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Oracle Reviews

Updated 19 August 2014
Updated 19 August 2014
5,498 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Oracle, a good place to hide until retirement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Consultant  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Sydney

    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
  2. 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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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    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
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work, but hard to get into, and little salary growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA (US)

    Pros

    The benefits at Oracle are decent. Your job satisfaction will depend upon the group you are in. The hiring process is long and cumbersome, but once at Oracle, you have many opportunities for changing positions and groups. Your salary is however unlikely to keep up with the market.

    Cons

    This is a large company and it is hard at times to find out who is doing what. Incentives and compensation growth opportunities are depending upon the group in which you are. Some groups are well taken care of while others are not. It is important to be hired with the highest salary you can get. It is common for employees to get their salary readjusted upon being re-hired (after leaving the company for a few years).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are no corporate-wide program for the retention of top talent. Managers are given a bonus pool for their entire team, and try to use this pool as best they can to reward top-performers. Very little people leadership with top executives. LJE is not a very inspirational person...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Its a good company to work, loads of talented people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance.
    Lots of talented people work here, people from IIT to regional private colleges the best talents come here.
    You will work as a part of global team, most teams spread across the world and all the development centers have equal value.
    Good learning opportunity.
    Best place to learn Oracle from Oracle.

    Cons

    No hikes, stagnant salary.
    People only talk about codes, projects even in lunches, lifts.
    Almost no onsite opportunity since its a product company and all the development centers have equal value.If you are part of a team that is completely spread across the globe then you may visit some countries.
    Since its a global company and teams spread across various time zones one can expect a call any time from any where in the world.
    Discrimination in salary based on colleges. For example an IITan gets roughly 12 lpa at the time of joining where as the numbers are 9 lpa & 6-7.5 lpa for an NITan and other lower tier college grad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider hikes.
    Dont discriminate new joinees based on their college. Because everyone passed the same selection procedure whether its at IIT or at any private college.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    It all depends where your at!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redwood City, CA (US)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great, no micro managing, and access to lots of senior people. But I'm in a unique position which allows that. I have a boss that give me autonomy, and support from senior leaders to act in the best interest of my program.

    Cons

    The internal bureaucracy is horrible. Internal systems such as expense reporting, procurement, tech support, and any other system for employees is garbage. Employee apps are crap, and internal software is dated and not intuitive. Compensation is slightly below average for tech companies, but not for other Fortune 500's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the internal system, don't make it so hard for the rank and file to get help. Use our own commercial products to help make employees more productive. Give raises, treat your people like you want them to stay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Oracle is a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff  in  Redwood Shores, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in Redwood Shores, CA (US)

    Pros

    Work at Oracle is challenging and interesting. My coworkers area pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Salaries lag. You'll never see a salary increase.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The best company I had worked for ever !

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Support Engineer  in  Cairo (Egypt)
    Former Employee - Senior Support Engineer in Cairo (Egypt)

    Pros

    technical training, internal technical discussions, career path is very good, very competetive salaries.

    Cons

    some managers following the poor management schools, and don't have the management skills to manage the teams properly, for example: my previous manager is trying to inforce the team to work from the office in all working days, hence the policy is mentioning that the support engineer should take 2 days from home, while he is not applying the policy on himself and he is working from home for the whole week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee doesn't leave the company, but leave the managers !, please becareful .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working at Oracle is challenging and gives you a lot of opportunities to grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Customer Support  in  Morrisville, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Customer Support in Morrisville, NC (US)

    Pros

    Technology exposure
    Big company atmosphere
    Brand name recognition

    Cons

    compensation is mid range and bonus not so great
    mobility and career growth limited due to organization
    politics quite prevalent
    silo in work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more chances for employees to move up in their career. Currently, it is near impossible for some of us to move up in our career due to the hierarchy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Support, first line (HUB)

    Current Employee - Technical Analyst III (Support)  in  Warsaw (Poland)
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst III (Support) in Warsaw (Poland)

    Pros

    big organization - a lot of opportunities
    people
    social

    Cons

    aggressive management,
    small customers (and offices) seems to be not important

  11.  

    oracle apps

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    Current Employee - Oracle Applications  in  Delhi, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Oracle Applications in Delhi, MN (US)

    Pros

    Good culture in the organisation

    Cons

    political environment in the organisation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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