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Updated January 21, 2018
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  • Depend on your project but on a live project work life balance is really an issue (in 301 reviews)

  • no hikes , managers don't bother about growth (in 424 reviews)

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  1. "Business Development Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Good compensation
    -Good insurance
    -Very well known company
    -Great Products
    -Large Network of Employees and Partners world wide
    -Enterprise Business
    -Great culture in the Global Business Units

    Cons

    -Very little holidays (12 days)
    -Forced holiday over Christmas for 5 days (will be subtracted)
    -Work-Life balance.
    -Some business processes are outdated (CRM is very slow and doesn't compare to salesforce...)
    -Loosing time working and reporting on spreadsheets in Business Development instead of using a more modern system

    Advice to Management

    -Add more Holidays, similar to other Tech companies
    -Update the internal CRM
    -Use less spreadsheet for reporting
    -Look for or acquire better sales technology and marketing


  2. "A good mix of positives and negatives"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits
    Low pressure, low stress
    Good facilities
    Good work / life balance
    Flexibility
    For the most part, very good products

    Cons

    First line managers lack experience and/or management skills
    Massive disorganization and lack of strategy
    Forced winter break
    Compensation is not designed to get the best out of people

    Advice to Management

    Change compensation system to reward hard workers and avoid free loaders to benefit from someone else’s work
    Avoid changing direction so often, set a course and follow through.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Anyone above direct managers is completely out of touch"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Sales Representative in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Sales Representative in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Healthcare is great. 401k. Unlimited sick days

    Cons

    No raises - even when promoted. Salaries are low. Internal systems are awful and the CRM is a joke. You must build out your own CRM in excel because if not the reps that sell other products in your territory will poach your deals (yeah there's at least 50 people aligned to every account). Numbers are impossible to hit unless you have an awesome territory. You could be the dumbest person in the world and crush your number or be the best salesman in the world and not come even close - its all about your territory. Little to no regular training - everything is self-service. Working with field reps is a nightmare but they have all the power due - they get paid on your work but you wont get paid on theirs. If you have a bad field rep you are screwed. It feels like the company is doing everything in their power to insure the inside sales reps don't get paid

    Advice to Management

    Direct managers are good for the most part. Upper level management should stop trying to get everyone to drink their kool aide because most people see right through it. Stop and take a look at what's really going on. Stop with the high level bs and actually take a look at the problems because there are so many I don't even know where to start


  4. "Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life Balance is great.

    Cons

    Industry Focus is not consistent across the product lines.


  5. "Changing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with smart people.
    Good work life balance.
    Challenging work.
    It can be rewarding.
    Decent benefits.
    Nice facilities.
    Looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    The company is rapidly changing the way it does business. Being a sales individual contributor I have seen the territories get smaller with the same quotas.

    Advice to Management

    Set reasonable expectations for sales teams at an individual level.


  6. "Great Way To Get Full-ON IT Sales Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive Middleware in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Account Executive Middleware in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oracle (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Get to See the Whole Board of IT Industry and Learn everything Soup to Nuts as a Sales Professional

    Cons

    Too much coverage at Accounts can be stifling and saturated to get into Sales Cycles

    Advice to Management

    Try to maintain a fair and productive way to manage access to Accounts for All Reps only Management can do this


  7. "Applications Sales Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASR in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - ASR in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company and a lot of resources. Constantly being reached out to by recruiters. Sales training offered. Clear path of career growth.

    Cons

    Have no idea what our products do. Internal politics can be miserable and screw you out of commissions. Culture not conducive to collaboration and teamwork.

    Advice to Management

    Work on internal politics between BDC, ASM, and ASR. Raise salary, because other companies in the space are.

  8. "Overall quite good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working schedule, work from home opportunities, supportive management

    Cons

    not on par with industry salaries with comparable positions


  9. "Principal Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work remotely from home so no commute to work

    Cons

    no salary increases in the last three years


  10. "Customer Success Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - As an individual contributor you can really stand out from your peers by just doing what is required of you, your role and engaging with your customer base.
    - Ability to travel to customers quarterly

    Cons

    - Hard to get other organizations to want to work with you, even though this is our role.
    - Lots of broken processes that end up going round and round without any resolution.

    Advice to Management

    Create the value across the organization what the value of Customer Success is.


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