Oracle Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 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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  1.  

    Hardware Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Developer II in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Developer II in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    very good work life balance. friendly environment and culture. many experienced engineers to work with

    Cons

    incentive is bad. promotion more depends on your work years compared to performance. old employees' compensation is not so good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more opportunity and incentive to young and new hires

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work and grow your career

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

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

    Pros

    - Great management that lets you work on your preferred areas
    - good work atmosphere

    Cons

    - Growth seems to be by seniority and number of years worked there as opposed to how well you perform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to experiment with giving deserving employees growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Developer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    good work life balance in company

    Cons

    More transparency needed in terms of build cycles and overal product developement

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  5.  

    Good Working Environment

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

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

    Pros

    Pleasant Working environment. Good cooperation between teams. Interesting projects and talented people. Good work/life balance. Excellent opportunities for college grads from Ivy league colleges.

    Cons

    Weak compensation. No official communication about bonuses and raises. No formal bonus process established. Vacation 18 days, no opportunities for a sabbatical.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Oracle Summer Intern

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

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

    Pros

    Exciting, real live projects. Amazing benefits including paid housing, a rental car and company events. Also 401k matching.

    Cons

    No health insurance offered to interns. Lower salary than other similarly large companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in the interns and we will return as full time employees to work for you. Add health insurance coverage and increase intern salaries to stay competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    limited career opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    a stable and profitable company

    Cons

    not much focus on employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to take better care of the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    My experience with Oracle was okay. I became an Oracle employee due to an acquisition.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Working for Oracle presents challenges which in my opinion makes employment interesting. In my role I had to work many hours. It was a huge plus that Oracle supports working from home.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not a consideration. This is why working from home is a plus. When the acquisition was approved the employees of the acquired company were told that there was be assistance to find employment within the company. This was not true. Oracle is a difficult company to figure out the organizational structure which makes it difficult to maneuver.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not a great place to work if you are ambitious

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

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

    Pros

    -flexibility
    -good life work balance
    - good for people who want stable but average compensation

    Cons

    Whether you work hard or do nothing, you are still paid nothing. There is huge difference in salaries of people, there is no consistency
    Not an employee friendly employer. Not wonder Oracle never comes in top places to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be employee friendly. Employees are assets not just numbers.

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

    Oracle corporate politics can smother good engineering and team work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Stable and I have a good team to work with. The work environment is comfortable and the work ethic in my group is great

    Cons

    politics are a driving force, not so much innovation anymore, spending money on essential equipment is tough and new hires are difficult to come by

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee appreciation in terms of bonuses, options, pay rises has been sorely missing for the last 5 years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    ok place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    good work life balance, not very stressful environment

    Cons

    growth and salary below industry standard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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