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Oracle Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
6,161 Reviews
3.3
6,161 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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A sterile M & A machine which could do so much better if it sorted out the management layers!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Reading, England

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

    Pros

    Flexible working policy
    Work Life Balance (which is good because management are not on top of managing people, not because its a conscious policy)
    Some good products (and some really bad ones)

    Cons

    Almost zero empowerment, even at VP level. Being able to think for yourself and own decisions are not required at Oracle.
    Some dubious role models at the highest levels reminiscent of ageing rocks stars

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regroup! This could be a force to be reckoned with but its not a well run business and therefore opportunities are missed every day. Bring in some fresh blood at board level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, always plenty of opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Consulting Director in London, England

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

    Pros

    The people, the breadth of work, interesting.

    Cons

    Lots of policies and procedures that don't always make sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down on the red tape and free the staff up to create wealth for the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    tape support engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    loved it; good training, relative number of cases, loads of information available, good managment.

    Cons

    none :) would love to go back

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    They treat the sales team like the customers, they don't care, it's all about money

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Reading, England
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Reading, England

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very large organization, everyone is infighting for business

    Cons

    The hardware Products are not as good as they think, the benchmarks are not on a level playing field, they alter the data before the tests.

    They don't pay the staff and threat them as disposable assets, no respect for the employee or the customer. It's all about Oracle and money, that's all they care about. If your short on your number the close plan is simple "let's audit the customer".

    They treat the partner badly, they promise deals and then at week 9 they take them direct.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the customers and employees and not just your bank account.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    The best company I have ever worked for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    Challenging work. Great people. Oracle really kick-started my career in the IT industry. I owe them a huge thank you.

    Cons

    The biggest drawback for me was that when I moved to the north of England I had to leave because it wasn't really possible to relocate my job

  7.  

    Oracle is a good to develop your own skills, then go to market to get paid a good salary for what you do.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Director in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, flexible benefits, ability to set and drive your own career path, loads of training available. Lots of offices across EMEA to work from.

    Cons

    Negotiate hard when you join, as there are no salary reviews. Loads of process and red tape. And they are very hard on expenses and do no encourage team / internal meetings / team development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring salaries in line with the external market. Make it easier to remove under performing employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fun, Challenging, Great place to learn from wide experiences

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director, Business Development in London, England
    Former Employee - Director, Business Development in London, England

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, great team work, loads of opportunity for experience. Challenging, focused, demanding. Good work life balance. Working from home as necessary

    Cons

    Highly matrix oriented which can be frustrating but works at a business level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Do not expect to be treated with any respect in this firm.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer in Reading, England
    Former Employee - Developer in Reading, England

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

    Pros

    Good to have in your resume.
    Exciting work in if in development.
    Some good, intelligent colleagues.

    Cons

    No salary increase despite exceeds expectations performance reviews,
    No HR presence.
    HR/management are clueless and do not care about employees.
    Lots of incompetent, arrogant people from acquisitions.
    Progress depends on immediate manager. Unfortunately there are a lot on incompetent managers, with little/disappointing/no leadership.
    If you are a mindless person, you will fit in nicely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good products, but lack of customer focus with too many people calling into the same accounts with different messages.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in London, England

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

    Pros

    There is a lot to sell
    Continually bringing in new technologies
    Lots of opportunities to move within the business

    Cons

    Everyone is competing with each other
    Management are unable to make positive changes
    No thought goes into account/territory alignment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus on what customers actually want not what we think they should want based on what our products do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's down to you to drive your career so lots of options but they see sales reps as ten a penny!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England

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

    Pros

    Always an option for career, lots of solutions and customers. So there is always a chance for a change round the corner if things don't work out. You can get training on tap as long as you drive it yourself.

    Cons

    I found that they gave big increases to sales targets year on year which leads to a lot of churn in jobs. It's not a company that really values the role of sales people but sees them as a necessary evil.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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