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Updated March 28, 2017
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  1. "Oracle BDC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    gym, never have to work overtime, job security

    Cons

    unclear career progression, cold calls


  2. "Oracle Financial Services Software"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Good company for a fresher

    Cons

    There is no much growth in the company and less increment


  3. "Oracle Cloud"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Job flexibility and salary is competitive.

    Cons

    Institutional, political. Merit or cost of living raises are not given in may groups for individual contributors.

    Advice to Management

    Create a people culture with team support, vs. silos and "every man for himself" mentality.


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  5. "Great place to work if you have no goals and little chance to get fired."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oracle (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    We were one of the hundreds of companies bought out and the core people that I worked with remained the same. I liked those people I worked with.

    Cons

    They don't care about their employees and you are just a number to them. They don't give bonuses to most divisions outside of sales. It is very much like working for the government. It could be construed as a positive, but if you are a slacker and want to do absolutely no work, it will probably take upwards of a year or more to actually get dismissed.

    Advice to Management

    Remove about five levels of management and treat your valued employees like they matter.


  6. "Good people, good benefits, but overall a soulless place and political"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked there as a developer, overall I found engineers to be motivated, conscientious and very smart. Had exposure to many technologies. Benefits were very good.

    Cons

    At times though getting much needed resources, and getting through processes and getting approvals in place was very difficult and slow. Found the environment to be extremely political.

    Advice to Management

    While expecting employees to be self sufficient, in finding things out, where to go for help etc. is fine, some investment in the internal 'how to' websites could save the company many 'man hours' of wasted time.
    Some raises / bonuses could do wonders for morale.


  7. "Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Redwood Shores, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits, very generous healthcare, work from home policy

    Cons

    Very poor management. Managers are selected haphazardly, without screening, and given basic training on people skills by semi-qualified consultants after they are promoted. Managers don't have time to supervise and know what their directs are doing, so managers often just check off a job as done without evaluating the quality of the work. Getting qualified people from outside or internally can take months, so employees are often put into positions they're not qualified to hold. Communication is strictly one-way, from the top down. Performance evaluations were done for a few years, but were not mandatory and never seemed to be used, so directors only know what their managers want them to know. Appearances are everything. People agree to deadlines they know they can't meet because they don't want to look bad, then deadlines get pushed out. This is a dysfunctional environment. Don't stay more than a few years. Start working on your exit strategy as soon as you come in.

    Advice to Management

    Screen prospective managers for people skills and common sense judgment BEFORE placing them in management positions. Encourage a culture of learning from mistakes. Free up managers from working on deliverables and give them time to supervise. Tell VPs to stop telling everyone their co-workers are doing excellent work, that validates poor performance and encourages a culture of pretense. Get rid of unprofessional people brought in during acquisitions who would never have been hired by Oracle. End the practice of approving transfers across groups by the mutual VP, it takes too long so filling positions becomes a matter of convenience rather than qualification. Execs should learn how people do their jobs so the execs can make informed decisions about getting things done. Define corporate values and live by them.


  8. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Good Learning opportunity. Good Work life balance.

    Cons

    Sometimes project needs lots of approval


  9. "Oracle is a one time experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Consistent
    Easy to get visa sponsor
    Great internal resources for learning

    Cons

    No raise
    Easy to get laid off if the product didn't perform well


  10. "Application Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits beyond regular compensation

    Cons

    Quotas often not achievable


  11. "app developer"

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

    I worked at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    relaxed environment, work life balance

    Cons

    no technical growth and management is not great



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