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  1. "challenging / rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Director in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great thought-leadership, profitable company with a fantastic range of products Fantastic colleagues and a great work-life balance New state-of-the art building Great if you want to be the best version of you

    Cons

    IT on-boarding for new colleagues is 100% digital & self-service, which, while improving, is very time-consuming.

    Oracle2019-04-12
  2. "Territory Lottery"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Good Products. Good Colleagues.

    Cons

    Few truly successful ISR's. Frustrating internal processes & barriers.

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    Oracle2020-01-15
  3. "Working at Oracle"

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    Current Employee - SaaS Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefit package. Work life balance. Pleasant and friendly work environment. A world class company that creates future.

    Cons

    Too much info, and procedures to follow.

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    Oracle2020-01-02
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Oh, boy. What a mistake. But at least it looks good on the CV"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oracle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You'll meet great colleagues there, a really good bunch. Tied together by the same semi-awful experience working at Oracle Digital in Dublin. The new office is quite a stunner. Great facilities, light, enough space, clean, eco-friendly, so-so canteen. You'll learn outbound prospecting with little to none supporting tools. Oracle still has a good reputation for producing strong sales people in the world. So your tenure here will look good on your CV. Just not within Ireland, everyone knows Oracle. If you want to progress, just stay with the company. Eventually you'll be promoted. Best work-life balance of any job out there.

    Cons

    The lies, the micro- and senior management, compensation/bonus, the coaching/training Oracle tell you quite a story of how they work, how you can work, about compensation and bonuses. Take it with a grain of salt and be very, very critical. When they offer you a relocation package make sure to very closely read the terms. If you stay less than two years, you might end up with a couple of grand in debt and given the fluctuation of people running back out of Oracle, that's a real possibility for you. You will be micro-managed, if you're lucky you get the odd more lenient manager. Generally, (senior) management doesn't care about your opinion, better play game. Many managers have no management experience and shouldn't be handling people. Leads to big frustrations and high fluctuation within Oracle Digital. Motivation consequently is low, people share the bad vibes. Depending on your territory and market, you'll barely see a bonus, unless you start sandbagging, making deals etc. Just grow the pipeline. You'll have almost no helpful tool to do your job, which is mostly cold calling. No active marketing in Europe means no inbound leads. Coaching and training is a big one in Oracle. But they fail to do so. Coaching team is not really generating real value, training will not prepare you for C-level interactions. Poor experience overall.

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    Oracle2019-11-22
  5. "Business Development"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oracle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good team, good perks, good salary, good development, good training.

    Cons

    Honestly you will get bored after 6 months.

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    Oracle2019-09-22
  6. "Great company, poor progression opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Training and benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Almost impossible to get any kind of performance related pay rise

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    Oracle2019-09-17
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Restructuring needed"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oracle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance and good people.

    Cons

    Sales structure is poor with a lot of duplicate accounts with other areas of business making it difficult to sell.

    Oracle2019-09-03
  8. Helpful (8)

    "Use it as a springboard and get out as soon as you can"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - cool colleagues - good work-life balance - reachable targets - loads of job offers (for some reason oracle still carries a good reputation) - modern office building - free gym - some teams & markets do well depending on products, others don't do well at all

    Cons

    Where should I start? - relocation package binds you to the job (DO NOT TAKE IT!!!) - commission just got lowered by 9% "we miscalculated" even though Oracle carries more than 23 billion in liquid assets - commission got messed up before due to "mistakes" and they had mistakes with it historically as well - payments are inconsistent, some people get payed way more while others only receive half, then get reimbursed later (if you claim it) - pool attainment scheme which leads to you getting payed less than agreed on in the initial contract - you can get by with basically zero effort, just work on relationship management and you can basically stop working - change of KPIs all the time, how should we communicate this to stakeholders? - coaches are an ABSOLUTE JOKE - half of managers are incapable, some have never been in sales positions, loads can't give any advice - trainings are absolutely worthless even though they always claim to have some of the best in the industry - people get hired with false promises - fluctuation is insane, if you are in the position for more than 10 months, you are basically "senior" - path to progression not clear, depending on your language portfolio you have good or bad chances - uneven salaries depending on the market you work for - partly toxic climate, half of people are applying to new jobs during the day - basically no product training whatsoever - salaries are low comparing with the major cloud vendors in Dublin

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    Oracle2019-08-23
  9. Helpful (8)

    "Nice words versus a growing disease. Beware of Ego"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good opportunity if is your first job and You have no experience at all. -Good opportunity if you don´t like working and you are looking for an easy but low salary, with no pressure. -Okay work-life balance.

    Cons

    I would not recommend anyone entering Oracle Applications for the next reasons (These are facts that happened to most of people in the organization, leaving apart the Tech side since is way more professional): 1- My first experience with them was that they put us in a different team for which we had signed for without any notice. They waited until you arrived there so that you could not change your mind about working for them. 2-Then they lied to me with my contract offering a different salary package lowering the bonus payment. 3- Management and coaches are mostly Irish so they won´t be able to help you in your calls. 4- Management has no clue at all of how the job is performed. You won´t be able to look for support on them because almost none of them is ready for his/her position. As an example, my manager doesn´t know anything about sales, Business Development and less about managing people. All of them just like walking around doing nothing all day, smiling and organizing silly which nobody cares about activities to expend the company´s money. 5- The recruitment process is horrible. The on-boarding experience is null, finding yourself completely lost and not knowing how to set your systems. If you are unlucky and your teammates don´t help you then you will get frustrated and you will start hating the company. Of course your manager will have no clue of how to help and will not care at all. 6- The training is given by people who don´t have a clue of what they are saying, you will not find it useful at all. This is the type of company who loves saying that they expend millions on training... guess what, not even the Account Managers know what the product looks like. You will be by your own for the rest of your period in the company. 7- The company is infected with the worst cultural disease I have ever experienced, and notice the next, I have worked in horrible places before... People just don´t care about the company at all. From management to maintenance you will see as everyone just wants their money (they don´t even deliver in this aspect) and don´t care about the employee or customer. Nobody makes calls and it is supposed to be a sales role (if you don´t believe me just check around when you go to the office for the interview) so just imagine how careless people are about their job. Toxicity and negativity are being implemented on a daily basis by bad management decisions and actions since not even the director is ready to take his own role. Everyone will seem to hate their job and that is translated into a disease culture. 8- Wait until you have to deal with your country’s Account managers and fields, especially if you are in the Spanish and Portuguese markets. The company´s strategy and organization is probably the worse one I have ever seen. The Business Development area is separated from the Sales area (it depends on marketing) so there is no teamwork or common plan between both. Management, especially at a director’s level think that they are so important and relevant by their own that they don´t communicate with sales. This will affect you super wrongly with your career path and with the main purpose of your role. The people in sales will not understand what you do or respect it so it will be super hard to achieve your target. We lost tons of opportunities because the Account manager just did not even care about what you said, or about calling the customer or whatever. Your manager will not care at all, your forecast will be done by blowing at the wind and checking how far dust flies, they probably don´t even know how to do a forecast. 9- As said, nobody cares about the company, the worst part is that this happens at a European level. This translates into poor results which will reduce your bonus (because your bonus will not depend on how good you are but on a compensation plan based on the company results.) since nobody in Apps is selling anything. The overall quality of the sales people is extremely low and they don´t care about customers. Your daily job will be about fighting them so that they call the customers instead of what you are supposed to do. Oracle is a huge dinosaur which is being eaten by the competence (Salesforce, Workday, Google, Amazon, SAP, etc.). Everyone is here just to jump to one of those big names after a year or so. 10- The company is a joke. They expend hundreds of thousands of euros in activities for which nobody cares (like sending 40 people to play a football tournament to France) and then takes away money from everyone’s bonus without caring at all. The director sent a video 2 weeks later showing very little emotional intelligence and saying “don´t worry, this could happen again”… just another joke. 10- After all this you could expect that if you talk about this with respect with your manager and Director this issues could be addressed… Good luck mate!!! Because if you open your mouth you are doomed. We talked with the director and managers and they just did not care at all, the director was even defensive and aggressive about it. If you says something they will call you emotional and negative. 11- Career progression… As it is not connected to sales department and they have problems hiring people and, everyone in your country knows about this issues, you will have a very hard time moving to the next position. The Recruiter will promise you that after a year you can easily move but is a lie, managers will not answer your calls, your director will try to keep you here as long as he can, they will freeze your position and even eliminate it after you were told to move… just a huge joke of a company, they lose all their good employees even before the first year of contract. Good thing that they won´t be able to retain you in Dublin for more than 3 months if they want you in your country, because they will try to retain you as much as possible. 12- Political situation: Everyone in this company knows that everything is about creating a network by flattering and cheating. If you like doing so and do it well you will have an easier time. Since your work has cero value and no purpose at all you will have an easier time progressing if you love flattering than if you are smashing your targets. Politics is number one priority here, performance not. This explain the overall poor results. Dress super good and be ready for nice words, then expect the unexpected. 13- Coaching… if you want to know anything about coaches just check at their CV. I have more experience myself than all coaches together and the worst part is that you need to be careful with them since they can put you in trouble if you don´t follow their directives. They will not speak your language so expect investing lots of time translating your calls into a word document with no purpose. They have no clue of what they are doing, an example of this is that one year ago the main priority was social selling (they did not want you to be calling around) and they did not teach people how to cold call so when the strategy was proven to be wrong the coaches don´t even know how to cold call and people was not ready to do so… nobody is still calling and nobody cares. They changed the way they were going to coach and instead of coaching new joiners (which should be common sense) they are going to coach now top performers, another incentive not to perform. 14- Salary is quite low and variable is not even a thing. As they try to introduce new responsibilities they should consider increasing it but it doesn´t look like they want to. There are probably a lot of things that I left out but I think that this was a good resume of the main points.

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    Oracle2019-09-03
  10. "The good parts about Oracle is a secret. But it’s a big secret as there are lots of them."

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    Current Employee - Senior Inside Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance The solutions offered to customers Benefits package Access to training Support for illness Resources for anything you need is here Honestly, if you want to achieve something, it’s possible here.

    Cons

    Big company processes Data duplication/triplication/multiplication. Some data even came into the room as I typed this. People sometimes not doing their job and hiding (happens everywhere!)

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    Oracle2019-07-26
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