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Oracle Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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  • Work life balance is out of whack (in 262 reviews)

  • no hikes , managers don't bother about growth (in 354 reviews)

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  1. "ORCL offers it all! - Opportunity, Freedom, Growth. great people. . . diluted with Frustratiion, Disappointment,"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Applications Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vast Product Line yields tremendous opportunities for growth.
    Great people in the "virtual and matrixed" org structure.
    Freedom, benefits and $ compensation
    Loyal customers... and

    Cons

    Rigid processes and procedures reduce productivity and customer satisfaction
    Contracts, negotiations and approvals for internal or external issues deter from all the positives.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the customer. Matrixed structure leaves no authority in the field on critical customer sat. issues


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Oracle Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Chance to work with top level talent across the board. Expanded it's portfolio where it is a major player in nearly every vertical, offering full stack of solutions from Applications down to back end systems (Middleware and DB) and now able to offer Sun hardware to run it all!

    Cons

    Salary increases are very hard to come by. Very discouraging to see new hires come in with higher level titles and higher base salaries with little to no experience with Oracle technologies while experienced workers have not received based salary raises for more than a few years.

    Advice to Management

    Need to work harder to keep talent that can (and do) get paid more at other companies, especially competitors !


  3. "Mgmt is very supportive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have found senior mgmt. to be very supportive. The mgmt. team is very good at reaching out to the rank and file.

    Cons

    It can be hard to move up in company. There is no clear career track to make vertical moves within company.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be for Senior mgmt. to communicate to mid mgmt. how important it is to let employees know what career paths are available for them.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Oracle"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training sessions where excellent. Constantly learning new technology and techniques. Never a dull moment. Benefits were excellent. Smart people working next to you.

    Cons

    Long hours where at times the team had to work overtime so the Senior VP made his numbers for the quarter. Everyone was not treated equally.

    Advice to Management

    I think the executive team is doing an excellent as witnessed with a high stock value and have made some smart acquisitions.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Oracle is a great company to gain knowledge and training and to advance your career. Good to have Oracle on resume."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    At Oracle you will learn a ton about your industry. The knowledge and experience gained are worth their weight in gold and having this organization's name on your resume certainly won't hurt you in career advancement.

    Cons

    Oracle maintains a fast-paced, highly competitive culture so you have to be on your game to advance here or get cut

    Advice to Management

    Maintain transparency without getting into micro-management. Try to prevent situations where individuals have multiple bosses to report to and too many people to keep in the loop


  7. "Amazing Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Distinguished Sales Person in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Distinguished Sales Person in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    No pressure
    Easy going managers

    Cons

    No coffee or tea
    No social events
    No gym

    Advice to Management

    Hire more experienced sales people


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Oracle is an exciting place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Product Development in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Product Development in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are interested in having a highly energetic, exciting and aggressive environment where you can learn your skills and grow, Oracle is the place to be. It has a highly business-like, no-nonsense, competitive environment for go-getters.

    Cons

    If you are expecting a "touchy feely" environment where your individual skills are respected and your value to the company is well recognized, you will be disappointed. Senior management especially is not very "people oriented". However, by being a very successful and profitable company, Oracle indeed "takes care" of its people more than adequately.

    Advice to Management

    Oracle HR department really needs to be revamped. It has no contribution towards employee satisfaction. Communication from Executives to employees is non existent. This is the common pattern observed by the employees from the acquired companies (and im not from one of them).
    Job levels are too compressed for a company of this size leading the employees to believe they do not have much growth being "technical contributors".


  9. "Oracle"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    Leading technology
    Good benefits
    Good working environment
    Lots of learning opportunity

    Cons

    Low pay
    Too much acquisition
    No stock options
    Lack of training opportunity
    Management has no decision power

    Advice to Management

    More proactive


  10. "Enjoy it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You are always at the cutting edge of the technology. There are multiple things which are good about the technology that Oracle uses and drives the market

    Cons

    The company is too huge

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advice or feedback to offer to the leader of Oracle Corporation. They are doing a good job.


  11. "Good place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Thoughtful and caring work environment

    Cons

    The bureaucracy can slow down the process.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline processes


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