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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 (more than an 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....

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    Good company to work at

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Get exposure and access to upcoming technologies, trends. Has options to relocate/transfer within the company.

    Cons

    Not much flexibility offered to work form home or similar options.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fast paced, successful company. Not family friendly.

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

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology. Fast paced environment. Talented people. Very successful company. Well position for continued success.

    Cons

    Work-life balance should be more of a priority for the company. Compensation on the low side. Management seems to defer to will of sales teams and allow them to control non-sales agenda. More effort should be made to bring remote teams together at least once a year. Benefits were merely satisfactory.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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