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Updated July 2, 2015
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Oracle CEO's Safra A. Catz & Mark Hurd
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Pros
  • In my team I have great work life balance (in 870 reviews)

  • Flexibility to work from home at times (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. Featured Review

    Oracle Pros and Cons

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer

    I worked at Oracle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best technology company to work with. Employee get lot of opportunities to work on the most recent technologies in a good and professional environment

    Cons

    You can become outdated if you are not honing your skills on regular basis.

    Oracle Response

    Jul 2, 2015Head of Global Recruitment Branding

    Thank you for taking the time to review Oracle. We have to agree, that it's easy for your skills to become outdated in this market, but your comments applies to all companies, jobs and markets.


  2. Get it up front

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Support Manager in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Support Manager in Broomfield, CO

    I worked at Oracle

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The opportunity to work from home.

    Cons

    No raises or bonuses for years at a time, if at all.
    The future is support will be offshored to low cost locations.

    Advice to Management

    Read your CSAT remarks from your AMER Customers. They do not like the engineers in other countries. Keep your AMER workforce, in the long run the money they make, with the skills they have will result in higher profits than the small amount of savings you get from the "low cost" locations model.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Was a great company. Being destroyed by HP management.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Oracle has, without a doubt, some of the best people in the industry producing and selling some of the most innovative products in the industry. However, a lot of those people are now leaving thanks to terrible leadership.

    Cons

    Mark Hurd has brought in a ton of HP management (yes, the same people that nearly destroyed HP) to run Oracle. Morale in the company is at an all time low. It really hurts to say that I can no longer recommend the company that I have worked for an loved for the last 10 years. Although I personally am in good shape, I know that dozens of my co-workers are currently looking to get out.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the benefits that we use to have. We have made Oracle a ton of money and you have rewarded us by taking benefits away and made staying at Oracle more difficult. When I initially filled this out two years ago, I gave Oracle all high marks. This is not a disgruntled worker speaking, this is the way the majority of your employees now feel. You are lucky that you inherited a strong company from Larry and Safra, so we have not yet seen effect of your actions, but you will see them soon in the bottom line. Right the ship before it's too late. As Gordon Bethume says, "Treating your customers and employees well is the right thing to do—and it’s good for the bottom line."


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  5. Not good culture, top-down decision making

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Oracle

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    work from home; decent work life balance

    Cons

    Many; all decisions taken by top people; too many politics and power hungry people at top; changes in direction very often; low salary and zero promotions unless you get a counter offer. In general people are unhappy in Fusion Middleware and only stick around because of ability to work from home


  6. Not a great organisation to work for, just a name

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Language Expert in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Language Expert in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Oracle

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Comfort zone.
    Decent facilities.
    Good backing from people from external groups

    Cons

    Poor work culture.
    mundane work.
    Unprofessional leadership
    Bullying
    Negativity and demotivation
    No increment or

    Advice to Management

    Motivate employees by giving them more attention.
    Infuse positive attitude towards work.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Broken Spirits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Oracle (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Many challenges, many opportunities to make a difference

    Cons

    I don't believe all of Oracle is like this but... employees from previous acquisition are burned out and spirits have been broken. Very toxic environment stemming from mgmt fear tactics.

    Advice to Management

    Simple... live by the golden rule and treat people with respect.


  8. BEWARE!! Oracle does not care about the good, hard working, and loyal employees

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oracle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only good thing is the name - everyone thinks it is a prestiges company but they only care about the business and not their employees

    Cons

    No bonuses. No salary increases. They keep BAD high level managers but let go of the good, hard working, loyal employees. They don't listen to the employees when there is a complaint against management for harrassment / sexual harrassment. They would rather keep the management so that it doesn't disrupt the business, than to protect the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be loyal to your employees and treat them with respect. Listen to your employees and take action when there is a harrassment complaint against management. Do not retaliate against the employee and let them go just so you can keep the BAD manager, who will do it again.


  9. Director

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oracle full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Always changes, needs to be highly flexible. Package is okay when you join the company and not expect any increment along time.

    Cons

    Did not treasure talent. People tends to retain staff who knows shoe-shining rather than competency and ability. Lack of training and career development for staff at back and middle office


  10. Joke of a company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer/Applications Developer III in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer/Applications Developer III in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Oracle

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good insurance benefits. Work/Life balance.

    Cons

    Slow innovation, very poor culture, very very minimal raises, most inside sales orgs are a complete joke and you get money depending on what territory you are placed.

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  11. Principle Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Superior, CO
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Superior, CO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can't think of any other than good work/life balance

    Cons

    Little to no innovation in-house, mostly acquire and squander is the metaphor (eg. Sun Microsystems).
    Trickle down economics does not exist here, all of the real money goes into the pockets at the top only. So the salary you hire with is likely your termination salary.
    Top level management has little to no respect for employees, they are just necessary overhead.
    Very low morale in general for employees (ref movie: Brazil).

    Advice to Management

    Fix the toxic culture at the top and care for your employees.



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