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Oracle Reviews

Updated October 20, 2017
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  • You're compensated with the flexibility between personal/work life balance for that anyway (in 288 reviews)

  • no hikes , managers don't bother about growth (in 394 reviews)

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  1. "Great resume builder"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Decent training program
    -Great people
    -Great salary

    Cons

    -Extreme internal competition
    -Lack of cooperation
    -Poor management, office politics


  2. "Best Place to start your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Best mentors, Perfect work-life balance

    Cons

    No rapid growth.But you should create your own opportunities apart from routine work

  3. "Senior Product Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    The Benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    Employees aren't really valued ,felt like just a number


  4. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, good perks, indoor gym

    Cons

    Uninteresting projects, little collaboration, little scope for career advancement


  5. "Big isn't that good"

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

    I worked at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    - The benefit package is great.
    - A great number of employees work from home.
    -Reimbursed for internet connection/service.

    Cons

    -Pay isn't on par with a company of Oracle size and scope
    -Inside the company it's all about revenue.
    -Public face doesn't match private internal face.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what they are worth.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Tightly run ship -- at employees' expense"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -- Oracle is profitable
    -- Database software teams are innovative
    -- Oracle is still THE industry leader in database software
    -- Oracle medical benefits are OK, though pricey (probably even with other co's)

    Cons

    -- At Oracle, it's all about upper management bonuses.
        There is little concern about employee compensation -- Oracle gives "just
        "enough" in salary and stock to be somewhat competitive, but bonuses
         are HIGHLY arbitrary. Upper mgmt completely withheld bonuses from
        one division for years because its revenues weren't growing, while
         telling the sales force (in another organization) NOT to sell
         that division's products. Even if you DO get a bonus, you don't know what it
         "means", because you don't know what others at your level received.
    -- Oracle has been unwilling to give engineers the tools to do their jobs well.
         They can only get year-old laptop (or desktop) models, can't get large
         hi-res screens, and (except in one "special" org) are forbidden to order
         Macs. Many employees have spent $2500 out of their own pockets for
         a Mac, and others have spent hundreds in order to get a good hi-res monitor.
         (though if you're ever in a meeting of VP's, almost *all* of them have Macs)
    -- Oracle 401(k) matching is poor ... I think it's 100% match up to 3% of salary,
        then only 50% up to 6% of salary. So total match maxes out at 4.5% of salary.
    -- Oracle overwhelmingly likes to hire new college grads, then let them gain
         experience at Oracle. It only seems to gain experienced staff through
         acquisitions.

    Advice to Management

    -- pay attention to your employees; compensate them better. Give bonuses to
        outstanding engineers, *regardless* what division they are in -- reward them
        for *their* work, not based on how well the sales force is pushing their products
    -- put Macs in iProcurement so *all* employees can order/use them,
        not just VPs (supposedly this is planned to happen in Spring
        2018, but I'll believe it when I see it)
    -- hire more people with EXPERIENCE; the engineering pool gets too
         "inbred" with just new college grads


  7. "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and WFH options

    Cons

    Slow faced development, very less opportunity to learn new technologies

  8. "QA Automation Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Flexible vacation, good benefits, ability to work remote

    Cons

    Not enough time allowed for training opportunities, company too large - you are just a number


  9. "Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brand Awareness. Market Dominance in Industry

    Cons

    Cut throat culture at times

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Has good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Has good work life balance.

    Cons

    The culture of innovation is less aggressive.


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