Oracle Reviews

Updated April 8, 2015
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  1. Oracle Corporation in Australia

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Very broad/rich IT portfolio ...second to none.

    Cons

    Could improve on employee development

    Advice to Management

    Need to create a team culture and helping with career advancement

  2. Interesting and

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Complete end to end IT portfolio ...second to none

    Cons

    career development needs to be a focus

    Advice to Management

    Work on career development

  3. Helpful (1)

    Master Principal Sales Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Master Principal Sales Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Master Principal Sales Consultant in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Oracle has the name in the market place that opens doors, so you can get acceptance to meeting requests allot easier by saying you work for Oracle.

    Cons

    Very political, lines of business compete for the same opportunity rather than presenting a united approach.

    Advice to Management

    Oracle's worst enemy is Oracle, too inwardly focused, arrogant, not very customer orientated.

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  5. Sales

    • 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

    Pros

    Work - life balance, perks, personal growth

    Cons

    process, promotions, perks, leadership .

  6. Oracle

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

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Clear strategy in the marketplace - converged systems & cloud
    fast execution on strategies
    numbers driven

    Cons

    extremely bureaucratic
    matrix of entities
    no encouragement for innovation - downward direction to execute only
    do not "walk the talk" on employee advancement and development

  7. Helpful (3)

    What a terrible company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consulting in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Sales Consulting in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    In theory there are lots of opportunities for the company and as an employee within the company.

    Cons

    Bad culture, no direction, no motivation, no drive. Oracle is a carefully crafted financial and acquisition marvel, but horribly bureaucratic, wasteful and political.

    Advice to Management

    Build a worthwhile culture.

  8. Top company, strategy, products & people

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

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Compelling and strong business strategy, good products & services & commitment to customer outcomes. Good people, who do their best.

    Cons

    Line of business silos can make it tricky to bring offerings and people together to focus on single solution for a customer or market. High pressure & political environment. Complex back office that takes time to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Create and encourage across line of business appointments to develop individuals and build across line of business collaboration.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Heavy office politics

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

    I worked at Oracle full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Dynamic workforce, competitive salary, great products

    Cons

    Office politics, too hierarchical, Poorly managed quotas

  10. Helpful (1)

    Good benefits, incompetent upper management

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

    I worked at Oracle

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good health benefits and online training

    Cons

    Incompetent upper management, lacking in strategy and innovation

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people because without them, the business won't thrive

  11. Helpful (1)

    BDM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BDM in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - BDM in Sydney (Australia)

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

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

    Pros

    Top tier 1 organization, provides the entire IT stack meaning that there are so many vacancies coming up internally all the time and the possibility to climb the company internally is very high. The same applies to cross country transfers. The mindset is strict and tough in the sales space but they can provide intense training according to the location, training that is invaluable for a personal career growth. The company is successful and the product set is usually cutting edge. The style of Oracle in terms of dresses, building and the idea of Oracle is modern, stylish, modern which is pleasant and makes it easier to break into a customer or close a deal because the name of Oracle opens doors. The structure is formal but all is set up rightly and all is documented, all roles are clearly assigned so there is nothing to create, invest and there is nothing to struggle with in terms of confusion or documentation.

    Cons

    Oracle means the pressure is on! You need to work hard and sometimes that is not enough. You need to perform, achieve and overachieve otherwise you will not survive 6 months. The environment can be fun or dry according to the location, departments or floors.
    The processes can be appaling! Sales reps have to do lots of admin and too much forecasting at times which keeps them away from customer facing and revenue generating activities.
    Office culture is serious, you can't show having fun otherwise they are going to think your targets are not high enough, there is no space for having fun, there is space for making Larry rich.
    Big con is massive restrictions on salary increases in occasion of promotions. Negotiate your entry salary as high as possible as you won't see your base salary getting increased until you turn into a high level manager. This is a pity as people will tend to leave after a few years. Best is to enter at the management level.

    Advice to Management

    Make the environment more human

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