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Oracle Reviews in New York City, NY

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

    Good work/life balance, uninteresting work, no raises or bonuses

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

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, can work from home

    Cons

    Constant reorganizing, no raises, no bonuses. Definitely don't feel like upper management cares about the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    some good, some bad like any large company but take advantage of what is offered

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

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

    Pros

    You can probably fly under the radar and stay here for a very long time.
    You have a lot of opportunity for training and you should be able to move around to other areas if you'd like (sometimes that's harder than it needs to be but it does happen).
    Benefits are great.
    There is some flexibility that allows for a decent work-life balance but most of that was just changed.

    Cons

    Management growth potential in Support is stagnant - no one moves out or up it seems. Sometimes there are lateral projects given to the stars
    Available time to do training or anything strategic is limited by escalation fire fighting and last minute urgent requests.
    Managers and Directors have no power - all dictates come from above and are often misguided.
    Lack of vision and leadership at the exec level - focus on minutiae and micromanagement.
    Understanding of how support should be structured to deal with the diverse product families is completely missing at the Exec level and anyone at a lower level who knows is powerless to make any changes.
    You never know from year to year if there will be raises and/or bonuses and even when there are, there is never enough money to go around so there are many people without raises for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't think its a good use of EVP/SVP time to have them calling up individual managers asking about specific engineers level of work. Trust your managers and directors to handle that. Try to provide some vision for what Support should be rather than simply reacting to what a customer reports to you with a knee-jerk reaction that negatively impacts all of Support. Realize that many of the recent mandates have done NOTHING to help engineers do their jobs and everything to make their jobs more difficult. We don't need more people or systems telling engineers what they are not getting to - they know how much work that have and how many issues they cannot get to - give them help to actually do their job - most are really good at it. Support is a huge organization with many people supposedly trying to work with customers but its a mess of different responsibilities in different orgs and no one really overseeing the big picture (there are supposed to be but I'm not sure they actually work). The product families are changing and becoming more tightly integrated - we're not just a DB company anymore so stop acting like we are and that all products must have exactly the same needs as DB.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It keeps you busy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructor in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Instructor in Bridgewater, NJ

    I worked at Oracle full-time (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.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Oracle Social: Slowly Evolving Worksplace

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

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance is excellent, and I truly have the freedoms I haven never had within alternate companies. Pay & benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    My former company was acquired by Oracle in their development of cloud services. It took about a year for Oracle to really deliver any direction; In most cases, employees were left in the dark. In addition, sales nearly halted in transition, which caused a lot of valued employees to quit. The office dynamic changed drastically, and the start-up spirit had basically been killed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with employees on all levels. Truly provide a roadmap and celebrate successes. Integrate all moving parts of the cloud and provide inter-office connections that strengthen the cloud as a whole.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent experience...

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

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

    Pros

    Huge company and complex internal culture, it takes a long time to learn internals...but a positive experienc overall.

    Cons

    Little formal guidance, you need to take ownership of the process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve internal training and on-boarding...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Self sustaining mode of work and learning

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible, self service, virtual team

    Cons

    No team work , individual contributor type culture, no focus on internal employee growth and training. No team events

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Vast learning opportunities in banking domain

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

    I worked at Oracle full-time (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
  9.  

    Huge learning opportunities, not employee career friendly!

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

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (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
  10.  

    Mixed

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

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

    Pros

    Talented people, great software, proactive culture, focused on results

    Cons

    too much red tape, for sales teams not always enough staff to support key functions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    use some common sense

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Its Okay

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

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (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

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