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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Oracle, No future, Extreme Cost Cutting and high workload

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst IV (Support) in London, England
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst IV (Support) in London, England

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

    Pros

    less and less each year

    Cons

    Lots of pressure, excessive workload, layoffs of colleagues and rest of team just expected to pick up extra workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to speak up for the workers, middle management are a bunch of YES MEN to the whims of the cut throat upper management. Afraid to even question poor decisions by senior management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company to work for but needs to iron out a few issues to compete with the influx of new entrants to the market

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Reading, England

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to move around the company and experience very different different roles, excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Starting to become a bit clunky and less agile, internal processes becoming prohibitive and commission payments taking longer and longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take success for granted.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in London, England
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in London, England

    I worked at Oracle as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting trainings and competitive salary. I think it is a great place for youngs with ambitions in the IT field

    Cons

    Collaboration could be hard considering the difference of age between junior and top managers sometimes but as far as you can adapt yourself ,it will be ok.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    General

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    There are lots of benefits and job opportunities

    Cons

    Salary changes very slow if not at all

  6.  

    Happy Place to work, but with limited career progression and don't a pay rise.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Director in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Solution Director in Reading, England

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

    Pros

    Solid Technology, leader in nearly all technology areas. Plenty to keep you busy and training is first class. Bright people and I've really enjoyed my 17 years at Oracle. Recent focus on CLoud computing is a little late but they are making strong acquisitions in order to catch up fast.

    Cons

    The normal big company issues, mostly political issues. Lots of Sales/Presales doing similar customer engagement but overlap is inevitable leading to duplication. Most of the time you feel like the pawn in someone elses jam for promotion. Manager are only thinking about themselves rather than you. Once you've reached a certain level and don't want to go into management then you are limited to which jobs are available to you. People plateau and coast along and Oracle does nothing to make it easy to move around. Recent focus on career development is a ploy to get rid of the people that don't progress. Lots of people leaving for Saleforce.com. No pay rise for the past 5 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward and Recognition is the only way to keep skilled employees. Remember this otherwise you will lose all employees to cloud companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very Competitive, Great learning experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Best Products of the world
    Good Education, Oracle University provides good courses and its encouraged to educate oneself
    Truly Global, Fairly easy to relocate within global Subsidiaries when performing well

    Cons

    Very Agressive
    Very Competitive
    Career development not straightforward or dependent on performance, its more politics
    In the MEA region loads of unhappy customers due to poor account management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take good care of good people, and use more performance metrics other than just revenue....

  8.  

    Good benefits and flexibility, poor prospects

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England

    I worked at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Good stable employer
    Fantastic benefits and very flexible with it
    Good training opportunities

    Cons

    Small cog in a huge machine type situation
    Not much internal movement - often overly specific job specs for internal people
    If they don't value you, they just starve you out with lack of pay raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake things up a bit, encourage more movement between divisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good employer full of smart people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consulting Technical Manager in Reading, England
    Former Employee - Consulting Technical Manager in Reading, England

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great and very smart people and leading edge technology.

    Cons

    Process driven and bureaucratic with limited scope for flexibility and individual innovation. Exacerbated as Oracle has grown. Professional services divisions secondary to license, hardware and license support services

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Company knows how to grow, sell and make money efficiently.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very solid financials, have multiple strong areas with growth and have really good strategy linking all parts of their business model together.

    Cons

    Depending on which area of the business your are in they are quite ruthless with staff and it is not exactly a "fun" environment to work. Very pressured, cash focused and not so much people focused.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hearing that "our people are our assets" but this does not resonate with any experience I have had.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very process driven

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Reading, England

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

    Pros

    - Flexible work hours (work from home)
    - No micro-management, in my role I get a lot of self-management
    - Very clever colleagues
    - Nice office, nice restaurant

    Cons

    - very process driven , hard to get any done without yet another template to fill out or review board to attend
    - no middle management empowerment - some basic decisions/purchases need to be approved by top of management.
    - No significant salary increases or bonus for the last 4 years
    - Career progression quite tricky
    - Quite a lot of competition/ in-fighting between departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after your staff... "Retaining Talent" is more then just a buzz-word.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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