Oracle Reviews

Updated 30 August 2014
Updated 30 August 2014
5,560 Reviews

3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work/life balance at Oracle (at least the division I work for) is quite good (in 721 reviews)

  • Work from home option is available which is very convenient during busy times (in 329 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance is a trade off offered for lesser than industry average growth (in 97 reviews)

  • The consulting practice shrunk so much that there is no career growth (in 137 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Consultant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    Best facilities when you travel to client places

    Cons

    Not a great salary for experienced people

  2.  

    A company cutting when it should be investing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Oracle full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working environment and good brand name

    Cons

    Very little in terms of pay rises (if anything), no bonus and a culture of constantly cutting costs - makes the political environment hard to deal with and very competitive internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest where you want to grow!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Diverse & exciting product portfolio with great Career progression!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - General Manager in Melbourne

    I have been working at Oracle full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good opportunity to work with new and exciting new Global solutions. Major investments made by HQ for Australian market (eg. Local Data centres in Australia for Cloud solutions) - helps differentiate our capability. Great personal growth oppty for hard workers with focus on the customer primarily supported by a sense of urgency & good attention to detail. I moved from PreSales to Account Management to Sales Manager and General manager role over the last 10+ years. Global Women's Leadership Forums with Global Conferences and Career Opportunities in Senior Management roles. Great Compensation Accelerators to sell Cloud solutions.

    Cons

    Large complex organisation divisions. This is now being addressed in more collaborative cross line of business engagement to improve go to market to focus on the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accelerate plans to simplify the business and focus on the customer outcomes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Oracle Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Melbourne

    I have been working at Oracle full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Generally very good people to work with. Middle management are generally promoted from within and are therefore able to provide strong guidance on account management, deal strategy and contract negotiation. Oracle have ramped up their cloud presence significantly int the past 3 years. There are plenty of resources if you know who to ask or where to find them

    Cons

    There has been significant attrition in local business which continues to spiral out of control given the specialization model that HQ has imposed. Territories and quotas have been significant reduced without any meaningful adjustments to quotas. Given the sheer size and acquisitive nature of the organisation the back-office is extremely difficult to navigate with many different owners across multiple-geographies within a single process. There is little to no collaboration cross line of business which makes it near impossible to present the Oracle story. Finally, the company is totally inflexible around compensation with no CPI adjustments or ability to review pay. Despite good local management they are effectively dis-empowered by a rigid and ruthless HQ when it comes to territory assignment and compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is not surprisingly very North American centric. The company needs to stem the bleeding and hold on to the good reps by overhauling the current "specialization" sales structure. Most importantly Oracle needs to stop espousing customer-first rhetoric and start putting the customer first.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Oracle APAC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Presales  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Presales in Sydney

    I have been working at Oracle full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1. A lot of talents around.
    2. Very strong sales culture

    Cons

    1. Too many organization changes in last 6 months. An employee was reporting to manager A, changed to manager B 6 months later and then back to manager A.
    2. Political - management decisions at the highest level are not based on merit.
    3. Too many people let go but not necessarily the unproductive ones. Good people always leave first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making political changes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Presales  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Presales in Melbourne

    I have been working at Oracle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good products and tier one customers.

    Cons

    Bad Manager who is forcing me to look elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good work-life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Great teams,nice work culture,work from home facility

    Cons

    less salaries and minimal hikes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant
    Current Employee - IT Consultant

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Very good working environment, flexibility

    Cons

    The hiring CTC is good but No salary hikes, and no onsite opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great learning without career progression

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Melbourne
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne

    I worked at Oracle full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Access to best products to work on. Amicable environment and competitive salary.

    Cons

    No appraisal cycle, Too big to get noticed and promotes the favourites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In addition to focusing on growth of organisation, value individual's needs to grow also.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Full of process and opaque

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Melbourne

    I have been working at Oracle full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Provide opportunities for career development including paying for Masters and frequent internal course offerings. Entirely self service to the point of ridiculousness.

    Cons

    Overly bureaucratic and highly process focused sometimes to the point of absurdity. No access to or feedback from senior management often feels like they are operating in a vacuum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide insight into executive decision making processes, business unit heads should follow Hurd's example and have regular updates and town halls. Remove layers of process and speed approvals systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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