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Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
6,437 Reviews
3.3
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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.  

    Good but rigid company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Belfast, Northern Ireland

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

    Pros

    Good work culture, good exposure to technology, good facilities, even the management understands technology and so it is easier to communicate to them when we talk about the technology.

    Cons

    All of the company policies are good but have underlying condition "up to manager's discretion"... and so you will hardly get what you expect out of those policies, how much ever genuine your request may be...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management needs to be little lenient when considering the employee's request.... some requests are genuine and can be approved based on the Oracle policies.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    review of oracle

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Earning potential, proven products, brand recognition

    Cons

    cut throat sales culture, late to cloud game

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A good company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance and great products to work with

    Cons

    Very Big organization and it takes time to find you way around it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    You are just a number, there to make sure the few at top remain wealthy.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in London, England

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

    Pros

    Some good benefits.
    Good company to get training and then move on to where you will be appreciated and rewarded.
    Great Software but Hardware side of Oracle is dying, big business is moving getting rid of their Sun estate
    and buying HP, Dell, IBM and running red hat as Oracle Hardware is far too expensive.

    Cons

    Poor senior management in the UK, no pay rises very little career progression.
    no interaction with people, everything is done via email, making you feel even more like a little cog in a big wheel. Made to keep doing courses that are a waste of time and add nothing to a persons skill set.
    Lots of Rah Rah conference calls where managers pat themselves on the back for a job well done.
    Very greedy company, everything is about the bottom line and selling as much as you can.
    It's all about the money for the top one percent, very much like a wall street firm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to live in the real world and not be programmed by the big corporate machine that is Oracle.
    Listen to staff on the ground floor more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Self-service company for self-motivating people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you're a high performer with a low frustration index you will find a lot of opportunities within the company. You're at the cutting edge of enterprise software technology and will hone your skills at the largest corporations on the planet.

    Cons

    Promotions, pay raise, recognitions: not easy to get
    Internal processes: complex and frustrating
    Culture: depends highly on immediate manager level but mostly self-service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get away from one-way top-down communication.
    Listen to your employees.
    Become more customer focused.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fiercely competitive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in London, England
    Current Employee - Developer in London, England

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

    Pros

    Fast moving at times, frenetic page, high pressure

    Cons

    Compensation in salary terms way below par

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Positive, can do organisation

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Loads of investment, great deal support, I have very hands on management - as far as supporting my efforts is concerned, not micro management

    Cons

    None so far, but early days. Be back in 6 months for an update. Bearing in mind nowhere is perfect

  9.  

    Very flexible, great benefits, interesting work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Master Principal Sales Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Master Principal Sales Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, especially if you need some flexibility. Good benefits and motivated people. Innovative products that deliver real value to customers. You are in charge of your own career and there are lots of opportunities to move around and try different things

    Cons

    Constantly changing products, spread out teams make building team spirit hard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company, Great products

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    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with including many of the acquisitions that Oracle has made over the last number of years.

    Cons

    As a long term employee, my view is that there really aren't many otherwise I would have moved a long time ago.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not as dynamic! Good for work/life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Reading, England

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

    Pros

    Flexible working is the number 1 reason
    Pay is good for the market
    Nice facilities at TVP
    Global exposure
    Good brand name though they are not leaders by any means

    Cons

    If you don't have a direct team on site, there's nothing in the way of work social gatherings
    Few challenges in my job, to be the point of boring
    Oracle is really tight on financials.. Means there is no Xmas party, absolutely nothing in the way of oracle sponsored team events. No salary hike for last 2 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better career prospects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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