Oracle
3.3 of 5 4,760 reviews
www.oracle.com Redwood City, CA 5000+ Employees

Oracle Reviews in San Francisco, CA US

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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78% Approve of the CEO

Oracle CEO and Director Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

(501 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Have been working in Oracle over 13 years and enjoying working here.

Director (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA (US)

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

ProsGood company to work for. Good infrastructure and global presence. Great work culture.

ConsSalaries are not as per market standards and they should definitely do the survey and revise salaries.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't limit bonus only to top executives. Distribute bonus to first level of management also.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Sales Consultant (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA (US)

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

ProsGood Pay
Good Benefits
Smart People
Great Resources
They invest a lot into you
Great Resume builder

ConsTypical big company - hard to get promoted
Fourteen days of vacation per year kidn of week

Advice to Senior ManagementGive the top performers more opportunity to promote
Unqualified managers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Associate event producer, Oracle

Associate Event Producer (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at Oracle as an intern for less than a year

ProsI had an awesome experience working for the sports marketing team at Oracle as an associate event producer during the America's Cup in San Francisco during the summer of 2013. I met some amazing customers and learned the importance of adopting a customer centric approach to marketing. My managers made every effort to ensure that I learned as much as possible about event marketing during my summer experience with Team USA.

ConsNo real cons here, I didn't work here long enough to experience any negatives.

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

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Good place to work, but definitely a 'big company' mentality

Principal Sales Consultant (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at Oracle full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSmart people, a solid range of products, and the company is profitable. If you are willing to make things happen, there is plenty of opportunity here.

ConsLots of process, internal confusion, and overlap in products/sales teams that can create internal strife. Some existing or potential customers will have preconceived notions of you just because you are part of the 'big red bus'

Advice to Senior ManagementHire externally for your cloud businesses and realize you can't run your cloud business like your traditional hardware business.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good experience.

Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

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

ProsGreat training, good working environment, great cafeterias,...

ConsLow pay, high stress, transient environment...

Advice to Senior ManagementConsidering taking better care of your team.

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Control your own destiny

Sales Consultant (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA (US)

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

ProsAutonomy in work day.
Great work hours, fun people.
Wide range of technical materials at your disposal to play with.
Decent salary.
Close proximity to product management and development.

ConsAttempt to assess every activity via metric v. overall impact
Recruitment overinflated position.
Contract not upheld in first year.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe involved with recruitment and make sure not to over inflate expectations.

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

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Great Company!

Vice President (Former Employee)
Redwood City, CA (US)

I worked at Oracle full-time

ProsGreat technology and talent. Provides real opportunity to develop domain expertise and supports career growth. Flexible working environment. Moderate to competitive pay.

ConsBig company issues. Extremely political. In-fighting is pervasive. Management culture can be harsh. Incredible pressure to produce despite limitations.

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

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Pathetic management

HR Coordinator- Background screening (Former Employee)
Redwood City, CA (US)

I worked at Oracle as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGood Salary
Easy work
Flexible hours and work schedule
Great cafeteria
Good gym on site and beautiful campus
Small team

ConsTwisted Director- director acts like a spoiled child. Her focus is mainly to keep getting attention from the team instead of focusing on the team and work
Lots of politics within the small department
Poor management
Lack of communication and clarity of overall goals

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease transparency within the team
There needs to be a manager who can work on team issues
Build team trust
Work on developing the employees

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Oracle workforce is dedicated and very talented. To bad they do not want to provide current market salaries.

Director (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

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

ProsOffers employees the opportunities to work from home.

ConsOracle America has provided very few annual salary adjustment over the past 4 years.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on salaries as many US employees have not seen adjustments in past 4 years.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A pretty good company to work for

Software Development Manager (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA (US)

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

ProsOracle is a big company, but it runs very efficiently. Oracle's benefit seems to be quite good - one of them is the long term care insurance; one can purchase it for his parents as well. Key people get pretty good rewards. The work/life balance at Oracle (at least the division I work for) is quite good. Many people work from home one-day every week. Oracle also provides various training for employees: one can learn quite a bit if he really wants to.

ConsOne needs to think about his own career path; otherwise, it is easy to get buried by day-to-day tasks. Also, different divisions at Oracle can be quite different. Choose one that works for you.

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