Oracle Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
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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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  1.  

    I learned a lot

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

    I have been working at Oracle as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I learned a huge amount about the database market and fostered a new appreciation for the software that controls websites, email servers and traffic lights. Decent pay and the company threw in some nice perks like a paid trip to SF to see America's Cup. They also paid for an expensive lunch for all interns.

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic and not as "hip" as younger companies like MemSQL or MongoDB. The company's technology is somewhat dated now and full time compensation is not sufficient to live in the Bay Area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase lower end salaries to attract more talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good company, good people, nice perk

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

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

    Pros

    good company, good people, nice perk

    Cons

    good company, good people, nice perk

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good company, good people, nice perk

  3.  

    Intern

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

    I worked at Oracle as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Time off policies
    Compensation
    Work life balance
    Pay
    On campus cafeterias

    Cons

    Large company
    No perks
    Very tech
    Super tech
    Extremely tech

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

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

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

    Pros

    Culture & Values, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits

    Cons

    Process slows the whole system and promotions are delayed which totally de-motivates good efforts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Largest and most dynamic SW and HW place in the world

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

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment. Always room to grow for top performers. Amazing leadership team. Enormours variety in products and services, hence there are always new places to work if you want to move internally

    Cons

    Like any large corporation there are multiple layers to go to and go through in case you want to get something approved. However, using the internal tracking tools the process is pretty optimized and efficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going, going, going!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal QA Engineer in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Principal QA Engineer in Pleasanton, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Work culture was very flexible

    Cons

    no promotions, hike for a long time

    Recommends
  8.  

    Worked in Technical Support (2006)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Newark, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Newark, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great management team to work for. Good exposure to product training. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Promotion an issue, no set guidelines for the same

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider looking into career aspirations one has and work towards it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Experience for the most part

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, global exposure, great technologies and very good compensation for VP and above

    Cons

    Conventional, old fashioned mindset, difficult to change. Cohesive culture is missing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better ways/means to hold on to and promote your best talent

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company

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

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

    Pros

    It is a market leader in many products. Reasonably good company to work for.

    Cons

    Company is very large and hierarchical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less red-tape. Empower engineers. Create a startup culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Large traditional software company, ok culture

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

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

    Pros

    Large company - pay and stability are good.

    Cons

    Large company - Process can be a pain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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