Oracle Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
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Pros
  • The work/life balance at Oracle (at least the division I work for) is quite good (in 818 reviews)

  • Great work from home options; Good front-line managers who support their staff (in 369 reviews)


Cons
  • No flexibility for work/life balance--no telecommuting or working from home one day (in 111 reviews)

  • The consulting practice shrunk so much that there is no career growth (in 150 reviews)

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    Current orcl review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Challenging and interesting projects both hw and sw.

    Cons

    Giant company with policy and rules that come with large companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good but slow

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    A lot of things depend on which team you work with. Products with higher visibility and impact tend to have teams with lots of smart people in it. How much you learn, what you work on depends on how much you are willing to work.

    Cons

    Change to product lines comes slowly only. This in turn affects what you work on and how much you learn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Can be a 'human grinder' environment

    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many smart people and provides an excellent pedigree for future employment beyond

    Cons

    New management coming in from HP are cutting many benefits and are primarily focused on HW/Sun

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cloud Cloud Cloud

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    No Career Growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. If you are lucky, you will find great people to work with.

    Cons

    No Career Growth
    Poor Compensation/No Pay hikes for years
    No scope to change teams unless you have contacts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cut down on the redundant management roles

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Oracle as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was a very relaxed environment that allowed you to have space to breath, explore, and be creative.

    Cons

    The kinds of people who work here aren't necessarily motivated to create the next Google.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great pay and work experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    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
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    Oracle Consulting - Hire and Fire at will !

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Independence, Great opportunities to self-learn, brand name

    Cons

    Bench is not tolerated, seldom meet people at work, sometimes one can work and retire for managers without ever seeing them in person, a consultant is always a resource and can be laid-off during bench without any attention paid to their skillsets or contributions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the skillsets, help consultants cross-train in skills, meet people in person once in few months, treat people as people and not as programmed robots !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Oracle Consulting.....body shopper with a brand

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    Former Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to work in some great fortune 100 clients. Also you have a lot of independence in terms of work. You can access all the training available in Oracle university. 4 days onsite , 3 days offsite. Can negotiate with client for work from home on special situations.

    Cons

    No harmony with in the company between Product Sales, Consulting and Product development. Often client thinks that you can directly talk to the Product manager for issues which is not the case. As some other person stated, you will never get together with your colleagues or manager, except if they are on your own project. There is no cross training or boot camps for new products and releases. If you are billable no one cares about what you are doing. Often times you may be on a project for no reason or the client has budget and needs to use it. You will be forced to work under a resource who is in no way knows what has to be done.

    Compensation is what you negotiate and join the company. Later there is n o significant raises. Promotions are not transparent. Bonuses are always like a lottery , you never know you will get it even though your utilization was 100%.

    You will never be appreciated for the work you do. There was no initiative from the management to encourage knowledge sharing. Every consultant is a SILO.

    And worst of all you never know when you will be let go.It does not matter how much work you did in the previous years. If you are in bench in one of the quarter ends and a CPA may decide you are a liability and you will be laid off.

    The consulting practice shrunk so much that there is no career growth. I know many people stuck with the same designation and work for over 10 years. You can verify this on linkedin by checking their profile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If Oracle is not interested in Consulting, please do not spoil the life and career of innocent consultants. Stop doing it. Don't do it for the sake of it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work, but definitely a 'big company' mentality

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Sales Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Sales Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Smart people, a solid range of products, and the company is profitable. If you are willing to make things happen, there is plenty of opportunity here.

    Cons

    Lots of process, internal confusion, and overlap in products/sales teams that can create internal strife. Some existing or potential customers will have preconceived notions of you just because you are part of the 'big red bus'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire externally for your cloud businesses and realize you can't run your cloud business like your traditional hardware business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Associate event producer, Oracle

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Event Producer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Event Producer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Oracle as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I had an awesome experience working for the sports marketing team at Oracle as an associate event producer during the America's Cup in San Francisco during the summer of 2013. I met some amazing customers and learned the importance of adopting a customer centric approach to marketing. My managers made every effort to ensure that I learned as much as possible about event marketing during my summer experience with Team USA.

    Cons

    No real cons here, I didn't work here long enough to experience any negatives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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