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Oracle Reviews

Updated 5 March 2015
Updated 5 March 2015
6,660 Reviews
3.3
6,660 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Reading, England

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

    Pros

    Great Tech, Great Salary and Benefits

    Cons

    Lots of travel, big company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Still a great place to build a career in enterprise software.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, stable environment, career opportunities abound due to size and diversity, great international experience.

    Cons

    Lost the buzz and competitiveness it used to have, good work-life balance for most, compensation pretty stagnant for long term employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Regional Sales Director

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director in Reading, England
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director in Reading, England

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

    Pros

    Large company culture with plenty of support from multiple departments. Great training and career opportunities and the ability to move roles and departments is encouraged.

    Cons

    Can be very political but that's natural for an organisation of this size. You can't survive without a good network of colleagues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the employees interests higher up the priority list

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Work with people with deep knowledge, great team work, excellent training and employee development programs

    Cons

    The most challenging is the work with the products after the first release.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Really good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    multiples opportunities and good life

    Cons

    Lack of ownership

    big turn over

  7.  

    nice experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Work from home.Good learning brand.

    Cons

    Not much interaction with manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Lots of resources available, good salary, career progression possibility

    Cons

    Self service culture can be a bit intimidating for new starters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example

  9.  

    Nice global team working but heavy bureaucracy

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It's good and interesting to work in a worldwide global team

    Cons

    A large company implies a very heavy bureaucracy

  10.  

    Oracle

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    Lots of interesting opportunities to work on

    Cons

    Can get lost in the huge organisation

  11.  

    Come and Stay A While.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England

    I have been working at Oracle (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice office, flexible working hours - we're treated like adults, not clocked in and out.

    Cons

    No pay rises at all, not even enough to keep pace with inflation, despite being in a profitable part of the company.
    No bonuses, despite being told we're doing well.
    Oracle bought a small company and have introduced their culture. A you'd expect from a massive company, it's a pretty dull culture, and we have lost something intangible in the process.

    Probably not the best place to work if you want steady career development, or want to stay for a long time. Better to come, work for 2-3 years, then move on to something where the rewards are commensurate with the effort you put in. It's good to have a big company on the CV, though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you don't raise skilled workers' pay in line with inflation, you risk losing the skills and knowledge they have to your competitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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