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Oracle Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
6,161 Reviews
3.3
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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  

    Virtual and self-service

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    The pay is decent and they offer commission if you are in a sales environment. The company is huge so you can potentially stay and the company and progress. It is a virtual company so lots of opportunities to telecommute and most teams are virtual.

    Cons

    Oracle does not give raises. You are left to sink or swim. No live person help hardly...everything is self-service. Easy to get lost. Too much information...information overload...emails are not specific to your position or your pillar...so consequently you get every newsletter, etc...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your talent. Don't waste your resources. Why would you have a MBA making phone calls all day long? It is a waste of an MBA's skill set and talents.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not for me.........

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    Oracle is a large company with extensive resources and offers the opportunity to make money.

    Cons

    Oracle is a large company with many layers of bureaucracy which can make it difficult to manage.

  3.  

    Big Company

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and good benefits. Always politics in big companies but the processes are still fairly good and there are challenges to keep you engaged. The company is not a bad place to work .

    Cons

    Pay is well below market . The company has grown very big so hard to make an impact. There are some who abuse the system and do not carry their own weight but i suppose that is true of all companies. Processes can be improved. If increases and bonuses are not given to the employees in such booming market conditions then when will they be given. If not now then when?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give some increases to the lower level employees as well. They do work hard and make contributions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    excellent health benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst (Support)
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst (Support)

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

    Pros

    Oracle gives full time employees excellent health care benefits. There is a willingness to allow employees to work from home. There are a lot of great training options (fee-based options are tightly controlled by budget). Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Raises are few and far between. No such thing as cost of living increases. Executive pay is very high, while individual contributor's pay is not relative. Company's success not shared with employees (aside from owning stock). Career growth outside of current team is limited. Employees are resources. Seem to encourage attrition, with the goal of re-hire in countries where labor is less expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great work with investors, but please remember the individual contributors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    I worked as a remote employee for 6 months.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Designer in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Oracle (less than an year)

    Pros

    They are a solid company, opportunities for growth and moving up there. You can see your work implemented on their products seen by many of their customers.

    Cons

    The creative team I worked with was not the best design team. Their approach to design was clunky and their final work was not to bring something to a beautiful resolve, but to meet a deadlines and fill a quota. Not the best atmosphere to create great looking work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to have so many peoples hands in the creation of design. There is absolutely no need for it, it convolutes the design process and wastes way too much time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Slow career progression and no increments

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Product Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The foremost reason for working here is job security and flexible work hours. Depending upon the group the workload too varies.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for career advancement, no salary increase and no bonus. Not employee friendly HR policies and perks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good company

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    big company has good infrastructure. Nice facility. Time-off policy is pretty standard. Nice people overall. Pretty good internal resource and they let you go to training.

    Cons

    not balance. some people are extremely busy and some people have nothing to do. Some management people have no direction. Oracle technology is getting outdated company to what's people using out there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company

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

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

    Pros

    It is a market leader in many products. Reasonably good company to work for.

    Cons

    Company is very large and hierarchical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less red-tape. Empower engineers. Create a startup culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Internship

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

    I worked at Oracle as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice job environment. Friendly people around. Good communication within the groups and between the groups. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    I worked in a development group. The work was mostly straightforward implementation and development related. They were following routine tasks, simulations and tests.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It's a job, not a career.

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

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

    Pros

    Oracle has some cool tech and is well positioned with Java for the coming Internet of Things revolution. Benefits are great and very cheap to the employee. I have met some great people and that is honestly the best part of my time at Oracle.

    Cons

    No raises, ever, not even to keep up with inflation. Career Development is lacking as well. The biggest tech problem is that we completely missed the boat on Cloud and became a hardware company and went after Engineered Systems. We should have bought Salesforce instead of Sun, although having Weblogic and Java in the portfolio is nice. Maybe just sold off the hardware stuff after buying Sun. Starting vacation at 2.5 weeks for your first 3 years, regardless of experience, is cheap too. Honestly, I wouldn't be leaving if I was 10-15 years older and planning to retire in the next 3-4 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm a little concerned with all the HP people that Hurd is bringing on board. That's not a company we want to be anything like...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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