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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. Helpful (103)

    Great benefits, good people, slow innovation, no raises

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    Former Employee - Technical Analyst III (Support) in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst III (Support) in Denver, CO

    I worked at Oracle full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Every group/division can be different in how they treat their employees, but I'd say overall there is very good atmosphere of trust and fairness. There is a strong focus on education, and they reimburse for outside classes taken (Up to 5k/year I think). Benefits are good, and I'd say quite competitive in the market. Good 401K matching (they'll contribute a max of 3% of your 6% or greater). Free drinks in the breakroom. Flexibility to work from home at times. (If you live 50+ miles away from an office you can work full-time from home...policy).

    Cons

    They don't try to make the workplace anything special (maybe a pool table and arcade game are cliche or gimmicky?). In the 10 years I've worked there, they've given 2 measly %1 cost of living raises (this is the same with most everyone I've spoken to, some don't get any raises). You will not get a substantial raise ever, unless you leave then get rehired on (they will not match offers, better to leave). New employees that you train will make 10 - 20K more than you several years after you hire on (not just me, they do this to all tenured employees). They will give these untrained, less experienced people higher titles (again this is done to everyone not just me). You learn pretty quickly that you're dispensable. The company has billions in cash and they don't re-invest in their employees, just in acquiring new companies and hiring new people that know nothing that you get to train.

    Advice to Management

    Relax on the multi-million dollar VP salaries and bonuses for a few years so that you can reinvest in your employees. It's obscene how a company will not try to retain it's employees who play the most pivotal part in bringing in the money that you horde from them.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great

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    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunities and company culture

    Cons

    Very little in person training and direction

  3. Helpful (1)

    Sales Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Redwood City, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    lots of products to learn and sell. tons of opportunities

    Cons

    grow biz through acquisition. less

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  5. Technical Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blythewood, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blythewood, SC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits; Access to latest technology; Smart people at all levels of company

    Cons

    Salary was below market; Short term profit focus over long term development

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better internally between groups

  6. Laid back, low drama environment with smart, engaged co-workers

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Oracle

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

    Pros

    Pretty much everyone I work with is intelligent, hard-working, and just wants to do a good job. Most of my co-workers are very smart and have lots of experience under their belts, so I always feel like I'm challenged and learning. People are open to new ideas and always looking for ways to improve. Management seems to genuinely care about people and does what they can to work with you, your schedule, your career goals, etc. Corporate culture awards those who help themselves.

    Cons

    Very self-guided, you are kind of left on your own to figure things out (sometimes to a fault). Limited opportunities for advancement if you want to stay in Oregon, no work from home options in WWOPS. Our org is pretty stingy with perks - no holiday parties, summer picnics, low increases. Increase/promotions are rare outside of yearly review cycles, and are reflective of your current level/salary, not necessarily the market.

  7. Consulting technical manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. Management team listens to your concerns

    Cons

    No real concerns, salary not matching the market

    Advice to Management

    No advice

  8. consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    cutting edge technology, well respected, good training opportunities

    Cons

    large organization, less individualism, not easy to advance

  9. Software developer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Oracle (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big company benefits- easy work hours.

    Cons

    old company vibe - should hire more young people.

  10. Senior Directo

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oracle full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great set of people
    Good focus on building industry specific solutions

    Cons

    silo-ed when it comes to multi-geography , multi-businessline deals

    Advice to Management

    streamline internal processes even further

  11. Utilities Consulting with Oracle Software

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting client work, a lot of changes.

    Cons

    Utilities software isn't always completely operational out of the box.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on software quality.

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