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Oracle Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
6,057 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Flexibility of work schedule

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work from home is allowed. Very good chance to learn new technologies.

    Cons

    Salary is below marketing level and promotion is not fair sometimes.

  2.  

    Great Benefits

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

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

    Pros

    It's all who you work for. I know some that are very happy and work for wonderful groups/bosses. Everything is there an available- it's just such a huge company. Unless you know someone who is guiding you, it's hard to take advantage of everything there is to offer.
    The benefits are wonderful and very cheap.

    Cons

    It's such a giant machine. Got an HR questions- good luck. Everything is "self-service" software that you can't use your back browser on. It's so hard to figure out where anything is. I work remotely, so maybe people in offices can figure things out better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acquiring companies and letting them die on the vine...

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Big Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and good benefits. Always politics in big companies but the processes are still fairly good and there are challenges to keep you engaged. The company is not a bad place to work .

    Cons

    Pay is well below market . The company has grown very big so hard to make an impact. There are some who abuse the system and do not carry their own weight but i suppose that is true of all companies. Processes can be improved. If increases and bonuses are not given to the employees in such booming market conditions then when will they be given. If not now then when?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give some increases to the lower level employees as well. They do work hard and make contributions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    excellent health benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst (Support)
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst (Support)

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

    Pros

    Oracle gives full time employees excellent health care benefits. There is a willingness to allow employees to work from home. There are a lot of great training options (fee-based options are tightly controlled by budget). Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Raises are few and far between. No such thing as cost of living increases. Executive pay is very high, while individual contributor's pay is not relative. Company's success not shared with employees (aside from owning stock). Career growth outside of current team is limited. Employees are resources. Seem to encourage attrition, with the goal of re-hire in countries where labor is less expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great work with investors, but please remember the individual contributors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great for learning, career advancement,vcan be a tough culture to work in

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

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

    Pros

    It's like a University of Technology - they cover everything. You'll learn so much.

    Cons

    Culture that comes down from above can make it a bit of a grind...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The never giving base pay raises unless you get promoted gets a bit old. Too much duplicative data entry. Wish systems were better, more consolidated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people and experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Smart and hardworking people,
    Above average compensation,
    Great benefits,
    Name brand

    Cons

    Expectations often exceed reality,
    Way to many people calling on the customers,
    Internal competition often hurts the customer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your leaders, try to manage with less intimidation.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    can accomplish my value, environment is good

    Cons

    sometime it's challenging to do some job but worth it

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Treated Very Fairly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Burlington, MA

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

    Pros

    Always changing and interesting. Keep your eyes and ears open and learn as much as you can. Attend every training and build your skills for now and in the future. The benefits are excellent. I was very pleased with their medical, dental and vision plans.

    Cons

    It's hard being a manager at Oracle. If you are a manager, don't be afraid to ask for additional Management Training if you need it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to encourage your team members to learn and grow. Put your team members on your shoulders and help them reach for higher goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    staff hardware engineer

    Current Employee - Principal Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    the company makes money. there is a good fitness center. free classes in the fitness center.

    Cons

    no bonus even the company makes money. even with a nice fitness center, it would be better to have a little bit fund to add more classes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have better employee benefit.

  11.  

    Senior Field Service Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer III in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer III in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and great benefits.

    Cons

    Working from my home. Remote worker.

    Recommends

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