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Updated April 21, 2018
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  • Slight issues could be with work-life balance (in 319 reviews)

  • No Hikes and low variable payouts (in 441 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (15)

    "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. "Great starting job"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have a very good manager, which means the world at Oracle - cause managers at large determines if you have a nice team

    Cons

    Lack of perks and care for employees comparing to other companies. Refresh and bonus not given much so comparing to other companies

    Advice to Management

    Please stay competitive with other top companies if you don’t want to lose your talents and keep your spot in the list

  3. Helpful (638)

    "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)

    "Not the best place if you want to grow"

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance, good perks and benefits

    Cons

    Growth opportunity is limited...it really depends on which product you are working..


  5. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed Travel, learning, benefits,salary, flexible

    Cons

    There are no cons I found

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  6. "Great Job Experience Out Of College"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company culture is great! They invest a lot in their employees and help ensure they have the best resources to enable them sell. The new Austin campus (where I work) is a perfect example of that. The salaries and benefits are great and cannot be beat fresh out of college.

    Cons

    Working in such a big company can feel overwhelming and you can sometimes feel lost. There are always a lot of changes at Oracle all the time and it can be challenging to not have that consistency.


  7. "Business Development Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    If you want to be in sales its great

    Cons

    mundane, hard for internal movement

  8. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and great team members. Some of the smartest people around. Customer centric.

    Cons

    Still a big company and never meet top management. Hard to get to know the complexity of the internal systems.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in touch with the rank and file


  9. "Solid Company, Great People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with some brilliant colleagues, and there are many resources available to help you succeed in your role.

    Cons

    There is no clearly defined process for career advancement, and there are some roadblocks to innovating some suboptimal processes.

    Advice to Management

    Promote your people.


  10. "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.


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