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Updated June 19, 2017
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  1. "Enterprise Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training programs, competitive environment

    Cons

    Terrible upper management, many broken promises, sales operations determining ways to not pay your commission


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid at all costs"

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    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good benefits (i.e. healthcare plans)
    - Manageable and flexible work-life balance
    - Young sales workforce

    Cons

    - From direct managers to upper management, the company struggles immensely in creating a cohesive, motivated and successful salesforce. While many SDRs graduated from top schools and are ambitious, smart and hardworking, the credentials and work experience of management and senior sales representatives are not particularly impressive. Mediocre leadership skills and poor decision-making are the norm among management, which negatively affects the performance of subordinates. The company and its senior employees have little to no regard for the well-being and professional fulfillment of its employees, so any attempt from below to reform the status quo and improve processes will be immediately shut down.

    - While Oracle is widely regarded as a "dinosaur" in the tech industry, the incompetence of the company's management fosters a strange work environment in which professionalism and ethical behavior are not valued. Questionable work practices, along with sexist, homophobic, racist and other offensive remarks, are commonplace, and employees rarely report transgressions to HR because they often feel as though such issues are not addressed adequately. In terms of work culture, Oracle somehow prides itself in lagging behind other tech companies and for retaining a traditional, "old-school" environment where young, progressive-minded individuals will often find themselves at odds with an antiquated and uninspiring work culture. The company doesn't care whether you crave for an intellectually-stimulating, collaborative and inspiring workplace; it's all about the numbers and achieving sales quotas, nothing more.

    - Lastly, this is an incredibly boring and unfulfilling job. As an SDR, you will be expected to make cold calls, build spreadsheets with hundreds of contacts, and send e-mails all day long. Save for the occasional sales meetings in which your only responsibility is to introduce your sales team to the customer, your day-to-day activities will remain unchanged for the duration of your tenure. This monotonous and unfulfilling routine is mentally (and emotionally) taxing, especially for those who are recruited from top schools. That hard-earned diploma from your elite university will feel like a waste while working here.


  3. "Worst to join"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer II in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Developer II in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance.job security is there.

    Cons

    no new technology implementation, no planning of work.
    employee's growth never considered.Less hike


  4. "IT Senior Analyst"

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    Current Employee - IT Senior Analyst in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - IT Senior Analyst in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get access to powerful systems. It's fairly easy to get approval to make purchases from vendors. Vendors give you lots of attention. Health plan is fairly good. You can work from home in some departments. Stable company.

    Cons

    There is usually no money for raises. Getting promoted does not come with a raise. After you've been there a few years, your pay is terrible, no matter your performance. The management of the different IT organizations do not get along or cooperate well. While training is encouraged, there isn't enough time for it. There are often too many meetings. Management, especially, is so buried in meetings that they have little time to work with their teams. Ineffective use of project management tools (Spreadsheet and word processor documents in e-mail? Really?)

    Advice to Management

    Pay us better. Listen to us, then tell us what changed because you listened.


  5. "Good Work Life balance"

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    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Work Life balance
    Work from home facility
    Flexible working hours

    Cons

    less/ No hikes
    No challenges in work.
    No new technologies to work on


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Oracle continues to figure out new ways to pay their employees less"

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Industry leader, very business oriented, initial pay is competitive, stock pays good dividend and is a fair performer

    Cons

    Raises and stock distributions are almost unheard of, car allowance gone, bonus mostly deferred to year end, bonus not paid what it should be

    Advice to Management

    Give raises for performance, give stock for performance, pay bonuses quarterly, not yearly.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Doesn't compare to other tech giants"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good Benefits
    -Well known and respected company

    Cons

    -No company culture whatsoever
    -Very limited opportunity to move vertically within
    -OMC is headed downhill, things must change for success
    -underpaid compared to other tech giants
    -Good place to start but there are much better options out there unless you plan on being here for 10+ years


  8. "Out with the old in with the new"

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    Former Employee - Sales Operations in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Operations in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I worked for NetSuite it was a fantastic company. Great People, work life balance well paid.

    Cons

    When Oracle took over it was a nightmare. Hard to communicate with anyone, my department was totally unappreciated, We were referred to as the "population"

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect and dignity, not like a number.


  9. "Principal Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company -- keep up the good work.

    Cons

    Some of the unethical managers spoiling the company culture.

    Advice to Management

    Oracle is a great product company -- keep up the good work!
    Dissolve your consulting wing and let other do the implementations!!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "as bad as you imagine"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    big company, so if you want some place to hide, this is it

    Cons

    as slow, top-down, non-innovative as you would imagine


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