Mixing Oracle's killer attitude with Peoplesoft's corporate culture where the chief executive on Fridays hands out bagels to his employees, is a recipe for disaster, writes the San Francisco Chronicle in an analysis of the takeover.
"They are two different cultures," told Richard Stiller, a human resources consultant who has been involved in more than 20 mergers. Referring to Oracle, he said, "They're the barbarians. It's take no prisoners. A guy like Ellison never lets them relax."
Forrester Research analyst Erin Kinikin added, "I think a lot of those people who wanted to manage by walking around and having bagels every Friday are probably going to leave -- because that's not the Oracle way. The Oracle way is about survival of the fittest."
Looks like monster.com can expect a lot of hits from the Peoplesoft offices.
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