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Oracle Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
6,056 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.  

    CX Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    While Oracle is new to the CX space and still has some challenges to overcome, they are committed to being the best in the space. You get to be around some great products and if you can do well at Oracle its one of the best places to work.

    Cons

    You are a little fish in an ENORMOUS pond. There are people at Oracle who feast, and they are those who are starving and unfortunately that doesn't always have to do with skill, it has to do with luck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more balanced patches.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good for retirement and politics to the core.

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

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work and good work balance

    Cons

    No Hikes, No proper bonus, there are lot of managers, directors and VP's. In oracle even 8 years experience guy can become senior manager, they compensate good performer through promotion than salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have sensible ratio of managers or directors or VP's to employees. I used to work close to cafeteria most so called management guys used loiter for hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Principal technical staff

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Very stable job and strong management.

    Cons

    Slow growth in your career

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  5.  

    Associate Staff Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Oracle is a huge company. So office culture differs for every segment. Even inside a business unit(name for a segment in Oracle), the team culture largely depends on manager. Main advantage I see is the choice to work from home.

    Cons

    Oracle was conservative when it came to employee benefits and perks. Also, things like bonus or salary hike or promotion was relatively average as compared to other companies.

  6.  

    Good but slow

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of things depend on which team you work with. Products with higher visibility and impact tend to have teams with lots of smart people in it. How much you learn, what you work on depends on how much you are willing to work.

    Cons

    Change to product lines comes slowly only. This in turn affects what you work on and how much you learn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Software Development Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Working environment is comfortable and friendly. There are many technologies that you can get exposed to. Management seems to encourage innovative ideas as long as they add values to the business.

    Cons

    In fire-drill mode often. heavy processes on every aspect of development can they seem to be enforced at any time management feels like. Cross team development initiatives are always on the aggressive side which cause teams to cut corners but still miss the deadlines.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company that can't get out of its own way

    • 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

    Lots of things to sell and an outstanding pay plan for sales producers.

    Cons

    Dozens of people sell different products to the same clients. There is an internal culture that promotes a "survival of the fittest" approach. Reps sell competing products within Oracle and in some cases lie to customers and bad mouth other Oracle products to best position their products. There is no unified sales strategy across the board and bad behavior is accepted. Very confrontational culture!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A very intense, competitive and political environment.

    • 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

    I believe that Oracle is a great place to work for a person right out of college. You can learn a lot in a very short amount of time. Expose yourself to many disciplines at Oracle and you will go far.

    Cons

    It is a very hierarchical environment. Need to know how to manage up or your career growth may be limited.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Company driven primarily by billability

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

    I worked at Oracle (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can work on any technology sphere, ERP, Database, Middleware, CRM, Analytics etc

    Cons

    Lower compensation, not a culture of innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Top down company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Flexibility. You can choose to work from home if needed.

    Cons

    Not much motivation. No pay raise for a few years even if you do a good job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't always save cash to make acquisitions.

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