them to impact product direction and drive innovation. They are likely smarter than you.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Big company--little employee investment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Technical, smart, reputable, strategic, thought leader

    Cons

    Little employee engagement and investment.
    Low morale
    cut throat

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