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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.  

    It was a great experience working at Sun Micro systems, Inc.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It was a big company but had a culture of small start up.

    Cons

    work life balance was challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make it more flexible work environment

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Acquisition employee. Experience better than I expected.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Director in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Director in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big company. Lots of places to move around.

    Cons

    Came in through acquisition. Eliminated the entire group. The last six months were not very productive, although I found the experience to be not unpleasant. Some people focused on working through the obstacles. Some spent the time focused solely on career search.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cannot imagine they need any advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place for research internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant (Intern) in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant (Intern) in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    You get to meet many smart people and you are involved in team meetings etc. like full-time employees Management is very flexible and helpful. Also, the gym at HQ is really nice and the location in the middle of the peninsula, between San Francisco and "downtown silicon valley" is very pleasant.

    Cons

    Administrative overhead for some of the processes can be heavyweight and/or had to be ironed out after the Sun acquisition but that is probably impossible to fully eliminate in big corporations.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Principal Product Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Executive management is really strong at running a business and making it profitable. The benefits are good. Flexible work environment.

    Cons

    Was part of an acquisition company and noticed that the amount of paid time off and holiday's were quite a bit less than at previous company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going with building solutions based on SW functionality. Believe a lower performing/scalable solution at a lower price would help with capturing more of customers wallet.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Less chance for growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Okay work culture

    Cons

    - Heavy workload
    - Too secretive
    - Very little communication from upper mgmr

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication to employees would be helpful in understanding company roadmap.

    No opinion of CEO

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