mardi 15 mai 2018

Oracle - The Right for Smart and Fair Compensation

The unfair compensation feeling from the sales/presales workforce is a growing movement  in multiple countries.

Watchout the following threads :

- US Class Action
- South Korea 3 days Strike action 
- France (Pool plans, 2017 Sales Achievements, Grievance Letter (English))

Gated pool plans, Clawbacks, replans, poor territory assignment, Universal Cloud Credits can help in sustaining the company margin, but leave the Employees in deep troubles regarding his own compensation.

The US Class action states "By reducing and withholding commissions in this fashion, Oracle’s commission policies and practices violated numerous California Labor Code requirements and caused damages of over $150 million to class members."

The Diving Save program is helping a very few number of employees getting a quick increase of their base salary. Few "Top Talents" are retained, when most of their collegues loose a large part of their variable compensation.

And how about you and your collegues ?  
Willing to share some info ?
Contact us on twitter @cfdtoracle

vendredi 23 mars 2018

Firing Older workers -- only happening at IBM ?

You may find interesting to read this breaking news regarding IBM - A Grey Hair Exit Strategy ?

"AS IBM TRAINED ITS SIGHTS on younger workers, it also took steps to change the way it dealt with those who’d spent many years on the job. It embraced a legal strategy that made it much easier for the company to dismiss older workers, and to do so in ways that minimized legal consequences and largely avoided public attention."

The full article is here, from Propublica

Something that would never happen with Oracle ?
Or maybe this is already happening : Read this on

vendredi 2 mars 2018

Oracle Employee Voices Raising

Where can we find employee representatives within Oracle ?

European Union and its European Works Council, covering Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Solvakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK.
Most of those country are also running Local Works Councils, and can sustain the kick-off of new Local Works Councils.

The last EWC Annual Meeting Communique is available here. A new meeting will occur in March 2018.

Outside EU, we can find Employee representation in South Korea, and many other countries soon ?

Let's all agree there's much to do.

You want to build more organized employee feedback to management ?

Contact us on twitter - We're reactivating our English speaking line NOW !

samedi 5 septembre 2015

Dev & MW RIF

As reported by the register, and multiple tweeter feeds, last week seems to have been final to few hundreds  employees in the Dev/MW Organisation.

Reports mention impacts on Java (with huge discussions again regarding the product strategy) , MW Products, Technical Writers positions. 

Well... Back a few days ago, the organization still reported 30800 Employees;

At the very same time, 10 Development VPs have also been impacted. Linked-in status shows some of them already acting in other companies (Verifone, Medallia). 
Others, now show "Open to opportunities". 
  Read More : Twitter, Officewall, tweet-cfdtoracle,

dimanche 12 juillet 2015

Oracle Software Support Chile - The End

 Friday Morning - An all hands meeting to announce this is the end of a 6 years story.

This support center had 120 employees, very professional and happy to help.
 62 of them have already joined the very new Ex Oracle Chile Facebook group.

We're very sorry for this, happening all of a sudden- You'll be missed.

vendredi 10 juillet 2015

Oracle Software Support in Chile ceased today

You will have problems finding an official annoucement regarding the end of this story.
The communication plan is tight, and all communications  have been secured by conference calls only.

However, you may see by yourself the numerous goodbye/farewell messages sent here.

Despite the very sudden announcement to the impacted employees, the goodbye messages are very kind, and positive about these past years. You'll appreciate this one : "Good luck with my SRs!!!"  

Good luck to you, dear collegues, and as you say "Hasta Pronto".

Comments are welcome below.

mardi 9 décembre 2014

LuxLeaks - So many corporation secrets exposed

Tax avoidance has become such a well paid consulting opportunity !
Apple, Amazon, Ikea are been seriously blamed and, for the first time, may trigger a real change in Europe, now talking about Fraud, not just the near-legal-tax-optimization-game.

We're talking here about a huge scandal, where Billions of Euros fly out of the country tax forks.

And what about Oracle on this ? Is the double irish schema working fine enough ?

 Oracle UK Results (Near Zero), Oracle France Tax Results (Negative),   ...  

Read More : UK 25% "Google" TaxPWC worried explainations Fraud or Optimisation ?,