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Updated June 21, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (80)

    "Amazing Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Applications Sales Manager in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Enterprise Applications Sales Manager in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There's an incredible amount of resources and talent available to help one be successful here. The culture is surprisingly team oriented, with everyone being extremely willing to help one another - even sales people. The value of the brand makes customers want to know more.

    Cons

    Self-service is their motto when it comes to getting started, Some of this is great, but when help is needed, it's not so easy to find. Lots of processes. Hard to navigate processes.

    Advice to Management

    Assign a mentor when someone starts to help walk them through what success looks like in your first 90 days.

    Oracle Response

    Aug 9, 2016 – Head of Global Recruitment Branding

    We love the idea of assigning a mentor. We have shared this with our Onboarding team for future implementation. We agree that the self-service environment, can be challenging to navigate so we are ... More


  2. Helpful (511)

    "Great benefits, good people, slow innovation, no raises"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "Sr. Regional Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Regional Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Regional Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company that offers employees great opportunities to grow personally and professionally

    Cons

    Oracle is a large company


  4. "Business Development Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Awesome company, great perks/benefits, awesome people, and plenty of resources

    Cons

    Hiring externally is not only a slap in the face to your hard working qualified employees, but it most times causes a conflict being that the new hired manager does not know the processes and has to learn. And within Oracle that takes a long time. Sale processes are too long so we lose customers that way. Most of the time it's easier getting a job somewhere else than internally and that sucks.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "The business is paramount."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People who are interested in working with various business projects and optimizations for software it will be very interesting to work there or at least informative.

    Cons

    Hard corporate ethics. Not the biggest and competitive wages.

    Advice to Management

    Please improve conditions for programmers and engineers. People should feel more free and relaxed in a good atmosphere as it should be. And most importantly, carefully select people - young, hungry, promising and inexperienced.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Very good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good work life balance
    Good perks

    Cons

    Not very exciting and challenging work
    Lot of people work from home, making office not really fun

    Advice to Management

    Do more to get people to come to office


  7. "Great place to start your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -great pay for right out of college
    -awesome training program: 3 weeks in San Fran all paid for
    -quick internal promotions if you're a go-getter
    -company discounts on travel and shopping
    -easy transfers to and from hubs

    Cons

    -management can be controlling, micro-managing, manipulative, and power-hungry
    -tedious mandatory tasks that serve no purpose
    -very competitive within. Reps will stab each other in the back to hit their quotas

    Advice to Management

    Realize that if managers are controlling and insensitive to their reps, their reps won't want to work for them. Treat them well if you want them to perform well. Stop micro managing and be more choosey when it comes to hiring biz dev managers.

  8. "Consulting Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consulting Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consulting Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    project management is an important part of delivery

    Cons

    over-emphasis on P&L at the project-level


  9. "Sr. Development Mgr"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oracle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent engineering bonuses and stock options.

    Cons

    You have to work very hard and late hours

    Advice to Management

    Please increase percent of raises


  10. "Consultant work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Functional Consultant in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Functional Consultant in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work from home policy.

    Cons

    Huge company, moves really slow typically.


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