Oracle Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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Pros
  • In my team I have great work life balance (in 870 reviews)

  • Flexibility to work from home at times (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. Helpful (24)

    Strong positives, strong negatives

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

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

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a big company, and it varies quite a bit by job/org, but... - Great work environment, with lots of good people who are working hard. It's a good place to learn about the industry and your job role. - Good benefits (insurance, 401(k), etc., are all fine). - Lots of flexibility. Working from home is limited, but pretty common. Managers (mine in particular) don't micromanage.

    Cons

    - Pay is flat out not competitive for most jobs. That's the reason why 50% of college graduate hires are gone after 18 months. Raises are tiny and not guaranteed. If you want to excel, go somewhere else. - Onboarding process is a joke. Most jobs have no training, because no one is in charge of training. - Along those lines, if it isn't assigned to someone, it doesn't get done. Oracle is like the former USSR--centrally planned, with only a chosen few making decisions, and endless bureacracy for everyone else. It is the opposite of an empowering culture.

    Advice to Management

    I get that the choice to pay people below market wages is deliberate. But your calculations are wrong--you're wasting money by having to replace people over and over. The longer people go with below market salaries, the more likely above average talent is to leave. After a few years, the only people who are sure to still be there are the dead weight.


  2. Helpful (16)

    Oracle- The good, bad and the Money

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good products to sell, "industry leading" in many pillars. I work in HCM sales (HR applications) and the momentum is definitely picking up. My first year I almost doubled my OTE, the second year I am half way through the fiscal year and have already doubled my OTE. If you know what to do, and don't need ANY hand holding you're golden at Oracle. If you like hand holding, and for everything to not be self service Oracle is not for you. Otherwise go make your quota and you get to do whatever you want. *Oracle has insanely good health benefits

    Cons

    No hand holding, EVER. Onboarding? -Forget it It's trial by fire. If you know how ot run your own business and be your own manager then you are set to be successful at Oracle. Cold Calls- lots of them, unless you know how to run your business without doing any cold calls- highly unlikely. If you make cold calls and actually work you'll do great. Just got to make sure you leverage your time well and involve your team field/management early and often for the larger deals until you have enough at-bats to figure it out on your own. Everyone who doesn't do well at Oracle bad-mouths it at Oracle. Culture is overall bad. That said, I am not in sales for culture. I am in it for hte money. Oracle is a great place for that mind set.

    Advice to Management

    Less territory changes at the end of fiscal years. We lose a full month or so of time each fiscal year due to the inevitable changes.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Senior Software Development Manager

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

    I have been working at Oracle

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for in terms of work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Limited professional growth; Limited opportunities to diverge in other areas

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee development


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Large Company

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

    I worked at Oracle (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job security, great benefits, lots of smart people.

    Cons

    Projects can be too big.

    Advice to Management

    Smaller projects to innovate


  6. Oracle Review

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

    I worked at Oracle (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent company to learn various cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    Hard to maintain work life balance as the career progresses in management roles


  7. Great place for flexibility

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours! As long as your work is done there's no reason to lolly gag around. Co workers are very friendly and the main campus has everything you need to enjoy your time while at work.

    Cons

    Raises. They really don't exist. With that said, when interviewing start your salary quote high!

    Advice to Management

    Keep on trucking.


  8. Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Oracle (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leading Cloud Technology company, Diverse group of talented people, Have the ability to grow. Flexibility to work remote when a project allows. good benefits.

    Cons

    Large company. Sometimes is hard to connect with the right people to get the information you need. Lots of internal processes. Be prepared to work longs hours under demanding deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    I see strides starting to happen with streamlining organizations in order develop a more cohesive environment. A large company with over 3000 products and services can be overwhelming at times when it comes to defining core values. Who are we? What do we do? Where are we headed next?


  9. Great company

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

    I worked at Oracle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Atmosphere, people, exciting vibe in the company, strong ethics

    Cons

    lack of upward mobility, can get pigeonholed if you are not careful.

    Advice to Management

    get creative with employee's succession plans.


  10. Standard pros and cons for a large company

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

    I worked at Oracle full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - great people - excellent benefits - plenty of resources

    Cons

    - easy to feel like you're just a number - all the resources are there for you but it's very impersonal and you'll have to figure a lot out on your own


  11. PMTS

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Timings, Understanding people, cafeteria

    Cons

    Vision less middle management in our group



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