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"Great campus environment with a mixture of ethnic groups building and maintaining top tier software."

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Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
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Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Working with various types of software, working with good people and MOST people are very easy to work with and are happy to help with about anything. There is tons of knowledge at Oracle, both in the brains of the employees and many different resources that is all available to employees. Vacation time is about par with other companies, casual dress pretty much every day, and training available at your desk or in a classroom setting is available. Perks from dress code to cafes and restaurant type dining in the lobby of each building (and each is a different cuisine,) cell phone discounts, as well as other personal purchase discounts. Finally, you are mostly left alone do your work. I have not yet had a micro-manager. and Oracle is the big fish. No one is going to challenge Oracle right now.

Cons

A large majority of our co-workers are in India, which makes meeting times either very early US time (late India time) or very late US time (very early India time. Many processes can be and should be automated, and very little top down information (executive management down to us where the rubber hits the road, so to speak.

Advice to Management

More information on annual benefits earlier (maybe in May we can be told that this and that annual benefits will happen (not for all of course) and this and that will not happen this year. Also, I hope the executive management continues with the method they are using to handle and spend money wisely. Lastly, the market is moving and it's time to award those that you want to stick around.

Other Employee Reviews for Oracle

  1. "Product Managers have little influence on direction - engineering run with top down mgt model"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Product Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Product Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large company and job fairly secure in development (PMs) are in dev. Org. Annual bonuses are usually given although there are no objectives given which effects what you would get. Manager gets a bonus pool and divides it subjectively across the team. My average bonus over the years has been less than 5 percent of my salary. There are no annual reviews, you get a call once a year from your manager telling you that you do great work and your bonus will be in next weeks check. Women beware woke in at oracle as a product manager, it is an engineering run org and depending on you manager you will be treated differently than your male counterparts...actually it runs rampant.

    Cons

    Product managers own the problems and have minimal effect on direction. Wear so many hats, hours can be long to keep up - you must be very technical, must be able to write, present, work with customers to get references, assist sales close business, do competitive research, and much more - latest task is a dev mgr just indicated the PMs need are part of QA process...

    Advice to Management

    Review how women are treated in the development org. Consider having middle management be able to make some decisions as the top down management is amazingly wasteful of talent. Literally, a VP won't make basic decisions until he has been told what to do by a SVP.


  2. "Where you start is critical"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Exciting place to work IF you are in an exciting product line

    Cons

    Slow, to no, advancement opportunities if you are not at HQ

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