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Oracle Direct: Be Cautious and Look Before You Leap

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Former Employee - Oracle Direct Account Manager  in  Austin, TX (US)
Former Employee - Oracle Direct Account Manager in Austin, TX (US)

I worked at Oracle for more than a year

Pros

The benefits of working at Oracle are many: Great resume builder, outstanding training, and gaining exposure to a very solid product portfolio. The pay is pretty decent, as are the benefits. After spending a year there, you will have the opportunity to move on outside the company, but the chances of moving up internally are few and far in between.

Cons

The work environment is extremely intense and often turns reasonable people into jerks - yelling and intimidation is common at the end of each quarter. Many seasoned, experienced employees leave due to the unreasonable amount of stress that exists as a result of too many VP's who constantly try to justify their existence and create a contentious relationship with the field AND customers. The prevailing view is that it's OK to frustrate and anger a customer, so long as the revenue is delivered.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Wake up and ask yourself why there are so many VP's in OD? Why is the turnover so high? Why do you put ridiculous amounts of pressure on the first line managers? Why is HR constantly getting involved with this organization? If those questions are answered honestly, you are on the path to fixing the problems. Talk is cheap, but actions are not....

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good overall, but sales management increasingly micro-manage oriented

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I worked at Oracle full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Oracle brand opens all doors

    Cons

    The Oracle brand also upsets a lot of customers. Management increasingly resorting to micro-managing, metrics, and scapegoat tactics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the micro-managers, and hire leaders. People want to be inspired, not ground into cookie-cutter metrics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great people to work with, but not a great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Usabiltiy Research  in  Redwood Shores, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Usabiltiy Research in Redwood Shores, CA (US)

    I worked at Oracle as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of people to learn from during my internship. Good culture within my group.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape and hoops to jump through for even the smallest thing. The mobile research team couldn't even get a new iPhone without a 5 month wait for 8 different approvals and signatures. This company seems too big for the good of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down on the red tape so employees can be efficient and effective in their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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