Oracle Reviews

Updated 1 September, 2014
Updated 1 September, 2014
5,569 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 721 reviews)

  • Work from home option is available which is very convenient during busy times (in 329 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance is a trade off offered for lesser than industry average growth (in 97 reviews)

  • The consulting practice shrunk so much that there is no career growth (in 137 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A great company to work for with great leadership and presence in the IT space.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Director in Ottawa, ON

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

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere, good technical teams, good engineers, and great opportunities. I love the team I work for and couldn't ask for a better manager!

    Cons

    Can be siloed, but since this is a large company this expected.
    Salary hikes can be a problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management - Listen to what your team is telling you and fight for them instead of just managing up all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great life work balance, not much room for growth - you're 1 of 120,000+ employees

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance is great - as a consultant I am OT eligible
    Job is flexible - I can work from home
    Health/medical/401k benefits are great

    Cons

    I came from an acquisition - a smaller 400ish employee size company. I went from feeling connected to the whole company, to suddenly VERY disconnected.
    Too many processes to get something done - example, to change my address in the system I emailed HR, they had me do it online, when it didn't take I reached out again, they told me to rinse repeat...all in all way too much time wasted for such a simple task.
    Company reviews have ZERO correlation to merit increases. Yet, it was a 3 month process.
    I've been employed with the original organization for ~2 years and have not gotten any salary increases. When Oracle acquired us my salary stayed the same, but my bonus plan decreased by 5%.
    In short, as an organization, it's clear that they don't care much about the employee, just what's best for the business.
    Not much room for growth and/or career paths/development. You'd think at a large company you'd have a lot of options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees! Give incentive to keep people around. Do what's right for the client. I've seen too many situations where we try to save a client just for the money, even if it's not the right solution for the client. This is a lose-lose. The client will eventually realize they've made the wrong decision.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Frustrating

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Developer  in  Quebec, QC
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Quebec, QC

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, possibility to work from home.

    Cons

    Company culture, high management far removed from engineering's perspective of things, and unable to leverage its own products and services to help customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get closer to engineering, they have more to contribute than you can possibly imagine.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    My experience with Oracle was difficult, stressful and completely frustrating and it wasn't necessary.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    I think the technology is very strong and if the company culture wasn't so broken I would recommend it to clients

    Cons

    The matrix organization is too complicated and very frustrating for the client. Each division of the company has a separate agenda and causes conflict internally which affects the client

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensation drives behaviour therefore, I suggest that comp be reviewed to ensure the right behaviours are happening. A compliance deal has cause a hardware deal to go south in a blink of an eye.

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

    Excellent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Great environment to work in. Great. Support staff. Friendly.

    Cons

    Can get lost in the office culture if you want to step up in hierarchy.

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

    Worst

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager  in  Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    no pros to mention about

    Cons

    worst management i ever had

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Good place to work with

    Cons

    not bad place to work with

  9.  

    Great place to work..!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at Oracle full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very professional and well balanced company. Have tremendous opportunities to work in collaborated environment. Its a great place to expand your technical and professional skills.

    Cons

    Its been great 9 years with oracle. In the last 9 years I noticed very less change in salary and growth to next level. Bonus are almost getting disappears every year goes by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Lacklustre, little people interaction or culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Information Developer  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Principal Information Developer in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, can work at home, challenging products. Most people are good to work with, but remote.

    Cons

    Little chance for growth. Little people interaction with people you ever meet, very virtual. Awful documentation and instructional design tools in the EBS product line. No company parties. No increases or bonuses for the last few years. Company doesn't spend on anything. Had boss I met two times in 7 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A lot of opportunity to change the Cloud vertical market.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Quebec, QC
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Quebec, QC

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too 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 ManagementAdvice

    Follow the HCM suggestion you gives to your customers in lieu to keep your key assets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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