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"Company has changed a lot in the last several years...."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Contracts in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Contracts in Boston, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The company (AT THIS POINT) has a flexible schedule and you are able to work from home,and can have a work/life balance(unless its end of quarter,then expect to work long hours weekends etc...).

Cons

Dont expect a raise,bonus etc... if they can get away with not giving one they will.

Advice to Management

Appreciate your talent more.

Other Employee Reviews for Oracle

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Lack of direction; lack of identity; lack of vision;"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are just a few good engineers at Oracle. Occasionally you'd see a pocket of 1-2 good engineers in a team of 20+.

    Cons

    As it is made up of many companies, there is big disintegration. No culture per se. Cronyism and incompetency are rampant at Oracle. Disillusionment. The smart people seem to quit as soon as Oracle acquires a company. Smart people seem to be deliberately not hired. Friends and inexperienced people are welcome at Oracle. Pro-activity, natural leadership, experience doesn't seem to be encouraged or rewarded. Mediocrity is protected at all costs.

    The internal tools they use are so old and obsolete that is not even funny. For instance: How can a database company not normalize the bug-status of their bug-tracking tool? Why would you leave it as a cross-product of two statuses, that cannot describe uniformly a bug status? Why would you have disparate set of 99 bug statuses? How can you provide better software when your own internal tools are obsolete?

    This is just one example. Plenty more.

    Advice to Management

    As long as the same management stays in place, nothing will change. Any talk of "restructuring", etc., is just another PR from investors to investors, to keep the stock from sinking. The sad part is that management knows they are incompetent and mediocre and are diagnosing themselves as "all is good!" This is at all vertical levels of management. Everyone knows it and no one wants to admit it. It's just another "too big to fail" company. If one person admits it, they are quickly isolated, ousted, isolated, fired, etc.


  2. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for with some opportunity. Oracle creates technology and is a leader. One of the Premier Tech companies. Work with global teams. Big Company. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Compensation is stagnate. The last couple of years no new hires in the states but are hiring offshore. Corporate results look great but outlook for some employees are not.

    Advice to Management

    In the GBU, they don't accept input.

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