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Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
6,619 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 77 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits, good people, slow innovation, no raises

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Position at Oracle

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deal Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Deal Specialist in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    • Great work/family life balance
    • Competitive pay plus manageable workload
    • Professional directors who know what they are doing
    • Solid team effort
    • Very positive friendly environment

    Cons

    • Not considered a con to me but some may find the downtime as draining
    • Again, not a con to me but, overtime sometimes requires late work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management's workload is a bit of a monster. I tip my cap to them and the job they do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    DB engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    It was great experience and great culture.

    Cons

    DB engineer is not engineer but more like technician

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more opportunity to people who have OCP license

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Oracle is a smart company that attracts great talent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You will be in some of the best conversations of your career--a very smart company with great colleagues when you find your tribe within the organization. Great customers, and great opportunities to learn new things all the time.

    Cons

    There are no merit pay increases. Being a great performer is not rewarded at all. I was talking to a colleague that just left the organization and he had not had a raise since 2009. Another colleague had not had a raise in 15 years! There are instances where they just take pay away because they are not going to offer that benefit anymore. There also seems to be no effort to retain really good to great talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Compan

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Helpful friendly easy to work with. They want you to succeed

    Cons

    Non so far. Company has been great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great work culture, good work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Work culture
    Work life balance
    Good development work

    Cons

    No hikes or bonuses
    Very large company, difficulty in getting noticed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take care of your new/junior employees as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, employee recognition

    Cons

    Could work on leadership and training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A stable company, but may not be a best option for salary increase.

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

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Stability, interesting projects, good ensurance

    Cons

    Slow salary growth, insane bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Excellent Strategy, Strong Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and compensation. Great management team!

    Cons

    Collaboration between internal groups needs improvement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall a good start for graduates

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    1. adequate time to learn knowledge
    2. work-life balance
    3. good salary for entry level engineer

    Cons

    1. salary doesn't raise
    2. hard to promote

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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