Oracle Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
5,681 Reviews
3.3
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst (Support)
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst (Support)

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

    Pros

    California-based US company, so decent competitive benefits.

    Cons

    highly political, metric-driven culture. Lagging salaries.
    do not anticipate the announcement of Larry's Ellison's departure to change anything for the better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give advice to Management? Like they would even give a care what I say. There are certainly enough surveys going around, they should read those first.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Oracle Summer Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Oracle as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Exciting, real live projects. Amazing benefits including paid housing, a rental car and company events. Also 401k matching.

    Cons

    No health insurance offered to interns. Lower salary than other similarly large companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in the interns and we will return as full time employees to work for you. Add health insurance coverage and increase intern salaries to stay competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great opportunities for growth and compensation.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Sales Consultant  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Principal Sales Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    People and opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Working through near constant change. This can be challenging, but it's also proven to create opportunity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Review by a new employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter
    Current Employee - Recruiter

    I have been working at Oracle full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Strong technology portfolio, deep customer base, and collaborative team members. One of the top brands in the industry and striving to set the pace in the industry.

    Cons

    No true cons thus far, the company is one of the largest tech companies around, so navigating the organization takes time to figure out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing to dominate in the cloud space and maximizing free cash flow, that will fund future acquisitions and technologies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fast Paced, Young, Energetic Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Oracle full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Good Salary for the Area
    - Young Work Environment
    - Amazing Training Program

    Cons

    - A lot of red tape and processes to get basic tasks done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great career launchpad for recent grads!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Sales Representative  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Sales Representative in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Oracle full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There's a ton of training that immediately allows you to work amongst peers who have been in sales for many many years. There's the possibility to go into management or field sales within 5 years of your hire date, given you're meeting metrics and closing deals. Lenient when it comes to working from home or if you needed to leave early for an emergency or something. You start with vacation time. Pretty good pay for someone's first job out of college. Beautiful facilities, dining, exercise etc... Good communities, great people to work around.

    Cons

    Traffic getting and leaving from work no matter where in MA you live. The internal processes can be very overwhelming for anyone, but especially recent grads. A TON of training that is helpful but also overwhelming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More mediation and fairness when it comes to internal conflicts between pillars.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Oracle

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    Former Employee - Technical Analyst (Support)
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst (Support)

    I worked at Oracle full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Extensive training and continued education resources
    Flexibility with the option to telecommute
    Competitive salary

    Cons

    Same flexibility that allows you to telecommute can sometimes hamper progress when collaboration is necessary.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Challenges (and rewards!) you everyday

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Sales Representative  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Sales Representative in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Oracle full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Love coming to work everyday with my peers/mentors. Team environment where you are ultimately in the driver's seat of your own career.

    Cons

    Difficult to navigate all of the internal processes- could be made easier but that's to expect with such a large company, right?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on employee training and growth. I already think that Oracle does a great job at recognizing successful employees, but this could be another useful area to consider.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Enjoying my first months at Oracle

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Oracle full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    So far my experience at Oracle has been good. The six week training program was world class and Oracle really invests a lot of time and money trying to make sure they prepare their employees for real work responsibilities. As a sales consultant there is a need to learn a lot of products and the product trainings with sales pitches afterwards really helped keep you on your toes and wanting to learn more and more about the product. Its a real self service company meaning that if you want to succeed you have to do what you can to make it, if you're comfortable with just doing the bare minimum then you can get by doing that but you will not move up in your career.

    Cons

    Since I just started my job, I have yet to find any cons associated with working here. A job is a job and I'm really thankful for having one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So far so good, excited to be here and looking to excel my career at Oracle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to enhance your skills

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very good balance between Professional and personal life.
    Good place to enhance your skills . Stay latest in Peoplesoft new features.

    Cons

    Hike and bonuses are not that great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain your good employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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