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Updated January 23, 2019
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  • "All other things except you work life balance" (in 360 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (33)

    "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. "Oracle"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    I can't think of one at moment.

  3. Helpful (728)

    "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. "Sales Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Great Company and Work culture.

    Cons

    Too large, you could get lost

    Advice to Management

    Put each employee on a 5 year career progression plan and roadmap.


  5. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Redwood Shores, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clear strategy, great execution. Visionary leader. Great CEOs.

    Cons

    It could take some time to get things done, but it's totally doable.


  6. "Growth Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can start as a BDR then become an Account Executive with complete understanding of the platform and prepared for success within a year.

    Cons

    Guidance along the way could improve.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. "It's great for the most part"

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    You can go in a lot of different directions working at Oracle. Great benefits (as far as offerings and costs); access to a lot of different services to employees. There are also a lot of support groups for a lot of different interests, occupations, etc...

    Cons

    It's a very large company. The second largest software company in the world. You have to know where things are to be effective.

  8. "Great entry-level job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to promote. Unlimited sick days.

    Cons

    All depends which pillar you end up in to sell. Very small pay raises for promotions.


  9. "Marketing Research analyst"

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

    I worked at Oracle full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice work life balance.A company to settle with

    Cons

    Nothing as such. Project I worked was not having any growth


  10. "Good work environment but stagnant pay"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in New Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in New Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can negotiate a fair start pay with decent benefits and good working environment.

    Cons

    There needs to be more recognition for work well done in the form of a raise and by management acknowledging quality work.

    Advice to Management

    The company got a big tax cut last year, pass it down to the worker bees instead of fat cat executives.