- Oracle13.Aug 2018
Large corporation moves like an aircraft carrier. More about following the plan and little openness to fix things, in my experience. Major change underway to become a cloud company, but little focus on preserving on-premise installations.
Support from management
Generally great but my immediate manager was completely unsupportive, not like the normal I had experienced in 8 years.
People were spread out everywhere but we worked closely as a team due to availability of appropriate tools.
Freedom to work independently
Very trusting because they hire experienced & professional people.
Generally easy to reach out to anyone without reprimand, in my experience in product support.
No one cared whether you were male or female as long as you do a good job.
Attitude towards older colleagues
My organization had older and younger workers. In two rounds of layoffs only the older workers were layed off. A recent visit to another large Oracle office felt like I was visiting a college campus.
Weekly emails on career development but no time or funding generally for training, especially if it involved a move to another org in the company. Technical training on new products not available for free, is a cost to your org.
Overall compensation for your work
Good until last year - I was paid commission on support contracts for on-premise hardware and software, but sales reps were only selling cloud solutions, which often replaced on-premise installations. Compensation went down $10K last year alone.
Office / Work Environment
I had freedom to work anywhere, but preferably close to, or at customer locations.
Genuine concern for the environment.
Lots of opportunity to give back through Oracle programs, but also hourly employees told not to work overtime even though the job really required it.
Great image as a top tier software company, especially for database.
Supporting on-premise customers was against company direction even though it contributes the lion's share of income.
No problems there.
Genuine concern for employee safety.
Very challenging and overall rewarding, in my experience.
Inclusive / Diverse
Agreed, worked with people from everywhere.
Suggestions for improvement
- More free training opportunities that is supported by immediate management.
What I like about the company
Very professional overall, and close attention to P&L helps it survive ups and downs in the market. My past employers were not as disciplined and they folded. Generally layoff averse too.
What I dislike about the company
Managing the transition from on-premise to cloud could be less harmful to employees.
The following benefits were offered to me
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former employee