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Oracle Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
6,053 Reviews
3.3
6,053 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 844 reviews)

  • Great work from home options; Good front-line managers who support their staff (in 372 reviews)


Cons
  • No flexibility for work/life balance--no telecommuting or working from home one day (in 111 reviews)

  • The consulting practice shrunk so much that there is no career growth (in 150 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Good salary
    Nice work ethics
    People Management is nice

    Cons

    Senior management needs to be revamped

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place - getting political

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

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

    Pros

    Great in many ways. Some groups still doing good work, some very smart folks. Stable.

    Cons

    Can be very political. Reactive on many areas in the market. Talent pool is degraded compared to its state a few years back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better hiring. less politics.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Big company with great benefits, less meaningful work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and stable progression. You knew what was coming as long you put your work in. Great transparency on promotions. Free gym and pool. Food was not free but still very good in the cafeteria. Flex time allowed to work at home or in the office. Remote work was actually preferred unless you wanted a desk. Company was very eco-minded.

    Cons

    Work was not meaningful and you didn't get to see your individual contribution towards a larger picture. Thing took 2-3 weeks to turnaround which is typical for a company of this size.

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

    Working at Oracle

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Stable environment to work in but also, interesting as new acquisitions and additions to the portfolio open up new opportunities, challenging because you can be intellectually challenged.

    Cons

    High Pressure where it feels like you have no family life, but the biggest issue is no pay raises or promotions except on rare occasions so if you're joining Oracle make sure the compensation is something you can live with for some time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nurture good performers - promotions and/or pay raises

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Oracle

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Buyer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Good experience for your resume

    Cons

    Low pay they should pay more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay so everyone is happy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent Technological Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    It is fast paced environment and lot of opportunity to learn new cutting edge technologies. I have learned new technologies, while on the job.

    Cons

    Technological sales are not aggressive compared to Technological experts. Do not blame technological experts for slow sales and it is job of consulting sales people.Need to take advantage of cloud and make cost effective solutions for customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Oracle needs to competitive with Big five consulting companies to get more consulting opportunities in addition to Product sales.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    very good product company

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

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

    Pros

    1.good technology company with good pay.
    2.work life balance

    Cons

    training program can be improved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Very friendly colleagues and managers

    Cons

    involves lot of travel which impacts work life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Always room for improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Design Consultant
    Current Employee - Principal Design Consultant

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Technology is interesting. Such a large company is nice to have the job security.

    Cons

    Not much for salary increases over the past few years, but the bonuses help. Some of the management doesn't seem to have the necessary background for the business unit we work in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Working at Oracle was a positive growth experience and helped lay the foundation for a career in sales.

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

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

    Pros

    Oracle has a solid training program and encourages active involvement in managing your own career path.

    Cons

    In a large company it's sometimes difficult to feel like your voice is being heard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on encouraging and mentoring your young rising stars and provide incentives and bonuses to keep your best new talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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