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Updated January 20, 2018
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  • You're compensated with the flexibility between personal/work life balance for that anyway (in 301 reviews)

  • no hikes , managers don't bother about growth (in 423 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "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. "Senior Director, Sales Consulting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    flexibility, business mechanics, moving to cloud based solutions, very talented people in pre-sales

    Cons

    lack of upward mobility, looking for ways to de-emphasize technical pre-sales, way behind times in terms of collaboration and internal systems

  3. Helpful (618)

    "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. "Great company to work with"

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

    Pros

    Exciting place to work and lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Salary may be lower than expected for operational jobs


  5. "Oracle Data Cloud CPG Solutions"

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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

    Flexibility, coworkers, clients, travel, benefits

    Cons

    Can be extremely busy and time demanding


  6. "Team Lead"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits of large company in resources

    Cons

    Typical company gargantua processes limit upward mobility.


  7. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Applications Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Applications Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Smart people
    - Flexible
    - Work life balance
    - Financially Rewarding
    - Challenging

    Cons

    - Pressure
    - Lack of structure
    - Not a whole lot of training
    - Extremely steep learning curve without a lot of resources to help you

  8. "Mixed Bag"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    - excellent clients
    - training available
    - freedom to work independently

    Cons

    - lack of opportunities for promotion
    - infrequent pay raises
    - opaque management structure, frequent changes


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Benefits
    Work Environment
    Flexibility
    Unlimited Sick days
    Room for career progression

    Cons

    internal politics
    no base raise


  10. "Sr. Director"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director, Product Marketing in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Product Marketing in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Great products with solid IP. Integration story across S/P/IaaS and will take the cloud market, overcoming Amazon and Google.

    Cons

    Not a lot of internal promotions, unless there is growth within your specific team area. Translated, if you are tied to a market, like I am, then you will see the team, budgets and personal growth. If you are not, then you don't see a lot of growth. It's easier to leave the org and then get hired back in at a higher salary and title than it is to stay here and accomplish the same thing.

    Advice to Management

    I disagree with their concept that good people need to leave the organization. There's a public article out there about this that you can search. I think it was attributed to Larry Ellison. I'd say it's true.


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