By User769227-Oracle on Nov 07, 2014
At Oracle, engineers are treated with tremendous respect and the environment is setup to encourage creativity which leads to great innovation. With Fusion Middleware, we had the opportunity to create a lot of great products from scratch, as well as integrate others that had been acquired. It was such a rewarding experience and one that truly made me a complete engineer. I moved to India in 2006 and was very impressed with Oracle’s formidable presence here. The R&D organization at Oracle is truly “global” - teams are comprised of engineers who just happen to be dispersed around the world but are all working towards the same goal.
After having been with Oracle for 13+ years, I made the decision to leave, not because of any discontent, but rather to better understand how other companies work. My first job after leaving was for a US based MNC, heading its largest R&D center worldwide. This was followed by a role heading all technology (R&D, Hosting Infrastructure, Internal IT) for one of the leading E-Commerce companies in India. Both of these experiences were fantastic as they provided me with great knowledge and an insight into different industries.
They also made me realize something else - the engineering environment that Oracle has is something that companies strive for but is very difficult to achieve. At Oracle, engineers are greatly empowered and each engineer has the ability to influence the product. In addition to this, there is a lot of focus on enabling personal growth through education and mentoring. And finally, the work culture promotes work-life balance. The combination of all of these makes for a place that is a haven for engineers.