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"Good overall, but sales management increasingly micro-manage oriented"

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Former Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA
Former Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Oracle brand opens all doors

Cons

The Oracle brand also upsets a lot of customers. Management increasingly resorting to micro-managing, metrics, and scapegoat tactics

Advice to Management

Fire the micro-managers, and hire leaders. People want to be inspired, not ground into cookie-cutter metrics

Other Employee Reviews for Oracle

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great people to work with, but not a great company to work for"

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    Former Intern - Usabiltiy Research in Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Intern - Usabiltiy Research in Redwood Shores, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oracle as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of people to learn from during my internship. Good culture within my group.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape and hoops to jump through for even the smallest thing. The mobile research team couldn't even get a new iPhone without a 5 month wait for 8 different approvals and signatures. This company seems too big for the good of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Cut down on the red tape so employees can be efficient and effective in their jobs.


  2. "Former StorageTek equipment. Company squashed good technologies and ostracized them self from customers."

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    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer III in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer III in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flex able time. Health and 401k contributions good.

    Cons

    No experience in running a hardware company. Trying to deploy software customer service practices in hardware data centers Lack of understanding critical customer requirements.
    Respoce time to fix hardware can take 2-3 weeks and get lost in backline support before being paged out to field personnel leading to customer dissatisfaction and anger by the time field help is involved..
    No further sales or development in the storage products and traditional storage SE and FE from StorageTek are being let go or are leaving to seek employment else ware.
    No downward vision of hardware progression by high level CEO's.
    Company does not need your input on best practices and ignores or is angered you even bring it up. They invented the wheel they just need bodies to run it.
    Total disconnect between departments, hardware,software,backline,IT.No urgency to get correct tools i.e laptops.

    Advice to Management

    Let the proven practices of StorageTek and Sun run the hardware side,Oracle has lost too many customer to ignorance unwillingness to work with customers. Customer constantly express "hard to work with" company. They do their tech refresh with companies that have a life-cycle plan and change data center equipment to other venders cutting out Oracle/Sun?StorageTek from those data centers.

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