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"Oracle, Neither Good Nor Bad"

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Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Portland, OR
Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Portland, OR
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Oracle is a global corporation offering some employment stability in a dark economic climate. The benefits package is good and offers reasonable options. Oracle encourages team oriented activity and growth. Continuing education is offered and encouraged.

Cons

Because of the size of the organization, it is easy for an employee to get lost and dehumanized. Even though continuing education is offered, it is almost impossible to get it approved. Salaries and wages are usually minimal to midline of what the current area market is, and once you have accepted a starting wage it increases a maximum of 3%, and often several years pass by with no raise (irregardless of performance.) Oracle only matches a small portion of the 401K and that match can exclusively be invested in Oracle stock, an exact quote from the benefits page, 50% of your first 6% in contributions, so Oracle is matching your first 6% at 3%, almost nothing.

Advice to Management

Stress teamwork and create an award system that encourages employee's efforts.

Other Employee Reviews for Oracle

  1. "Offers opportunity for a work life balance, but don't expect much influence on salary"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Product Strategy in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Product Strategy in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Oracle is a great place to settle down in. In general at least in my job, there is a lot of flexibility in the work schedule. This is mainly due to the fact that it is an international business and many of my colleagues are overseas. It doesn't make sense to work 9-5 when you have either early morning calls or late night calls with overseas or people on the other coast.

    Cons

    I would not recommend it as a place for a first job though. The training and people development is not as good as I have seen it. I used to be a consultant working for the big 5 and at those companies the training is top notch. I'm lucky that I got that training and development before I came to Oracle.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management should place more emphasis on the yearly evaluation process and ensure it is a fair process of evaluating employees. Also the raises and bonuses need to be bigger or they need to be more fairly allocated to the people who deserve it.


  2. "Maybe too big a company to work for"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in Redwood City, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Lots of vacation days, lots of floating holidays, and excellent benefits. Reasonable in granting flexibility in working hours. Working from home is usually not a problem. Food is available on-site and parking is plentiful. Peers are intelligent and respectful. So the day-to-day operational aspects of working there are pretty painless. Perform your job diligently and you'll be rewarded with job security and no intrusions on after hours life. Plenty of opportunities for training here to help you acquire new skills or improve the ones you have with supportive management that doesn't see it as stealing corporate time.

    Cons

    Too big a company. News from top management takes a long time to filter down to the rank-and-file. Large size also hinders basic operational procedures like procuring a computer or requesting reimbursements of business expenses. Most often, too difficult to gauge the impact one has on the company. And too often, business aims of groups are not aligned with each other, thus creating in-house competition and redundant work. Perhaps management does this deliberately, but probably just a result of division heads carving out their fiefdoms and doing their best to survive and succeed. As a result, whole teams can be redirected at entirely new tasks with all produced work going to waste.

    Advice to Management

    Connect more directly with lower employees.

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