Oracle Reviews

Updated 15 September, 2014
Updated 15 September, 2014
5,629 Reviews
3.3
5,629 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Oracle CEO and Director Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison
3,263 Ratings

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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's not Google, Facebook, Microsoft -- Compare it to a stodgy, boring place to work.

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

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Compensation when you join... Forget about more money after you join.

    Cons

    Boring as hell. Not exciting. Risk averse company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Is there anything you can do to make the employees feel excited? Perhaps not, we know the mindless stuff you have to do. I feel for management here... Just save the $$s for early retirement. :)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Oracle is for the most part paralysed by the faceless drones that prevent successful completion of work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant  in  Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Pay is decent.
    Benefits package is comparable to most large corporations.
    No real office to report to, high degree of mobility in the workplace, with regards to location.
    Matched retirement contributions, without requirement for vestment.

    Cons

    My biggest complaint with Oracle is the way in which competition is promoted within the organization, departments are forced to compete over the same table scraps. If we could find a better way to foster inter-team cooperation, there is certainly enough business to go around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give some power to individuals down the chain. If you would give the folks the support they need, they will treat the business like it is there own and be more likely to assist in the success of the overall organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good role

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Channels Manager  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Channels Manager in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    1) Recognized leader
    2) Strong Market Presence
    3) Good for the resume

    Cons

    1) Not Employee Friendly
    2) Compensation issues
    3) Too many processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs to support the employees more and HR policies need to be geared towards helping the employees and not the management.

    Approves of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Oracle is a good place to work - they are very aggressive when it comes to selling their solutions, and they know how to sell their solutions very, very well. Their solutions might be over priced sometimes and customers as a result have a resentment towards Oracle since they have no choice but to continue to buy from Oracle as it is too expensive to replace.

    Cons

    From an IT perspective, you are pretty much on your own - if you have an issue with something not working, it can be time consuming to fix and very frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is there is to make money for the company and stakeholders, and they are very good at that, so nothing to write here.

    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    Great name and recognition in industry. Training programs were also constant and continuous. In this respect they do put money into their employees.

    Cons

    Management were frequently unqualified to do the job, Passion was not there from the management team and frequently individuals would get singled out and pushed out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Passion needs to be there more often than not. Frequently the suck up employees are the ones that get promoted and not the ones that show the shreds of knowledge and hard work. Too political with uneducated managers taking the helm.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Oracle - great place to work and learn!

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

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Oracle provides a lot of skills and technical training. If you are willing to network and work hard - then it is a great place to work and thrive.

    Cons

    Expectations are high - however if you are a competent hard worker - that is not an issue!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care to have the personal touch in managing the lower level employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Inside Sales positions are micro-managed and rarely lead to advancement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside-Sales Representative  in  Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Inside-Sales Representative in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Compensation is generally good for the industry.

    Cons

    In Inside Sales be prepared to be micro-managed, right down to who you called, in which specific minute of the day, how long you spoke, and what the revenue implications were that month.
    I worked for the education division for over a year and was regularly one of the top 3 reps (in revenues) on a monthly basis within a team of 75.
    Still, I was continually pestered about call counts/talk time etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick employees you can trust, and you won't need to micro-manage them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work if you are looking for stability, not good if you are looking for professional growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant  in  Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    It's a global company, leader in it's field, always looking ahead, it has recognition in the market, sometimes to the level that it is overwhelming for clients.

    Cons

    It's just a branch, no meaningful opportunities for professional advancement within Canada. In particular Oracle Direct, it is considered as the 'call center' of Oracle, and eventhough your senior management will be requiring you to be strategic in your work, the compensation only compensates the ones who meet the metrics (eg. average 50 calls per day, etc) If you can't deliver that on a consistent manner, you could be in serious problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The employee capitalization index is very low (in other words, if you bring creative ideas, that could make the company substantially more productive, you might be in jeopardy of loosing your job, and your immediate managers just want to keep their semi-stable jobs). On the contrary, if you are ok just following orders without questioning your managers (without being and trusted advisor to your boss), then probably you might succeed.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not for the money, just freedom.

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

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    I find the management team I work for is quite honest and open about issues I care about most. There is still quite a bit of openness and reception to ideas and recommendations, however to really make it go anywhere you've got to take the project on yourself and track their progress thoroughly.

    Management is also very much hands off, you are responsible for getting work done your way. If you need help, ask and most people will step up to help out. The support from resources all over the world is exceptional, you'll make many new friends.

    Cons

    I have never known it to be a place where there was a good balance between work and life. I find I'm always needing to work outside of regular office hours and if travel is required there is little support for your travel restrictions. This office is also simply another sub of Oracle USA, so there is no executive management present to set direction and tone. Employee support is minimal from an HR/Payrol/etc. If you want to participate is social activities, forget about it unless your team puts something together. With the exception of regular blood donor clinics there are no formally organized events.

    Constant salary and transfer/hiring freezes make it difficult to get a raise or move to another team - acquisitions and the economy are classic excuses. Apparently senior executive management is also involved in all hiring and salary adjustments making it really difficult to get anywhere on these fronts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Oracle is a fairly lean machine, there is very little need for hiring/transfer freezes. Sponsorship and support of social activities would make a huge impact within the office. Consistent and regular management training in coaching and career planning may make it much easier to work for you.

  11.  

    Learn what you can and get out of there as fast as possible.

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

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Oracle can be a good training ground for people that has some or little sales experiences. It is a place that's very difficult for someone who's new. Most people are only there for themselves, especially, the managements. You think you could just do your honest work, sell some software, then get paid? No, you still have to battle others and people in finance to get your commission. Career path at Oracle? there isn't any. That's why this is a place that you can pick up some skills, and then get out of it. It doesn't really matter to the company that they've lost some skilled workers, they can always hire someone from outside, in a week.

    Cons

    They constantly make unnecessary changes that doesn't benefit the customer, employee, nor the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management should really follow up and find out the overall opportunity loss that's created because of all these changes they have introduced.

    Doesn't Recommend

Worked for Oracle? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.