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Oracle Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
6,351 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 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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  1.  

    Good work life balance

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

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

    Pros

    Flexiable working time. Engineering culture.

    Cons

    Lack rewards for hard-working people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New hires have more salary than experienced people. This sucks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Stable Job, good benefits, okay pay, lack career development

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Stable environment.

    Cons

    Little to no pay increases. Work could be mundane (depending on area). Large size also mean slow to innovate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really look into developing your talents. Do not just preach it. Actually do it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Senior Field Service Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and Benefits overall

    Cons

    Management not really interested in input from employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Oracle is by far the best place to work for!

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

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

    Pros

    Working at Oracle was an honor. Despite being a fresher, my views were always heard, and I had the liberty to propose my own ideas for solving a problem. The faith that my seniors bestowed upon me, boosted always my moral, and made my workplace a sheer pleasure and exciting.
    Proud to work for Oracle!

    Cons

    Sometimes, the collaboration within business units may hamper productivity, but again, it is a completely understood since each business unit has its own priorities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Oracle can be a great place to work. However, it is a mixture of well-run and dysfunctional teams; choose wisely.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President of Business Development & Marketing in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President of Business Development & Marketing in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Solid company. Great benefits. Excellent brand recognition. If you are on a team that is well run and isn't faced with internal competition, you have the potential to work in a very collaborative environment where you will be challenged to contribute your best. Expectations are high, but the quality of talent around you is also high. The resources and tools around you are top-notch. You will learn and grow.

    Cons

    If you are in a group where there is either internal competition (such as multiple groups doing similar jobs) or a lack of a stable history (constant restructurings, name changes or leadership changes) you may be faced with heavy politics, people throwing others under the bus and a constant worrying of whether your job will continue to exist.

    Annual raises have been nonexistent for entire divisions over the last couple of years.

    Many people have left and returned to Oracle because that was the only way they would get their fair market value. The company has caught on to this and is heavily discouraging that practice.

    A manage-up culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Disband overlapping job functions once and for all.
    Provide annual raises to your top 50% of employees.
    Continue providing excellent benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic place to grow

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

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

    Pros

    This has been the best company I have worked for. I'm lucky that I have had great managers that understand my work style and allow me to succeed and grow. There are tons of very smart people that are always willing to help. There is truly a team selling environment.

    Cons

    Internal promotions met you less salary than external hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have salary bands rather than % increases when being promoted

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Support sales job

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

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Work remote
    Base salary is about average
    Great benefits and ESPP for buying stocks

    Cons

    No base pay raises
    Hard to make over your on target earnings number given at the beginning of FY

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Asum work culture

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

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    Good teams, Good work, Good compensation

    Cons

    Employees should be given chances to explore technologies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for if you are self motivated

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

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Significant push into Cloud, lots of technology to work with, smart people

    Cons

    unnecessary politics, sometimes too many meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop and empower talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Valuable Internship Experience

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

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    As an intern, I appreciated that my managers assigned me impactful projects. Working in finance, I developed valuable skills while working with financial models. I'd highly recommend Oracle's internship program.

    Cons

    The only negative aspect I can report about my experience is that, relative to companies my friends worked for, Oracle did not host as many events for interns to interact outside of the workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue to mentor interns as you have.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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