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Oracle Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
5,492 Reviews

3.3
5,492 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.  

    havent started yet

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    big name on the resume and great work life balance 9-5 job where you get great training

    Cons

    competitive culture where only the strong survive yet it is still somewhat of a team environment wow what a hard questions tho because this company is so sweer

  2.  

    Great company benefits and lots of diverse groups to draw experience from

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Excellent gym and great food
    fantastic overall work-life balance
    A great opportunity to build your networking as the coworkers are really smart people coming from various other companies in the bay area

    Cons

    Company is too big to easily lose sight of the end goal in your day job
    Company promotes an independent contributor work culture and less of a team sense
    Middle management can be more efficient

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue working on all the great things you do, but promote a team-focused work culture and reduce middle management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    No Bonuses for the Rank and File

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Development Manager  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Development Manager in San Antonio, TX

    Pros

    ok large company (fairly stable)

    Cons

    No bonuses for the past several years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Get third party review on your managers. Listen to your employees
    2. Give bonuses to the rank and file and not just the President and VP levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    eh

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bozeman, MT
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bozeman, MT

    Pros

    facility is pretty good. Upper management not too intrusive.

    Cons

    culture is standard large corp culture. weight of corp is hard to move.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay fair salary independent of location.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Challenging work, great benefits and people, below average wage

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - King of Prussia  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - King of Prussia in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Lots of challenging work and opportunities to continue/advance your career. Most of the people there are extremely professional and pleasant to work with. The benefits are the best I've ever had.

    Cons

    I received great reviews during my 4 years at Oracle. However, not once did I receive a raise. I was promoted 3 times - no raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to evaluate your employee wages. The cost of living goes up - you need to compensate your employees so they too can afford the things upper management takes for granted. When you promote someone, give them a raise. 95+% of the companies out there do this, what makes you so special that you don't? You need to provide incentive for employees, other than you work for Oracle and Larry Ellison.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Resistant to process changes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    Pros

    Excellent health and PTO benefits. Learning opportunities. International travel.

    Cons

    It's is difficult to get promoted, depending on which department you are working in. I had a director tell me that although I was doing great work, I would be promoted as there was no room in our department for a manager position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to do more to encourage and guide employees to aspire to promotions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    An interesting challenge. Opportunity to learn.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good quality professionals to work with in sales and tech organizations.
    Employees can learn a lot here, from solution sales and product perspectives.
    It is a good career builder type of opportunity.

    Cons

    Relies on Internet technologies and social media as weak substitute for in-person team meetings; that's ok to an extent, but not all the time.
    You can work with people on a regular basis for years never meet them in person.
    Learn to love your pay, because there doen't seem to be much care for increasing it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stagnant and shrinking comp can be an effective incentive to work elsewhere. If that's the plan - implied or explicit - then it is working.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not a good company for career path

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Bedford, MA

    Pros

    Stable, people are friendly, and willing to help.

    Cons

    Benefit is bad, 13 days vacation leave, 8 public holidays. No bonus. No stock options for low level engineers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great pay and work experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    The pay was great, I negotiated a decent salary when I was hired. The work experience was good too. Expectations were very high and if you didn't perform well you were let go.

    Cons

    Management seemed to retain the 9 to 5'ers instead of the 110% people. They let the hard workers burn themselves out and then laid them off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Started out exciting and stable and last 3 years have been chaotic with a re-org every year

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Operations Analyst  in  Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Operations Analyst in Redwood Shores, CA

    Pros

    Allow work from home, good benefits,

    Cons

    With each acquisition the company injects instability into all departments including frequent reorgs, reduction in force, and bias towards accommodating new employees from acquisition at the cost of existing employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not recognizing non performing senior management will cost you the loss of many a high performing employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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