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Oracle Redwood Shores Reviews

Updated December 1, 2017
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  • You're compensated with the flexibility between personal/work life balance for that anyway (in 299 reviews)

  • no hikes , managers don't bother about growth (in 419 reviews)

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  1. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Redwood Shores, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oracle full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Super strong sales team and learned soooo much while working there

    Cons

    A little disjointed in go to market approach

    Advice to Management

    Cut the class of program and invest in top performers


  2. "Great place to work and a great time to be here."

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Redwood Shores, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, vacation, and opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Heavy bureaucracy, and significant numbers

  3. "Cloud Technology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fully committed to Cloud technology

    Cons

    Seems like loss of people familiar with the actual technology & processes and replaced by groups with limited familiarity and rely on canned documentation.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose your core knowledge base.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "a great company for new grads"

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    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in Redwood Shores, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked on very interesting projects. Everyone here is very easy going and willing to help you. It also has great work and life balance.

    Cons

    Benefits are not so great. The growth for career is relatively limited.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better benefits for the employee who works hard and contributes to the company a lot.


  5. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Redwood Shores, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great, a bunch of freedom

    Cons

    Can be very political, the difficulty of our selling process gets in the way of our actual sales. Very competitive internally

    Advice to Management

    Focus more actual sales people, improving the work place and their individual goals, rather than their own number


  6. "Sr Principal TAM"

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    Former Employee - Senior Principal TAM in Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Principal TAM in Redwood Shores, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best to work, great people, great technology

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Nice management, flexible, very professional.


  7. "Little or no direction from the top"

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    Former Employee - IT Director in Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Employee - IT Director in Redwood Shores, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, interdepartmental transfer opportunities

    Cons

    There is no corporate message. Customer service is not a priority. Internal employee success plans are completely missing. Innovation is dead internally, they purchase companies, absorb their ideas and then lay off redundant workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Put training plans in place. Treat employees like people. Create 360 review plans and dismiss Managers who are not people friendly and who create a hostile workplace. Put a Net Promoter system in place and lead by internal satisfaction. An 11-15% attrition rate is not normal.

  8. "Business Development"

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    Former Employee - Biz Dev in Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Employee - Biz Dev in Redwood Shores, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee benefits; ESPP, 401k options and PTO.

    Cons

    Everything critical in a work environment is extremely dysfunction. Leadership lacks integrity, peers lack competence, 1% of the employees produce 100% of the results. The 99% who do nothing are compensated the same as the 1% who earned it, sometimes they earn more. Management will do whatever it takes to avoid internal challenges while encouraging unethical work practices such as asking to take credit for a colleague's work for the sake of the team hitting its quota.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to practice integrity. Maybe the capable employees will actually stay for longer than 1 year if leadership adopts a moral compass.


  9. "Social/Email Interactive Designer for Brand Creative"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Redwood Shores, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oracle as a contractor

    Pros

    The headquarters site is beautiful. The cafeterias and gym are top notch. Some of the people are really nice. They have nice color printers. Free sodas, tea, coffee. Some fun events held by people on my floor to get to know other teammembers.

    Cons

    The team name, Brand Creative, is a misnomer because there is nothing creative about the work. All of the creative work is done in the San Francisco office. Then it trickles down to the Brand Creative production team who just repurposes it to different sized banners. My requests to do some illustration were met with great pushback. I was yelled at several times and publicly humiliated in front of my peers for asking questions, for not working on Oracle projects (though my manager was starving me of projects while everyone else was swamped). There was very little onboarding or training. They play favorites, and give you a cold shoulder if you're not in the "in" crowd. I've never seen such appalling behavior by management.

    Advice to Management

    Investigate why there is such a high turnover rate on your team. Improve team morale. Provide vision for your team so that people feel invested in a common goal. Provide contractors with laptops and VPN like most other companies do. Allow contractors to work from home one day a week, like FTEs. There is very little compassion for contractors. Do a better job of interviewing. Don't hire senior visual designers for your simple, basic production work.


  10. "Account manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Redwood Shores, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Longevity in marketplace.

    Cons

    Strong arm customers into purchasing through audits. Perceived as old school and behind the curve on cloud.

    Advice to Management

    They need to go back to caring about their employees and customers


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