Oracle Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Great Technology Leader

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    Former Employee - Senior Acct Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Acct Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Oracle (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Loved the access to huge accounts.

    Cons

    Just because you have access, does not mean you will be able to win.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to innovate and evolve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Support renewal

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Renewal Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Support Renewal Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Great for work and life balance

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunity and upward mobility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. One company built from hundreds of smaller ones

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Stable, safe, predictable and good benefits. Good work/life balance with option to work from home as needed (depends on your team/manager). Lots of career paths to take.

    Cons

    As with most giant companies sertain things move slowly. I often felt the progress of my team was held back by slow and bureaucratic processes. Oracle has a many awesome products, but of course a lot of bad ones which you may be forced to use even when there are much better technical alternatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to relax processes and encourage agility and innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Consultant

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

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Teams and Client access

    Cons

    Low salaries and quality of influence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Dinosaurs can evolve too.

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    Current Employee - Technology Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Technology Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Landscape is changing. Oracle is embracing the cloud.

    Cons

    Internal politics among sales pillars is a joke. Watch your back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove internal barriers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to understand databases

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    team culture is good; good gym

    Cons

    sometimes pace of work is slow

    Recommends
  8. A good company, but can do a lot better for the employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    A relaxed working environment. Very congenial environment for people trying to settle down in a company for a long duration. There are also quite a few teams which work on cutting edge technologies.

    Cons

    Things tend to go slow here sometimes, w.r.t both hikes and promotions. You need to fight for what you want. Not a place where you can go and do regular work and expect to get high bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The ratio of young minds to veterans is very low in the upper management. Lot of talented youngsters still lingering way below the hierarchy. Should think about identifying, grooming younger and more talented people and getting them in the mix of upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Marketing Specialist - Marketing Cloud

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Where you Work at Oracle (what division and team) is critical to your experience AS WELL as your manager. Some divisions are better to work for than others but it is critical you interview with your would-be manager and get a good idea what he/she is about and their expectations. One of the best things is that the benefits are some of the best I have seen in 15 years.

    Cons

    >A lot of "resting and vesting" - You will hear about the "80/20" real at Oracle. 20% of the people are doing 80% of the work while the other 80% are on a near permanent vacation.
    >Difficult to work between departments
    >Old, outdated computers/networking make it hard to keep up with more nimble companies using Saas-based working platforms
    >No bonuses
    >Difficult to move up unless you know the right people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Biased Management

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

    I worked at Oracle full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great perks, especially for a recent college graduate
    Good salary
    Looks good on resume

    Cons

    They appear to exclusively hire people from the Greek system in terms of the recent college graduate pool.
    Really push sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so biased

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Acquisitions can be tough

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    Current Employee - Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Designer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, matching 401K, unlimited sick days separate from vacation, great clients

    Cons

    Lower compensation than other companies, not a great company morale, self-service is a pain and doesn't get anything done, even if urgent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    training, building company morale, fair compensation, and more room to grow within the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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