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Updated May 21, 2018
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  • Slight issues could be with work-life balance (in 323 reviews)

  • No Hikes and low variable payouts (in 448 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (26)

    "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. "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 (643)

    "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. "Full Time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Chill environment to work. Not a lot of pressure, you can work as hard as you want

    Cons

    No perks compared to other tech companies in the Valley. We have no free lunch or dinner, no shuttles. Lack of diversity


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Good Work life balance, job security

    Cons

    Old technologies, Not much salary hikes.

    Advice to Management

    Introduce more transparency.


  6. "Business Development Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun culture, nice people, good for networking

    Cons

    Such a large company, it doesn't always feel like my work has a big impact


  7. "Associate Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Good company for improving skills and knowledge sharing is more

    Cons

    Not that much Hikes over the period

    Advice to Management

    Employee benefits can be improved

  8. "Great benefits and good work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Principal Solutions Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Solutions Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Oracle provides excellent benefits and opportunities for growth. Management is attentitve and respectful of your time.

    Cons

    It's a large corporation so it can be tough to find the right resources.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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

    Pros

    Great Company, Culture, Energy, and Potential

    Cons

    It is hard to understand the business model well.


  10. "Sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity is there
    Respectable leadership
    Fair
    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Lacking cloud innovation in applications

    Advice to Management

    Ramp cloud innovation to parity with on-prem as quick as you can


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