Oracle
3.3 of 5 4,761 reviews
www.oracle.com Redwood City, CA 5000+ Employees

Oracle Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.3 4,761 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

Oracle CEO and Director Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

(2,807 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "The work/life balance at Oracle (at least the division I work for) is quite good"
    in 597 reviews
  • "Work from home option is available which is very convenient during busy times"
    in 333 reviews
Cons:
  • "The work life balance is a trade off offered for lesser than industry average growth"
    in 82 reviews
  • "Employee satisfaction, career growth etc are the least important thing at Oracle"
    in 117 reviews
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A lot of opportunity to change the Cloud vertical market.

IT Manager (Current Employee)
Quebec, QC

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

ProsDifferent opportunities for many line of business. Have many challenging project for the years to come.

ConsToo much hassle with the political internal battle. Recognizing their employee at the market value would help them be more concern about the succes of the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementFollow the HCM suggestion you gives to your customers in lieu to keep your key assets.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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BDM (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Oracle full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFast paced work place and clients

Consvery selfish managers who take care o f themselves only

Advice to Senior Managementtake better care of your employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lots of opportunities to learn

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsYou get to learn (and develop) core technologies, middleware that is in use all around the world, by millions (or in the case of Java - billions) of users. You are building industry-leading software.

ConsThere is just too much process, too many layers of management, slow release cycle, too much red tape. Agility is missing. Mediocracy is often tolerated.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake the environment more startup-like, flatten management structure, eliminate big-company processes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Oracle

ProsIts a big company with lots of resources.

ConsIts a big company with lots of process and procedures. Trying to solve problems by numbers and with more process and procedures.

Advice to Senior ManagementAddress the root cause of the problems.

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Oracle is self-service

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Quebec, QC

I have been working at Oracle full-time for more than a year

ProsBig company, lot of opporutnities

ConsSo big... it's hard to really do a difference, everything is self-service.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome to work with Oracle, but not so great to work within Oracle.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Oracle full-time

ProsOracle as whole Org. is awesome, so many innovations in different divisions/orgs.

Conseach individual organisation with in Oracle lacks vision, the vision is driven based on numbers like revenues and sales of the contribution org, and compared it with Oracles numbers. Infact Vision should be headed with the innovations/patents/markets share of success/capacity of the software or hardware. This is lacking in individual organisation, but the senior leadership has this vision which could never reach to the bottom level, where actual engineering team contributes. The Org is a monarchical company were the benefits/compensations are never asked/questioned coz..the VP's couldn't raise their voice with their bosses. Employee welfare is worst.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not good

Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at Oracle full-time for more than 10 years

Pros- Looks good on you resume.
- Lost of training available

Cons- Next week/month/quarter mentality
- Few and small pay increases
- Small or no bonus, not related to individual performance
- Poor people and business management
- No career path
- Very hard to switch to new position
- Would rather lay off than help you into a new position

Advice to Senior ManagementHave over 25 years in IT, and had over 15 years at Oracle
when laid off. Happy to be out of this company.
Lack of pay increases likely related to wanting attrition rather
than layoff, would be cheaper.
Management: How about managing instead of just keeping
your head down and doing the minimum?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Average experience so far. Everything is very bureaucratic and needs several steps for approval

Director (Current Employee)
Montreal, QC

I have been working at Oracle full-time for more than a year

ProsLots of resources available if needed. Human, technology etc. If the exectutive decide to invest time and money in your project you are fine.

ConsNot enough latitude to make decision. Everything needs several layers of approval even the simpliest things. Very hard to introduce changes.
Not employees oriented.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop requesting approval for everyhting up to 10 levels of management. Let the managers manage and be responsible and accountable within defined scopes and don't ask for multiple approval for everyhting.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good learning, lack luster culture

Account Manager (Former Employee)
Mississauga, ON

I worked at Oracle full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat place for learning technology and great sales training.
Earning potential is high.
Leading edge technology.

ConsLots of turn over in sales.
Management in sales don't offer much leadership.
Limited growth potential.
Excessive amount of reps competing for IT budgets.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't make it a boiler room with call metrics.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Thought it would have been better

Instructor (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Oracle full-time for more than a year

ProsBenefits were the best thing
Work Environment
Remote working

ConsToo large to be personal
To many managers
No real career structure

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees more

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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