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Updated June 27, 2017
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  1. "Cobblers' children have no shoes"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Reading, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    I work with a nice bunch of people, and if you live west of London the location is not bad. Good canteen, good training possibilities and the benefits / pension package is quite good. I've not been there long enough to know whether the career opportunities are any good.

    Cons

    Coming from a contractor position, the money was a big cut. But what irritates me more is the fact that Oracle is quite tight. My team are all developers, but they won't buy us decent laptops, and they won't pay to send us business class when we fly to California for work. Then there are the sclerotic business processes which slow everyone down - probably typical of large organisations.

    Advice to Management

    give your developers decent tools to do their jobs properly. Listen to your employees when they give you feedback on internal processes.


  2. "Oracle"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Storage Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Storage Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance.
    Fantastic place to learn new technologies.
    Fantastic Office locations. Great food.
    Flexible benefits system.
    Some really great products.

    Cons

    Salary system is made up of basic salary plus benefits points.
        The benefits points will not count when applying for mortgages or loans

    Advice to Management

    Understanding the customers needs is paramount. They already know this.

  3. "Review Title"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Junior Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros

    Large company with plenty of opportunity and scope to learn - great start to a career. Friendly and supporting peers and management

    Cons

    Cons

    Large companies can make you feel disposable. An attitude of self-service and competition can be scary to some. But larger companies look after you much better than any smaller companies can

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Management


  4. "A good Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oracle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good US Company - they have great benefits and like to move forward into new areas

    Cons

    Sometimes things move a little slowly - Oracle is fanatic about data access so if you need data in a hurry make sure you have the correct access

    Advice to Management

    Review what your employees need and try and help them in advance of their demand


  5. "9 Years and still enjoying it..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Talented people
    - Flexible work/life balance - home working etc
    - Collaborative culture, lots of resources and support for business activity
    - Successful company, people seem generally happy here

    Cons

    - Some aspects of 'self service' systems could be improved
    - Sometimes management too hands off, depends on the LOB


  6. "General review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent flexible benefits
    Very flexible working

    Cons

    Limited travel opportunities these days


  7. "Hub Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HUB Engineer in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - HUB Engineer in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oracle full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Able to work from home

    Cons

    Salary and job prospects do not happen often

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Cloud"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Largest range of cloud solutions anywhere in the industry. Great technical training and opportunities. Great work life balance. High pressure but the culture is supportive and whilst you will be pushed you can always call on others to help. Huge network of talented people are available across the globe always willing to support you in meeting customer demands.

    Cons

    For those that want to be managed and guided it can be disappointing. It's everyone for themselves - you manage your own career and don't worry about the processes.Yes its a big company but compared to many it's more results driven than process driven..

    Advice to Management

    Keep delivering quality products and for every new internal process added - remove an existing one.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Going through an Oracle acquisition..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Customer Success, Oracle Marketing Cloud in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Customer Success, Oracle Marketing Cloud in Reading, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Went through an acquisition and it was interesting to say the least. Good overall experience and having Oracle on your CV is a really positive thing. Benefits package is excellent.

    Cons

    Lack of career progression. Huge, inflexible, corporate structure. Very difficult to get business done, too bureaucratic and impossible to be entrepreneurial.

    Advice to Management

    Look after top performers.


  10. "Good for someone that starts now"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SRE in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - SRE in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Offices, People, Pension, Opportunities

    Cons

    Old way of thinking, Slow to change, Adaptability, Salary


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