Oracle Reviews in Sacramento, CA

Updated June 13, 2014
Updated June 13, 2014
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Pros
  • The work/life balance at Oracle (at least the division I work for) is quite good (in 793 reviews)

  • Great work from home options; Good front-line managers who support their staff (in 358 reviews)


Cons
  • No flexibility for work/life balance--no telecommuting or working from home one day (in 110 reviews)

  • The consulting practice shrunk so much that there is no career growth (in 145 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great leadership and great people. No major layoffs. (Probably one of the very few high tech companies that was extremely well managed, financially.) Great work life balance.Lots of opportunities for future growth and upward mobility if you work hard.

    Cons

    Raises hard to come by and are delayed. Not much cons here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensate people better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Rocklin, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rocklin, CA

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

    Pros

    If you want added responsibility they'll give it to you.

    Cons

    Very competitive work environment and some in-fighting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The staff need more training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great opportunities, Bad pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director  in  Rocklin, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Rocklin, CA

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

    Pros

    Bright people, can-do culture, constant change and growth, opportunity for advancement. Oracle keeps acquiring new companies and growing into new markets which ensures job security for established employees and a culture of change and growth.

    Cons

    Poor compensation (low pay increases and small/$0 bonuses). Oracle's policy allows management to hire new employees at market salaries but does not allow Oracle employees to fill those positions at equivalent salaries if that means giving a current employee a raise. The only way to really get paid is to leave and return.
    Top-down decision making is a mixed blessing. Decisions do get made and there is not a committee culture but often decisions are made in a vacuum by uninformed executives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more market studies to keep current employee compensation at market, reduce inflexibility of internal promotions. Decentralize more decision making and empower mid-upper management to own decisions vs. everything running through the CEO office

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company to work for but it's not perfect.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Real Estate Analyst 2-Fac  in  Rocklin, CA
    Current Employee - Real Estate Analyst 2-Fac in Rocklin, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Great benefits and fair salary. Once you learn your job responsibilities, it becomes a little monotonous but relatively easy to accomplish your daily tasks.

    Cons

    People who have been working for the company for many years (10+) are set in their ways of doing things, aren't innovative, and resist change. Lack of leadership from immediate supervisor/manager. When new hires start, they often do not know who to turn for training and sometimes it becomes a "blind leading the blind" situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need to be trained in all areas so when a person needs guidance/advice on how to do something or an employee is absent, they can jump right in and be able to fill in the gap. Often, the employees who have been with the company for many years end up training the new managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company Perks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Desk Engineer  in  Rocklin, CA
    Former Employee - Service Desk Engineer in Rocklin, CA

    I worked at Oracle full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Work and life balance is good. Lots of room for growth

    Cons

    Compensation can be frustrating. Can go several years without a pay raise

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Oracle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome team with deep experience, great personalities and dedication to ethical and quality work. We do the right thing for the client and come up with innovative solutions. Employees are appreciated and rewarded appropriately. There are lots of new products and cutting edge technologies in Big Data, Analytics, Business Intelligence and hardware platforms that keep my job interesting and engaging.

    Cons

    Hours can be long but sometimes those hours are drinks with partners. My work group is great but I know other work groups around the country aren't as cohesive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good times rolling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    SR Sales Consultant-BI

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consultant  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Oracle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Salary and Benefits. A fair amount of autonomy depending upon group. Lots of potential to learn if you are self directed.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get things done internally. Too man layers and too many Reps calling on the same accounts. People show up to meetings and they don't even know they all work for Oracle. Lots of time spent "protecting turf" and "proving worth" as opposed to selling solutions and insuring customer satisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the go to market strategy and add "Major Account Managers".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    If you are prone to be a yes person, this is the place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Product Manager  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Product Manager in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    The work can be interesting, a lot of really great people

    Cons

    Pays below market, no bonuses, Larry owns all the equity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Art of War, is an outdated philosophy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Oracle

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Rocklin, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rocklin, CA

    I have been working at Oracle full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, work environment and people are all exceptional and it definitely feels like I am a member of a team working towards something.

    Cons

    Perhaps it is too big of a company and sometimes one may feel like there is no acknowledgment or recognition of one's value.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Security Architect

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

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

    Pros

    Solid Company, great opportunities, complete product lines.

    Cons

    Sometimes the size of the company gets in the way, but I guess that is the way with any large company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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