Oracle Reviews

Updated 15 September 2014
Updated 15 September 2014
5,625 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Life on the inside is only as dull as you want it to be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Support Engineer  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Senior Support Engineer in Melbourne

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    There is nothing quite like being on the inside. Access to uncensored bug and Service Request information, development sites and product development personnel, opportunities to participate in beta tests. Growth through acquisition means there are new potential areas to explore all the time, and what's best is that they come to you, and naturally are best of breed.

    Some of the brightest and hardest working people that I've ever come across work at Oracle.

    Cons

    It's a behemoth. There's a desk manual but each global centre tends to do things its own way. Everything is driven by statistics and we all know about lies, lies, and more statistics. Immediate management tend to be drawn from the workers themselves, and as such often don't get the respect that management deserves; they are also stuck between a rock and a hard place - the people they manage were once peers and friends, but now they have to do The Management Thing and that's not easy if it means reprimanding a buddy. And guess what ... the buddies know it.

    Oracle is also a place where the squeaky wheel gets the oil. Make some noise, get some attention. Don't expect to get recognised for your brilliance alone.

    Some of the thickest and laziest people that I've ever come across work at Oracle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at how each centre operates. Are the "low cost" centres really all that valuable? Sure the people are cheap, but does employing an army of foot soldiers equate to a few highly skilled commandos

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Oracle from ground level

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  North Sydney
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in North Sydney

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Orace has great opportunities for carrer advancement.

    The ability to work anywhere in the world is another advantage when working for a global organisation.

    Oracle invests a lot of time and effort in training its employees, both from internal resources as well as externally, through sales training methodologies to management training.

    Oracle do take their involvement with Corporate Social Responsibility fairly seriously and encourages staff to be involved as much as possible, this affords you the opportunity to help out in the community.

    Cons

    The inability of management to provide the tools required by the staff to to their jobs is a major hinderence when working at Oracle.

    Due to the differring reporting lines and varying agendas of each business unit, it's very difficult to get a holistic pictur eof what Oracle are ever doing with respect to a specific client at any one point in time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out what we need to do our jobs, then provide us with the best possible tools to do them

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Oracle, a good place to hide until retirement.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Consultant  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Sydney

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    Easy money, good place to hide until retirement!

    Cons

    Too big, too slow, truly awful internal systems and software. For instance I worked abroad and had to submit all timesheets and expenses twice. Once for my home country and once for the 'billing' country. Everything outsourced to India, I accidentally submitted a timesheet twice, to get it reversed I had to get 7 approvals and supply the guy in india with the row_ids of the timesheets to delete directly on the database.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake some life into this cash rich dinosaur.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for people who are focused on making sales, regardless on wether the customer needs it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    Some good technology acquisitions, although its not easy to see if or how they will be integrated.

    Cons

    Very focused on the Database. Culturally finds it difficult to accept that the sales process is very different form Database and addons, to most of what they have acquired in the middleware or application tiers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more focused on your people instead of quarterly results. Need to understand the clients' business needs instead of trying to maximise license revenue, or using the "license police".

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very good company for married and well settled folks.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    flexibility
    No Dress Code
    No Definite Dead Lines
    Very Minute Work Pressure
    Easy Leave approvals

    Cons

    No Personal Growth
    No regular Salary increments
    No Bonus
    No Employee Recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees and share the profits by increasing their salaries and paying bonuses regularly.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to start a career in HR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Consultant  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Work Culture, Special Projects, Friendly management, Independence

    Cons

    Minimal influence of HR in Business decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR should be more proactive in assisting the business in decision making...at the same time the business need to treat the HR as an asset and not a liability

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    nice place to learn a lot of things

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    if you are good, you will get to work with really great people.
    peace of mind
    you get lot of independence in terms of work.

    Cons

    low hikes, bonus, etc
    almost no other perks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Aggressive high tech sales environment.

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

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

    Pros

    Great Technology and always working to keep on the bleeding edge of technology, great ability to catch up.
    Excellent health, dental and vision plans.
    Exciting aggressive sales focus provides a buzz to working here.
    Very results focussed

    Cons

    Small pay rises after joining.
    Strict policies make career progression hard, especially hard to leave sales for a different role such as product management or support because no alteration of package is done and so you lose out on commission.
    Only as good as your last quarter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greater flexibility in policies
    Think before you act, particularly around compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best company to work for

    • 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 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have been working from last 4.5 years.

    -Best company for freedom lovers. No one tracks you.
    -No dress code.
    -Flexible timings.
    -Work from remote location facility
    -Free drop service
    -Best company to pursue career goals.
    -Lot of training options
    -Many groups for same technology and you can switch groups suitable to your needs.
    -Great work culture
    -Regular team outings, lunch/dinners and cultural events.
    -Good infrastructure and spacious cubicles
    -Brand name makes huge positive impact on profile.

    Cons

    -Poor compensation.
    -No regular yearly hikes.
    -Bonus is paid irregularly. Bonus can be zero to 100.
    -Onsite policies are worst
    -Poor hiring practice. Candidates are judged only based on technical skills, communication skill are given least importance.
    -Canteen food is not good.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Employee friendly. Work from home options.

    Cons

    Salary not competitive. Very less hike.

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