Oracle Reviews in San Diego, CA

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  • 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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    Leading technology industry in business software

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Oracle as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to continuously learn new business software applications

    Cons

    Inability to offer quality cloud technological solutions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to offer solutions to help improve businesses, so that they can compete in the global market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Want to get out

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    A very competent successful company

    Cons

    Elitist approach to management which is not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A company is the result of good employees, take care of them!

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Get back what you give, then get out and enjoy your new company

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    Working at Oracle in sales will get you a job anywhere else ! Their acquisition strategy means you get to sell a large range of products to multiple business lines, though more and more, Oracle keeps acquisition's sales people, then strips complementary products away from the current Oracle salespeople, e.g. when Oracle acquired Siebel, the ERP reps had to literally give their entire non-Siebel CRM pipeline to the incoming Siebel reps, nothing back in exchange. Up goes your quota, down goes your list of products and companies to sell to.

    Cons

    Larry Ellison has basically 'managed contempt' for sales & marketing, read any of the books to understand why he considers Sales & Marketing an unnecessary overhead, and only select engineering divisions the heroes of the company. Oracle is famous for the '2 strikes' HR rule, you can only leave twice, and once one internal recruiter contacts you about a job, another Oracle recruiter can't touch you till you pass on it least it works in your favor for a 'bidding war' between departments. Yes, Oracle is pretty much entirely unilateral. 'If you're not happy here, how soon can we make you leave ?'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that people actually do have options where they can work, earn more [yes, they actually can] and actually have a work life balance without constant management by fear and disinterest. Show some objectivity in recognition and reward, and put aside petty politics and after hours 'ladder climbers'.
    It's 2008, and Machiavelli has long been buried.

    Doesn't Recommend
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