Oracle Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
5,558 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 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.  

    QA Interview process

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Administrator  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Network Administrator in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Good logical questions asked. Good give and take.
    PM was awsome

    Cons

    NA but needs to take care of one thing...domain knowledge.Tthat's the key point

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    othins

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good company for married and well settled folks.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    flexibility
    No Dress Code
    No Definite Dead Lines
    Very Minute Work Pressure
    Easy Leave approvals

    Cons

    No Personal Growth
    No regular Salary increments
    No Bonus
    No Employee Recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees and share the profits by increasing their salaries and paying bonuses regularly.

  3.  

    A bit too much process and politics, at the detriment of innovation and trust

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Brussels (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Brussels (Belgium)

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

    Pros

    - A great school for operational efficiency
    - Landmark name
    - Internal mobility, if sought, provides a variety of experiences

    Cons

    - Self-service organization, process-driven, weak culture
    - Innovation is derived from acquisitions, not from within
    - Excels in securing mature technologies, rather than creating new paradigms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Foster internal mobility with deeper HR involvement (assessments, trainings etc.)
    - Level out territory discrepancies within sales teams
    - Create a corporate mentoring program for new hires

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company but not a great pay master

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    Good technology and learning. Offers stability.

    Cons

    Political. Too hierarchical. Some long time mid level managers can be troublesome and counter productive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flatten groups and offer better career paths.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Career Growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. If you are lucky, you will find great people to work with.

    Cons

    No Career Growth
    Poor Compensation/No Pay hikes for years
    No scope to change teams unless you have contacts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cut down on the redundant management roles

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing on your CV and So Much Exposure to Learning

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant  in  Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria)

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

    Pros

    Great On Your CV
    Some Amazing and Smart People
    Good Health Benefits
    Flexible Timing

    Cons

    Poor Remuneration
    No Promotions
    Sales Oriented
    Poor Leadership Structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make promotions more regular

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good work environment and ability to learn but everything takes a lot longer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support Manager  in  Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Support Manager in Deerfield, IL

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

    Pros

    Oracle provides employees with the ability to recognize each other through their social network applications or via quarterly, annually, or anytime awards. There are a lot more job opportunities to move around since Oracle is so big and your work environment differs depending on what office you're in and what group you work with, so it's very diverse. There's a good work-life balance in the department where I work. Oracle also provides funding for quarterly events and is keen on employee satisfaction.

    Cons

    There are very rarely any raises. If you want to do anything (move departments, hire someone, get help for a laptop issue), it takes WAY longer than it should for no obvious reason. There are a lot of programs to use to track metrics and such, many of which can be revamped and combined to work more effectively and efficiently. Everything you want to know about how to do something at Oracle is in their network somewhere, but finding the information you need is nearly impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Combine some of your internal tools so we're not using 3-4 to do the job that one could do. Don't have error messages that say "You've received an unexpected error. Please contact the System Administrator" and then not tell us who the System Administrator is. I would also recommend revamping how you organize all the data on your intranet so employees can actually find what they're looking for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Typical big company drawbacks

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    - Job security
    - Work culture highly dependent on team but mine was good
    - Interesting projects
    - People interested in striving to do things right

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy inhibits innovation
    - Rigid and slow to react
    - People stuck in their ways, including management

  10.  

    Senior Consultant @ Oracle

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Perk OK. Product oriented knowledge. Office culture is good

    Cons

    Salary is average. Approval process is very cumbersome

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Good culture, lots of options to explore internally, good work life balance, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Lack of employee centric policies and benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please retain tenured top talent in various ways

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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