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Updated August 15, 2017
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  1. Helpful (526)

    "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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Loved the independent atmosphere, lots of smart people to collaborate with. Lots of deep thinkers in management. Oracle typically has great relationships with their customer base.

    Cons

    Reduction in Forces are somewhat common, so you need to stay ahead of the turns in the business. Technology as an industry is fast paced and leaves more companies in ruin than multi-billion dollar unicorn operations. One turn of tech advancement and you are irrelevant.

    Advice to Management

    Never forget your customers, always listen to what they have to say about the complexity of the products and how you choose to go to market.

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Allow employees working from home, flexible hours. 401k match up to 6%. Decent benefit

    Cons

    Management keep pulling resources away from project.


  4. "I like it"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, Accelerators, awesome products.

    Cons

    Nowhere affordable to live near the office. Low pay for the area. Some micro managing.

    Advice to Management

    Pay us more and we will stay


  5. "Oracle DBA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    I am looking opportunity to work in Europe . I have already worked with AXA-Winterthur in Switzerland.

    Cons

    I love my privacy & spent most of the time to learning new things.

    Advice to Management

    Intend to build a carrier with a leading corporate as a DBA with a creative and challenging atmosphere, which will help me to explore myself fully and realize my potential.


  6. "Good way to start a career in sales"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Redwood Shores, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well known company, will put you in the map for recruiters.

    Cons

    Unclear career growth plan. Management can be unsupportive.


  7. "Good to start a career as an engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Diverse opportunity from various technical projects
    Very good work life balance and culture (depending on the team, group, project)
    Many smart people

    Cons

    Bureaucracy rooted from humongous size of the company
    Sometimes job security becomes questionable
    Benefits could be more improved
    Nothing more particular to think of

  8. "Overall good job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule and decent pay

    Cons

    Lots of layers of management


  9. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Work Life Balance if good.

    Cons

    No promotion, cannot learn things


  10. "Positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good policies
    good Health insurance cost and coverage

    Cons

    nothing to say about it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the standards.


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