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Oracle San Francisco Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  • You're compensated with the flexibility between personal/work life balance for that anyway (in 288 reviews)

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  1. "Reasonable job"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good (but not great) salaries, good technology

    Cons

    Intra-departmental conflicts, political one upmanship

    Advice to Management

    Let us have Oracle act as one organization rather than as a collection of many companies.


  2. "Principal Solution Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Solutions Consultant in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Solutions Consultant in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    First level management is generally very good. Not micro managed. Salary/bonus is middle of the road.

    Cons

    You'll never get a base salary bump. You'll never know where you fall within your role pay band, it's a black hole. You can ask but you will never get an answer. Bonus structure is just plain backward for this role. Salary/bonus is middle of the road.

    Advice to Management

    You need to fix the bonus structure before there is a mass exodus.

  3. "review from developers perspective"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good health care plan; - okay wfh

    Cons

    - too many managers; - business driven and not tech driven; - nothing super exiting here; - projects are not well defined; - bad planning

    Advice to Management

    - stop micro managing; - get requirements first and plan stuff


  4. "Principal Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, 401k matching, decent pay, good perks for corporate employees. Some opportunity for advancement if you are in the right place at the right time and you know the right people. Good place to build a resume but few are truly satisfied with long term.

    Cons

    No emphasis on work/life balance, forced to work nights and weekends with no compensation. Denied vacation. Only 3 weeks paid per year. Denied consulting bonus' due to poor management choices. Any cool local perks are not available if you are a consultant. Promotions are not tied to more pay, you get the title and more work but no additional pay.

    Advice to Management

    Think more than one quarter ahead. Treat people who actually earn income for the company with more respect. Build solid relationships with your customer base, not just ram more software license down their throat at the end of the quarter.


  5. "Making the best of being a Software Engineer @ Oracle"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mentorship, work-life balance, and the ability to make the most of your career

    Cons

    Sometimes feels like a huge corporation when promotions and raises are being considered; financially stingy.

    Advice to Management

    Management can be really hit or miss as far as career progression is concerned. People Management skills should be promoted just as much as Technical Management


  6. "Place to grow your career but not stay long-term"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to grow your career.

    Cons

    Culture could definitely use some work.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your employees feel valued, unless people will continue to leave.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior PM"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager, Managed Cloud in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager, Managed Cloud in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits are very good

    Cons

    Mobility and Salary Increase are limited.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Laid Back Company"

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    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome work-life balance.
    Lot of options for learning and growing yourself.

    Cons

    Not good at pay/bonus or stock options as per industry standards.
    Lot of re-work and lot of process standards to follow.


  9. "Work Culture"

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    Current Employee - Architect in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Architect in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great Work-life balance for people who wants to enjoy life.

    Cons

    Good to work if you don't do any innovation

    Advice to Management

    People who do nothing can stay in there for 15 years with no issues. New People who wants to bring a good change are not appreciated.


  10. "working at Oracle"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Redwood City, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oracle as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good campus, good cafeterias. Nice working environment overall

    Cons

    Not as vibrant as other high tech company.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees. more training on new tools


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