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Oracle San Diego Reviews

Updated July 28, 2017
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  1. "Culture and General Comments"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Oracle is a solid company to work for, the benefits are on par with other companies, as well as salary (overall), and the work environment evolves with the change in times.

    Cons

    Hard to hire new college grads from Universities/Colleges outside of the small selective group of campuses that are on Oracle's list.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire new talent, but allow easier capability to hire outside of current restrictive list of schools, especially where certain disciplines (like engineering) would benefit.


  2. "Oracle review"

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    Current Employee - Lead Facility Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Facility Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and excellent work environment

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs with the decommissioning of the hardware side of the company

  3. "It's not for everyone, but some will love it here"

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    Current Employee - Senior Customer Success Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Success Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super flexible with respect to work location. Great tech to facilitate your daily work. Awesome pay!

    Cons

    Upward mobility is dependent on your ability to internally network and secure your own path. Teams are typically disparate so you likely won't physically see your team very often.

    Advice to Management

    When acquiring new companies, equal out pay for acquired employees as this is a typical source of pain and reason for people leaving.


  4. "Sr. Engineering Manager /director of engineering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technologies; great work environment

    Cons

    Slower traction on the cloud technology


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Low salary"

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    Former Employee - Principal Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance; Flexible working hours; Mostly friendly employees.

    Cons

    Salary is about 30% below other big techs. Bonus ranges from $0 to $3000. No stock option. ESPP is only 5%.

    Advice to Management

    When a company makes $10B a year in profit, you should compensate your employees properly. The CEOs make hundred millions a years but the employees are earning below average salaries.


  6. "Principal hardware engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Principal Hardware Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Hardware Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and 10 days holidays.

    Cons

    No pay raise, stock options or bonus. The salary was carried over from Sun Microsystems that Oracle bought in 2010.

    Advice to Management

    Take care employeees and be responsible.


  7. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Director in Santee, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Santee, CA

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Pay falls behind industry quickly. Not uncommon for new employees to be paid more than those with years in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Better job of keeping pay in line with the rest of the industry.

  8. "A company in change"

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    Current Employee - Principal Sales Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Sales Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of freedom. It's a company that provides you with a lot of freedom and opportunity, for those willing to look for it and go after it.

    Cons

    The company is in transition to a new business model and there are a lot of changes that could be managed more effectively.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the loyal base of customers you've built over the past twenty years as you transition to a cloud company.


  9. "Terrific job, great pay, great learning"

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    Former Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great pay, great learning environment, knowledgeable consultants

    Cons

    none really, I guess they could allow more telecommute.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Negotiate highest possible starting salary"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to latest Oracle products and technologies.
    Wide ranging choice of internal training.
    Tuition reimbursement (degree, certifications).
    Opportunity to work on challenging and interesting projects, and develop valued technical skills and experience.
    Good benefits with 401k match.

    Cons

    Continual erosion of compensation due lack of salary increases and low or non-existent bonuses.
    Newly instituted Christmas break of 5 days, which must be taken from vacation allowance, unless you on a billable project or working on an essential project.
    Executive/senior management overly focus on the short term, quarterly numbers.
    Executive fatten bottom line on the backs of the employees doing the real work, which is fundamental to company revenue.
    Executive line their own pockets and enrich themselves on the backs of the employees with huge compensation packages and stock options.
    Certainly, if you are in the early stage of your career, be prepared to move on after a couple of years as the prospects for promotion and pay increases are extremely remote. In fact, you can often return after a couple of years away and get a much better salary than you had on your original stint.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the long term.
    Invest in the company's biggest asset, the employees.
    Cap executive compensation for a while and let the regular employees catch up a little.


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