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    Great benefits, good people, slow innovation, no raises

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    Former Employee - Technical Analyst III (Support) in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst III (Support) in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Every group/division can be different in how they treat their employees, but I'd say overall there is very good atmosphere of trust and fairness. There is a strong focus on education, and they reimburse for outside classes taken (Up to 5k/year I think). Benefits are good, and I'd say quite competitive in the market. Good 401K matching (they'll contribute a max of 3% of your 6% or greater). Free drinks in the breakroom. Flexibility to work from home at times. (If you live 50+ miles away from an office you can work full-time from home...policy).

    Cons

    They don't try to make the workplace anything special (maybe a pool table and arcade game are cliche or gimmicky?). In the 10 years I've worked there, they've given 2 measly %1 cost of living raises (this is the same with most everyone I've spoken to, some don't get any raises). You will not get a substantial raise ever, unless you leave then get rehired on (they will not match offers, better to leave). New employees that you train will make 10 - 20K more than you several years after you hire on (not just me, they do this to all tenured employees). They will give these untrained, less experienced people higher titles (again this is done to everyone not just me). You learn pretty quickly that you're dispensable. The company has billions in cash and they don't re-invest in their employees, just in acquiring new companies and hiring new people that know nothing that you get to train.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax on the multi-million dollar VP salaries and bonuses for a few years so that you can reinvest in your employees. It's obscene how a company will not try to retain it's employees who play the most pivotal part in bringing in the money that you horde from them.

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Oracle Interviews

Updated Mar 25, 2015
Updated Mar 25, 2015

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    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Oracle.

    Interview Details

    Only one round of technical interview. Lasted for about 1hr 30min. Generally not hard, but you'd better know everything you listed on your resume in and out. Be able to think fast.

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Oracle Awards & Accolades

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25 Best Multinational Companies to Work For (in Latin America) (#7), Great Place to Work Institute, 2012
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
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Website www.oracle.com
Headquarters Redwood City, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1977
Type Company - Public (ORCL)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors IBM, Microsoft, SAP

With more than 380,000 customers—including 100 of the Fortune 100—and with deployments across a wide variety of industries in more than 145 countries around the globe, Oracle offers an optimized and fully integrated stack of business hardware and software systems.

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