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Oracle Reviews

Updated 17 December, 2014
Updated 17 December, 2014
6,164 Reviews
3.3
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company to build a career & have work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Sales Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Principal Sales Consultant in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Help customers improve their Oracle knowledge. Work life balance is very good with Flex Office capability. Opportunities to be creative & drive growth are available if you wish to be entrepreneurial.

    Cons

    Salary increases are near impossible for employees, even with a promotion in many cases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Insist on allowing salary increases for top performers or they will continue to leave the company for competitors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Oracle

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Customer Support in Quebec, QC
    Current Employee - Director Customer Support in Quebec, QC

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

    Pros

    I really like the fact that it is easy to have a work life balance at Oracle. I can manage my schedule as needed. We are treated as mature professionals, as long as our work gets done. The benefits are also good in comparison to the market.

    Cons

    Oracle is a very big company and everything is very siloed. It is very challenging to have cross-functional collaboration between departments as no one reallly talks. Everyone does their own thing, which sometimes gives the impression that the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and especially your customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great for SC's

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Sales Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Principal Sales Consultant in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for growth, autonomy, and cross functional enablement.

    Cons

    System processes are cumbersome, and it is a large organization making it diffcult in some cases to get things done quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good coop experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Automation Developer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Test Automation Developer in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Pretty good experience with the team and well-build code there. Team are very helpful and the job is interesting and not that hard but you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    The salary is pretty good as an intern and overall there is nothing to say that is not good in this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Comfortable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Comfortable - work hours flexible, work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Below average pay, poor perks, personal growth not encouraged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more value in your North American developers and compensate them accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    pm issued their boat on acquired talent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    great pay, global experience, virtual teams and remote work arrangements

    Cons

    Culture is very hierarchical and punitive, bordering on abusive. lots of deadwood with long tenure...lifers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do thorough talent assessments of acquired companies...you are missing out on great experience and expertise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Ideal place for a complacent middle manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    - the depth of solution
    - aggressive sales model

    Cons

    - too many people stepping on each others too
    - career development sucks and HR barely provides any feedback about career path. You need to pray that you end up with a manager who takes interest in your career development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Manager in Markham, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Software Manager in Markham, ON

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

    Pros

    Generally is good - having rigid structure and processes

    Cons

    Too process heavy and rigid - going overboard. No room for brilliant ideas to excel. All decisions are made top down without listening to subordinate suggestions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper and Executive management need to learn listening skill

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Oracle is an excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and Opportunities are boundless

    Cons

    Workload can be overwhelming to people who are accustomed to a steady pace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Quality Assurance Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Great senior management and good company to work with

    Cons

    Some projects are not exciting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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