back to article Oracle salesmen get SEVENFOLD salary boost for flogging its cloudy aaS produce

Oracle salesmen are being awarded bonus packages up to seven times larger than their salaries in return for getting customers to buy its as-a-service (aaS) offerings, a source has told The Register. The company reported a total rise in Oracle cloud revenue of 33 per cent - $527m - for the three months to February 28. How …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Ahh Sales....

    ...the only department where you get bonuses for doing your job.

    1. BearishTendencies

      Ahhh CEO......

      The only job where you get bonuses whether you do your job or not.

    2. Sean24

      Re: Ahh Sales....

      Actually your comment should read: "Ahh Sales: the only department where you are only guaranteed 50% of your salary, and the other 50% is at risk depending on how well you do your job."

      In most other roles, you get close to, if not 100% of your pay regardless of how you perform (within reason off course).

      Sales is not easy - its a hard slog and the toughest part is not knowing how much you will be taking home each month / quarter.

      Yes the bonuses can be good at times. If you have what it takes, why don't you apply for a job in Sales and join the rest of us coasting through life! :)

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    what about support

    Yeah and in support we are getting fired and replaced by Romanian and Indian engineers and have not got for more then 5 years any salary raise.

    Without support they would not keep any client, but that they do not care about, its all about showing off how good you can sell something, after that nobody cares.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I would refer your source of rumour to

    Clearly they know nothing about how remuneration works in sales in general let alone in a specific company.

  4. ben_myers

    Two comments...

    First, keep up the wonder first-rate headlines and sub-headlines. Makes The Channel and The Inquirer fun to read.

    Second, back in the day when I worked for a large mainframe company as a technical support person for the marketing people, we had a saying that bears repeating here: "Don't confuse selling with installing." And the support was to carry water for extroverted talkative but otherwise subnormal and clueless salesmen who knew noting about technology, would never learn anything about technology, and sat around the office calculating their commissions for various sales. We technical grunts got fixed salaries, whether we fixed the mess that the salesman sold or not. Seems like the way Larry is running his house these days.

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