Thread regarding Oracle Corp. layoffs

Laid off in 2017, now headhunted for the same position

I've been laid off in 2017 in the layoff wave in Europe. Now I was contacted by individuals claiming in no uncertain terms that there is an open position at my previous job (they did provide details that only Oracle would know) and if I'm interested, I can enter an NDA with them to learn more details.
It's an ostensibly unrelated third party, but since my previous job was the only other one I had, and since I don't have a linkedin or similar account and never posted a single thing about my job on any social media, it's not clear how they would have this data on me if it was not sourced directly from Oracle.
Thoughts?

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Post ID: @OP+12isZgst

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I quit a couple of years ago. My linked-in account just pointed me to a job in the NetSuite area. They say I'm in the top 10% of applicants, just from what I have on my linked-in site.

Yeah, I'm a dead ringer for what they need, glad I don't work there anymore!

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Post ID: @8agc+12isZgst

You should lead them on, go all the way to getting an offer. Then laugh in their faces.

Oracle is a sh–ty place to work. Once you are out, NEVER go back!

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Post ID: @8mhj+12isZgst

Oracle is a train wreck, no future whatsoever. If you currently have a job you like, don’t waste your time and whatever you do do NOT sign any NDA - they can trip you up in all kinds of ways and the last thing you need is spend money on lawyers to review it.
All - never sign an NDA without having your lawyer review and approve it, ever! There is no such thing a a universal standard NDA that is fair and equitable. NDAs can cause all kinds of trouble for you, no matter how innocent they may look to you!

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Post ID: @1eya+12isZgst

We've had to rehire after cutting too deep. Sometimes the only way management can understand that people are important is to let them go and see everything fall apart. Solaris is a good example where we've had to go cralling back begging for help from people we let go.

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Post ID: @wjq+12isZgst

Lead them on, then ghost ‘em. Karma is a b|tch. Of course, if what you say is true, you just 1) broke your streak of no social media and 2) you have outed yourself big time.

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Post ID: @szm+12isZgst

Oracle HAS been known to rehire or offer to rehire people who have quit or been laid off, so that isn't that unusual.

What I don't get get is the NDA, I've never heard of that before in this context.

That said, you'd no doubt be making quite a bit more money than you did before, but it might not be worth it, depending on what they would have you doing. Or what group you'd be in.

You'll want to stay put, and if you wanted to be nice, thank the recruiter for their time.

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Post ID: @cpd+12isZgst

I don't know what pay they might offer. I'd have to sign a NDA if I want more details.
I really like my current job and I'm not considering a switch, it's just not like Oracle's pride to offer a rehire.
I would simply laugh at the offer, but I was a Sun acquisition, so my job history is unlike many others here, I guess nostalgia plays a large part in thinking about it.

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Post ID: @pqh+12isZgst

Is the pay good? As in much more than what O was paying you before and more than your current job?

I'm guessing that you're asking because you're interested, perhaps because the current job isn't great. Contrary to what some post here, there are worse places to work than O.

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