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Updated August 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (534)

    "Great benefits, good people, slow innovation, no raises"

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    Former Employee - Technical Analyst III (Support) in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst III (Support) in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every group/division can be different in how they treat their employees, but I'd say overall there is very good atmosphere of trust and fairness. There is a strong focus on education, and they reimburse for outside classes taken (Up to 5k/year I think). Benefits are good, and I'd say quite competitive in the market. Good 401K matching (they'll contribute a max of 3% of your 6% or greater). Free drinks in the breakroom. Flexibility to work from home at times. (If you live 50+ miles away from an office you can work full-time from home...policy).

    Cons

    They don't try to make the workplace anything special (maybe a pool table and arcade game are cliche or gimmicky?). In the 10 years I've worked there, they've given 2 measly %1 cost of living raises (this is the same with most everyone I've spoken to, some don't get any raises). You will not get a substantial raise ever, unless you leave then get rehired on (they will not match offers, better to leave). New employees that you train will make 10 - 20K more than you several years after you hire on (not just me, they do this to all tenured employees). They will give these untrained, less experienced people higher titles (again this is done to everyone not just me). You learn pretty quickly that you're dispensable. The company has billions in cash and they don't re-invest in their employees, just in acquiring new companies and hiring new people that know nothing that you get to train.

    Advice to Management

    Relax on the multi-million dollar VP salaries and bonuses for a few years so that you can reinvest in your employees. It's obscene how a company will not try to retain it's employees who play the most pivotal part in bringing in the money that you horde from them.


  2. "Great first job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

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

    Pros

    Working at Oracle in their BDR program provided me with soft skills needed to secure opportunities for new business.

    Cons

    Not transparent, no raise with promotion

  3. "The best company to work with."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    The best company to work with.

    Cons

    I didn't find any issues while working with the company.


  4. "Great life-work balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice health insurance; decent gym; talented co-works

    Cons

    No bonus; sometimes need to work overtime


  5. "As long as you're a self-starter its easier"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Great for building technical skills

    Cons

    - Challenging work-life balance
    - Communication between mgmt and their teams

    Advice to Management

    Mgmt needs to communicate with their teams more often.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, great benefits, free snacks and drinks, good working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Projects are not so good managed. They have many managers, probably too many, but processes are not organized as they should be.

    Advice to Management

    See the Cons


  7. "Laid back / good culture"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a Sales Consultant it's laid back.

    Cons

    Promotions are based on connections.

  8. "Definitely recommend, but improvement needed"

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    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and develop!

    Cons

    Sometimes lost in shuffle of a massive company.

    Advice to Management

    Servant Leadership is more important to me.


  9. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Nice working environment, balance between work and life

    Cons

    Do not have negative thing about the company


  10. "A place to retire"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, reasonable workload pressure, ability to work from home. Many folks staying for 10-15 years, seems they are waiting to retire quietly.

    Cons

    Outdated tech stack, Oracle proprietary tools, do not learn marketable technologies, longer you stay, harder to find a next role outside of a company. Literally no bonus/RSU for years, make sure you negotiate your salary well upfront, it's going to be the same for years.


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