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Oracle Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated 27 February, 2015
Updated 27 February, 2015
831 Reviews
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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.  

    Great Compan

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Helpful friendly easy to work with. They want you to succeed

    Cons

    Non so far. Company has been great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dinosaurs can evolve too.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Technology Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Landscape is changing. Oracle is embracing the cloud.

    Cons

    Internal politics among sales pillars is a joke. Watch your back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove internal barriers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Large company - good benefits, but restrictive career options

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Oracle is a good place to work if you find the right niche.

    Cons

    Upward mobility can be challenging. The company tends to hire outside opposed from within to fill Sr. level jobs. Salaries do not appear to at par with the competition, thus many people to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thin out the ranks -- there are layers upon layers of VPs, SVPs throughout the company. Some are valuable, others not so much.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It is a sweat shop. Low comp but good brand name

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    good brand name on resume. Lots of internal opportunities

    Cons

    low pay and old-spool mentality. Don't know how to deal with younger people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so cost sensitive, that you make the place aweful to work at

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

    Sales and Business Development Interview

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Business Development in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales and Business Development in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Nice interview process, very friendly people.

    Cons

    Time off is limited but not atypical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training is great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I have worked at Oracle in many different development and architect roles over the past 13 years.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Architect in Redwood City, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Solid Company with Great Leadership, above averge benefits. Flexible work environment. Huge opportunity to grwo career and change Change career paths too.

    Cons

    Average compensation compared to other companies in the area. Too big and too many different products for upper management to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more employee friendly, offer more friendly mixers, free food drinks etc like other big companies in the area. Most employees leave because of compensation, consider adjusting salaries and giving a decent raise every year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Average experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    * Free gym, okay benefits
    * Coworkers were generally talented and respectably skilled

    Cons

    * Morale is low in some groups

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Politics and more politics. Watch you back

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Market Penetration
    Broad Portfolio of software and hardware

    Cons

    Politics at the top permeate to the field, so it's tough to build internal relationships
    License driven and not customer focused
    Sink or swim. Don't expect help

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fix the culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Materials Program manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    I was only at Oracle for 4 years and it was a positive experience. You work hard but you are compensated fairly. I had the opportunity to work with good managers and they were supported in all the decisions that I made. I would highly recommend this company if you can hired.

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of work but you have the freedom to work from home. This is a big plus for anyone that has a family but wants to work for a good company,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing... it works and people are satisfied.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to work - but not very good work-life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Finance in Redwood City, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very professional environment with room for growth, speaking for the Finance division. Other groups may vary somewhat. Challenging and ever-changing roles primarily due to the M&A activity.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance. People tend to work long hours and are expected to be on call even when on vacation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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