Thread regarding Oracle Corp. layoffs

HYPE: Oracle's Austin campus is the launch pad for the company's Next Generation Contact Center (NGCC), which is built on the Oracle Sales Cloud

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/oracle-opens-state-of-the-art-cloud-campus-in-austin-texas-300618011.html

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., March 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Oracle unveiled its new Austin, Texas campus as a sales innovation customer experience hub to support increasing demand for Oracle Cloud and attract top talent to service the business.

"Oracle is expanding in Austin to attract, hire and train the best talent to support the unprecedented growth of our cloud business," said Oracle Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd. "This campus will help enable our customers to accelerate their Oracle Cloud adoption and drive success."

The Austin complex features a 560,000-square-foot facility and spans 40 acres of Lady Bird Lake waterfront property that could ultimately support a workforce of up to 10,000. The campus also includes the adjacent 295-unit Azul apartment building for employees and the general public.

The new campus will feature a variety of design elements and amenities including:

Dining: Full service restaurant, Starbucks, food truck court

Health: Fitness center, beach volleyball and basketball courts, flag football field, B-cycle station, access to Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail

Business: Training center, conference center, tech bar, innovation lab, interactive customer demo rooms

Collaboration Spaces: Game rooms, landscaped balconies, terraces and outdoor areas

Culture: Themed floors highlighting aspects of Austin's culture including local art, music and murals.

"As a hub of innovation, Oracle's new campus will be right at home in Austin, a city where good ideas become real," said Austin Mayor Steve Adler.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said, "On behalf of the state of Texas, I want to congratulate Oracle on the opening of their new campus. Texas is a growing hub for tech jobs and innovation, and I am pleased to see Oracle grow their investment here. Together, we will elevate the Lone Star State to new heights and expand economic opportunities for all Texans."

The new campus will be a center of sales innovation. It will largely house cloud sales professionals, including "Oracle Digital Class Of," a program that hires new university graduates and provides them significant resources and training, and the ability to develop a successful career path. "Oracle Digital Class Of" recruits from top colleges across the country. Previously focused on sales and technical resources, the program is expanding to encompass customer success and consulting. Recent graduates have chosen to join Oracle because of its immersive training programs located in desirable locations such as Austin.

Oracle's Austin campus is the launch pad for the company's Next Generation Contact Center (NGCC), which is built on the Oracle Sales Cloud platform and applications running on Oracle's IaaS. NGCC enhances the customer experience by eliminating administrative tasks and providing real-time account intelligence. Set for company-wide deployment, NGCC provides Oracle sales representatives with tailored, modern tools and resources aimed to deliver a dynamic, efficient and successful sales process.

And, taking a new approach to selling and customer success, the Oracle Cloud Solution Hub will also be based at the Austin campus, as well as three other locations throughout the country. The hubs are designed to build and showcase innovation projects with and for customers. These hubs are technical focused with engineers to demonstrate next-generation cloud solutions for customers, including artificial intelligence, virtual reality, intelligent bots and more.

Additionally, the company recently announced that Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator's first U.S. residential program will be located in Austin, which will promote cloud innovation, as well as provide mentoring and Oracle Cloud technology to local startups.

We are proud to deepen our roots in the Austin community through volunteering and other community events. In FY 2017, more than 1,200 Oracle Volunteers donated nearly 3,000 hours of their time to local organizations, including Austin Pets Alive!, Keep Austin Beautiful, Central Texas Food Bank, and Girlstart.

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Problem is it’s not just old employees that are leaving it’s the younger talent too.

The Gen Y & Gen X Folks are leaving in mass as are the millennials . Plus there is a retention & talent issue with the college kids who churn at 60%.

AARP leaders (55+) all sit tight.

There’s no upside to this mess at Oracle.

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Post ID: @SjOXQ9U-2dsm

The IBM article posted below is really good. Shows you all the tricks that have been used to get rid of older employees.

Oracle has added a new trick, perhaps. Instead of reviews, that older employees would likely do well on, they are replaced with the talent profile. I suspect this is to make older employees look less valuable. I suppose they expect that younger employees will have newer skills that will look better on the talent profile. No need to do employee reviews anymore.

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Post ID: @SjOXQ9U-2det

AARP poster boys: Hurd & Ellison managing the youth. “This is the biggest growth chapter in Oracle so far” said MH at the ribbon cutting.

Priceless. You can’t make this stuff up.

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Post ID: @SjOXQ9U-1iaq

Watch the video of Larry speaking at the grand opening in this article:

http://www.siliconhillsnews.com/2018/03/22/oracles-founder-larry-ellison-says-austin-campus-going-grow-10000-employees/

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Post ID: @SjOXQ9U-1qyw

Notice in the video of the article for the grand opening that Larry makes no mention about the products Oracle sells... just talks about being near the water training for new college grads and starting off people’s careers. Oracle’s new vision is a training camp complete w apartments and food trucks. Live work & play “company town”.

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Post ID: @SjOXQ9U-1yrr

THIS:

https://static.seekingalpha.com/uploads/2017/12/17/40779175-15135680340679607_origin.png

Says it all.

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Post ID: @SjOXQ9U-1yko

Almost funny that these clowns don’t understand how F:ed up oracle software is or they wouldn’t be using it for the call ctr, or maybe this is just a confirmation that they have no intention of the kids actually selling any cloud, just a make believe operations, a Potemkin village as it were

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Post ID: @SjOXQ9U-1ubk

This is a long form article about IBM but it shows the template of how big tech identifies, labels and jettisons older workers. Perhaps this whole Austin campus thing with oracle will be Exhibit #1 in a future age discrimination lawsuit

https://features.propublica.org/ibm/ibm-age-discrimination-american-workers/

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Post ID: @SjOXQ9U-1ohf

BS

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Post ID: @SjOXQ9U-1mqm

"We are following IBM's model of reporting overall negative growth and of trying to mask it by cost cutting. In this first phase we are letting go experienced, expensive personnel while hiring college graduates that are super happy to work for a fraction of the cost. In the next phase, we will claim that we are helping solve the high costs of a college degree by starting to push those jobs down to even lower cost labor once the new high school at Oracle HQ begins graduating students." said Turd. He then added, "This is a continuation of my efforts to cut costs, I started it at Teradata, continued it at HP and now have implemented it at Oracle. In each case, it was bad for employees and the companies, but I lined my pockets with millions, so I think it all has been a huge success!"

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Post ID: @SjOXQ9U-1rjm

Hype is right...also tripe! All I can say is, good luck kids — you’re gonna need it!

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Post ID: @SjOXQ9U-1hhk

"Food trucks"??? Oh, classy.

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Post ID: @SjOXQ9U-ood

I was wondering about that same line. Doesn't seem like a good idea to use the Oracle cloud here.

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Post ID: @SjOXQ9U-zuj

Really "built on the Oracle Sales Cloud". It's bound to fail now. They should have gone with SF.com Atleast.....the technical side of this endeavor would be on a solid and GROWING cloud platform

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