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Updated Jul 13, 2014

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3.3 34 reviews

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    Great environment for developers

    (Current Employee) Vienna, VA

    ProsVery relaxed environment with a great work\life balance. Working with some really smart individuals is always a plus. Eloqua’s hiring process makes sure they’re always bringing in people who are making, not only the company better, but the people around them better. Great individuals who are always willing to help out others and interested in learning more. Adoption of new technologies is good. Some employees also are involved in various software development communities outside the office which is very beneficial for bringing in new ideas.
    Despite the Oracle acquisition, many of the start-up aspects of Eloqua stayed. Open work environment, various games in the office to help break up the monotony, fruit comes in weekly, snacks and drinks always available. In addition to all this, Oracle’s benefits are very nice.

    ConsSince the Oracle acquisition, some of the excitement that a start-up usually has seems to have dissipated. Oracle has done a poor job keeping talent and seems to be getting in its own way of hiring talent. These cons are relatively minor compared to all the benefits so no stars are taken off.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome of the excitement seems to have gone away after the Oracle acquisition. I believe senior management in Toronto, and those in Oracle who can help, need to help bring this back. Continue hiring and find a way to bring in the employees who would normally work at start-ups to bring in the talent that Eloqua has always had. Keep up the adoption of new technologies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Leadership all gone since Oracle acquisition

    Field Sales (Current Employee)

    ProsGood product, like the office snacks too

    ConsTerrible culture - even worse since the Oracle acquisition. Feel bad for new employees juts getting started. The glory days are long gone. I don't understand the acquisition model - people and culture are what makes a company, why get rid of everyone?

    Advice to Senior ManagementAll have found new jobs. We need leadership!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Short stay, respectable Executive team handled Reduction in Force with Class

    Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsPassionate team and interesting technology and target market

    ConsMarket they sell into was new at time and hard to differentiate

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood job getting acquired and maximizing shareholders return

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    Eloquans passionate about customer success

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Vienna, VA

    ProsYou will find many passionate Eloquans that work collaboratively to ensure customer success. Coworkers are willing to help each other out regardless of position

    ConsYou will need to find a work life balance for yourself. Work from home and flexible hours help.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote more from within the organization and create career paths to retain talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Positive energy where everyone contributes.

    Sales Executive (Former Employee)

    ProsMost customers love Eloqua and the employees all work to common goal of keeping them happy and excited to be a customer.

    ConsThe people that support the customer are underpaid. Very conservative in how they make big decisions. The Oracle acquisition will make life hard for many because a very large percentage of Eloqua customers are also SFDC customers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo everything you can to maintain a healthy relationship with the other CRM vendors.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The best in the space. Could be better, could be worse.

    Sales Executive (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsPretty cool culture: very collaborative
    Most of the people are very smart, motivated and passionate
    Invest a lot into professional development

    ConsCommunication could be better
    Motto is "get it done, do it right," but some people seem to get away with things that aren't "right."
    Money isn't great. Not terrible, but on the low side of average.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more communication to really understand who your employees are and what they bring to the table. Felt like I wasn't listened to when I raised some fairly serious issues, even after I presented evidence that the issue existed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A Hotspot for Career Growth

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Vienna, VA

    ProsI've read all the reviews here and to be quite honest, I'm a bit confused by them. Perhaps there is a difference in departments, but for developers? It's highly unlikely you can find a better position to boost your career. Here's why...

    * Super selective hiring process; Eloqua will wait as long as needed to find top talent.
    * Commitment to new technologies (e.g. Git, Jira, etc) means never using deprecated tools.
    * Get to develop a product used by Apple, Adobe, Rosetta Stone, and much, much more...
    * A fast growing and a market dominating product means ACTUAL career growth potential.
    * Competitive pay, fantastic stock options, and pretty well-assured job stability.

    Don't let some of the negative reviews fool you. If you just do some simple research on Google, you'll find that despite being the top of its industry for years, Eloqua has continued to skyrocket well above expectations. It's a demanding atmosphere her yes, but you just can't get that level of success in an organization where everyone isn't excited about what they do. That's Enterprise Development 101.

    ConsMany have mentioned the very rough work/life balance here. A couple have also mentioned the heavy demands and workload here as well. In all honesty though, if not someone who thrives in a fairly demanding, fast-paced environment, perhaps Eloqua isn't for you to begin with.

    Now that's not to say that Eloqua is totally unreasonable about their expectations -- if you have life / family concerns that you'll need to take care of? People here will be more than willing to work with you. We all have lives as well. But what's important, however, is that you can still be relied upon to completely you work at the end of the day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJoe, please change your first name to Max. No, seriously. You'd be our hero for forever....

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a high-value experience for personal and professional growth.

    Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsGreat people
    Innovative company
    Industry leading best practices
    Outstanding learning opportunities
    Fun corporate culture
    Competitive yet effective working environment
    Lots of opportunity for growth

    ConsHigh expectations of success
    Strong personalities which occasionally clash
    Lots of responsibility
    Multiple office locations requiring monthly travel
    It is not a 9-5 job - no one goes home until the day's work is done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to be competitive against Marketo. Make necessary changes to head count and budget to ensure there are enough Eloqua troops on the ground - especially in marketing - to outmatch Marketo's efforts.
    Also, continue to enable and empower brand advocates. They are the key to continued success and to maintaining Eloqua's position as an industry leader.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to learn about an emerging Industry - Marketing Automation

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Vienna, VA

    ProsThey provide great learning opportunities to become an expert in Marketing Automation. A great chance to network with industry experts and subject matter experts.

    ConsToo much management shuffling and bad decisions made during a key growth phase around new hires. There was a phase where the sales team grew too fast and then 50% of the sales team was fired, and 25% across all other depts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake better hiring decisions. Provide better opportunities for your employees (particularly in services) if you don't want to keep losing great people to Eloqua partners.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good well-funded start-up with a market-leading product in niche space.

    Solutions Consultant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsExciting start-up environment, well funded through venture capitalists. Good product, first to market in their space. Employees all seem equally dedicated to ensuring the success of the company and the product. Most of the founders are still on board in some capacity.

    ConsNot all managers are as effective at people management - some are strong, others less so. For non-Toronto based or Vienna (VIrginia) based employees the policy is work-from-home. The product is in a niche-market, which is not mature yet, and though market-leading, many competitors are entering the market with (lesser) tools for a much lower price point, which decreases the opportunity size.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure training programs are in place and signed off on my management and employees.

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