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Oracle Reviews in Portland, OR

Updated February 8, 2015
Updated February 8, 2015
9 Reviews
2.6
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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.  

    Oracle BI Sales Consultant

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, good pay, a lot of individual freedom to perform your job

    Cons

    Internal conflict between sales force, bureaucracy, upper management can be heavy handed & tone deaf at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Bloated, inefficient, and cliquish

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inventory in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Inventory in Portland, OR

    I worked at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    If you are in the inner circle, you can get away with doing very little other than going to meetings all day and pretending you've done something. While I worked here Oracle ripped off the State of Oregon by failing to build the CoverOregon website that they were contracted to create. Millions of our tax dollars went to help Larry get even more billions.

    Cons

    Indecisiveness, poor management, incompetence, the mean-spirited hold positions of power.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Pleasant place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test/Assembler in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Test/Assembler in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Awesome place to work. Friendly people and relax place to work

    Cons

    There isn't really anything bad to say.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Could be better, could be worse....Oracle

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Benefits are OK. Protects management team.

    Cons

    No strategic direction or integrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Have been looking to leave for sometime

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Exposure to large ERP projects, contemporary J2EE design patterns, prestige of working at a once great world class company.

    Cons

    Too many mid level managers, who do very little other than work bureaucratic channels, if I asked them what a Singelton was, I doubt they would know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more aware of what employees are doing, and be able to contribute at the same level as those who are out on the field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to learn; smart people; disorganized; highly political

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, OR

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    looks great on resume
    involved in most emerging technologies
    plenty of resources
    great benefits and salary
    internal training opportunities
    work remotely
    easy to switch departments, move into management

    Cons

    buys and integrates rather than develops software
    cutthroat competition among departments and divisions for projects
    impersonal
    dishonest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    has many failings as a workplace, but is a very successful money making machine - keep up the good work!

    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Oracle, Neither Good Nor Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Oracle is a global corporation offering some employment stability in a dark economic climate. The benefits package is good and offers reasonable options. Oracle encourages team oriented activity and growth. Continuing education is offered and encouraged.

    Cons

    Because of the size of the organization, it is easy for an employee to get lost and dehumanized. Even though continuing education is offered, it is almost impossible to get it approved. Salaries and wages are usually minimal to midline of what the current area market is, and once you have accepted a starting wage it increases a maximum of 3%, and often several years pass by with no raise (irregardless of performance.) Oracle only matches a small portion of the 401K and that match can exclusively be invested in Oracle stock, an exact quote from the benefits page, 50% of your first 6% in contributions, so Oracle is matching your first 6% at 3%, almost nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stress teamwork and create an award system that encourages employee's efforts.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice to place to grow. Put in a few years and move on.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Lot of technologies to play around with. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Consulting involves lots of travel and time away from family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont skimp on training for employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Oracle offers a great working environment with great people...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    I enjoy the fast pace and flexible working hours. Great working environment.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for advancement in some positions. Too process heavy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salaries need to keep pace with inflation. More competitive benefits.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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