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"Selfish management, unbelievably political environment"

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Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redwood Shores, CA
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redwood Shores, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Health benefits are probably par none.
Good gym at HQ
Able to work remotely.
Dull and slow pace of work makes for a relaxed work environment.

Cons

No salary reviews ever
Paltry bonus. Think 1-2% if you are lucky.
Limited opportunities to advance your career.
Boot licking and brown nosing are prerequisites to get any work done.
Political cronyism is rampant especially in the marketing and product management ranks.
Businesses operate in silos. Cross-silo collaboration is non existent.
Its all about who you know and how many asses you can kiss.
Managers manage up because they know there is little they can do for their subordinates.

Other Employee Reviews for Oracle

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A too type-A, dollar-driven, cut- throat company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Oracle full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Dominant market share and superior positioning.

    Cons

    Very arrogant company. Ethical decision making (ellison, hurd) isn't modelled at the top. Marketing is a well- oiled propaganda machine.

    Advice to Management

    You've conquered the DB market, so relax a bit. Stop trying to become the next General Motors of the IT world.


  2. "GBO"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Technical Support Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Technical Support Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Encouraged to Work from home
    Good work/life balance
    My team is a great team, but others, not so much.

    Cons

    In 12 years I have gotten about 4 raises.
    Best thing that happened to me was when they switched us to hourly from salaried and now we are compensated for the overtime - which is expected.
    People that leave are rarely replaced, so the work load is at times, extreme.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to make things more automated and start concentrating on keeping the employees happier so they stay.

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