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Oracle Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated 23 January 2015
Updated 23 January 2015
6,370 Reviews
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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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Materials Program manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was only at Oracle for 4 years and it was a positive experience. You work hard but you are compensated fairly. I had the opportunity to work with good managers and they were supported in all the decisions that I made. I would highly recommend this company if you can hired.

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of work but you have the freedom to work from home. This is a big plus for anyone that has a family but wants to work for a good company,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing... it works and people are satisfied.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for, Fortune 100, lots of opportunities laterally and vertically.

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Fortune 100, great to have on resume.

    Cons

    Can be challenging in terms of work amount, meeting deadlines, and dealign with old school mentality as compared to the likes of Facebook, Google, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace change, embrace the culture of youth, and start making changes to cater to the future of this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to understand databases

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    team culture is good; good gym

    Cons

    sometimes pace of work is slow

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good overall experience

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    Former Employee - Smts in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Smts in Redwood City, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    1) Opportunities to pick up challenging projects
    2) Friendly work atmosphere
    3) Surprisingly competitive salary and good work life balance

    Cons

    1) Old school style promotions based on years of work
    2) University recruiting is selective, but experienced professional level recruiting is not
    3) steep management hierarchies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut red-tape

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    This is a good company. I really like work here. There is only one more thing, I think it is a little senior.

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    The Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation headquartered in Redwood City, California, United States. Soft and hard engineer works together

    Cons

    Hardware and Software engineer work together

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great on your resume, terrible everywhere else

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    Former Employee - Sales Tax in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Tax in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I worked at Oracle full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -The oracle name looks great on your resume
    -The gym is amazing

    Cons

    -They hire tons of interns and contractors that will never get a full-time job because Oracle will not disclose more employees on their financials.
    -There are zero possibilities of advancement. Politics are pretty bad and preferential treatment of certain employees is clear.
    -Resources are really limited, because people are always changing.
    -Managers and directors are disrespectful, they yell lower-level employees
    -Oracle does not care about people, they just care about the money and how much you can work. They will make you work until you bleed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It's a sales job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Redwood City, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good base pay
    Great benefits
    Good potential salary
    Oracle is a big name company that most people know
    If you work at HQ there are a lot of employee perks (cafe, gym, etc.)
    A lot of young people working in the sales department

    Cons

    Very political
    Quota is difficult to hit for many reps
    There's a lot of work that doesn't get done
    Easy to become just another employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees more
    Find ways to even the playing field for many reps

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    A company that used to be a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Principal Product Manager in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Principal Product Manager in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits package is very good. In fact, at Oracle you are not worried about making ends meet, and can instead concentrate on doing a great job. That is, if you land in a good department with a good leader. The company has a great brand, so looks awesome on the resume.

    Cons

    Most unfortunately if you land in a bad department, you will then get mushroom management (put them in a dark place, feed them garbage, watch them grow). if you are stuck with a manager that excels on 'kiss up kick down' approach, then the only way is to leave, because there is no scrutiny on how you are treated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use modern techniques to monitor your managements. if 7 out of 12 people leave in a space of 6 months after a manager is appointed, it should trigger an alarm. employees should not feel that they have no influence on the success of a product and are the first victim of its failing. They should not feel that they have no protection against mistreatment and abuse by their managers, or you will end up with people that have no other place to go. Please, you have every possibility to remedy that. it is a shame to be the poster child of all that is bad about corporate world.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Oracle is a traditional company with not so great compensation

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Applications Engineer in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Applications Engineer in Redwood City, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The working environment is relatively relaxed.

    Cons

    The compensation is low compared to other big companies in north CA.

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