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Oracle San Francisco Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  1. "SVP"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Market Leader, investment in cloud solutions, and ability to invest in acquisitions to fill product gaps. The marketing focus on rebranding the company as a cloud company is targeted and consistent.

    Cons

    Culture is challenging, employees are not valued and customer success is not a priority. The focus on day 2 cloud support is challenging and leads to limited references from a small group of clients. Process overtakes agility in most scenarios.


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    "BDC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BDC in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - BDC in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Chill and relaxing environment overall

    Cons

    Horrible management, poor transparency, internal team conflict etc

    Advice to Management

    Spend more resources to retain new hires


  3. "The Death Spiral Is Accelerating"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Oracle Name - big and it opens SOME doors
    Some customers / prospects want to work with Oracle - loyalty, perception of reduced risk
    Individually, some of the products are good (not all)
    Can spend a lot on R&D (though, not necessarily wisely)
    Some people - Sales, Delivery, Support - really do care about customers (they are the minority)

    Cons

    Oracle name shuts more doors than it opens....Oracle is not for everyone
    Very slow move to Cloud....Turning the ship will take time. Some of the products are doomed
    Not as Sales Focused as you'd think (or hope)
    Very little respect from Management - poor culture - especially for experienced employees
    Lack of innovation - big companies are not as nimble, flexible, timely in meeting market needs
    Very High degree of Bureaucracy and administrivia - really impacts productivity
    Too many pillars - customers forced to deal with too many people - many don't cooperate
    High Transactional focus - not strategic customer focus
    Difficult to deal with for Customers AND Employees - always hide behind policy (lack of integrity)
    Most of the A players left several years ago. The ones that are left are being pushed out.
    C-Level management believes new college hires & phone reps (quantity) will drive Sales
    Very expensive applications and technology
    Partner community continues to shrink and look at non-Oracle alternatives

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing if you want to drive the company off of the cliff. At this point, it may already be too late.


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  5. "Product Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, good benefits

    Cons

    Annual Compensation, Promotion Cycle, Resources


  6. "Sr. Principal Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oracle (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Oracle provides nice benefits
    Lots of opportunity to learn on your own
    Well recognized name - good for your resumes

    Cons

    Company does not care about the well being of its employee

    Advice to Management

    Need to take care your employees as they are human beings and to treat them nicely as they work hard to the company success.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Today's world"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oracle (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefit package good health and dental care options, good prospect to add and build on your pension

    Cons

    Process are heavy to manage,self service - you do every thing for your self not much support unless you have built relationship in the company.

    There is also a fear of management that is cultural and they try to also install the fear to ensure you adhere to the process ... Not good

    Advice to Management

    The fear culture and environment need to change


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Trinity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst (Workforce/Butt Kicker) in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst (Workforce/Butt Kicker) in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Oracle full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    She is hot and cold and kicks major sci fi butt in the MATRIX (where the ORACLE resides and fools people info thinking that she is human too) (Ellison or the lovely dead AA actress that offered milk and cookies to Neo?) You decide

    Cons

    Who is a machine, what is a human?
    Is that character human or an actor or what race: black or white?
    Who wears white/ Who wears black? Who is old and not CEO anymore?
    Who acts like a corporate drone and uses phone words that have real hurtful meanings?
    You decide.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be the Matrix. You are life imitating art imitating the legacy of a man who will soon die and has relinquished control! Be a human being for God's sake (not to mention the planet called Oracle World where it is already 2017)


  9. "not a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Credit Analyst in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Credit Analyst in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Oracle (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexibility only in terms of timings

    Cons

    every thing starting from work till hike


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Member of Technical staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company.
    Work from home is a great benefit.

    Cons

    No motivation/raises. Your motivation drops below zero when you learn new college grads earn more than you. Many employees(developers) seem very dissatisfied but are unable to move(due to lack of interviewing skills). The crowd here is mostly in their mid 30s, so the company does not feel vibrant.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees.
    Most of the products feel so 90s! The management is too reliant on DB as a product. Oracle needs to expand before Amazon takes over.


  11. "Not a great place for a young professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Associate in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Associate in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    - access to senior management
    - lots of responsibility

    Cons

    - not a motivating culture
    - management doesn't seem to care about employees
    - no perks
    - very old school technology company
    - no innvoation



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