Oracle

  www.oracle.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Oracle Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
5,511 Reviews

3.3
5,511 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Oracle CEO and Director Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison
3,217 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work/life balance at Oracle (at least the division I work for) is quite good (in 721 reviews)

  • Work from home option is available which is very convenient during busy times (in 329 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance is a trade off offered for lesser than industry average growth (in 97 reviews)

  • The consulting practice shrunk so much that there is no career growth (in 137 reviews)

More Highlights

833 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I worked at Oracle for almost ten years. I got a positive review every year but was still let go for personal reasons.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President Public Sector  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Vice President Public Sector in Reston, VA

    Pros

    Oracle pays very well and you always have name recognition.

    Cons

    The company is stuck in their ways. Even though I smashed my quota every year and got glowing reviews each year along with a raise they still let me go because of a reorg and because someone didn't like me. I would not take a job at Oracle despite the good pay. You are not recognized for your hard work, there is no room to move up and your employment is based on rumors and if you are liked by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company has not changed it's senior management in over 20 years and they have come to relay on each other to cover each others behinds by blaming others. The products are not keeping up with what the industry has to offer and the company has tried to grow through buying other companies. Dear Mr. Ellison. Change your executive team, adopt a go to market strategy, hire new R&D people for the future and senior management team to lead your divisions. The Federal government buys more software, hardware and services than any other industry yet you have no or very weak go-to-market strategy and very weak leadership. The SI and government customers itself does not like Oracle and you are losing ground rapidly to your competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    No opportunity

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

    Pros

    Exciting industry, work from home program, fiscal health of the company, company is well known

    Cons

    Also no opportunity for advancement. Especially, for employees who join through acquisitions. No salary increases since joining through acquisition five years ago. Extremely centralized management and decision making structure...everything is done top down. Poor communications and very limited resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Significant changes are needed if you expect to retain employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Trapped in the machine

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Burlington, MA

    Pros

    Oracle provides good training, there are beers every Friday, I worked with some of the best sales reps I ever met. Employees learn to get things done for themselves, they have to.

    Cons

    Need to be very narcissistic to advance or even succeed. No work life balance, even doctors appointments are frowned upon. Condescending management will criticize your performance even if you succeed always looking for another dime from the customer. Oracle does not give raises to sales people. Commission plan stays the same but quota grows arbitrarily, no territory analysis is given to quota assignments. As an inside rep your livelihood is dependent upon your outside rep's performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They will not listen to any advice given

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Good experience but don't stay

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

    Pros

    Great work experience, training, pay

    Cons

    Politics, Politics, Politics. You're only as good as the last time you closed a deal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Its ok, but political at the top

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III  in  Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Redwood Shores, CA

    Pros

    Timing is generally flexible, work at home policy is good, job stability is there, but there's no guaranteed growth

    Cons

    Very slow growth unless you're a superstar. People don't look out for you, basically you're on your own in a dog eat dog race.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help people progress through a formal program.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big company

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

    Pros

    good work-life balance. flexible work hours and location.

    Cons

    below average salary. internal bureaucracy. slow pace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward good people properly so that they stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good pay, horrible management.. Great on your resume'.

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

    Pros

    Pay, environment, and none company.

    Cons

    BDC Management, Bonus structure, environment, Sneaky Sales team. Integrity is very low. Not really a diverse company, not many African Americans.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Too much bureaucracy and very old tech stack

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Redwood City, CA

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Lots of benefits
    DB group has lot of new projects. Pay/Bonuses are really good if you join one of the teams in DB.

    Cons

    Not fit for new grads
    You don't learn new things until you take initiative
    Some of the older people are dinosaurs. They live in their own world and do not like talking about newer technologies as they are not comfortable around them.
    Managers lack mgmt skills and no effort is taken to learn them.
    You are stuck with the same pay grade even if you get promoted. Get hold off another offer letter if you want a raise or stay at the same pay grade forever.
    A lot of communication gap between teams.
    People don't give good advice. They do their work and leave for home. There are no mentorship opportunities and code reviews are just formalities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because somebody completed X no of years you don't have to make him/her a manager.
    Layoffs are required in order to make ppl realize that they cannot slack off.
    There are 10 devs and 5 managers for Task X which can be completed by 2 managers and 8 devs. There are just too many managers and directors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    ok place to work

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

    Pros

    good work life balance, not very stressful environment

    Cons

    growth and salary below industry standard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Sales Consultant  in  Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Associate Sales Consultant in Burlington, MA

    Pros

    Wonderful culture, absolutely fantastic atmosphere and some great people

    Cons

    Lousy pay and potential for upward mobility. They also lie about the role to many college grads who wouldn't have taken the job if they knew it was in sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees the pay and professional opportunities they deserve. SC's are in my mind more important than reps yet they're treated far worse. Also be clear about the role to applicants so they don't get stuck in a sales job they never wanted to be in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Worked for Oracle? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.