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Oracle Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
6,451 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.  

    Great Place to work - but not very good work-life balance

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

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

    Pros

    Very professional environment with room for growth, speaking for the Finance division. Other groups may vary somewhat. Challenging and ever-changing roles primarily due to the M&A activity.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance. People tend to work long hours and are expected to be on call even when on vacation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's a sales job

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

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

    Pros

    Good base pay
    Great benefits
    Good potential salary
    Oracle is a big name company that most people know
    If you work at HQ there are a lot of employee perks (cafe, gym, etc.)
    A lot of young people working in the sales department

    Cons

    Very political
    Quota is difficult to hit for many reps
    There's a lot of work that doesn't get done
    Easy to become just another employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees more
    Find ways to even the playing field for many reps

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Oracle is a traditional company with not so great compensation

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

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

    Pros

    The working environment is relatively relaxed.

    Cons

    The compensation is low compared to other big companies in north CA.

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  5.  

    Reasonable work/life balance

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

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

    Pros

    Exposure to new software technology.
    Reasonable work/life balance.

    Cons

    average salary - no raises, bonus, or stock options.
    average benefits - only 18 vacation days per year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more financial incentives like raises, bonus, and stock options.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good training, fantastic opportunity fresh out of college

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

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance - Will never be asked to work more than 40 hours

    Cons

    Easy to feel lost in large corporate culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more product training to your junior reps

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to learn and grow

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

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    Smart, hard working people to learn from. Great Brand name that is good for your resume. Can make a career since company is so large - ca move into different roles

    Cons

    Used to be a better place to work when it was smaller. Has become much more political and bureaucratic over time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to consider that there are too many bureaucrats with non value programs just to keep themselves busy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Well controlled (atmospherically) workplace.

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

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Wonderful when you're loved by beautiful teammates. Its nice when minimums are met. I think we've all been there.

    Cons

    You want to avoid picking these up when driving by prisons, euphamistically speaking. Achieve this and all goals -- negative or otherwise -- can be reached.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Webfarming is the future, embrace it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Stable Job, good benefits, okay pay, lack career development

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Stable environment.

    Cons

    Little to no pay increases. Work could be mundane (depending on area). Large size also mean slow to innovate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really look into developing your talents. Do not just preach it. Actually do it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    A good company, but can do a lot better for the employees

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

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

    Pros

    A relaxed working environment. Very congenial environment for people trying to settle down in a company for a long duration. There are also quite a few teams which work on cutting edge technologies.

    Cons

    Things tend to go slow here sometimes, w.r.t both hikes and promotions. You need to fight for what you want. Not a place where you can go and do regular work and expect to get high bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The ratio of young minds to veterans is very low in the upper management. Lot of talented youngsters still lingering way below the hierarchy. Should think about identifying, grooming younger and more talented people and getting them in the mix of upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great company for you are not very ambitious

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

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Provides a good work life balance

    Cons

    Very slow growth, only very few small growing teams can offer a decent growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to have a happy, satisfied staff for getting good quality products out of the door. Well paid management with underpaid engineers would never result in great products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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