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Updated August 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (530)

    "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. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Nice working environment, balance between work and life

    Cons

    Do not have negative thing about the company

  3. "As long as you're a self-starter its easier"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Great for building technical skills

    Cons

    - Challenging work-life balance
    - Communication between mgmt and their teams

    Advice to Management

    Mgmt needs to communicate with their teams more often.


  4. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, great benefits, free snacks and drinks, good working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Projects are not so good managed. They have many managers, probably too many, but processes are not organized as they should be.

    Advice to Management

    See the Cons


  5. "Laid back / good culture"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a Sales Consultant it's laid back.

    Cons

    Promotions are based on connections.


  6. "Definitely recommend, but improvement needed"

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    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and develop!

    Cons

    Sometimes lost in shuffle of a massive company.

    Advice to Management

    Servant Leadership is more important to me.


  7. "Customer Service Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Oracle. The people that I work with are the best and the Customers I dill with are good people to work for.

    Cons

    I do not have nothing bad to said about Oracle.

    Advice to Management

    The Manager that I had was the best, he knew haw to deal with us and the customers.

  8. "Great Tech Company for Women"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth and Development Opportunities

    Cons

    No downside that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the open door policy which promotes innovation and product development which is so important in the technology space.


  9. "Pretty good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was part of the Sun Microsystems acquisition, and since the acquisition, the part of Oracle that came from Sun—the "Systems" org—has been largely independent, retaining its culture and able to manage its own direction. The work has been very enjoyable, with good projects to work on and good people to work with. The company is stable, and has a large portfolio if you want to work on different things. There has generally been enough money to go around for good equipment.

    Cons

    The Santa Clara campus is not particularly close to public transit, making getting here a pain unless you live close enough to avoid traffic, and the shuttle connections to the trains are few and far between.

    The compensation is below industry standard. This works well enough, even in the Bay Area, but is frustrating. The work has generally been good enough to compensate, but not always.

    Advice to Management

    First plan, then communicate. Don't forget either step. Think through the consequences of your actions or inaction. And be ready to play politics to protect your organization, or get out of the way.


  10. "Friendly environment"

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

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed sphere, kind co-workers, nice campus.

    Cons

    Limited benefits, expensive and limited lunch options.


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