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"Plenty of work, good benefits, not much else but steady"

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Current Employee - Test Engineer in Broomfield, CO
Current Employee - Test Engineer in Broomfield, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Oracle full-time

Pros

Benefits. Pay is average for the area. Nice campus. Fairly flexible hours. Product line has good potential. If you do not like interacting with people this may be the place for you.

Cons

Self service for everything. Matrix management = you are on your own as a wandering drone engineer. No goals, no raises, no feedback except bad, no career advancement opportunities. Cycled in and out of projects which are never fulfilled and criteria changes to make the schedule. Many people WFH to avoid heavy lifting but that is now by approval only. A class system of people and so not well defined roles. Test labs a complete mess, which they are trying to correct but not close to industry standard. Now we are told of capital spending cuts after praise for making the last release so successful and increasing profits. Many people cliques. Tight with your manager then you get perks, manager disinterested in you then you get over assigned and 60 hour weeks while others on your team skate. Too many lost efficiencies as very disgruntled previous Sun employees simply do not care anymore and do not interact outside of cliques. Director micro manages test leads and engineers from 30,000 FT and out of touch with engineering realities. Could be so much more.

Advice to Management

Have a vision, share it, implement it and follow up on it. Modernize your test labs to industry and customer standards. The matrix management thing is an excuse for managers to only manage up and not manage people. Recognize individual contributions. Stop telling employees yearly compensation/raises are tied to a missed wall street analyst's expected earning projection do the right thing any profitable company should.

Other Employee Reviews for Oracle

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Product Manager/Strategy III"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager/Strategy III in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Product Manager/Strategy III in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Oracle is a great place to develop your skills and learn how business works. They have great benefits and do treat their employees well. Great training is provided within the company through Oracle University. I think that Oracle is a great place to start your career, and then maybe 10 years later go back and end it.

    Cons

    The company is so big that it is really hard to get things done quickly. There is a lot of "red tape" for every process. Raises are very low. Even when you do make a career jump into a more senior role, the pay will usually not all come with the increased responsibility or title. Do a good job of negotiating when you first become a part of Oracle

    Advice to Management

    When promotions take place and more responsibility is given, allow for a new salary negotiation to take place. Do not just assign a new salary and say that this is what you will be paid.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "good for entry level"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Planner in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Planner in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good training, nice people, flexible time

    Cons

    no pay raise. not much promotion

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