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Oracle Reviews in Cambridge, MA

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
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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.  

    Amazing Experience

    Current Employee - Software Developer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Oracle as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing view of Downtown boston and charles river. Coworkers were very friendly and knowledgable and helped me gain a better understanding of c++ programming.

    Cons

    I enjoyed my time and didnt face any cons for working at oracle. It was a very pleasant experience at Oracle.

    Recommends
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great going away parties

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

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

    Pros

    Jobs feel secure. Flexible hours in a casual working environment.
    Not bad for a big company

    Cons

    In 2013 there were no raises. 90 percent of team left due to integration pains after being acquired. Even though there was no money for raises, Oracle Cambridge managed to find money to pay for lavish going away parties. Even former employees attended and drank on Oracle's dollar. This sure makes current employees feel wanted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think before you expense something in a year when there are NO raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Group fell apart after acquisition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good for resume. Working at home is fairly easy.

    Cons

    Couldn't support the most interesting and innovative projects from this firm they acquired. Lawyers made relationships with customers impossible. Over the course of a year the project and group fell apart.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    All about integration, no focus on innovation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Oracle full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Big company resources are at your disposal if you can make a business case to the right person

    Cons

    Insular attitude, too much power in the hands of lawyers, not focused on market reality for individual products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Buying companies at the peak of their value and preventing them from further innovating is bound to fail at the point that fleeter competitors begin to eat your business out from under you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Working at a Really Big Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    Oracle is a big company so its compensation and benefits are competitive.
    Other than the current exceptional economic climate, working at Oracle should be secure (provided that you do your job, of course).
    There may be pockets within Oracle where you can be doing really interesting work.

    Cons

    Oracle is a big company so its culture can be a bit cold and stagnant.
    My immediate supervisor was one of the main reasons that Oracle was a nice place to work.
    You have to put up with a lot of processes, many are questionably useful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees as people and not just numbers on P/L.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Oracle continues to acquire companies but makes no efforts to properly integrate them

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Large, stable organization with good job security.

    Cons

    Top heavy management structure. Terrible bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign. There is too much senior management currently in place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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