Oracle Reviews

Updated 25 October 2014
Updated 25 October 2014
5,896 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 833 reviews)

  • Great work from home options; Good front-line managers who support their staff (in 371 reviews)


Cons
  • No flexibility for work/life balance--no telecommuting or working from home one day (in 111 reviews)

  • The consulting practice shrunk so much that there is no career growth (in 150 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
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  5. 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!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7.  

    A lot to learn

    • 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

    Pros

    Excellent network of intelligent people

    Cons

    Negotiate hard initially otherwise, potentially to get stuck in a rut

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Oracle

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

    I worked at Oracle

    Pros

    Excellent training and career opportunities

    Cons

    Need to manage your life/work balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent work experience

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

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

    Pros

    1) huge company, but teams have a start-upish atmosphere.
    2) Software processes are well structured and one can experience all aspects of a release
    3) flexible work timings
    4) lots of interesting cutting edge work to pick from.

    Cons

    1) some processes have too much red tape.
    2) seniority is often based on years of experience rather than job performance
    3) geographically diverse teams, so lots of meetings and productive work to be done over phone outside normal work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    seniority in a job should be based on merit, give younger employees management opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Mine of knowledge, amazing and very talented people to interact with

    Cons

    Too big and heavy processes

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

    Good Products but treat your customers better....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Good Products, Generally good co-workers

    Cons

    Alot of internal competition. No single point of authority. Too many reps calling on the same customer selling competing products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort out the sales model. Be more flexible commercially with customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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