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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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    Former StorageTek equipment. Company squashed good technologies and ostracized them self from customers.

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    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer III  in  Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer III in Gaithersburg, MD (US)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flex able time. Health and 401k contributions good.

    Cons

    No experience in running a hardware company. Trying to deploy software customer service practices in hardware data centers Lack of understanding critical customer requirements.
    Respoce time to fix hardware can take 2-3 weeks and get lost in backline support before being paged out to field personnel leading to customer dissatisfaction and anger by the time field help is involved..
    No further sales or development in the storage products and traditional storage SE and FE from StorageTek are being let go or are leaving to seek employment else ware.
    No downward vision of hardware progression by high level CEO's.
    Company does not need your input on best practices and ignores or is angered you even bring it up. They invented the wheel they just need bodies to run it.
    Total disconnect between departments, hardware,software,backline,IT.No urgency to get correct tools i.e laptops.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the proven practices of StorageTek and Sun run the hardware side,Oracle has lost too many customer to ignorance unwillingness to work with customers. Customer constantly express "hard to work with" company. They do their tech refresh with companies that have a life-cycle plan and change data center equipment to other venders cutting out Oracle/Sun?StorageTek from those data centers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Fat Middle Management

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant

    I have been working at Oracle full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It is a good company if you do not have to deal with the middle management directors.

    Cons

    Too many directors do nothing in the company. A person not fit to rate any one does the annual rating. No raises from past 5 years. Raises happen if you catch the management at a crucial point and blackmail them of leaving in the middle of the project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate fat middle layer and have performers to be rated the way they should be. A few bunch of directors are making there livelihood by doing nothing other than politics.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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