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"Talk the talk but often does not walk the walk"

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Current Employee - Director Product Management in Redwood Shores, CA
Current Employee - Director Product Management in Redwood Shores, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Stable company with large number of in house opportunities.
Strong fiscal focus and ability to weather financial challenges

Cons

Bureaucratic processes and lack of ability to replace lost personnel.
Compensation process has very little to do with group performance and individual contribution.
Definitely feels like a big company

Advice to Management

Driving initiatives without the willingness to spend money to make them happen is an exercise in frustration.

Other Employee Reviews for Oracle

  1. Helpful (4)

    "One of the best I ever worked"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oracle full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of resources, lots of opportunities to learn new technologies, endless amount of work, high chance of getting your work into product, not asked to work on narrow focus, good medical benefits

    Cons

    hardly any raises, some of my colleagues were getting paid well below the industry average for their skill level, lots of take-overs and mergers leading to politics in upper levels of management and cause endless reorganizations. culture is very focused on business and bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    share the wealth. Perks to employees like a gym and good food at the expense of a low salary discriminate against the employees' families.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Unfriendly and Depressing"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Human Resources Assistant Manager in Edison, NJ
    Former Contractor - Human Resources Assistant Manager in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oracle as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was given a good position and good pay (even though it was through a temp agency), and the job title was above what I was expecting.

    Cons

    The people are unfriendly to newcomers, and the working environment is just depressing. People really don't like their jobs and there's a high turnover rate. Even though everyone's hours are supposedly 9-5, people were late all the time and left early. My first day, no one knew that I was starting, and one person thought I was just interviewing. My boss had a family emergency but no one bothered to tell me so I was just sitting around all day.
    The rest of the team was rude and unwelcoming, and they feigned interest only to take advantage of me later. When I shared my ideas with an individual, they took credit for them at the next staff meeting. Overall, it's just an unhappy and toxic place.

    Advice to Management

    Do a thorough sweep of the departments and weed out everybody that causes such a negative atmosphere.

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