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Oracle Pleasanton Reviews

Updated August 28, 2017
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  • You're compensated with the flexibility between personal/work life balance for that anyway (in 288 reviews)

  • no hikes , managers don't bother about growth (in 400 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Principal Technical Support Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Technical Support Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Technical Support Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with much stability

    Cons

    No longer allowing remote working flexibility


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Safe, stultifying place to deliver mediocre product"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Development Director in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Development Director in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Low pressure (if you can ignore self-inflicted chaos from management)

    Cons

    Technical management -> execu-tecture (Architecture by executives)
    No manager below executive VP has ANY authority (no budgets, no responsibility)
    Constant churn in direction based on latest executive customer visit
    Release management thinks it is in control
    Only managers get real raises or significant options ... everyone else is a cog
    Hiring is a Kafkaesque joke -- reqs appear, are frozen, disappear, reappear ... candidates literally put on-hold for 6-8 months

    Advice to Management

    Read the Mythical Man Month, Leadership Jazz, etc. and try to apply some of it ... it really isn't that hard.

  3. "Principal QA Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal QA Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Principal QA Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    can't think of any pros at this time.

    Cons

    No promotions or pay increases.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Principle IT consultant"

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    Current Employee - IT Principal Consultant in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - IT Principal Consultant in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    Close to home, Challenging

    Cons

    NO Raises
    NO bonus
    No physical contact with team


  5. "Review of Oracle"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Flexible telecommuting policy
    - Good benefits packages
    - Great colleagues

    Cons

    - Too much outsourcing
    - Top heavy compensation packages
    - Red tape

    Advice to Management

    Show greater appreciation for the people that make the company go.


  6. "Snr Support Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Large company that offers good salary, and options to move to different positions and locations

    Cons

    2016 Company is going thru some major changes, and direction, and new plans are not inclusive or amicable to a lot of current employees

    Advice to Management

    Be more visible about communication of future plans to employees as to build trust


  7. "Great roles and opps"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great roles and opps, I like it

    Cons

    Very big ocean, too much politics

    Advice to Management

    Cut the management layer to remove unwanted fat

  8. "Things to consider"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Gym, Nice Culture, Lots of Cafeteria

    Cons

    Below market salary, laid back environment unless you are in cloud

    Advice to Management

    Improve the Salary structure for Old employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Slow paced , no raise, below average paid, no bonus company."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with average people , so you can become hero if you have some normal (not extra ordinary) talent.
    Work life balance is good. But i think thats the individual perception. If you can manage your work load, you can have good work/life balance in any company.

    Cons

    No raise
    No Bonus
    No stocks
    Salary is below market average.. (really below.. )
    Managers are there just to fill the positions, but not adding any value to the product.
    They will promote you , but won't give you raise of a dime. And Managers feel proud to say that "In oracle , promotion is not tied to the raise"

    Advice to Management

    Hire smart people. But wait, they are not smart, if they join for less than market salary job.
    Dont say that Promotion doesnt need to be tied up with Raise.. That is ridiculously stupid.


  10. "Great career path"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oracle (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of training and opportunities to progress in your career.

    Cons

    If you work in a very specialized area they won't let you move to another one.


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