Oracle Reviews

Updated April 9, 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. Director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There is lot of scope for learning business

    Cons

    Very big company for growth opportunities


  2. very nice working and life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA

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

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

    Pros

    good work and life balance for you to have a family

    Cons

    cafeteria is no so good.

    Advice to Management

    make things approved faster


  3. Helpful (1)

    Disorganized Mess of a Sales Org

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consulting Sales Representative in Boston, MA

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

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

    Pros

    - Benefits
    - Work life balance
    - Free soda and drinks
    - $6500 cappuccino machine (warning: addicting)

    Cons

    - "Dog eat dog" atmosphere
    - Siloed orgs cause miscommunication and customer dissatisfaction in delivering a stream-lined message to the customer
    - Company does not value nor respect its employees (i.e. I was transferred to an entirely different sales org two days before I officially started. Nobody even told me. I looked myself up in the corporate directory to find out.)
    - Politics can screw you...watch out
    - High turnover
    - Culture? What culture?
    - Internal competition

    Advice to Management

    Organize the business structure. Oracle is too big to be efficient.


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  5. Great brand, company is competitive but at the same time slow moving

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Boston, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Great brand name. Lots of training; Opportunity to learn and make mistakes with limited risk at a extremely well-established company.

    Cons

    Heavy processes. Not a dynamic company to fix situations. A lot of luck is involved. Territories are not created equal in terms of opportunity or budget - being the hardest worker doesn't guarantee success.

    Advice to Management

    Incentivize teams, not individuals if you want collaboration and to keep your existing clients.


  6. Helpful (1)

    It's been a great place, if you want to settle

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    the amazing people you get to work with and for

    Cons

    the admin and stuff like keeping spreadsheet of your work

    Advice to Management

    please try to live in our shoes and value your employees


  7. No concern about retaining quality employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Boston, MA

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

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

    Pros

    My company was acquired by Oracle and, thankfully, they largely left the engineering team intact. Not a horrible place to be. Benefits are decent for a company of this size.

    Cons

    Oracle is focused on quantifying and maximizing revenue per employee, and less on retaining good talent. Lots of quantitative systems in place to track performance.

    Advice to Management

    It costs in the long run a helluva lot more to train a new, albeit less expensive, employee than it does to retain an experienced quality employee.


  8. No Growth for technical people.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Boston, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Very good Insurance Policy and benefits. Job security.

    Cons

    Absolutely no growth for technical people. No training for onsite people. No salary hike. Employeer growth, salary, Green card processing everything depends on the supervisor mercy though best policies are in place. If you want to take technical ladder in your career , then this is not the right place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on getting new projects and grooming technical skills inside the organization. Reward the technical architects on par with manager.


  9. Great first Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Sales Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Sales Manager in Boston, MA

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

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

    Pros

    You truly are given the freedom to be the CEO of your own sales business.

    Cons

    Saturated marketplace, few real leads, customers are usually not too excited to be speaking with "another Oracle employee"

    Advice to Management

    Get a better understanding of territory management.


  10. Do it yourself mentality

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

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

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

    Pros

    Potential for major compensation if quota is attained
    Great name recognition
    Sales oriented culture

    Cons

    Confusing computer systems
    Very long sales approval processes
    High pressure

    Advice to Management

    Update your own internal systems/programs. Need better marketing/demand generation for sales people.


  11. Nice Work and Life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Architect in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Architect in Boston, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Very nice company to work for , nice environment and you would be surrounded by intelligent people.Niche technology you can learn and you get access to vault of documentation and forums that helps building knowledge overtime

    Cons

    average pay or I should say below average pay

    Advice to Management

    work on bringing the salary at par with industry



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