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Oracle Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
5,492 Reviews

3.3
5,492 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 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work, but hard to get into, and little salary growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA

    Pros

    The benefits at Oracle are decent. Your job satisfaction will depend upon the group you are in. The hiring process is long and cumbersome, but once at Oracle, you have many opportunities for changing positions and groups. Your salary is however unlikely to keep up with the market.

    Cons

    This is a large company and it is hard at times to find out who is doing what. Incentives and compensation growth opportunities are depending upon the group in which you are. Some groups are well taken care of while others are not. It is important to be hired with the highest salary you can get. It is common for employees to get their salary readjusted upon being re-hired (after leaving the company for a few years).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are no corporate-wide program for the retention of top talent. Managers are given a bonus pool for their entire team, and try to use this pool as best they can to reward top-performers. Very little people leadership with top executives. LJE is not a very inspirational person...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    It all depends where your at!

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great, no micro managing, and access to lots of senior people. But I'm in a unique position which allows that. I have a boss that give me autonomy, and support from senior leaders to act in the best interest of my program.

    Cons

    The internal bureaucracy is horrible. Internal systems such as expense reporting, procurement, tech support, and any other system for employees is garbage. Employee apps are crap, and internal software is dated and not intuitive. Compensation is slightly below average for tech companies, but not for other Fortune 500's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the internal system, don't make it so hard for the rank and file to get help. Use our own commercial products to help make employees more productive. Give raises, treat your people like you want them to stay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Oracle is a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff  in  Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in Redwood Shores, CA

    Pros

    Work at Oracle is challenging and interesting. My coworkers area pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Salaries lag. You'll never see a salary increase.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Associate Sales Rep

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great training and mentoring. Great first job.

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in the mix.

  6.  

    Adequate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Developer  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Principal Software Developer in Stamford, CT

    Pros

    Great work life balance, interesting project,

    Cons

    low pay compare to similar company. Difficult to make changes and overly bureucratic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing unfulfilled potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Oracle is a great company with a rich tradition in innovation.

    Cons

    Mark Hurd is ruining the company culture that Larry built over the past 3 decades.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Meatgrinder....but, makes good steak

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Applications Sales Representative

    Pros

    Brand recognition, technology depth, earnings potential, fat expense account. Oracle was fair with my customers, unlike another *large* software company I worked in which reps made their number on customer audits.

    Cons

    Everybody knows about the Oracle sales culture...it will test you. Sales prevention process is overwhelming. Your experience at Oracle is primarily based on your manager and territory. Not really into phone calls from my sales manager at midnight inquiring about a deal status.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the new Fusion ERP platform the best in the world

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work..

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay depending on your position. The culture in the Minneapolis office is great. You are surrounded by mostly talented people and there is a lot of opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    You have to thrive in a competitive environment to like it hear. The red tape and the internal competition can get old.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize the sales organization in a way such that the burden of "back office" work is put on others, so that we can stay laser focused on selling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fantastic work life balance

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

    Pros

    Ability to work from home, employee empowerment, constant change, good benefits (PTO, insurance)

    Cons

    raises/bonuses are highly dependent on company performance, quarter end madness

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    fun to work and flexible

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

    Pros

    flexible hours good work personal life balance

    Cons

    low pay and motivation, old fashioned

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    gear up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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