Oracle Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
5,673 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.  

    Rewarding and innovative technology giant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Oracle is a fast paced, visionary company that focuses on execution.

    Cons

    Hasn't moved fast enough to cloud based delivery but improving quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Company is as good as your immediate management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oracle full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    First line managers will listen to your concerns

    Cons

    First line managers will listen to your concerns but won't take any actions. They are too afraid to move your concerns up the chain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to your employees. your company is as good as your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  3.  

    Best Tech company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Collegial spirit really helps with solving complex problems

    Cons

    long decisions as a result of too much input

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be proactive, let the opportunity come to those who wait

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Oracle provides reasonably good starting salary and decent benefits.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Good salary and decent benefits. Job security and good chance (pending manager approval)for working in offices in other cities/countries.

    Cons

    Technology used can be limiting. Oftentimes they are proprietary to Oracle and hence some of the skills learned may not be too valuable in other companies.

  6.  

    Working at Oracle gives diversification

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Mostly working for clients in the role

    Cons

    Stressful at times, too fat management chain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a full fledged consulting organization or let merge with A-team

  7.  

    Challenging environment with great opportunities. However paths to advance are not well communicated.

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    Current Employee - Consulting Solutions Architect  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consulting Solutions Architect in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Oracle is a premier software development company that succeeds in spite of themselves. Success comes from very talented people in worker-bee roles.

    Cons

    Middle management seems to be ;proof of Peter Principle: people are promoted to their level of incompetency. Although there are some talented directors/senior directors, they are few are far between.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A very good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Large company, Smart co-workers, higher end of salary spectrum, fair treatment of all emplyees

    Cons

    Large company, rigid from an HR/Admin perspective

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    consulting member technical staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    great company, great people to work with. best health benefits. very flexible work hours.

    Cons

    lots of middle level managers and directors. no clear goals set. no raises, no bonuses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

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    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
  11.  

    Software Applicatios Pre-Sales Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Oracle is a dynamic, fast paced place to work

    Cons

    You really need to be a self-starter here. Great benefits.

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