Oracle Reviews

Updated 17 April, 2015
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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. Project Manager @ Oracle

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Have our own PM methodology to follow

    Cons

    Don't have enough project to streamline our resources

  2. Helpful (1)

    Support Position

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    I was part of Support team for organization which Oracle recently purchased.
    Knowledge gained was valuable as a skillset.

    Cons

    Very high pressure environment, with most upward mobility coming from outside the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Allow workers with passion the financial incentives to stay with company or else suffer the high turn-over rate.

  3. I was there for over 15 years. Got worse every year.

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    Former Employee - Support in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Support in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Oracle

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Quite a lot of training is available. So if you want to learn it is a good place. However,they didn't hire any entry level people for many many years, so good luck with that. I was in the support Area, perhaps it is different in other divisions.

    Cons

    For a company whose only REAL asset is people, they treat the employees pretty badly. Pay increases are few and far between, bonus usually none or small. Benefits cut year after year. Job security is non-existant. Layoffs very common place.

    The entire company is silo'd. Very hard to move around, left and right hand don't know, etc. You are pigeon holed as to you capabilities are only what you are already doing.

    I could go on, but you get the picture

    Advice to Management

    Some simple and basic stuff would be a good start: Annual cost of living increase should be the rule, not the exception. Treat employees as people with value,not replaceable resources. Hire the occasional entry level person.

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  5. So big, it feels like a government.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    RRSP employer contributions / possible yearly bonus / all the hardware is provided (laptops, screens, dock stations, etc).

    Cons

    Salary raise is limited to job titles, job promotions does not go with salary increase, such a big organization making rapid changes are often very difficult. Self-service lacks of user friendliness.

    Advice to Management

    Follow up on career opportunities is very primitive. Oracle university and career advancement plaftorm is anything but user friendly (even for a young employee with great understanding of technology and IT processes).

  6. Not so good experience

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    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Quebec, QC
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Quebec, QC

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

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

    Pros

    Lot of technical opportunities
    Various teams with different skills

    Cons

    Long term vision for application development is pretty hard to understand
    Very administrative management

  7. OK company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    close to transit way stations.

    Cons

    parking is super expensive because of the location.

  8. Helpful (3)

    Great company to build a career & have work life balance

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. Oracle

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Listen to your employees and especially your customers.

  10. Great for SC's

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  11. Very good coop experience

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    Former Intern - Test Automation Developer in Toronto, ON
    Former Intern - Test Automation Developer in Toronto, ON

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

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

    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.

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