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Oracle Santa Clara Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  • Work life balance is out of whack (in 262 reviews)

  • no hikes , managers don't bother about growth (in 354 reviews)

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  1. "Hardware Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oracle (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Industry leader, stable, good work-life balance, plenty of resources and opportunities for employee to grow, good benefit

    Cons

    The managers are not always transparent. Some care more about keeping their jobs than being a good leader and making the right decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Hold the managers to a higher standard than the regular employee. Need to do a better job of keeping the real talents than the sycophants


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    "hardware engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - relaxed working environment
    - nice people
    - nice campus

    Cons

    - no salary raise during years of work
    - really depend on which group you are in


  3. "Principal Engr"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong Technical team.
    Good first level Engg mgmt.
    Reasonable pace of work for most teams. Colloborative interactions with peers are the norm.

    Cons

    Uncertainity of project survival.
    No visibility into adjacent groups work status. Awful salaries. Often little no annual salary increases -excuses citing Department budget allocations.


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    "Java Product Manager IV"

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    Former Employee - Java Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Java Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oracle (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Participate in a global large company.

    Cons

    Oracle employés many H-1B Visa mid-level staff. This allows for lower pay and more "submissive" employees. Few US-citizens left. In my organization, there were only 2 non H-1B employees. Also, adversarial management style from top down.

    Advice to Management

    Too many management levels. Too much adversarial culture. More management by consensus as very talented/knowledgeable people are stifled.


  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. "It's Ok"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Itern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Itern in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Engineers are very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Technology used are not that cutting-edge.


  8. "Good company but need to catch up with others"

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    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, great base salary

    Cons

    To slow to move forward. They need to catch up with other newer companies


  9. "Not very competitive in Cloud BU"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Management
    Talented people
    New technology
    Work life balance ok, flexible work hours
    ( not sure what else I can write to make 20
    Words min)

    Cons

    Overall package is low compared to market.
    ESPP is 5% where as 15% everywhere
    No bonus ( in cloud business unit ?)
    No formal salary review process
    Hectic work schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Consider Bonus and RSU else can't keep good resources.
    Check with competitors like Amazon, google, adobe, sales force in cloud domain. Mgmt should consider for long term retention plan. Like paying 20% bonus in 3 yrs (30/30/40).


  10. "Good place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Curriculum Development in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Curriculum Development in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Acquired companies integrate well, competitive salaries, great benefits. Good networking opportunities and collaboration. Flexible work environment and strong sense of a work family.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to break through old processes. Lots of processes done the old way and hard to break down walls.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to change how things are done, listen to and allow new ideas.


  11. "Software Developer 2"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer II in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer II in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, good starting compensation

    Cons

    no raise in salary. only stocks

    Advice to Management

    keep people


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