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Updated December 17, 2018
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  • "Slight issues could be with work-life balance" (in 345 reviews)

  • "No hikes for first 2 years inspite of performance" (in 501 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Always so much to learn which makes it exciting"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "raise well from entry level to up in sales, annual basis"

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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

    love working here, great young fun sales culture, and mission and team

    Cons

    fast paced, awesome company, love it

    Advice to Management

    lets go strong into 2019

  3. Helpful (714)

    "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. "SMB Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Competitive Pay and great work culture

    Cons

    There are no outstanding cons to this position.


  5. "Solution Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance, good support

    Cons

    Segmented teams across the org


  6. "Sr. Technology Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technology Sales Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Technology Sales Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Pay
    * Opportunity
    *Resume Building
    *On Prem Portfolio

    Cons

    *Backstabbing sales culture
    *Arrogant Sr. Management
    *Cloud product portfolio


  7. "Great work-life balance, benefits"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Oracle's work from home policy is a rarity in current environment of line-of-sight management. Oracle's health and vision benefits are really, really good.

    Cons

    Oracle is all in on the cloud, but really following the market, not leading the way. A lot of what we work on is a result of what Amazon, Microsoft and Google already provide.

    Advice to Management

    Creating competition from within is not a recipe for long term success - rather than supporting or allowing turf wars, let's focus on what customers want and do that really well.

  8. "OD Sales Representative"

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

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

    Pros

    Great support system, access to resources, great benefits

    Cons

    The opportunity for career progression and a lucrative sales career is greatly diminishing with the company moving its salesforce to a "class of" model- which is primarily intended to dramatically lower wages in shrinking field headcount towards a primarily inside sales model selling cloud subscriptions.

    Advice to Management

    This is a decision made at the CEO level but the wrong strategy at point where Oracle's long term survival depends on gaining cloud market share from its competitors when you're already well behind.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    People, work life balance, training

    Cons

    Culture, benefits, organizational structure, management


  10. "Lots to like about working at Oracle Corp"

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

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong and stable company with a highly talented workforce

    Cons

    The company has very high expectations, and runs very lean in the back office. So the result is a ton of work, exacerbated by frequent acquisitions of smaller companies whose back office staffs are often trimmed in the transition. The pace of work is very fast and demanding, but also rewarding.