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Updated March 22, 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (67)

    "Always so much to learn which makes it exciting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart People
    Great Compensation
    Awesome Benefits
    Ever-Evolving Technology
    Competitive

    Cons

    Really not a con, but it is intense. You do not come here to graze. Time is your enemy. This is the pro-league so be prepared to be at the top of your game at all times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in technological advancements.


  2. "Solid company"

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    Former Employee - Cloud Advisor
    Former Employee - Cloud Advisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very steady and solid company

    Cons

    A very strong business cultural

  3. Helpful (753)

    "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. "Can be a great career"

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brand name, and a gazillion talented people to back it up.

    Cons

    Like most large companies, agility can sometimes be lacking.

    Advice to Management

    You ask your team to push the hiring process, yet when as an advisor you push back (which is your job) and a manager escalates, often you are told to get in line. Perhaps a different approach is in order?


  5. "Basic"

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

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Time Flexible, Internal /External Training and College benefits

    Cons

    No annual salary increase structure based on performance or reviews


  6. "Interesting Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Remote work, great folks to work with, no rank and file to deal with

    Cons

    I've not been here long enough to experience it, but I hear from other employees that the bonus and raise process is fairly non-existent

    Advice to Management

    Invest in internal tooling, especially your mail client.


  7. "My org is being phased"

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    Current Employee - BDC in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - BDC in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots to learn here im sure.

    Cons

    Lots of org structure changes
    very silo'd

  8. "Oracle Account Manager Enterprise Sales"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, learned from the best, and competitive!

    Cons

    Pay could be better compared to some of Oracle's competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job!


  9. "CX Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Melrose, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Melrose, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance is what you make it. Huge company with a lot of mobility options. Great people and culture in my organization. Free food and snacks at least a few times a week.

    Cons

    Big company with a lot of systems and processes that can be difficult to navigate at times. Career progression is possible, but you need to have your director and VP put trust in you and get you to the next level.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work at"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, culture, benefits, and opportunity

    Cons

    Lack of transparency about future