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"Powerhouse company dominates database and middleware, competes strongly in apps"

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Current Employee - Director in Redwood Shores, CA
Current Employee - Director in Redwood Shores, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Excellent exposure to a wide range of key technologies, smart coworkers hired from top schools, connections that will serve you well throughout your career. Competitive benefits and perks like an on-site fully-equipped gym, great food at cheap prices in several on-campus cafes.

Cons

Big company, compensation will lag over time, you need to keep moving around to grow.

Advice to Management

Mostly doing a great job.

Other Employee Reviews for Oracle

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Highly political environment. Not recommended for new grads."

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oracle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Generous 401k Matching
    Internal training opportunities
    On-site gym.

    Cons

    Probably one of the most politically toxic environment in Silicon Valley. Managers back stab each other. To survive, everyone must be watching his back.
    Too many layers of management.
    Not innovative. Lots of legacy code.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great work-life balance, new technologies, perks and OCH"

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Redwood Shores, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    work life balance is amazing. You can crawl, walk, run, whatever you like. Of course, if you work hard you will be rewarded. The HQ campus is amazing, probably the most beautiful of all Bay Area companies. Thy gym is super awesome, and food is top notch. All product development teams have a program for recent college grads called Oracle College Hires (OCH). Free trips to Reno, white water rafting, free lunches, social mixers with all other college hires, wine and beer socials, cruises and crazy events every week! As a college grad, you will know more than a 100 people just like you within the first month. Great program to keep college grads here, amazing perks and something you would never expect at a B2B Enterprise company.

    Cons

    Incremental raises are small. If you want to get a big salary hike, consider switching teams / rolls. Job title and Salaries aren't correlated. The best best to getting a big salary is to leave and join back. Recent hires get a very competitive salary. which is larger than that of people with 3-5 years experience!

    Advice to Management

    Oracle still has the Big Giant Enterprise company image even though a lot of cool stuff is coming out of the assembly line. Try and fix that with cooler technologies. Fusion Tap, Cloud and Apps is a move in the right direction.

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