Oracle Reviews in California

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
5,546 Reviews

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Pros
  • The work/life balance at Oracle (at least the division I work for) is quite good (in 721 reviews)

  • Work from home option is available which is very convenient during busy times (in 329 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance is a trade off offered for lesser than industry average growth (in 97 reviews)

  • The consulting practice shrunk so much that there is no career growth (in 137 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work, but hard to get into, and little salary growth

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    The benefits at Oracle are decent. Your job satisfaction will depend upon the group you are in. The hiring process is long and cumbersome, but once at Oracle, you have many opportunities for changing positions and groups. Your salary is however unlikely to keep up with the market.

    Cons

    This is a large company and it is hard at times to find out who is doing what. Incentives and compensation growth opportunities are depending upon the group in which you are. Some groups are well taken care of while others are not. It is important to be hired with the highest salary you can get. It is common for employees to get their salary readjusted upon being re-hired (after leaving the company for a few years).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are no corporate-wide program for the retention of top talent. Managers are given a bonus pool for their entire team, and try to use this pool as best they can to reward top-performers. Very little people leadership with top executives. LJE is not a very inspirational person...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    It all depends where your at!

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great, no micro managing, and access to lots of senior people. But I'm in a unique position which allows that. I have a boss that give me autonomy, and support from senior leaders to act in the best interest of my program.

    Cons

    The internal bureaucracy is horrible. Internal systems such as expense reporting, procurement, tech support, and any other system for employees is garbage. Employee apps are crap, and internal software is dated and not intuitive. Compensation is slightly below average for tech companies, but not for other Fortune 500's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the internal system, don't make it so hard for the rank and file to get help. Use our own commercial products to help make employees more productive. Give raises, treat your people like you want them to stay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work but not family friendly

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Redwood Shores, CA

    I worked at Oracle full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Ability to move up quickly if you are a hard worker. Product is excellent. Internal training classes to improve skills

    Cons

    No flexibility for work/life balance--no telecommuting or working from home one day. Churn and burn employees. Compensation average. Family is secondary to company. People seem to use oracle for experience and then jump ship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You would have better retention of employees if you offered flexible scheduling. Trust that people can work hard and be focused and still set their own hours.

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    Current orcl review

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Oracle full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Challenging and interesting projects both hw and sw.

    Cons

    Giant company with policy and rules that come with large companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Oracle as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I was a very relaxed environment that allowed you to have space to breath, explore, and be creative.

    Cons

    The kinds of people who work here aren't necessarily motivated to create the next Google.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Oracle is a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff  in  Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in Redwood Shores, CA

    I have been working at Oracle full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work at Oracle is challenging and interesting. My coworkers area pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Salaries lag. You'll never see a salary increase.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    fun to work and flexible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    flexible hours good work personal life balance

    Cons

    low pay and motivation, old fashioned

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    gear up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Applications Product Development

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Redwood Shores, CA

    I have been working at Oracle full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great telecommuting options
    Team atmosphere
    Salary is not bad
    technology company that gives you every opportunity to excel with the new technology

    Cons

    long hours, dispersed teams, time dedicated to training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to provide goals and direction, let's not hear about our direction in the press

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great learning experience, but not the right company culture for me.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Oracle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great training program, the opportunity to work at a Fortune 500 company and meet an amazing network of peers and industry veterans.

    Cons

    Having no say in what LOB or team you fell under. This turned out to be a nail in the coffin for me, as I ended up under a sub-par manager. There was limited horizontal movement at the time due to the intense hiring round they were pursuing, so leaving was my best option.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to listen to the voices of all these new hires. You wanted us to change the culture at Oracle, but unless you listen to our thoughts about what can improve, this process can never take place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Oracle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Commute to work was about 45 minutes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote team work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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