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"Difficult place to work, but does have some upsides"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Redwood Shores, CA
Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Redwood Shores, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

-Benefits (health insurance, company facilities) are excellent
-Great work/life balance
-Great collegial, cordial, friendly environments
-If you land in a great org, it's important to stay there because bad ones abound
-Oracle is big on telecommuting
-Very little "big-brother" mentality from the corporate level
-Walks the walk on diversity in the workplace

Cons

-Outrageous levels of worthless management (3-4 vp's deep in some places)
-Non-competitive salaries and COLA, even if you are a rock star
-Promotions happening regularly in management, extremely rare among individual contributors
-In some orgs, extreme micromanagement
-Many US-side headcount replaced by multiple bodies in India

Advice to Management

Please take an interest in the career paths and compensation for worker bees, not just management. Oracle doesn't seem keen on retaining talent at all

Other Employee Reviews for Oracle

  1. "Great technology company with bureaucracy larger and more complex than Federal Government"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Practice Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Practice Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Competitive compensation, Generous bonus

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, inefficient, lack of clear stratagic direction, constantly changing processes


  2. "Established technology company with strong technical people and comfortable work/life balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance
    lots of great projects/tools/teams
    Great food in the cafes
    Free tazo and other drinks
    Consistently doing well even through the recession

    Cons

    Does not feel like cutting edge

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