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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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  1. Employee non friendly

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    Nice to have on the resume , however that is subjective

    Cons

    The team is not friendly . They are very judgmental. Senior managers take the credit . When unprofessional behavior is bought to their attention, they choose to ignore it . For the support organization , just having technically competent engineers is not enough , they have to be good at customer service . Good customer service begins from inside out . It starts with team members respecting each other and not pasing remarks like " I don't think you want to work your cases " . Everyone should now their place in the design . STOP FAVORITISM

    Useless managers - they cannot even understand simple emotional needs like somebody's passing away. When in that situation , I was given a ultimatum - that work from India while on break or loose the job

    Worked on a project - burnt the midnight oil on it - but what happens - the same people who started the project refuse promotion when the effort is mentioned in the review however when the same is mentioned in the manager review - he gets promoted !!!!!

    If you are only considering the technical ability and code writing ability for the performance team in support , then why keep them in support make them members of the development team .

    SUPPORT TEAMS STOP ACTING LIKE YOU ARE THE KINGS OF THE WORLD . Step out and note ably you are nothing but a drop in the ocean . All you want is comfort . STOP SHOWING ATITUDES AND WORK WITH OTHERS in the team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FOR VPs and above

    It seems they are there since there is no other place for them . I would like to see your own kin subject to the unfair practices that determine employee paths

    FOR Managers :

    Learn to understand reports achievements , give them fair treatment and give them credit for work done . DO NOT IGNORE UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Management in South Africa really needs a wake-up call

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great product and service offering. Of the best in the industry.

    Cons

    The South African operation has little to no delivery capability. Management has a policy of putting people on performance management programs without they themselves having an understanding of the industry the sell into, nor of the challenges faced by their people in selling into those industries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in people who can help you to manage. Don't be afraid of those who know more than you but who still report into you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Technical Analyst L1

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    Current Employee - Technical Analyst (Support)
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst (Support)

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

    Pros

    Nobody bothers you most of the time, if you do your job "ok"

    Cons

    Because nobody bothers you whether you do your job good or bad does not matter, then if they need to review something they check dumb things to be able to show reports to upper management. They have "new" projects every year, so they keep the staff not needed doing something. they could have less less staff doing the same, they could hire people needed in other languages needed.
    good stuff reaches only management, you get stuck with the salary you got in, so you do not want to improve the good work you always do. They say if you do not like it door is wide open..neanderthal Non Human prehistoric comment , . I have missed good offers because of promises....just promises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the cash flow a bit with the platoon, if you always say its up to your management what you can do, why are you so call management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Senior Member Technical staff

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Some people are really smart and hard working.

    Cons

    Immigration and green card process is horrible and pathetic. Layoff's effect the PERM process and 50% of cases are audited.
    No salary hike and little bonus.
    Over a period it appears that we are stuck and out dated and do not move with the industry .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be dynamic and be proactive in taking decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. A parking for your brain!

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Málaga (Spain)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Málaga (Spain)

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

    Pros

    Taxation in Spain 29%
    Top salaries for sales positions as ISR

    If you are young and you are moved by passion for the job you are doing stay away from this company even if salary looks good

    Cons

    Lack of passion
    Poor management
    Nobody care about people
    Just splitting big deals where you havent done nothing
    To be promoted you have to have visibility in the country

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Admit why you are there...politics, luck or any other reason but al least dont say to your families or friends..."I am a manager"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. This pertains to OFSS (ex- I-flex), a wholly owned subsidiary of Oracle.

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    Former Employee - Director in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Director in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    Oracle technology exposure perhaps and a (faint) possibility of international travel and placement in the long run

    Cons

    1. Top management is incompetent. You should meet the RVP/VPs of consulting practices - they aren't anywhere close to the calibre of Oracle VPs
    2. Company replete with cronyism
    3. Process maturity is lacking. They still do waterfallish, batched releases
    4. Bell-curve grading ensures most of the 70-90 percentlle talent leaves
    5. Very officious Oracle policies, which leaves the onus of all financial risks on the employee - in fact, they have a barely publicized policy that allows you alter their medical insurance details during a window of one week, in the entire year. If you are on leave, caught up whatever, forget it.. you sit without insurance for the entire year. Similar tedious
    procedures on Expense/AmEx reimbursements ensures the payment is always delayed, leaving the employee to pay the fines
    6. Pay is bad. Pay hikes are negligible. Often without hikes. Oracle makes a fat wad centrally, none of which reaches India.
    7. Finally HR has a reverse role in this company - they are out make life of the bread-winner as bad as possible, with long winded policies. Bad tools for HCM. Pathetic recruitment (these guys lie about CTC, the bonus is usually 50-70% of said amount, on top of an already bad package)
    Bottom line.. please don't get fooled and join this company for tech/exposure... there are plenty of options outside nowadays. This applies specifically to mid-senior management.. who they usually dont recruit anyway, because they are a closed coterie and very closed to new people/ideas.
    8. Old product is uncompetitive. New product is forever in the making having just a couple of clients in 7 years of existence.. giving very little opportunities for the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Modernize your processes
    2. Measure people only on good metrics
    3. Fire the incompetent. At least don't promote them to RVP and VP levels
    4. Benchmark pay with industry best. You are not in the league of indigenous consulting firms (anymore. You're not iflex still)
    5. Stop playing with Oracle stocks to make yourself richer.. work with the people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Contract Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    Team was enjoyable, that is really about it. A good place for entry level employees and/or a place to fine tune your skills.

    Cons

    All around, pretty bad. Poor training, employees treated as completely expendable, no job security, high turnover rate, incredibly poor company morale, very stifling environment... the list goes on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees and have their backs. Stop making hiring entry level sales employees a priority over other departments.

  9. Great care for the elderly

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    Workers are friendly and competent in elder care. Environment is positive and comfortable for those who make this their home.

    Cons

    Very poor treatment of their employees. Very seldom is appreciation shown for a job well done. On the contrary they are quick to find fault.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to look into issues regarding their workers one on one. Do not take a complaint, opinion, or hear say from only one employee when an issue arises. Get to the truth of the matter and always treat employees as though they are valued.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Stay clear OFSS PrimeSourcing group. It is run by bunch of liars

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Good group for people who believe in licking their bosses and kicking their sub ordinates. It is my way or the highway culture. Even HR looks the other way.

    Cons

    OFSS PrimeSourcing revenues have gone down from 170mn USD (in FY2012) to 110 mn USD (in FY2015) yet management team is rewarded with stock options and bonus. Management team is bunch of egoist maniacs who fool not only their employees but also customers. Billable employees are forced to cancel their vacation in order to meet revenues number. In come cases they are on leave but still book the time. Oracle doesn't care about services business as long as margin is maintained. No wonder employees as well as customers are leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in management who have vision and passion to run the services business
    Have zero tolerance towards management by deceit culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Bigger isn't better

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

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Flexibility, good colleagues, and good customers

    Cons

    Not enough cooperation between different lines of business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to understand more thoroughly the job functions of direct reports

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