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Oracle Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
6,156 Reviews
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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.  

    Team lead

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Team Lead in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Could do better with salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Big Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and good benefits. Always politics in big companies but the processes are still fairly good and there are challenges to keep you engaged. The company is not a bad place to work .

    Cons

    Pay is well below market . The company has grown very big so hard to make an impact. There are some who abuse the system and do not carry their own weight but i suppose that is true of all companies. Processes can be improved. If increases and bonuses are not given to the employees in such booming market conditions then when will they be given. If not now then when?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give some increases to the lower level employees as well. They do work hard and make contributions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Slow career progression and no increments

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

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

    Pros

    The foremost reason for working here is job security and flexible work hours. Depending upon the group the workload too varies.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for career advancement, no salary increase and no bonus. Not employee friendly HR policies and perks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    No salary raise for last two years. Now salary cuts.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Advanced Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Advanced Support Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    None. I don't even find 5 words. I have to type because this HTML checks for at-least 5 words.

    Cons

    Worked here for 6+ years and now we have been asked to take forced pay cuts. For past 6 years manager says that no salary raise as you get paid overtime for travel and now we are being asked to take salary cuts. It's all Mark Hurd phenomenon that was happening at HP. Look out stock owners, Oracle is going to become new HP in coming years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no management here. It's all cut costs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Nasty environment....espcially for women

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Sales Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technology Sales Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great pay, flexible with travel expenses, top engineers, best and the brightest

    Cons

    you compete with your team members, a male culture, unless your direct sales engineer....there is no collaboration, management stresses on every sale (ie show up at a funeral to get a client to sign the contract sort of tactics)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be fair to all employees and stop playing favoritess

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    comfort env

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    can WFH and have more op to look for internal jobs in the company. fitness facility is good too.
    can WFH and have more op to look for internal jobs in the company. fitness facility is good too.

    Cons

    not very good pay, not have more chance to go more award. have risk of being layoff if the project is not profitable .
    not very good pay, not have more chance to go more award. have risk of being layoff if the project is not profitable

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Oracle is a good company to work for. Schedule flexibility and opportunity to move within the company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Product Support in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager Product Support in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    One of the best things at Oracle is the flexibility to work from home.

    Cons

    Little change in salary and growth to the next level. Bonus is dwindling as the years go by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee morale is low and addressing that would be a good start.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A lot of the coding is for internal integration

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consuling Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Consuling Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice work life balance. Few death marches to get the code out. Nice people from different backgrounds. Flexible work hours and flexible work locations.

    Cons

    Difficult to get things changed. The top priority is what drives managers bonus so everything else is ignored. Guess what is the next top priority? Difficult to make internal job transfers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get some flexibility in to moving people around to the project that needs more resources. It should not be hard to do an internal transfer than to go outside.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good...but could be better

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

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

    Pros

    Health Insurance Benefits plan,Company brand name,Internal training

    Cons

    Lot of Travel ,No Pay hikes at all for may years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Its decent but nothing special

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

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

    Pros

    You can work from home in a remote office which is great.
    Good benefits and direct managers are understanding and want to help and want you to succeed.

    Cons

    Contant process changes and no chance for career development. Work is repetitive, mundane and you are on the front lines of screaming customers.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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