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Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
6,447 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Area Manager

    Current Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, NM
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, NM

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable, reputable company who promotes from within. Being number 1 in all areas of focus in the ultimate goal. End to End solutions to meet all your customer needs.

    Cons

    It is a very bureaurcratic company that is process heavy. Many people freeze or are incapable of working in non standard or dynamic situations. Alternatively the process may not allow for dynamic processes and requires lengthy one off fixes reducing agility.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of perks, like health, and gym. Also great access to a lot of certification and classes. Definite ability to grow.

    Cons

    Can be very stressful, and a lot of different orgs and teams to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    spread appreciation around

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for, Fortune 100, lots of opportunities laterally and vertically.

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

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Fortune 100, great to have on resume.

    Cons

    Can be challenging in terms of work amount, meeting deadlines, and dealign with old school mentality as compared to the likes of Facebook, Google, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace change, embrace the culture of youth, and start making changes to cater to the future of this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Relaxed place to Work

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

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big Company, Good Work environment

    Cons

    Low hikes, Not very much interesting work,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Director of Sales

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Redwood Shores, CA

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    Although the salaries may be low for seasoned sales people, the incentives could be very good.

    Cons

    Not many pays raises once you get in the door. Negotiate they best base you can beforehand because it will be with you fro a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Part with some of the millions given to the top executives for the people below.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    NFL of Sales - Cloud Sales

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

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

    Pros

    Oracle continues to invest in the cloud and cement its status as a dominant player in the industry. There are multiple acquisitions per year to increase your bag of products.

    Cons

    Lots of reptape to go through that doesn't always make sense. Management can sometimes be clueless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your reps more, we are on the front line and have good suggestions. there are multiple ways to skin a cat, not just your way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to understand databases

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    team culture is good; good gym

    Cons

    sometimes pace of work is slow

    Recommends
  9.  

    Good in almost every aspect

    • 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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn more

    Cons

    Not much of salary hikes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good overall experience

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

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    1) Opportunities to pick up challenging projects
    2) Friendly work atmosphere
    3) Surprisingly competitive salary and good work life balance

    Cons

    1) Old school style promotions based on years of work
    2) University recruiting is selective, but experienced professional level recruiting is not
    3) steep management hierarchies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut red-tape

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Flexible schedule but rare promotions

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

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Big technology firm
    Access to several types of technologies
    Access to several training courses at lower cost
    Flexible schedules, home office allowed

    Cons

    Poor engineering department with little or no investment to increase quality
    Promotions only happen if you decide you are going to leave the company
    People hired from outside are given higher titles and salaries than the ones with a much longer tenure in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more on your own staff and bring up quality on the development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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