We have products that even our support staff do not know how to use! I would expect that is true in engineering also. People who knew products have left and suddenly there is code to support that no one knows anything about. In fact, even when I... — read more
Anyone have the total number of employees in aria? I left the company a while ago. Just wondering with the attrition rate going on. Turnover of key, experienced staff is reaching record numbers. I have not seen anything like it in my 12 years... — read more
I left a while ago. I know last year everyone was at home but I was wondering if that's still going on this year, given the delta variant.
I recently took a new role. The last 3 days I’ve spent about 30 mins on a BS run by someone who seems to want to talk cause they’re lonely. It took me decade plus to realize something. It you have no work to do and no one is over your shoulder, do... — read more
Oracle doesn’t even do COL adjustments or pay band reviews. Know what that means? Time for the big employee swap. The parade of experience and talent walking out the door in favor of inexperienced college grads and foreign workers. OCI employees:... — read more
I've been here for two years and I've been constantly stressed out in that time. There's too much work and not enough time to do it, my boss tends to give me tasks that have nothing to do with my job, layoffs are always a possibility and being... — read more
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/13/oracle-orcl-earnings-q1-2022.html “Cloud is fundamentally a more profitable business compared to on-premise, and as we look ahead to next year, we expect company operating margins will be the same or better than... — read more
How bad does it suk?
and put it out of its misery
Yep. And the ship just keeps sinking. This is what happens when you ignore your customers. Just ask Larry or... — read more
Have been considering leaving the expensive Bay Area (old HQ) for cheaper places (Colorado or Washington). If you've done this, did you get a pay cut or do they just not give raises going forward?
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-larry-ellison-netanyahu-trial-witness-offers-ex-pm-seat-on-oracle-board-1.10209042 US President Harry Truman once said: "No, you can not get rich from politics - unless you crook."
Anybody have any comments on this lawsuit? http://andrewwatters.com/law/oracle/Maynard-Koran%20-%20FAC.pdf Oracle is definitely a dirty player and they are certainly taking advantage of older employees promoting many to Senior and Principal... — read more
After 10 year...(9 of which spent in a great team with a great manager that obviously, being on of the good guys, got laid off a year ago) and after 1 years of nightmare, in a different team with a nightmare manger (he rarely replied to emails or... — read more
Oracle is the worst company I've worked for in this regard, and it often seems to me that corporate rule-makers wanted to make our jobs harder here. Here I experience bureaucracy becoming a synonym for stagnation. What are your experiences and how do... — read more
After two terrible things happened in the last 2-3 mos, I filed two ethics reports. It’s more me leaving a trail and when I give my two weeks, leave them my name. I won’t lie. They gave me their actual names to contact them. I plan on going all on in... — read more
Anybody think that the reason they are so secretive on Cloud revenue and cloud in general is there is very little to report. They simply are cutting costs to the bone and losing good people because they’ve already realized that their “growth through... — read more
Be sure to fill out time reporting on whichever 6 different systems your management team is jamming you with. Then when you're done expect a call from your boss asking you to consolidate another report in spreadsheet form. Be on the lookout for... — read more
Have a good one my friends. Enjoy a day of sanity before we go back to our cells.
1 : farmer, countryman. 2 : a rude ill-bred person : boor. 3a : a fool, jester, or comedian in an entertainment (such as a play) specifically : a grotesquely dressed comedy performer in a circus. b : a person who habitually jokes and plays the... — read more
Are you proud of your digital badges? I'm just wondering how much you find them useful? Is digital badge a recognition people deserve?
So working in support for a few years, and never really had any training of substance on anything. Colleagues with experience have mostly left or been pushed out the door. Latest and greatest brain tu-d coming from our excellent leadership is to... — read more
Any other ideas? I figure anybody that has had a foot in the place in the last 5 years has something to say and little if it is good. This isn’t just bitterness or complaining now. It is literally systematically holding down wages and actively... — read more
“I'm too old to get another job in this industry. They want kids who will put in 70 hours a week in other companies. “ Seen in another post here. I spent years thinking the same thing. Years of being at Oracle ki---d my confidence in my abilities... — read more
Just got a calendar invite for the next upcoming all hands meeting. Such a spot on term to use for what most certainly will just be another mgmt circle jerk demonstration. Good lord I hope I'm shown the door before then.
This has turned into nothing but a regular paycheck you get until the moment they decide your time with the company is done. That's it. If you had dreams of retiring here, you can kiss them goodbye. I'm not trying to be a negative Nancy, I'm just... — read more
I for one just want to see all the stories. The best was this past yearly cycle where took employees true ratings and knocked them down a peg. In Support you earned a 4 you magically became a 3. A 3 a 2. You were told your true rating but then... — read more
I just got a new job. They told me not to apply and that it would be a “management transfer” and thus no actual promotion or raise. Nothing. Then last week the person that hired me says “can you find this req and apply to it?” Another scumbag... — read more
eff you you useless clowns.
And in 2021 he’s still working in support. I say this to myself cause Oracle is so terrible at recognizing talent and completely blackballing people, they would’ve had Zuck in support answering tickets the last 17 years.
Last week I was on the verge of impulsively leaving and giving notice without first having found a new job. I didn’t do it but I prioritized looking for a job again and I think I will accept some less tempting offer just to get out of here. I’m... — read more
How many colleagues do you enjoy working with? When I first came here I was really fascinated by my colleagues. These were people who were geniuses in their work and I could learn a lot from them. It was a pleasure working with them. With a few... — read more
Got to waste an hour of my life today sitting through another iteration of the weekly team meeting with mgmt. Never stop being amazed at how much useless nonsense these clowns can pack into an hour. Pretty much all of it was going over this year's... — read more
This morning I received an email blast about how Oracle is promoting an “internal first mindset “ for career growth. Clearly the reality is that people are fed up and leaving, and then their positions are never posted internally, and then more... — read more
Anyone heard about the AppleToo movement? Can we make one for OracleToo? It’s clearly needed due to all of the harassments and bullying. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.yahoo.com/amphtml/now/group-apple-employees-built-website-184500529.html — read more
Saying that Support is a mess is bigger than the biggest understatement I've ever heard in my life. This organization is such a sshow. I've been here for five years and had 7 different direct managers, like they're on a merry go round that only... — read more
Just wishful thinking. Effing manager clowns.
Not much. Workers tend to be overworked and abused in both. One has a clown car packed with clowns, the other is basically a big clown car packed with a bunch of management clowns. Both are pretty much on the way to extinction.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/why-nelson-capital-disposed-oracle-172519406.html "In the technology sector, we sold our position in Oracle (tkr: ORCL). Oracle is lagging peers in its transition to the cloud and... — read more