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Birmingham, England (UK)

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Oracle CEO's Safra A. Catz & Mark Hurd
Safra A. Catz & Mark Hurd
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  • Work life balance is out of whack (in 262 reviews)

  • no hikes , managers don't bother about growth (in 354 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "it's OK, if your face fits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Products are mostly pretty good
    Plenty of chance to work with new stuff
    Brand has kudos
    Variety of challenge
    If you find your niche & your contribution is valued, it can be rewarding & satisfying

    Cons

    Short-term management focus on this quarter's numbers
    Consulting division is not led well
    Pay is not that great
    Internal processes are over-complex & best ignored
    Half-hearted approach to employee appraisal & development
    Managers at all levels have their little favourites who can do no wrong - very political organisation
    Some customers, and most SIs, hate us but can't escape
    It's really no fun at all if you're locked into a long-term project with a disgruntled customer and a semi-competent manager who's struggling to deliver. But that would be true in most places, I guess.

    Advice to Management

    From a product/technology perspective - just keep on doing what you're doing, it works
    From a consulting perspective - just get your head round the idea that you only exist to make the product look good - it's not a real consulting business, so stop pretending


  2. Helpful (5)

    "A dinosaur of a company..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Sales Representative in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Applications Sales Representative in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oracle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits package. Salary average.

    Cons

    Much of Oracle perpetuates an arrogant, sales-dominated culture. There is a fundamental lack of focus on customers or on innovation. Oracle's Cloud Strategy is questionable and many there do not 'get' what it means to be a Cloud company.
    It operates very much on the 'old boy' network and is bureaucratic and complex. Onboarding was practically non-existent, managers only focused on numbers rather than supporting and developing employees.

    Advice to Management

    Where does one start...?! Read Cons above.


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