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"good work life balance but hard to grow"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Oracle full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great work life balance
Big name
good place to learn on the job

Cons

Impossible to grow past a certain level, due to this many bright people leave or just stop trying.
Raises and bonuses are non existent
Propriatory technology

Advice to Management

Reward talent, else continue the brain drain.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Micro-managing company who does not pay their employee's commissions correctly"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Inside Sales Representative in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Inside Sales Representative in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best sales training around. Extensive class on negotiating, cold calling, leaving voice messages, etc..
    Oracle Direct (inside sales group) does recognize top performers with awards and there are quarterly events.
    Sr. rep program allows you to work from home up to 2 days a week.

    Cons

    Starting salary is low. I took a $20K pay cut to work here only before the OTE were greater. This was fine for awhile but the company does not pay out their employee's correctly on commission. If you are not paid on a deal you have to submit a form to rectify the mistake and that can take 30-90 days until you are paid. This was happening so much that in June 2013 the company took away the 30 day pay-out and now pays their commissions out in 45 days. So anything I would close in September, I don't get paid on until November 15th.

    The management is very micro-managing. They will sit at your desk and listen to your calls on a splitter. The call stats you are supposed to complete each week are not realistic.

    On numerous occasions, employees will be asked to sell a product that they do not get paid on and will be promised a SPIF or prize (like an ipad). One employee was the top seller on a certain product like this and instead of sending her an ipad, they sent her a check, that was taxed and was not even enough to buy an ipad.

    It seems that they do not believe in employee retention because if you want to move to the field, the salary increase is no worth it. You may get a 6% salary increase. If you were to switch companies for a field job you can get a 6 figure salary easy. This is a big reason why Oracle Direct has such high turn-around.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro-managing your employees, this is part of the reason they leave after 1 - 1.5 years.


  2. "Awesome products, great people supporting you, horrible red tape and internal processes"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, excellent products, great culture (competitive, energetic, work hard play hard)

    Cons

    Tons of red tape, an abundance of resources but hard to navigate, lack of investment in internal IT.

    Advice to Management

    Cut your compensation by 25M each and spend some more money to leverage the solutions you sell and do it right.


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