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Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
4,722 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work/life balance at Oracle (at least the division I work for) is quite good (in 870 reviews)

  • Great work from home options; Good front-line managers who support their staff (in 379 reviews)


Cons
  • No flexibility for work/life balance--no telecommuting or working from home one day (in 119 reviews)

  • The consulting practice shrunk so much that there is no career growth (in 154 reviews)

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  1.  

    Oracle Treats me Well

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Assignments and opportunities using technologies

    Cons

    Training Challenges. Technology is changing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More in-class instructor lead training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    I'm proud to be at Oracle. Great diversity, very smart people, great leadership. Love the gym, awesome restaurants.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The office environment is very nice, lots of diversity, free gym with onsite classes 24/7. Nice kitchen with free beverages. My function is invested in, we are challenged to be the best we can be. So many training or learning opportunities, nothing is missed, if you want it, you'll find it.

    Cons

    This is anywhere you have unhappy people, but it's a drag to work with people who complain about no increases or not being able to work from home all the time. Oracle clearly communicates there aren't raises every year and they've been slowly transitioning certain groups back into the office - again giving ample time to adjust or look for work elsewhere if that's what you need to do. Vacation policy, is a little dated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just thank you for doing what you do! I'm confident you do your best to meet the needs of the business and your people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Oracle is a pretty good company. very good work and life balance. but the company is too big. There are so many process.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    good work and life balance. nice working environment. relax life style. good pay. has a cafeteria in the building.

    Cons

    management is so large. pretty time consuming to get one thing approved. slow moving and working style. pretty good if you have kids. but is not good for younger generation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make the approval process faster

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Traditional it company aggressively evolving to cloud

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of great technology, good work life balance, focused long term vision

    Cons

    DB is still king, miss many innovations in companies acquired, raises and advancement very limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your legacy staff are limiting advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Position at Oracle

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deal Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Deal Specialist in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    • Great work/family life balance
    • Competitive pay plus manageable workload
    • Professional directors who know what they are doing
    • Solid team effort
    • Very positive friendly environment

    Cons

    • Not considered a con to me but some may find the downtime as draining
    • Again, not a con to me but, overtime sometimes requires late work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management's workload is a bit of a monster. I tip my cap to them and the job they do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Well Treated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have always been treated well by my managers

    Cons

    Only self training is available on your own time or while on the bench. Classroom training is very little if any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Threat of layoffs are always on the employee's mind. Mismanagement is covered up by layoffs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Compan

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Helpful friendly easy to work with. They want you to succeed

    Cons

    Non so far. Company has been great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great work culture, good work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Work culture
    Work life balance
    Good development work

    Cons

    No hikes or bonuses
    Very large company, difficulty in getting noticed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take care of your new/junior employees as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall a good start for graduates

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    1. adequate time to learn knowledge
    2. work-life balance
    3. good salary for entry level engineer

    Cons

    1. salary doesn't raise
    2. hard to promote

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to work if you're on the right team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Principal Sales Consultant

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom, and flexibility

    Cons

    Bad sales rep / team can diminish the experience and alienate customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit going after Type A Sales Reps and go after consultative personalities...you'll get much better results and customer satisfaction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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