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Updated September 23, 2018
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  • "Slight issues could be with work-life balance" (in 329 reviews)

  • "No hikes for first 2 years inspite of performance" (in 472 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (82)

    "Steep learning curve, great place for learning."

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    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. "Principal Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineering Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineering Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging and bleeding edge design projects with really smart people. Good work/life balance and benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes bureaucratic to the point of 3rd world slowness; lack of opportunities at remote sites unfortunately otherwise would have stayed

    Advice to Management

    Inject some new and diverse perspectives into the management team. Too hide bound and slow moving to compete with nimbler competitors.

  3. Helpful (679)

    "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. Helpful (1)

    "Grateful for the experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s Oracle - great company, established business presence, global teams, virtual

    Cons

    It’s Oracle - bureaucratic, endless meetings, reactive, slow to pivot

    Advice to Management

    Hire a team so good it’s not clear who the manager is. One rockstar can skew the idea of success, balance, and morale. Many companies offer remote positions, virtual work alone isn’t enough to keep good talent.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "First 6 months feels like losing your tether to any known mothership..."

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wide freedom to make impact

    Cons

    Little recognition when you do make an impact But slowly you get used to the orbits and gravity of the forces moving you forward one way or another

    Advice to Management

    Listen and smell what is going on in the trenches and resist the impulse to fix it top down


  6. "Good Workplace"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good Workplace, with work life balance

    Cons

    - Compensation very poor, not much hike once you join


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Evolving"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Conshohocken, PA
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Conshohocken, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    While Oracle is a large organization, my team is small, collaborative, supportive and close-knit. Our manager supports a family friendly environment. They invest in their employees, from a training perspective, rewards, and internal opportunities. Working remotely is one great perk that keeps me here, along with work/life balance when it comes to travel. Good benefits. We use the software we sell. They are doing more to recognize employees. We have great partners.

    Cons

    Bonuses could be structured better. Make sure the required training is relevant to employees if it is not regulatory or compliance related.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your customers and employees. Slow down on the re-orgs. Allow CSMs to continue to stay with their customers.

  8. "Bilingual Customer Service Technical Support"

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

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

    Pros

    Co-workers always willing to assist you and answer any questions.

    Cons

    Management tend to contradict themselves on their priorities and procedures.
    No raises. Make sure you negotiate a good rate when starting.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Business Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Smart Co-workers, Great leadership

    Cons

    Slow climb up career ladder, Restricted pay by corporate, Stringent office guidelines

    Advice to Management

    Reward top performers with top pay. People who are worth their weight know it, and will seek out the best place to get it.


  10. "Job satisfaction in product management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle part-time

    Pros

    Manager encourages and gives you opportunities to grow in different areas of product management

    Cons

    Sometimes you get overloaded with projects


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