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Updated September 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (563)

    "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. "It was good while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Hardware Design Engineer
    Former Employee - Hardware Design Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My direct managers were professional and caring. More importantly the engineers were all happy with their jobs.

    Cons

    Typical of a company that has a fairly narrow hardware portfolio, the work was fairly repetitive. Meaning the designs were evolutionary, no real clean sheet challenges.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Oracle in San Antonio"

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    Current Employee - Deal Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Deal Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great healthcare, dental, and vision plan. Really comfortable top-of-the-line Herman Miller chairs. Nice cubicles. Office has good location and views of San Antonio. Great group of people working here.

    Cons

    You will not get a raise unless your performance is in the top 10% of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to give raises to more than just the top 10% of employees. The 2nd best person on a team of 10 shouldn't receive the same raise (nothing) as the worst person on the team.


  4. "PMTS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Good Gud Good Good Great

    Cons

    Lot of process you need to follow.


  5. "Senior Manager, Product Development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment for good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Many layers of management and process.


  6. "Working at Oracle"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work culture. Flexible, which results in high productivity.

    Cons

    Not many options for training or attending conferences.

    Advice to Management

    The company should be open to employee changing teams/projects/locations. Makes it easier for retention as well.


  7. "Great work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic work-life balance
    If you chase the right opportunities, great place to start career
    Fantastic resources
    Great values and culture

    Cons

    everything depends on whether you have a good manager.
    If you want to drive innovation, try another company. If you want a good work-life balance so you can spend time with your family, this place is for you.
    Less pay compared to competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Improve salaries and make them comparable to competitors like Microsoft and Google.

  8. "Sr. Principal Applications Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Applications Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Applications Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You'll have more flexibility to work from anywhere in US.

    Cons

    Apart from your base pay, you cannot expect much . You're compensated with the flexibility between personal/work life balance for that anyway. :)


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Heading in the right direction with cloud services with a focus on SaaS. Recent Sales Force consolidations should alleviate customer confusion with fewer reps calling on the same account.

    Cons

    Hiring practices are clearly focused on hiring a younger, less expensive work force. Lagging AWS, Azure, and Google for IaaS and PaaS.


  10. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hour; Easy working environment. Free coffee, soft drink.

    Cons

    Management seems to keep secret for themselves.


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