Oracle Reviews in Melbourne

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 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.  

    Diverse & exciting product portfolio with great Career progression!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - General Manager in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to work with new and exciting new Global solutions. Major investments made by HQ for Australian market (eg. Local Data centres in Australia for Cloud solutions) - helps differentiate our capability. Great personal growth oppty for hard workers with focus on the customer primarily supported by a sense of urgency & good attention to detail. I moved from PreSales to Account Management to Sales Manager and General manager role over the last 10+ years. Global Women's Leadership Forums with Global Conferences and Career Opportunities in Senior Management roles. Great Compensation Accelerators to sell Cloud solutions.

    Cons

    Large complex organisation divisions. This is now being addressed in more collaborative cross line of business engagement to improve go to market to focus on the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accelerate plans to simplify the business and focus on the customer outcomes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Oracle Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Generally very good people to work with. Middle management are generally promoted from within and are therefore able to provide strong guidance on account management, deal strategy and contract negotiation. Oracle have ramped up their cloud presence significantly int the past 3 years. There are plenty of resources if you know who to ask or where to find them

    Cons

    There has been significant attrition in local business which continues to spiral out of control given the specialization model that HQ has imposed. Territories and quotas have been significant reduced without any meaningful adjustments to quotas. Given the sheer size and acquisitive nature of the organisation the back-office is extremely difficult to navigate with many different owners across multiple-geographies within a single process. There is little to no collaboration cross line of business which makes it near impossible to present the Oracle story. Finally, the company is totally inflexible around compensation with no CPI adjustments or ability to review pay. Despite good local management they are effectively dis-empowered by a rigid and ruthless HQ when it comes to territory assignment and compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is not surprisingly very North American centric. The company needs to stem the bleeding and hold on to the good reps by overhauling the current "specialization" sales structure. Most importantly Oracle needs to stop espousing customer-first rhetoric and start putting the customer first.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Presales  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Presales in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Good products and tier one customers.

    Cons

    Bad Manager who is forcing me to look elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great learning without career progression

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Access to best products to work on. Amicable environment and competitive salary.

    Cons

    No appraisal cycle, Too big to get noticed and promotes the favourites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In addition to focusing on growth of organisation, value individual's needs to grow also.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Full of process and opaque

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Provide opportunities for career development including paying for Masters and frequent internal course offerings. Entirely self service to the point of ridiculousness.

    Cons

    Overly bureaucratic and highly process focused sometimes to the point of absurdity. No access to or feedback from senior management often feels like they are operating in a vacuum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide insight into executive decision making processes, business unit heads should follow Hurd's example and have regular updates and town halls. Remove layers of process and speed approvals systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Diverse Work Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Diversity of roles available from consulting, support, sales, education, development and sales, Ability to move from one role to another if you aspire to it, Reasonably supportive direct management, great health plan, many long term employees, good employee development plan (20 days per annum). You need to go for what you want and there are sufficient opportunities to do so, don't expect anything to be handed to you, so this is ideal for the aspiring employee.

    Cons

    Ruthless business performance KPIs determines the overall headcounts, little loyaty to employee - even if you have been with Oracle for years, they seem to release you quite ruthlessly, seemingly little corporate culture and relationship among peers.,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Senior Manager Support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    - Great Team
    - Winning Culture based on success
    - 1st in the market for everything!

    Cons

    - Travel
    - To many sales reps no headcount in support!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the company as a whole, not just sales

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A dynamic, competitive company that doesn't valueback office employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    - global NASDAQ 100 company
    - forefront in technology
    - great people to work with
    - great health insurance benefit
    - flexible work options negotiable

    Cons

    - HQ is in US, limited advancement opportunities unless in HQ
    - low pay and no bonus post GFC, unless in Sales or Consulting
    - self funded Christmas parties for internal employees
    - long working hours
    - low acknowledgment and recognition of back-office employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back office employees keep the lights on for company operations, they should be given more respect and recognition.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    OFSS review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to client place and get working & business experience

    Cons

    Internal Processes can be better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Working at Oracle

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Working onsite is very good...

    Cons

    You won't get everything you want...
    Don't be offshore for long...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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