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Oracle Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
6,156 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work/life balance at Oracle (at least the division I work for) is quite good (in 870 reviews)

  • Great work from home options; Good front-line managers who support their staff (in 379 reviews)


Cons
  • No flexibility for work/life balance--no telecommuting or working from home one day (in 119 reviews)

  • The consulting practice shrunk so much that there is no career growth (in 154 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    It is a market leader in many products. Reasonably good company to work for.

    Cons

    Company is very large and hierarchical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less red-tape. Empower engineers. Create a startup culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Large traditional software company, ok culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Large company - pay and stability are good.

    Cons

    Large company - Process can be a pain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not bad choice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer/Software Developer IV in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer/Software Developer IV in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    - Flexible schedule
    - Friendly teammates
    - No heavy work load, less pressure

    Cons

    The company is mean. No matter the earning is good or bad, the budget for raise is always trivial . Lots of people here no real work to do, they are shamed to be asked for what project they're working on...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe they know all the issues here, but they may have bigger issues to handle. If I were Larry, I'll cut 10% of the current employees and save the money to give a raise for the rest of people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Largest and most dynamic SW and HW place in the world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment. Always room to grow for top performers. Amazing leadership team. Enormours variety in products and services, hence there are always new places to work if you want to move internally

    Cons

    Like any large corporation there are multiple layers to go to and go through in case you want to get something approved. However, using the internal tracking tools the process is pretty optimized and efficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going, going, going!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Time off policies
    Compensation
    Work life balance
    Pay
    On campus cafeterias

    Cons

    Large company
    No perks
    Very tech
    Super tech
    Extremely tech

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Culture & Values, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits

    Cons

    Process slows the whole system and promotions are delayed which totally de-motivates good efforts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Huge disappointment

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

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

    Pros

    It is a technology Mecca to learn new things, engineers are very smart but unfortunately these engineers are not recognized since the directors, senior directors, VPs are dead weight in this company since they have no clue on what’s going on. These mid-level management are all concerned about their survival hence the politics overshadows the individual contributors.

    Cons

    This is one of the worst companies ever I worked for. They keep acquiring companies and has been disastrous in integrating them. This company has the worst culture ever and people are identified based on the company from where they come, people in Oracle never embrace the new people who come onboard when their existing company gets bought over by Oracle. There is no recognition or bonus or raises for last couple years, the middle mangement (director to all the way up) are filled with bunch of morons and idiots who has no clue on the company’s direction or strategy. Mid-level Management is bloated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a house cleaning and fire those under performing mid-level management guys who are unfit to be in the organization. Technically a VP and a Senior Director does the same job of pushing envelop from one table to other, why pay them so much.. It is OK to layoff people and recognizing those engineers who really work hard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal QA Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Principal QA Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    Work culture was very flexible

    Cons

    no promotions, hike for a long time

    Recommends
  10.  

    Worked in Technical Support (2006)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Newark, CA

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

    Pros

    Great management team to work for. Good exposure to product training. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Promotion an issue, no set guidelines for the same

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider looking into career aspirations one has and work towards it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Experience for the most part

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, global exposure, great technologies and very good compensation for VP and above

    Cons

    Conventional, old fashioned mindset, difficult to change. Cohesive culture is missing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better ways/means to hold on to and promote your best talent

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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