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Oracle Reviews in Reston, VA

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.4 68 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

Oracle CEO and Director Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

(49 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    Business Proposal Manager (Former Employee) Reston, VA

    ProsTelecommuting Fulltime, Excellent Direct Supervisor, Excellent peers and strong focus on teamwork

    ConsIntense pressure and high stress to meet quarterly sales targets

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lacking Culture and Team Camaraderie

    Consulting Sales Manager (Former Employee) Reston, VA

    ProsYou were alongside some very talented and bright individuals that are also looking to learn the latest technology and industry trends

    ConsI was in the Service Provider Consulting Sales group, which was very difficult to succeed in...the Application & Technology sales reps run everything and will introduce other competing consultancies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are going to want to lead with Consulting to truly drive strategic initiatives to enable business growth leveraging technology, then do what the Big 5 do...develop tools, connectors, automation, and wrap thought leadership around industry focused solutions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Business Analyst

    Business Analyst (Former Employee) Reston, VA

    ProsLeadership, compensation and office culture is great! Very flexible if you have young children. Offers telecommute!

    ConsLay-offs and little upward mobility!

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate more opportunities for growth and give bigger salaries!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you have initiative, Oracle is a place where you can succeed.

    Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) Reston, VA

    ProsAt Oracle you have access to people who are experienced in the entire stack which gives one the ability to enhance their knowledge base.

    ConsOracle like any other organization can be political.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Consulting

    Principal Consultant (Former Employee) Reston, VA

    ProsThe training is outstanding, good bonuses, lots of opportunity for learning, decent benefits, strong internal support of peers and colleagues, endless opportunities for travel (if desired)

    ConsSometimes they put the consultants on engagements for which they are not prepared to delivered as much as expected. This stems from the aggressive business development practices. This is quite stressful as the consultants must perform under extreme pressure and deadlines. There is also a constant hiring/firing cycle and layoffs seem very arbitrary. Also, the org. chart was always in flux and it was difficult to figure out which group was responsible for which areas of business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a more clearly defined process by which promotions are rewarded. This was not clear to me at any time during my tenure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great place to build a career

    Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee) Reston, VA

    ProsGreat training, large company - lots of opportunity, great "name recognition" as you move around in industry

    Conshard driving, extreme pressure, some products are not nearly as successful as core database offerring.

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    Innovative company with broad depth of experience

    Principal Solutions Architect (Current Employee) Reston, VA

    ProsOracle in itself is a self contained ecosphere of products and platforms, the work environment is top notch and pay is above what you'd make as a government contractor which is the predominant employer in this town. Communication is abundant with plenty of backreach for problems you absolutely can't solve on your own.

    ConsSometimes there is a disconnect between the management layers, primarily caused by most upper level management resides at the San Francisco HQ. Also training is limited in that Oracle compensates for training only within the Oracle ecosphere. Raises are non existent unless you obtain a hard to get promotion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRegional town halls are a must to keep the company a cohesive and competitive player in this uphill battle against not only open source trends but other competitive solutions which are far more refined and polished.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Giant Organization - Hard to Change/Improve

    Consulting Practice Director (Current Employee) Reston, VA

    ProsAutonomy, powerful software company, some exciting tech

    ConsThere are clients who just hate us. Contracting process and Oracle Technical Support are very slow and frustrating.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCustomer needs to have a higher priority.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Alpha Male Culture

    Sales Representative (Former Employee) Reston, VA

    ProsBroad name recognition allows you to get C-level appointments. Those customers which like Oracle tend to be fiercely loyal to the brand.

    ConsLittle camaraderie amongst sales teams - "Survivor" mentality. Contracts process is exceedingly beaurocratic.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo right by the customer and the employee staff, and positive results will occur.

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    Stay for the resume polish, leave for the lack of raises and promotions

    Associate Consultant (Current Employee) Reston, VA

    ProsOffice is nice

    Managers are trusting

    ConsRaises and promotions really depend on who you are under. One manager in RDC will promote or give raises to most of his 30-40ish employees while the other will only do the same for one out of fifteen employees

    Difficult to network if you are not in sales

    Low level consultants being placed on higher level projects without proper training

    Certain higher level consultants are outperformed by associate level consultants

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore transparency

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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