Oracle
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www.oracle.com Redwood City, CA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 7, 2014
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Oracle CEO and Director Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

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    A good place to work

    Director (Current Employee)
    Redwood City, CA

    ProsGreat team, solid company. Very creative, interesting people. Very supportive upper management. Lots of opportunity to make a impact on the work you do. Intense work environment but a good work life balance. Can work from home often

    ConsRaises are rare, fairly structured environment. Very little training. Sink or swim culture. Can be a tough place if you are not self motivated. Lots of layers of red tape to get some basic things accomplished

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore room for advancement would help keep the good people here a lot longer no one really wants to leave but they leave for a better salary

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

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    Oracle is OK

    Principal Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    Proshardware group has great work life balance and is working on some interesting projects

    Conspoor raises for hardware group but things are turning around.

    Advice to Senior Managementmatrix management and shuffling of employees does not build real competencies.

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

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    One of the best organization to work for

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Redwood City, CA

    Prosvery stable job, good benefits, management is very competent, plenty of chances to innovate and grow, flexible working hours, good atmosphere, friendly coworkers

    Constoo many levels of approvals required to get things done, interview process is not very strict so sometime incompetent people gets in and slows everyone down

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

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    Great place to work

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Rocklin, CA

    ProsGreat leadership and great people. No major layoffs. (Probably one of the very few high tech companies that was extremely well managed, financially.) Great work life balance.Lots of opportunities for future growth and upward mobility if you work hard.

    ConsRaises hard to come by and are delayed. Not much cons here.

    Advice to Senior Managementcompensate people better

    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 great experience working at Sun Micro systems, Inc.

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)
    Menlo Park, CA

    ProsIt was a big company but had a culture of small start up.

    Conswork life balance was challenging.

    Advice to Senior Managementmake it more flexible work environment

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

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    Oracle is a good company to work for. Schedule flexibility and opportunity to move within the company.

    Manager Product Support (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsOne of the best things at Oracle is the flexibility to work from home.

    ConsLittle change in salary and growth to the next level. Bonus is dwindling as the years go by.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployee morale is low and addressing that would be a good start.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging work in relaxed environment

    Principal Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
    Redwood City, CA

    ProsWork-life balance is achievable here. Promotions very hard to get.

    ConsSalary hike - very little, peanuts

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

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    Highly political environment

    Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee)
    Redwood Shores, CA

    ProsThis is a good place to work if you value job security. There also is the opportunity to get training.

    ConsSome manangers don't know what they are doing. There are too many meetings. The compensation is not so good. You really need a manager who will fight for you to get a good raise.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees more.

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    Lack of direction; lack of identity; lack of vision;

    Principal Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsThere are just a few good engineers at Oracle. Occasionally you'd see a pocket of 1-2 good engineers in a team of 20+.

    ConsAs it is made up of many companies, there is big disintegration. No culture per se. Cronyism and incompetency are rampant at Oracle. Disillusionment. The smart people seem to quit as soon as Oracle acquires a company. Smart people seem to be deliberately not hired. Friends and inexperienced people are welcome at Oracle. Pro-activity, natural leadership, experience doesn't seem to be encouraged or rewarded. Mediocrity is protected at all costs.

    The internal tools they use are so old and obsolete that is not even funny. For instance: How can a database company not normalize the bug-status of their bug-tracking tool? Why would you leave it as a cross-product of two statuses, that cannot describe uniformly a bug status? Why would you have disparate set of 99 bug statuses? How can you provide better software when your own internal tools are obsolete?

    This is just one example. Plenty more.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAs long as the same management stays in place, nothing will change. Any talk of "restructuring", etc., is just another PR from investors to investors, to keep the stock from sinking. The sad part is that management knows they are incompetent and mediocre and are diagnosing themselves as "all is good!" This is at all vertical levels of management. Everyone knows it and no one wants to admit it. It's just another "too big to fail" company. If one person admits it, they are quickly isolated, ousted, isolated, fired, etc.

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

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    Overall it is good.

    Principal Hardware Engineer (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsOffice culture is good, benefit is also good.

    Conscompensation is pretty bad now-a-days for long term employees.

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

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