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Oracle Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
6,164 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.  

    Oracle can be a great place to work. However, it is a mixture of well-run and dysfunctional teams; choose wisely.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President of Business Development & Marketing in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Vice President of Business Development & Marketing in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid company. Great benefits. Excellent brand recognition. If you are on a team that is well run and isn't faced with internal competition, you have the potential to work in a very collaborative environment where you will be challenged to contribute your best. Expectations are high, but the quality of talent around you is also high. The resources and tools around you are top-notch. You will learn and grow.

    Cons

    If you are in a group where there is either internal competition (such as multiple groups doing similar jobs) or a lack of a stable history (constant restructurings, name changes or leadership changes) you may be faced with heavy politics, people throwing others under the bus and a constant worrying of whether your job will continue to exist.

    Annual raises have been nonexistent for entire divisions over the last couple of years.

    Many people have left and returned to Oracle because that was the only way they would get their fair market value. The company has caught on to this and is heavily discouraging that practice.

    A manage-up culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Disband overlapping job functions once and for all.
    Provide annual raises to your top 50% of employees.
    Continue providing excellent benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing technology talent, work-life balance , high-class marketing team

    Cons

    promotions , salary increase after joining

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider employee growth more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

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

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    Compensation, Opportunity
    Growth, Healthy company, Contacts

    Cons

    Aggressive environment, too many people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Really good.

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

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    -- good work environment
    -- good facilities

    Cons

    -- low bonus
    -- very less salary hike

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Senior Applications Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Good job
    Minimal work
    Nice work life balance
    Cool work environment

    Cons

    Need some more push to grow higher
    Roles changes are not defined
    Learning curve is slower
    Salary is industry average. Not very exciting
    Pool of talent is available but not explored to full

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Positive experience but it depends a lot on your group...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal User Experience Designer in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal User Experience Designer in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Flexible hours
    - Flexible work location
    - If you are interested in learning about/working with other groups you can make that happen

    Cons

    - bonuses virtually non existent
    - no shuttle
    - no option for MAC's, it will be a PC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Too big to really Judge

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

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

    Pros

    Work from Home, training (anything you want to learn you can learn).

    Cons

    Siloed, if you came over as an acquisition you sort of stay an independent group within the larger organization. Although this could be a Pro for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see some diversity, limited ethnics in mid to upper level management outside of Indian/Asians.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lot to be desired

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

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

    Pros

    Stable job, can spot good talent but it's becoming a rare commodity

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, poor leadership, lack of monetary incentives, difficult to get things done - all of this creates an environment that is unfit to foster innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in good leaders at the top and rest will follow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great place to work if your only concern is work-life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Member of Technical Staff in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Consulting Member of Technical Staff in Redwood City, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Managers are usually pretty open if you want to work from home a few times a week. There is not much pressure coming from management in terms of work delivery and/or quality.

    Cons

    Oracle's appraisal process is a joke. Your promotion and salary raise don't depend on it at all. There's no clear path for career growth. No one knows for sure if there will be bonuses and/or stocks. Even if you have a top grade it does not mean that you'll have salary raise or bonus or stocks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve appraisal process and make it count.
    Implement 1-1 processes.
    Implement a clear path for career growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Marketing Specialist - Marketing Cloud

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Where you Work at Oracle (what division and team) is critical to your experience AS WELL as your manager. Some divisions are better to work for than others but it is critical you interview with your would-be manager and get a good idea what he/she is about and their expectations. One of the best things is that the benefits are some of the best I have seen in 15 years.

    Cons

    >A lot of "resting and vesting" - You will hear about the "80/20" real at Oracle. 20% of the people are doing 80% of the work while the other 80% are on a near permanent vacation.
    >Difficult to work between departments
    >Old, outdated computers/networking make it hard to keep up with more nimble companies using Saas-based working platforms
    >No bonuses
    >Difficult to move up unless you know the right people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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