Oracle
3.3 of 5 4,748 reviews
www.oracle.com Redwood City, CA 5000+ Employees

Oracle Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.3 4,748 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

Oracle CEO and Director Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

(2,800 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Excellent work life balance ( but no one will prevent you if you want to work more :P )"
    in 544 reviews
  • "Work from home option is available which is very convenient during busy times"
    in 295 reviews
Cons:
  • "Expects a lot of employees yet appears to under value them, work/life balance depending on the role"
    in 70 reviews
  • "Employee satisfaction, career growth etc are the least important thing at Oracle"
    in 117 reviews
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Like being a cog in a great big machine

Documentation Manager (Current Employee)
Burlington, MA

I have been working at Oracle full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood benefits and salary. Oracle is a stable company, and offers a great environment for people who can mold themselves to work within the fairly rigid confines of how they do business.

ConsSalary adjustments and promotions are extremely rare for most people. Performance appraisals use forced rankings. Management says they want innovation, but rarely provide the means for anyone to pursue it.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider adopting 21st Century ideas about performance appraisal and talent management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Oracle

ProsVery good place to work. The company culture is good. Allows good work and home balance.

ConsToo big to make an impact. Too much process to follow. Slow hiring.

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Insane perks for college hires, second highest pay

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Oracle

ProsGreat perks. Eg trip to Reno and San Diego, cruises etc. Amazing work life balance and great food.

ConsTechnologies are a bit cumbersome if you land a legacy team. Look to join a small team with a new product

Advice to Senior ManagementAnnual bonus should be more transparent

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Great products, but easy to get lost in a large company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Oracle

ProsGreat benefits, great pay. Plenty of cool techniogy to use and learn, especially with the seemingly ongoing acquisitions. Mostly great people to work with.

ConsOrganization structure can be challenging. An aweful lot of information in many places - sometimes its difficult to find what you are looking for.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey should occasionally check for mid managers with only one or two reports.

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Product Manager/Strategy III (Current Employee)
Morrisville, NC

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

ProsOracle is a great place to develop your skills and learn how business works. They have great benefits and do treat their employees well. Great training is provided within the company through Oracle University. I think that Oracle is a great place to start your career, and then maybe 10 years later go back and end it.

ConsThe company is so big that it is really hard to get things done quickly. There is a lot of "red tape" for every process. Raises are very low. Even when you do make a career jump into a more senior role, the pay will usually not all come with the increased responsibility or title. Do a good job of negotiating when you first become a part of Oracle

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen promotions take place and more responsibility is given, allow for a new salary negotiation to take place. Do not just assign a new salary and say that this is what you will be paid.

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

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good for entry level

Planner (Current Employee)
Hillsboro, OR

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

Prosgood training, nice people, flexible time

Consno pay raise. not much promotion

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good work culture

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Oracle

ProsThe product I was working on gave me a lot of knowledge and is in a boom outside

ConsCouldnt work on new technologies

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Great place to build a career

Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Reston, VA

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

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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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Oracle part-time

Prosit was a good company

Consnot many cons at this company

Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Oracle full-time

ProsFlexible timings independence to function in our area.

ConsBureaucracy causes delay in getting things done at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementNA

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

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