Oracle Reviews in Denver, CO

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
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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.  

    Excellent company with plenty of opportunities to advance. Great professionals and interesting projects!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Oracle full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent company with plenty of opportunities for advancement. Flexible hours and the ability to work from home. Great people and interesting projects. Excellent benefits and flexible hours. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and salary increases are rare.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company benefits and work life balance

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Work from Home is great

    Cons

    Career opportunities could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Senior Technical Consultant

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    Former Employee - Senior Principal Consultant  in  Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Broomfield, CO

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

    Pros

    Some of the strongest products on the planet.

    Cons

    Zero empowerment - Part of the Sun Microsystems acquisition, so any comments should be with that perspective in minds

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid pigeon holing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Oracle was a great place to work

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    Former Employee - L0 Systems  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - L0 Systems in Denver, CO

    I worked at Oracle as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    good team work
    positive work environment
    good office culture
    very motivating environment
    lots of room to grow

    Cons

    There was not enough structure within the department and the manager was unaware of the work loads of his employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aware of work loads

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator  in  Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Broomfield, CO

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

    Pros

    Great place to be for slackers, idiots, and people that are waiting to retire.
    You will never need to worry about getting into a highter tax bracket.
    Don't think your personal life will suffer, you won't have one.
    You will never be bothered to learn anything new.
    Feel proud that new employees will be brought on at a higher wage (for the same job) as you make after years of being at the company.

    Cons

    I have none, ignorance is bliss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This field is pointless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Industry maturation

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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Daily schedule and engaging problem solving

    Cons

    with the maturing of the industry, expertise is being devalued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    spread the wealth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A positive place to work.

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    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I always feel that Oracle does exactly what it says with it's employees. They may not promise big raises/promotions like previous employers have, but I feel I always know where I stand at Oracle, and I always know what to expect. This has made me much happier in my work.

    Cons

    Oracle is a VERY large company and it's HQ is in California. Working in an office outside of HQ sometimes makes us feel disconnected. CEO Larry Ellison has never been to any of the Colorado offices (to my knowledge).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Product Strategy

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    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Networking and contacts are good. Remote work encouraged by most groups. Ability to set personal schedule due to global work force.

    Cons

    No personal growth encouraged, no raises unless you're in sales or connected to key executives. Very poor management of integrating acquired companies - not like typical micro management of all Oracle processes, acquired companies don't get integrated and create huge cultural issues, sales don't get booked and products aren't managed by Oracle. Oracle leaves former mgmt in place - creating nightmare to get anything done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrate all those acquisitions, put in Oracle management or you're wasting time and money.
    Just because someone has a VP title doesn't mean they have a clue how to manage anything.
    Demand managers perform or get rid of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Innovation Lacking

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    - large company with good benefits packages and multiple locations
    - embraces remote work/virtual teams to allow employees to remain where they are vs relocating
    - exhibits strong financial performance

    Cons

    - rather than innovating, Oracle buys existing technologies and either re-brands them or runs them to the ground. this does not promote an innovative, creative workforce
    - de-centralized corporate culture means that your experience could be positive or negative, depending on the division you work in - inconsistent management and policies
    - lack of work-life-balance. they expect more than what seems ethically responisble from their employees in regards to hours worked per week. it was common for 80+ hours in a week. the company should staff appropriately to get quality from their employees, not quantity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Proposal manager sheparding sales team to organize, write, format and submit software proposals.

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    Former Employee - Proposal Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Proposal Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Oracle as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Very professional in all aspects: co-workers, clients (sales teams), management, corporate information needed is well organized. Was able to work from home in inclement weather. I am so impressed with this company that I bought stock after I left.

    Cons

    I really have no cons about this position. I was sorry that my department could not get an extension for my contract. It started at 6 months and was renewed twice, but no further authorization was available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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