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Oracle Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
152 Reviews
3.2
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Pros
  • The work/life balance at Oracle (at least the division I work for) is quite good (in 870 reviews)

  • Great work from home options; Good front-line managers who support their staff (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.  

    Great training

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

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Oracle provides a great training systems for IT sales professionals. Plus, Oracle offers various opportunities across infrastructure, software, Cloud, mobile, etc.

    Cons

    Only those that are proactive and possess perseverance succeed at Oracle as it's a "self-service" company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Disorganized Mess of a Sales Org

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great first full-time job out of college; difficult to make an noticeable impact

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

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

    Pros

    The salary for this job as a new college graduate was high for having little to no experience. Plenty of training available to advance your knowledge in the tools and solutions that Oracle provides.

    Cons

    Promotions are extremely difficult to come by. Committed to several side projects alongside main responsibility, but was barely noticed by upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Director of Sales

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

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Pay, career opportunities, and people.

    Cons

    Culture, Top Down managent, too much red tape to get anything meaningful done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give control at the VP level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to start a sales career

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

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

    Pros

    Great commission checks once you close deals.

    Cons

    The pay isn't great relative to what other software companies offer.
    Corporate politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the favorites

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Rep at Oracle

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

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

    Pros

    Huge company that treats its employees very well.

    Cons

    Way too many reps per account. Quotas are gigantic. Internal systems cumbersome to say the least...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into the numbers. Stop congratulating people that take credit for other people's work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    the amazing people you get to work with and for

    Cons

    the admin and stuff like keeping spreadsheet of your work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please try to live in our shoes and value your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Class :Of Hire

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

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

    Pros

    Good support from management and opportunity, but only if you make the effort first. No one is going to hold your hand.

    Cons

    Male heavy work force, very limited diversity (M/F)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    No concern about retaining quality employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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