Oracle Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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Oracle CEO's Safra A. Catz & Mark Hurd
Safra A. Catz & Mark Hurd
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Pros
  • In my team I have great work life balance (in 870 reviews)

  • Flexibility to work from home at times (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. Business Operation Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Operations Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Oracle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is good work/life balance and flexibility to work from home.

    Cons

    No / small raises and bonuses.


  2. Senior Sales Executive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Wide range of solutions for the customer
    Smart people
    Plenty of resources to get your job done

    Cons

    Don't act as a team in the customer sales effort
    Should be more customer centric
    Slow to roll out new hardware products

    Advice to Management

    Be more disruptive, agile and competitive with the products
    Act as a total selling team with customers


  3. a perspective on Oracle from a pre-sales perspective

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Oracle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    a fantastic selection of software and hardware products for the enterprise
    some products are clear leader in their respective industry (from an on-premise perspective)
    well know house name - recognized not only for the DB

    Cons

    leadership has very little considerations for employees
    over the last couple of years has grown increasingly concerned about SADA costs, hence they are putting in place more stringent rules:
    minimal pre-sales structured training
    new 401k financial institution with less flexibility for employee to select the desired financial vehicle
    last - have cut phone and internet access; employee in the virtual office program are required to pay their own phone and internet services

    Advice to Management

    need to monitor the moral of the troops in order to ensure sales execution.


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  5. Consulting Technical Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Appraisals not performed on time (or not performed at all). No career path defined. No career growth. Immigration/HR departments are just on paper and don't assist. Pay not to the market standard

    Advice to Management

    Get some new brains with fresh thought process.


  6. Big Red

    Current Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Current Employee - New York in New York, NY

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Results oriented organization..amazing sales environment

    Cons

    The Oracle hiring process can be painful


  7. production support

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Oracle full-time

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Long hours and weekend work

    Cons

    Good managers and very supportive team

    Advice to Management

    Hire more employee


  8. Helpful (1)

    Not so great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Gorgeous office located centrally in New York. Lots of perks. Great 401k matching, health, dental programs.

    Cons

    Company is run by sales and middle management. Impossible to get anything done. Slow communications.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of having the "always be closing" salesmen run the show, encourage product innovation from the ground up i.e. from the engineers.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Sales Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Sales Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Sales Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Obviously, Oracle has an amazing technology portfolio. That is a HUGE plus. If you like tech, especially databases like me, you will feel like a kid in a candy shop.
    The Sales Consulting organization is a positive place to work. Team mates collaborate and cooperate. There is amazing support from Product Management and even though the company is very large, it feels much smaller and you can talk with and suggest new features to product development.

    Cons

    My immediate management is wonderful and very supportive. Sadly, the upper management is not. Prior to the arrival of Mark Hurd, the compensation and benefits were tolerable. They don't pay top dollar simply because I guess they feel that they are who they are and therefore don't have to. Since Mark Hurd has arrived, things have steadily gone down hill. Perks have been taken away and I'm they have reduced my salary. After between 5-10 years with the company, I'm now making LESS than the day I got hired. There are no raises either. I love it there but can't afford to stay any longer than I have to.

    Advice to Management

    Re-instate the benefits you have taken away. Share corporate profits with the people who bring them into the company, us. Give everyone a well deserved raise and stop creating an environment that feels like you want us to quit so you can replace us with cheaper talent. It takes a year plus for an SC to really get to hitting their stride. You aren't running HP anymore and with no shortage of profits, there isn't a reason to keep nickel and dimeing us.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Director

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Oracle

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not sure- good benefits, good people, good products, flexible work schedule, not a hell of a lot more to say with 20 words

    Cons

    Difficult to get anything done, management unable to manage, all employed are replaceable attitude, not desire to fix what is clearly broken, very little ability to make a difference and no focus on doing what is right for the customer-

    Advice to Management

    There is no management - and anyone who says they are is helpless


  11. Helpful (1)

    great company to work for but don't stay there for more than 2-3 years. No career growth, and absolute technology

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Sales Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Principal Sales Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at Oracle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good environment with good benefits.

    Cons

    Bad salary, many processes to go through. Management doesn't care about employees. Employees resign by the dozens while management careless about it.

    Advice to Management

    come down from the ivory tower and listen to the individual contributors. Managers are the least guys to leave as they have super easy jobs.



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