Oracle Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated 27 October 2014
Updated 27 October 2014
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Pros
  • The work/life balance at Oracle (at least the division I work for) is quite good (in 844 reviews)

  • Great work from home options; Good front-line managers who support their staff (in 372 reviews)


Cons
  • No flexibility for work/life balance--no telecommuting or working from home one day (in 111 reviews)

  • The consulting practice shrunk so much that there is no career growth (in 150 reviews)

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  1.  

    I learned a lot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I have been working at Oracle as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I learned a huge amount about the database market and fostered a new appreciation for the software that controls websites, email servers and traffic lights. Decent pay and the company threw in some nice perks like a paid trip to SF to see America's Cup. They also paid for an expensive lunch for all interns.

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic and not as "hip" as younger companies like MemSQL or MongoDB. The company's technology is somewhat dated now and full time compensation is not sufficient to live in the Bay Area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase lower end salaries to attract more talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good company, good people, nice perk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good company, good people, nice perk

    Cons

    good company, good people, nice perk

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good company, good people, nice perk

  3.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I worked at Oracle as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Time off policies
    Compensation
    Work life balance
    Pay
    On campus cafeterias

    Cons

    Large company
    No perks
    Very tech
    Super tech
    Extremely tech

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Redwood City, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Culture & Values, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits

    Cons

    Process slows the whole system and promotions are delayed which totally de-motivates good efforts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Largest and most dynamic SW and HW place in the world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment. Always room to grow for top performers. Amazing leadership team. Enormours variety in products and services, hence there are always new places to work if you want to move internally

    Cons

    Like any large corporation there are multiple layers to go to and go through in case you want to get something approved. However, using the internal tracking tools the process is pretty optimized and efficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going, going, going!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Worked in Technical Support (2006)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Newark, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Newark, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great management team to work for. Good exposure to product training. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Promotion an issue, no set guidelines for the same

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider looking into career aspirations one has and work towards it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I worked as a remote employee for 6 months.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Designer in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I worked at Oracle (less than an year)

    Pros

    They are a solid company, opportunities for growth and moving up there. You can see your work implemented on their products seen by many of their customers.

    Cons

    The creative team I worked with was not the best design team. Their approach to design was clunky and their final work was not to bring something to a beautiful resolve, but to meet a deadlines and fill a quota. Not the best atmosphere to create great looking work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to have so many peoples hands in the creation of design. There is absolutely no need for it, it convolutes the design process and wastes way too much time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Disconnect between individual contributors and upper management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Sales Representative in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Applications Sales Representative in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are very generous in comparison to smaller companies

    Cons

    Success depends on territory and product division

  10.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    It is a market leader in many products. Reasonably good company to work for.

    Cons

    Company is very large and hierarchical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less red-tape. Empower engineers. Create a startup culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Large traditional software company, ok culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Large company - pay and stability are good.

    Cons

    Large company - Process can be a pain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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