Thread regarding Oracle Corp. layoffs

Turnaround?

It can't be turned around. We've been re-orging every year for what, 5 years or more now? Yes there are problems with all parts of the sales org, but they are just one of many, many problems within Oracle. For starters, the stupidity of separate apps and tech orgs is unbelievable. Tech and associated cloud services are no longer competitive on their own, though if dragged as part of apps deals would certainly move more cloud services revenue. ...and none of that speaks at all to products that don't work, appalling cloud-based UIs (apps and tech both), and a company that is just plain sidficult for customers to work with.

For employees who have not yet cut bait, one of the first questions a prospective employer is going to ask you is "why have you stayed at Oracle so long?" Think hard before you answer. Is it because you are no longer technically relevant? Is it because you like being able to hide in a large org? The longer you stay at Oracle the worse your job market prospects will be.

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You have to lay blame where it deserves to go...upper management. They had no clue, no direction, constantly shifting sands do not make a good foundation. If the foundation keeps shifting out from under you, you cannot make headway. Playing with the whitespace doesn't make the UX better.
The form over function issues are k–ling them. There are too many products from too many purchased companies that were never ever integrated. And too much overlap. But it would take a genius to architect his way out of the mess that is Oracle apps.

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“Appalling cloud-based UIs”

Honestly, I would love to hear more about this. I used to be a design manager for their cloud infrastructure UIs until I got RIFed, and I spent three years fighting to fix those garbage UIs only to get rewarded with a lay-off for daring to suggest that maybe their UX could be better.

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Lie, cheat, and steal. It’s the only reality Silicon Valley knows. When you’re no longer useful to the fraud, you’re done.

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Post ID: @agn+15KzGnjT

we tried this so many times. so many...

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