Oracle Reviews in Hillsboro, OR

Updated April 11, 2014
Updated April 11, 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    good for entry level

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    Current Employee - Planner  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Planner in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    good training, nice people, flexible time

    Cons

    no pay raise. not much promotion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a company for an experienced professional!

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Oracle full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice people

    Still some interesting technical challenges if you're working on the right products

    Cons

    Most of Operations management are not competent. They try to hide it by micro-management and intimidation. There are WAY too many Directors and VPs in the organization.

    Little to no pay raises for the worker bees, no real appreciation or recognition either.

    Opportunities for advancement are hard to come by.

    Extremely bureaucratic, lots of internal inertia

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It wouldn't do any good - I tried!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    "Joyless, Soul-less company..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    Money was good
    Able to work remotely

    Cons

    You are truly just a number

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know I am only a number, but it should not be as transparent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good company, great experience.

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    Current Employee - Master Scheduler  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Master Scheduler in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Opportunity to develop ERP skills and development.

    Cons

    Training is lacking. No bonus for hourly employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Oracle from a Sun Acquired Employee Perspective

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    Current Employee - Program Manager IV  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Program Manager IV in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Much more cost controlled and metrics driven. Decisions are not made based on emotion or gut feeling. Oracle believes in testing the latest, greatest software internally and that makes a big difference when working on production control systems.

    Cons

    Oracle believes in controlling decisions at a very detailed level. All financial decisions above $25k required executive management approval which can slow approvals. Integration into their IT systems is extremely slow and painful with little to no support. If you are illiterate in technology in any way, you won't survive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create new avenues of communication between upper and lower levels. The hierarchy is so strictly enforced that ideas rarely make it to the executive levels.

    Recommends
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