Oracle Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
5,672 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.  

    Ideal work life balance, excellent resources for learning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Work from Home facility. Good salary given while joining, good bonus(variable) pay. Job safety. Branding. Respect in industry and from Clients. Company has deep pockets and gives good facilities to its employees.
    Good resources(study material) for improving our technical and domain knowledge.
    Good number of earned, casual and sick leaves. Company cares well for its employees. Work culture is good as its based on Mutual trust and respect.
    Get good knowledge on their products.
    The offices contain Gymnasium which is very good.

    Cons

    Promotions can take little bit more time than as compared to other companies.
    Some times company may not give annual salary increments.
    Onsite opportunities are very rare and if they exist it would be mostly short term and even in that you cannot make money(from per diem) as company would keep you in the best of hotels and provide you with the best of transportation and best of food but for all this company would pay directly. Its not like you can save anything. So you can work and enjoy your onsite stay but saving some money is not possible unlike other IT-Service based companies which pay you some money in cash for food and transport etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In those geographies where inflation is high(developing countries) if yearly salary increments are done without any gaps it would be great and highly appreciated.
    Encourage employees to do Yoga.
    Keep more and more healthy foods in canteens. (Oats etc.)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fast Paced, Young, Energetic Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    Review by a new employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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    Oracle

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Cool place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    With my role I feel I can treat this role as my own business, whilst having the resources and people around me to help us succeed. Culture is great, there are some whingers here and there but maybe they have reason to be a bit negative, I'm not sure. But mostly positive, fun and kind people. I have to say the new Management and leadership team is getting better all the time, really respectful decent people who treat you with manners and kindness. Makes a difference! I still miss Ian White our old MD, who was the nicest man but things are going well with the new leadership team. Although to be hones I have not had much to do with them.

    Of course with this type of leadership we are going to work harder and harder to succeed.

    Lots of work life balance, can work from home when needed, lots of resources and people to help. Great Health Insurance benefits, life insurance etc.. Great salary, and commission!

    Cons

    Still some people who like to whinge a bit and bring others down, not much a con that's okay!
    Would prefer to have a Manager in Australia not overseas.
    There are some people who don't put in much at all and you have to work in same team as them and cover them, that's tough, maybe unfair! Esp when you working late nights and they had to take off early every single day when they started late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I like what's happening now.
    I like the positive feel of the company and I just hope it stays this way.
    In past we have had some nasty VP's who really used scare tactics, talking behind their employees back etc to manage and it was just awful. They all gone now and it's so nice and inspiring now!
    Don't blame a whole team for the errors of Managers who sometimes are not very good at making decisions so they blame a support team or someone who is assisting them in Oracle. I hear didn't make numbers because this team didn't deliver, not true..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Oracle is an excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and Opportunities are boundless

    Cons

    Workload can be overwhelming to people who are accustomed to a steady pace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Performance oriented company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Director  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Director in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    - performance driven
    - no politics [at least my org]
    - work life balance
    - great opportunity

    Cons

    - lack of financial powers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing Experience

    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Oracle as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing view of Downtown boston and charles river. Coworkers were very friendly and knowledgable and helped me gain a better understanding of c++ programming.

    Cons

    I enjoyed my time and didnt face any cons for working at oracle. It was a very pleasant experience at Oracle.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Wonderful experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Oracle full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good and highly talented peer group. Opportunity to work with latest techonolgies.
    Higher management is very flexible we can choose to pick our favourite area to work.
    If your are in a product development team you get a chance to work on all modules of the product. It helps a lot in knowing the entire picture of the product design.

    Cons

    Only when it comes to compensation revision and bonuses we may be disaoppointed at times.
    Main issue is that the people even with more experience will make less than a fresher.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Focused - teamwork

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Smart colleagues that work as a team

    Cons

    Recognizing the best from the many

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote and recognize the best

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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