Oracle Reviews in New Jersey

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 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.  

    Former PS employee

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    Former Employee - Sales Administrator  in  Teaneck, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Administrator in Teaneck, NJ

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

    Pros

    Excellent atmosphere, creative enviroment, no micro-managers. Best job expeirence I ever had.

    Cons

    When Oracle took over, the place changed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It keeps you busy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructor  in  Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Instructor in Bridgewater, NJ

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

    Pros

    The pay is good. You learn many different technologies. You will make friends all around the country.

    Cons

    The travel is endless. You will spend a lot of time alone, away from spouse and family. Expect to work 6-7 days per week when traveling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more training time for your instructors to get up to speed on the technologies they teach.

  3.  

    Vast learning opportunities in banking domain

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    Former Employee - Database Consultant  in  Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Database Consultant in Edison, NJ

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

    Pros

    - Learning opportunities
    - Onsite client implementations gives you cutting edge

    Cons

    - Long working hours, again depends on the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be more employee friendly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Huge learning opportunities, not employee career friendly!

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Bridgewater, NJ

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

    Pros

    . Learning opportunities
    . Overtime pay for non-exempt positions
    . Work life balance is good
    . Benefits package are good

    Cons

    . Bureaucratic management, not easy to change careers
    . Promotion/Increments are very bad and appraisal process is discouraging
    . Cost cutting has reached epic proportion resulting is no employee friendly programs
    . Too many customer management centric roles and not enough technical resources to actually solve issue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    . There are multiple redundant customer management programs and roles which causes less technical roles. This results in actual problem resolving more challenging and frustrating to customer.
    . Most employees work in telecommute mode. Which means there not much face to face interaction. Causing least team building and peer supportive environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Its Okay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Warren, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Warren, NJ

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

    Pros

    The compensation provided by the company is good compared to other companies with the same profile. Work life balance is good if you are onsite (US) because of the current client flexibility.

    Cons

    No career growth is near future. company is loosing on the consulting projects because of very unrealistic margin expectations. no appraisal, forget salary hike even performance is not rated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They know it better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ok

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Warren, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Warren, NJ

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Location, i-flex employees, salary better than market

    Cons

    Oracle Management, bad growth options, no new area of improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No clarity on the policy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Best company with the best people and products

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    People,Products,technology,Business outlook..customer centric. The company is very much focused on the customer requirements and have a strong inclination to satisfy them.

    Cons

    Bring the products fast to market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the fusion apps ..out fast

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Technical Manager

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    Current Employee - Technical Manager  in  Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Edison, NJ

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

    Pros

    Work mostly from home as Apps DBA

    Cons

    Long Hrs and time zone difference

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Start here but dont stay

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Edison, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good company to start the career.

    Cons

    Work life balance and salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value the existing employees instead of the new ones

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unfriendly and Depressing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant Manager  in  Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant Manager in Edison, NJ

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

    Pros

    I was given a good position and good pay (even though it was through a temp agency), and the job title was above what I was expecting.

    Cons

    The people are unfriendly to newcomers, and the working environment is just depressing. People really don't like their jobs and there's a high turnover rate. Even though everyone's hours are supposedly 9-5, people were late all the time and left early. My first day, no one knew that I was starting, and one person thought I was just interviewing. My boss had a family emergency but no one bothered to tell me so I was just sitting around all day.
    The rest of the team was rude and unwelcoming, and they feigned interest only to take advantage of me later. When I shared my ideas with an individual, they took credit for them at the next staff meeting. Overall, it's just an unhappy and toxic place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a thorough sweep of the departments and weed out everybody that causes such a negative atmosphere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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