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"Demonstrate, adapt, make right friends and be happy."

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Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Redwood City, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

- Software powerhouse, opportunity to work with various technologies
- Stability, global diversification
- Focus towards product and customers
- Great sales team
- Good employee benefits
- Work-life balance (good company to raise family with)
- Management is usually supportive of lateral transitions within the groups (e.g. from Manager to individual contributor and vice-versa)
- Good gym
- Has potential for growth

Cons

- One should always join the current firefight - Oracle has plenty - if one needs management attention. Sound workers should have made the choice to stay on without being noticed or appreciated.
- Technology focused, management sees no value of professional degrees, like MBAs, MS etc., once you start working at Oracle. Though most manager will support the partial time-off required to do part-time studies.
- Oracle does not tap into excellent social networks its employees are exposed to. (this choice is partly due to stricter security standards)
- There are plenty of re-orgs and it can get pretty turbulent in some groups due to various acquisitions in past and possibly in future. So, if one is joining now, stay adaptive and embrace the change. You may see multiple managers in coming years.

Advice to Management

- Value your 80% bottom workers, not just top 20%. They are keeping the bottom line cost under control and giving predictable output.
- When you distribute award to most visible person who manages to fight off escalation, also give award to a person who keeps things under control.
- Create more employee harmony and team events. Due to limited opportunity of growth, there is a lot of internal politics and back-biting among mid managers or among people who are management hopefuls.
- Due to acquisition based innovation the drive to write white-papers, doing something cool, experimenting is going away. Bring it back. When we are done buying everybody possible, it will be time to find internal ability to innovate.

Other Employee Reviews for Oracle

  1. "job review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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    Cons

    Politics politics politics politics politics

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your front line people. Treat them with respect and dignity and you'll get far more back than if you treat them as lucky to be at Oracle.


  2. "Good working environment, flexible work schedules, and an exciting product/service offering that won't have you snoring."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Oracle provides solid benefits. The work schedule is flexible but can be demanding as we work in a global community. They are also very good about allowing employees to work from home or remote locations which is at the top of my list of perks. We have the ability to work with cutting edge technologies and have the resources and economies of scale that come along with working for such a large corporation. There are so many career opportunities available at Oracle that your options are endless. Overall, Oracle provides a good working environment, flexible work schedules, and an exciting product and service offering that won't have you snoring.

    Cons

    HR policies and practices are very dark and secretive...although benefits are solid, salary, bonuses and promotions are not handled properly leaving some disgruntled employees. Those that do not understand how to manage their own careers are often left in the dust as mentor programs are lacking. As with most large corporations, being outside of HQ makes it difficult to really climb the corporate ladder. Communication is sporadic with some real gaps as employees are often left in the dark on key initiatives decreasing morale and lack of respect for senior leadership. However, I would have little to complain about if the HR and compensation practices improved.

    Advice to Management

    Show you value employees through your actions.

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