Thread regarding Oracle Corp. layoffs

Laid off Wednesday July 1, 2020 from Oracle Support

Laid off Wednesday July 1, 2020 from Oracle Support after working there for 20 years. No good estimate as to what percentage were effected, maybe 5%, maybe 20%.

As a 65 year old this is not a problem for me, by contrast all those 40-55 year olds laid off have been tragically effected. so sad :(

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My husband, who is 58 and has been with Oracle with almost 30 years, was laid off yesterday.

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Post ID: @xqpf+15KoavTv

My husband worked for Oracle for 22 years in support. Worked remotely for a lot of years with VP approval because we bought a home in a different state. Almost 56 and we live in an area that has absolutely nothing to offer :-( We build our retirement home on family land, so not moving. Absolutely devastating for us both! Loyalty and good work ethic don't mean anything anymore to companies, their employees are just a number to be disposed of. He does know of some employees that have same tenure as him that are till employed in his home office. Oh, and did you notice he was busy selling off Oracle stock from late June to July 2.

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Post ID: @eqdd+15KoavTv

In our team only the young, recently hired employees without much knowledge got laid off. Technical Support.

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Post ID: @atgc+15KoavTv

I agree with all the posts so far, it seems the 'older', more experienced (i.e. making more money) people were the ones laid off. I am 50 something, with 19 years in. In my support group, I don't believe there was anyone under 40 laid off. 3 people left out of about 20 of us. Oh, and my boss was let go as well.
I heard that about 1000 people were laid off, but don't know if that is a fact. Does anyone know how many it was total?

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Post ID: @aulu+15KoavTv

52 y/o with 10 years in O support and got the call on 7/1. Best guess extrapolating from two impacted teams is ~30% gone from front line support.

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Post ID: @9hlh+15KoavTv

I was laid off July 1 also in Technical Support after 20 years at 59 years old. The other one let go was the longest employee in my group, about 15 years.

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Post ID: @7pje+15KoavTv

“ 49 y/o American citizen and laid off from ORCL. I’ll never get another tech job, not gonna happen. No tech company will hire an American over 40.”

You are wrong. Oracle affected your attitude and self-esteem, because that is how they manage people. It happened to me. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that there are PLENTY of good companies out there who appreciate the wisdom and experience that an older person can bring to a workgroup.

I got a dream job with a top tech company at age 57. You can do it! Lots of cheap or free quality training out there. Pick a subject that interest you. Are you a coder and/or admin? DevOps. Sysadmin? Learn SQL server, Windows Server and Virtualization. Network admin/engineer? Get a cert and write your own ticket.

Don’t give up on yourself.

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Post ID: @6tjg+15KoavTv

Wow, I was there for 41/2 years and got layed off. Also 57 years old. Somehow this seems more like age discrimination than just how many years you worked there.

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Post ID: @6kis+15KoavTv

I think there is need to file lawsuit against ORACLE for age and experienced based discrimination as mostly laid off ones belong to age group of 45-65 years and had 18-20+ years of experience. It will be very difficult for these guys to find job because of their age and money they were earning based on their experience as no one will be willing to take them at this age and pay them equivalent ones.

Someone please file lawsuit against Oracle!!!

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Post ID: @5igd+15KoavTv

58 yrs old. 21 yrs in the Company. Laid Off on July 1st .

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Post ID: @5rvl+15KoavTv

The Sun/Oracle thing was transformative. Or it could have been. The decision to take sturdy Solaris and turn it into THE Cloud OS, I never understood that. Ten years later, you can see that the combination of those companies would have been cutting edge in 2005. In 2010, it was too late.
I guess the cynics were correct, that LE just wanted the customer base and what was left of Sun’s cash hoarde.

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Post ID: @5ykx+15KoavTv

It's most disappointing, but follows the petty behavior from management as they lost a wealth of knowledge cutting folks at nn years.

I'm sure another wave will be on it's way.

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Post ID: @5yig+15KoavTv

Imagine what Oracle would be like if they had actually produced new code lines, as opposed to all those acquisitions. JDE, PS, Seibel, Sun (who I loved before Oracle ruined them, and I was only a distributor!) NetSuite, blah blah blah. All were considered ‘transformative’ Will lead to new ‘synergy’. Oracle Cloud apps? 10 years in, UI is a joke. User experience? Please. Being all things to all users on any device has led to something only 7% of the EBS could tolerate. On any device, it’s useless. How many dashboards have come and gone? Developed to hide the fact that no real transactions could be seen and managed end to end. Monitor the exceptions the young people say, you don’t need the details... until you do. Never comes up in a demo, only in the dismal adoption rate. I tried to warn them. I said they were on the road to ruin, by not doing the hard work. That was in 2014. Got riffed after a principle SC put the knife in my back, by telling the VP he could do my job. And since the Cloud app was years away, do it now to save money. They haven’t had a fortune 100 win in the space since. I’m sad about all the losses, but not those two. I hope they rot.

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Post ID: @5iah+15KoavTv
Does anyone know if lay-off are expected in marketing ?

OMG, I hope so!!

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Post ID: @3leq+15KoavTv

@ Post ID: @3bga+15KoavTv
I and 11 of my colleagues were laid off on June 17, 2020. out of 12 i would say 10-11 were 45+.
A colleague of mine brought up this thing to my attention
My posts have observed the same thing.

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Post ID: @3bna+15KoavTv

Anyone notice the common denominator of all the posts regarding Oracle lay-offs? Everyone I know that got the call (me included) were 20+ year employees. I’d like to hear from anyone who was payed off in June and July that was at Oracle for less than 20 years. A bit of a veiled attempt at age discrimination? Anyone there that long has to be older than 45. Like they couldn’t find anyone younger to let go? I call BS on that. Anyone know an employment lawyer to run that by?

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Post ID: @3bga+15KoavTv

If not H1Bs, they'll likely just off shore the support.

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Post ID: @2bnq+15KoavTv

43 years old here, been there since 1998. Laid off in Support.

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Post ID: @2rwb+15KoavTv

Horrible and disgusting news!!!
Oracle is not what it once was!!
They treat employees like ROBOTS!!!
No raise just more work!’n

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Post ID: @2ouu+15KoavTv

Those who spent 20-25+ years in Oracle suddenly feel Oracle is not the same.. I am sorry for those who lost their jobs, but this is how it works when there is a major shake up at top level. Dont forget you all survived 2008-2010 recession which I did not. Ofcourse its not the same with COVID, there are layoffs everywhere. Honeywell laidoff 750 on same day 7/1. Oracle has too many employees and there is too much buddy system. With Amazon and Microsoft in competition, things are changing and COVID played a vital role. It is easy to say find another job but FYI, there is hiring freeze everywhere. Good luck to all and well wishes to all. These are tough times.

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Post ID: @1tvd+15KoavTv

In my experience, there are not that many 60 plus folks in Oracle in the first place. The class of’s have taken care of that. They appear to be highly represented, in greater percentage, among those who were let go.

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Post ID: @1gfh+15KoavTv

Got me too on July 1. 60+ years old, long time employee, but I was ready to retire anyways. Hardware support.

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Post ID: @1sot+15KoavTv

I worked for Oracle 25 year and was let go on July 1st. with a phone call. I will be 60 in Oct. I know of a few that got it that were in the 60+ sad Oracle is not the company it once was for sure

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Post ID: @1vfu+15KoavTv

Does anyone know if lay-off are expected in marketing ?

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Post ID: @1dry+15KoavTv

I am 60 and work in EBS Support and have to wonder how those under 40 (or even 50) stay at Oracle, especially in the Support org knowing that things will continue to spiral down. GET NEW SKILLS AND GET A NEW JOB while you’re still relatively “young”. I feel forced to hang on not knowing when my number will come up because I saw some who were more experienced and productive than me let go yesterday.

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Post ID: @mwz+15KoavTv

You have to keep your resume polished at all times if your working tech. O is cleaning house for cost savings. A scary time for most to be let go.

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Post ID: @uqa+15KoavTv

I was laid off from the ACS org 2 weeks prior. I am a 40 something who has been there 20 years!

Congrats on your Forced retirement!! All the best to you!

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