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Updated July 19, 2018
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  • "Slight issues could be with work-life balance" (in 323 reviews)

  • "No Hikes and low variable payouts" (in 456 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (50)

    "Steep learning curve, great place for learning."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Partner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Partner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is intellectually stimulating.. Great benefits and incentives for salespeople. Great culture and community. Talented leadership with years of experience

    Cons

    Challenging work that requires you to always be on your A-game. Long ramp period, 4-6 months on average. Long hours


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits, good pay, flexible work environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Redwood Shores, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, flexible work environment
    I like my boss, who looks out for my best interests, and I like and respect my coworkers.

    Cons

    Oracle does “prune” layoffs, on a regular basis. They have profit/cost down to a science. These are not bottom-ten-percent cuts - these are purely how-much-profit-can-we-squeeze, and often good people get let go — rather than re-homed into other positions in the company.

  3. Helpful (656)

    "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.


  4. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Building interesting products
    Good energy to move fast

    Cons

    Growing pains for a rapidly scaling team, tooling lags

    Advice to Management

    More communication would be appreciated since we move so fast


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Customer engagement manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great working conditions and colleagues.

    Cons

    You don't have growth opportunities when it comes to your salary. Even if you change positions and departments you have the same salary.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the employees that perform well instead of paying higher salaries to new joiners that are less experienced.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Work place review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits when it comes to health insurance, life insurance. great campus here in mass. They have plenty options to move around in the company as long as you are there for over a year

    Cons

    Old school management tactics - very aggressive not the best work life combination. I was absolutely blown away by how old the internal systems for the employers were

    Advice to Management

    Train and hire management with more modern tactics.. the old way does not work anymore. you will only scare people away.


  7. "Business Development Consultant"

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

    I worked at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture, benefits, and ongoing learning opportunities

    Cons

    It is a large corporate environment, so politics can play a role.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more time in listening to employee advice.

  8. "3 1/2 years with Oracle"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    great people; room to grow; encouraging management; fun place to work; great health insurance

    Cons

    the base salary is low and you don't get any sort of raise regardless how long you are there


  9. "Have been a good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Good health insurance plans and salary

    Cons

    I was an intern before and as an intern not great projects


  10. "Customer Success Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager

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

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Great benefits
    Education Opportunities
    Challenging
     Many great teams to work with

    Cons

    Hard to get any salary increase
    Can only get increase in vacation after 5 years by becoming a manager

    Advice to Management

    Need to communicate better with employees about expectations and have consistent reviews. There are a lot of opportunities but it is hard to make sense of the job descriptions and qualifications.


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