Thread regarding Oracle Corp. layoffs

Oracle Sales Culture????

Looking to work at Oracle. Interviewing for a account manager A&F position. Anything I should know ?
Unrealistic quotas? Constants quiet layoffs?
Anyone brave enough to tell me the salary base ranges

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You will find that some of the information provided in sales training is incorrect. You only find out about once you start to work with your Sales Engineer. One example is that all the CRM products share a common DB; they don't.

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Post ID: @3gpq+17x1gQDS

Check compgauge for oracle sales salary and quota info (google compgauge).

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Post ID: @3ztr+17x1gQDS

Here’s the thing. Organizations tend to take on the personality traits of their leaders. Oracle’s culture is a good example, where LE’s cutthroat dishonesty and lack of integrity is certainly reflected in its marketing and sales orgs. In fact, it’s pretty well known that LE has a low opinion of sales people - at best he views them as a necessary evil. The worst oracle sales org by far is the one that sells into the classified government intel space. I have several friends who have worked or are still working there. That is the absolute worst that oracle has to offer - a good-old-boy network in the worst possible way. After that, working in the tech sales org is going to be the next weekend worst, since oracle is not a cloud market leader and the products struggle to compete on technical merits. Finally, the least worst (I hesitate to use the word “best” at all when it comes to sales at oracle) is the apps org. At least in apps, if you are any good you have a small shot of making money. The trouble is that odds are you will get the least desirable accounts/territory because of extreme cronyism within the org. Hence, to succeed you will have to figure out how to maximize whatever sketchy territory that you do get. IMO, sales at oracle will be a very tough road regardless and personally I feel bad for the reps who there - I have known many.

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Post ID: @1rkz+17x1gQDS

I have no idea what organization you would be getting into so I can't tell you. There are good area in which to work. Despite getting RIF'd, I had a good experience at Oracle, I worked with great people, had excellent and supportive management and I enjoyed the work i was doing. Having said, there are areas that are so toxic, they should be under consideration as a superfund site. I know more than one person who were so miserable they left to go lateral or even a downgrade just to get out. Having said that, you will face no bonuses or raises, get chiseled and nickled and dimed on every turn and face the spectre of RIF's monthly. Go in with a realistic views and your eyes wide open.

It's a c-apshoot. I say give it a shot, if it doesn't work out, go someplace else. Hopefully you can have the same experience I had.

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Post ID: @1jpr+17x1gQDS

Take the job if offered to you and you are not getting any other good opportunities. Any job right now is a good job. Follow your instincts. Experience would be great. Just keep in mind that Sales and Marketing jobs tend to be the first to be eliminated in a down economy - but that is the case everywhere. I have friends at Oracle who like working for Oracle. Employees there are generally very nice.

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Post ID: @1fnt+17x1gQDS

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Post ID: @1zrg+17x1gQDS

Are you looking for a job or a long term career?

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Post ID: @1kgl+17x1gQDS

Anything you should know?
Turn! Run, do not walk, away!

Get a good job.

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