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Oracle Reviews

Updated November 27, 2014
Updated November 27, 2014
6,057 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 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work and enjoy.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Supportive work environment.
    Good opportunity to learn and innovate.
    Excellent place to put forward new ideas and learn new technologies.
    Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Mediocre pay hikes.
    Frequent recruitment freeze.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put some employee retaining policies in place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 14 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits, good people, slow innovation, no raises

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    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great at first, but difficult to transfer within

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in Redwood Shores, CA

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great and the gym at my facility is pretty awesome! The sick time is great as well, as it's pretty much unlimited, with your Manager's approval.

    Cons

    Nothing thus far, well maybe except for the fact that the raises are pretty poor all around. Unless you know someone within, it's very difficult to grow or transfer out to another department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Positive experience but it depends a lot on your group...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal User Experience Designer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Principal User Experience Designer in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Flexible hours
    - Flexible work location
    - If you are interested in learning about/working with other groups you can make that happen

    Cons

    - bonuses virtually non existent
    - no shuttle
    - no option for MAC's, it will be a PC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great first internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Redwood Shores, CA

    I worked at Oracle as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Upper management very friendly, very flexible PTO policies. As an intern i can't really attest to personal growth just yet, however the groups I worked with were very friendly and it was easy to communicate with business partners around the globe. Everyone is very friendly.

    Cons

    Typical large company feel, difficult to move around red tape and work directly with senior management. Career opportunities could be improved, but great company as a launch pad into further career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Oracle Exp

    Former Employee - Psadmin
    Former Employee - Psadmin

    I worked at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Working env, people support & work culture

    Cons

    Shift, entertainment, promotion, training,annual benefit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    all fine

    Recommends
  8.  

    Too big to really Judge

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    Work from Home, training (anything you want to learn you can learn).

    Cons

    Siloed, if you came over as an acquisition you sort of stay an independent group within the larger organization. Although this could be a Pro for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see some diversity, limited ethnics in mid to upper level management outside of Indian/Asians.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working for Oracle

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

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working for Oracle has made my resume more attractive to recruiters. Company values, compensation and training are pretty much industry standard.

    Cons

    Work-life balance depends on the position and division you work for. Benefits are decent, consistent with other big companies. Promotions are slow coming and the eligibility criteria is not that clear, this is probably also dependent on the division you work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Something more could be done to retain good talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    You can make a Decent Living in Sales IF you exceed your sales numbers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Making money, building your credibility internally. Also, being a successful Oracle salespeople is regarded positively in the rest of the industry ie If you 'make your bones' at Oracle, you will likely find more doors opened to you with other tech companies.

    Cons

    High pressure in sales: if you are a Hunter-Killer, you won't mind the relentless emphasis to exceed your quarterly numbers as much. If you prefer to focusing mostly on your own success, you'll be rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why bother? That's like trying to teach a pig to sing. Oracle leadership does what it does, has become what it is, and there is no pressing financial gain to changing the way Oracle treats its people. Product first, people third.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    work life balance
    you get to work with awesome people and tremendous new technologies

    Cons

    we will Get bored of work...may be because I was in QA..

    Recommends

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