Oracle Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
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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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    principle software engineer

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    stable , with good medical insurance

    Cons

    low salary, and no salary increase for years even you have good performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work but not challenging

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Friendly culture, Good benefits, flexible

    Cons

    Repetitive work and slow growth

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work, poor salary

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    Current Employee - Operations  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Operations in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    The work is interesting, lots of projects to broaden your skillset & many very talented people to work with

    Cons

    No budgets for pay increases! No matter if the company has one of the best years in the history or Oracle according to Hurd, many employees have not had a pay increase for years. No budgets for salary increases. This is the norm as opposed to out of the norm. If you don't negotiate when you are hired, you're screwed. Then again, you work 24x7 & there is no monetary award in recognition of that work. Sweat shop. If that's your thing, join Oracle.

    Lastly, the path is very long for slow progression in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talented employees leave, especially in Silicon Valley! You must reward them for their contributions!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great company benefits and lots of diverse groups to draw experience from

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Oracle full-time for more than 3 years

    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
  6.  

    Great pay and work experience

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    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 for 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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    Resistant to process changes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

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

    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. 3 people found this helpful  

    A good place to work

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Great team, solid company. Very creative, interesting people. Very supportive upper management. Lots of opportunity to make a impact on the work you do. Intense work environment but a good work life balance. Can work from home often

    Cons

    Raises are rare, fairly structured environment. Very little training. Sink or swim culture. Can be a tough place if you are not self motivated. Lots of layers of red tape to get some basic things accomplished

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More room for advancement would help keep the good people here a lot longer no one really wants to leave but they leave for a better salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Profile Enhancing

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    Current Employee - Tax Intern  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Intern in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Oracle as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    get a better perspective of tax compliance from an industry aspect

    Cons

    some times monotony sets in

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Very challenging dynamic environment

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    Current Employee - Oracle Enterprise Architect  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Oracle Enterprise Architect in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Comprehensive technology portfolio and talent, Network of resources to rely on in a bind, Flexible working policy, work life balance, Moderate to competive pay

    Cons

    Large organization - almost zero empowerment at senior management ranks. Good ideas often don't go far in terms of seeing them put in action.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rewarding employees for stellar work, Change with the times that we live in with creative out of the box ways of fostering and encouraging development of innovative solutions to address the challenging problems of today and tomorrow.

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

    Glad I am Gone

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Oracle full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Everyone knows Oracle so you do not have to spend time convincing a prospect your company's doors will be open in 12 months

    Cons

    Everyone knows Oracle and most customers can't stand the Company and its Founder Chief Larry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your customers and respect your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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