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Oracle Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
6,160 Reviews
3.3
6,160 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 870 reviews)

  • Great work from home options; Good front-line managers who support their staff (in 379 reviews)


Cons
  • No flexibility for work/life balance--no telecommuting or working from home one day (in 119 reviews)

  • The consulting practice shrunk so much that there is no career growth (in 154 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Oracle is an interesting place to work as a true global organisation.

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

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    There are plenty of highly experienced people.
    Possible to move from one job or position to another.
    Always loads of new things to learn.

    Cons

    Working cross LOBs is frustrating
    An employee is one amongst thousands
    Middle management has little decision power
    Driven by revenue generation and margin

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging, but worthwhile

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

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    great people who are excellent at what they do
    great benefits relating to healthcare especially
    flexible work arrangements
    not micromanaged

    Cons

    very procedural
    siloed
    difficult to know where to get answers
    inflexible regarding customers and how they are treated
    not good at handling acquisitions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with your staff
    360 degree reviews needed
    less favouritism
    less boys club mentality
    need to let staff make more decisions with more flexibility

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Demoralizing Oracle's Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Melbourne

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    Few intelligent and hard working consultants and managers are keeping the Melbourne Practice afloat.

    Cons

    There are too many politicians and goofers in Oracle who have been there for long and only god knows how they are managing to hold on to their jobs when the deserving and billable consultants are being laid off by jerk Practice Directors.

    Sr. Management in Sydney and Singapore are aloof of what the hell is happening on ground in Melbourne. All they care about is their freaking Gross Margin. NO Work Life balance, Mon-Fri, Sat, Sun are the same. No respect for time as you would get calls at odd hours with unrealisitc deadlines and expectations. They expect you to have no spouse or kids and devote all your time to Larry's empire in contributing to their gross margin.

    No salary hikes in 2-3 years due to the (ha ha ha ...G F..ing C; Global Financial Crisis) yet Oracle has managed to post increasing profits in past 2-3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and smell the coffee. The good consultants and Project Managers in Melbourne were laid off by an incompetent Practice Director. I don't need to be telling you this but he brought no new business to the company and instead demoralized the team to such an extent that many good people left and many more were fired to show low operating costs by this jerk P.D.

    Melbourne consulting practice is dead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Enjoyable....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting in Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting in Perth, Western Australia

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Can-Do Attitude, Wealth of information, Anything is possible, Life is not boring with all the acquisitions, Some flexibitily

    Cons

    Management is not empowered, Still in it's infancy when it comes to Business Consulting and Enterprise Architecture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after your people. Action speaks louder than long-term promises

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Skywire

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Sydney

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    Small and Friendly working environment

    Cons

    Not much room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the value of employees

  7.  

    Oracle Australia...Management mired in protecting their jobs

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

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Oracle is a really good company to work for...because you really have a lot of rope to go out and achieve what you have been hired to achieve

    Cons

    Senior Management, especially in the APAC office, is pathetic. Most wouldnt know how to manage themselves, let alone the large teams they have to.
    The worst Management comes from India and China.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let Management go back to people who know how to manage...not upstart managers from India and China.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Oracle, a good place to hide until retirement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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