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Updated 18 February 2018
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  • Depend on your project but on a live project work life balance is really an issue (in 305 reviews)

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  1. "Cloud Platform Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    several career opportunities within the company

    Cons

    over processed in the internal processes


  2. "Realistic review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Presales Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Presales Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    - big flexibility - working from home, managing your own working hours, etc
    - training - you can sign up for many courses and take full advantage of personal development
    - career growth - if you have the right talent Oracle can help you easily transition into a new career direction, new division, get you a great mentor, even relocate you to another country
    - benefits - you choose what benefits you need and you can even select to cash your benefits points.
    - due to so many new acquisition you have the chance to constantly develop your experience in any direction you wish to take

    Cons

    - packages - i read so many reviews saying pay rises are impossible to get and can assure you this depends entirely on the division someone is part of. This is not a problem for some of the newer divisions, pay rises are happening all the time. On the negative side there is no automatic pay review whereby everyone gets a pay rise based on the inflation. Top talent is prioritised instead.
    - information overload - so many portals that it is hard to learn where to find what

    Advice to Management

    Oracle has many divisions and you should not put everyone in the same basket - set realistic packages that can be competitive with the market. You cannot except an employee from middleware to be on the same pay grade as someone who works on the latest tech.


  3. "Sales Application Rep"

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    Former Employee - Applications Sales Representative in London, England
    Former Employee - Applications Sales Representative in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work locations
    Benefits
    Low pressure

    Cons

    Too many but in short
    On-boarding is poor not relevant to role
    Territory & Timing are key to performance
    Management do not get involved unless you have an opportunity or they need to do a last ditch attempt to get more meetings etc
    Process for process sake, so much time wasted filling out pointless forms or pointless tasks
    Management manages up not down, people have been with the business a long time and do not want to stick up for their reps
    No confidence that Oracle CX has the best proposition, most reps always feel on the back foot.
    If you are considering CX go to a point solution or a Salesforce
    Culture.. is no culture due to remote roles..
    I am 26 years old and have learned lots about the SaaS business but if you want to work hard and play hard it is not the one
    some talented people in the business but only recognised on territory performance

    Advice to Management

    Start again
    Hire young aspiring managers that are hungry
    Have a CX London team to boost moral
    We talk about CX journeys all the time, review the journey of being a rep and really think how you could improve it


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    "Working at Oracle"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    lots of learning and training

    Cons

    Can't think of any really


  6. "Can provide a stable career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, although bonuses not paid to dev staff as much recently. Engineering focused. Join a stable product group and you can have a safe and reasonable enjoyable job for life.

    Cons

    Management hierarchy to deep. Development and release process has historically been too burdensome, but some improvements are underway

    Advice to Management

    Streamline. Look to more agile development processes.


  7. "Solution Consulting At Oracle"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Specialist in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Solutions Specialist in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very professional and experienced team.

    Great support, including training and networking.

    Challenging and interesting work.

    Cons

    Oracle is a large organisation with mature processes, so one has to get used to doing things the Oracle way.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder on making Oracle easier to engage with for customers and prospective customers.


  8. "Solid place to start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Smart Colleagues, interesting roles, room to diversify

    Cons

    Average pay, difficult to progress


  9. "Look After your Workforce !"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in London, England
    Former Employee - Account Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products, marketing and on-boarding. Good support provided to employees for go-to-market execution plans.

    Cons

    This company is great if you are an average performer - you will be quite safe. Over-achievement results in 12 months plus to get paid your commissions. Be very aware that Oracle are renowned to 'wean out' high performers once the deals have been closed by changing commission plans in the middle of the year. No point going legal either as this company is horrifically bullish. Numerous cases of employees not being paid commission.

    Advice to Management

    learn to respect your workforce and retain your A players by paying them what they are due. Create a fair policy to promote talent and vice versa


  10. "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Good work, Good salary, Good WL Balance

    Cons

    Nothing as Such till last 4 years

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Complex Organisation"

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    Former Employee - Product Management in Reading, England
    Former Employee - Product Management in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Broad range of solutions and very much a sales led organisation. Sales people well rewarded and are definitely respected as important individuals

    Cons

    Complex sign off process for new licence orders with multiple sign off levels. So many acquisitions you are sometimes competing against other divisions in the same company. Far too many people involved in a client account, too many people involved in client meetings means high cost of sale. You never know if you have a job or are about to be laid off.

    Advice to Management

    More streamlining required to remain competitive, Clearer product strategy and better client engagement required to compete against new cloud only solution vendors. Better articulation and pricing for IAAS, PAAS, SAAS


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