I work in support and have gotten an increase most years. The trade off in personal time/stress carried is high. Most on my team don’t get raises but then they don’t carry the load I do either.
Support or not, Oracle has a no raise policy. I have held multiple positions with no increase in pay even after a promotion. The same can be said for others that have worked in completely different areas of the company.
Brutal and unrelenting. On my team it’s not unusual to handle 400-600 issues yearly, many of them complex and time consuming.
Even though I’m planning my exit due to unrelenting stress and the awful cube environment, I feel I’m fairly compensated with fantastic benefits so I go to work with a positive feeling.
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Oracle a better place to work?
Either allow work from home or fix the office cubes. Support engineers packed next to each other in tiny open cubes who are often on conference calls doesn’t allow for concentration or productivity.
How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at Oracle? What are the steps along the way?
It can take a long time b/c once the hiring manager wants to extend an offer, it has to go through multiple approval levels... manager levels, comp, manager approvals again. I've seen it take weeks.