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"Good place to work, but hard to get into, and little salary growth"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

The benefits at Oracle are decent. Your job satisfaction will depend upon the group you are in. The hiring process is long and cumbersome, but once at Oracle, you have many opportunities for changing positions and groups. Your salary is however unlikely to keep up with the market.

Cons

This is a large company and it is hard at times to find out who is doing what. Incentives and compensation growth opportunities are depending upon the group in which you are. Some groups are well taken care of while others are not. It is important to be hired with the highest salary you can get. It is common for employees to get their salary readjusted upon being re-hired (after leaving the company for a few years).

Advice to Management

There are no corporate-wide program for the retention of top talent. Managers are given a bonus pool for their entire team, and try to use this pool as best they can to reward top-performers. Very little people leadership with top executives. LJE is not a very inspirational person...

Other Employee Reviews for Oracle

  1. "The minute Oracle bought Sun Microsystems, it was all downhill from there."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Education in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Education in Broomfield, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to sit back and do nothing.

    Cons

    Office culture is bad. It is a volatile environment with back-stabbing people. Poor managers that outsource and so worried about the bottom line, as passed down from Larry, that it ruined the company.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back caring into the people of the company.


  2. "Challenging environment with great opportunities. However paths to advance are not well communicated."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Solutions Architect in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consulting Solutions Architect in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Oracle is a premier software development company that succeeds in spite of themselves. Success comes from very talented people in worker-bee roles.

    Cons

    Middle management seems to be ;proof of Peter Principle: people are promoted to their level of incompetency. Although there are some talented directors/senior directors, they are few are far between.


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