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  • 388 employees say

    Excellent (190)
    48.969072164948%
    Good (104)
    26.80412371134%
    Satisfactory (59)
    15.20618556701%
    Subpar (35)
    9.020618556701%
    3.66
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.00

Reviews for Oracle

Reviews - What employees say

3.66 Employees say
1.00 Applicants say
  • 13.Aug 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Large corporation moves like an aircraft carrier. More about following the plan and little openness to fix things, in my experience. Major change underway to become a cloud company, but little focus on preserving on-premise installations.

Support from management

Generally great but my immediate manager was completely unsupportive, not like the normal I had experienced in 8 years.

Teamwork

People were spread out everywhere but we worked closely as a team due to availability of appropriate tools.

Freedom to work independently

Very trusting because they hire experienced & professional people.

Internal Communication

Generally easy to reach out to anyone without reprimand, in my experience in product support.

Gender Equality

No one cared whether you were male or female as long as you do a good job.

Attitude towards older colleagues

My organization had older and younger workers. In two rounds of layoffs only the older workers were layed off. A recent visit to another large Oracle office felt like I was visiting a college campus.

Career Development

Weekly emails on career development but no time or funding generally for training, especially if it involved a move to another org in the company. Technical training on new products not available for free, is a cost to your org.

Overall compensation for your work

Good until last year - I was paid commission on support contracts for on-premise hardware and software, but sales reps were only selling cloud solutions, which often replaced on-premise installations. Compensation went down $10K last year alone.

Office / Work Environment

I had freedom to work anywhere, but preferably close to, or at customer locations.

Environmental Friendliness

Genuine concern for the environment.

Work-Life Balance

Lots of opportunity to give back through Oracle programs, but also hourly employees told not to work overtime even though the job really required it.

Company Image

Great image as a top tier software company, especially for database.

Job Security

Supporting on-premise customers was against company direction even though it contributes the lion's share of income.

Handicapped Accessibility

No problems there.

Workplace Safety

Genuine concern for employee safety.

Challenging Work

Very challenging and overall rewarding, in my experience.

Inclusive / Diverse

Agreed, worked with people from everywhere.

Suggestions for improvement

  • More free training opportunities that is supported by immediate management.

What I like about the company

Very professional overall, and close attention to P&L helps it survive ups and downs in the market. My past employers were not as disciplined and they folded. Generally layoff averse too.

What I dislike about the company

Managing the transition from on-premise to cloud could be less harmful to employees.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Oracle
  • City
    Rocklin
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 13.Aug 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Very professional and focussed on excellence in execution.

Support from management

Very supportive management

Teamwork

Excellent team work

Freedom to work independently

There is freedom to work if the idea holds water in internal reviews.

Internal Communication

Excellent

Gender Equality

There is no differentiation. Men and women are treated equally.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Respect/Ratings are earned by doing good work irrespective of age.

Career Development

Employees were encouraged to improve their skill set and were encouraged to work in cross functional areas.

Overall compensation for your work

Fair compensation

Office / Work Environment

Excellent working environment. It fostered collaboration and openness.

Environmental Friendliness

Very environmentally conscious setup.

Work-Life Balance

Very well balanced

Company Image

With 5 chips taped out in 5 years, the image of Microelectronics was good.

Job Security

Your job is secure as long as the products are competitive in the market place.

Challenging Work

Oracle was pushing the envelope on process technology and with every new advanced node the challenge increased.

Inclusive / Diverse

Good ideas are always encouraged irrespective of where they came from.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Managers should be periodically educated on the values of openness and collaboration. There should be mandatory cross functional interactions where managers at all levels participate. They should be aware of the pain points of other functional areas. They should also be exposed to the customers very early in their careers. Some of the A rated employees who show great potential in leadership should be given accelerated training and exposure and should be put on a fast path.

What I like about the company

I like that the company had a clear agenda and there was a clear focus.

What I dislike about the company

There should have been more interaction between the Hardware and the Software groups.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Oracle Corporation
  • City
    Santa Clara
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Freelance/self-employed
  • Department
    Design

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 20.May 2018
  • Employee

Career Development

Oracle has no career development plans for their engineering staff. No job rotation. After many years in the same positions, engineers may find their skills outdated. Once they get laid off by Oracle, they may find it difficult to find another jobs.

Overall compensation for your work

Oracle pays low salary to their existing staff, even though they may pay competitive salary to attract new hires. Engineer positions typically do not have stock options. Year-end bonuses are rare and very low.

Oracle recently adopted a flexible vacation policy. There is no accumulated vacation balance. Thus, employees have to take vacation as soon as possible, or else when the employment is involuntarily terminated, employees lost all vacation that they would have entitled to.

Office / Work Environment

Work environment of the Oracle HQ is good. But personal offices are very limited. Individual contributors have to work in cubicles or even work stations with little or no privacy.

Job Security

There are small but frequent layoffs at Oracle, for no apparent business reasons. (Since Oracle engineer salaries are notoriously low, layoffs may not save the company much money).

Moreover, layoff decisions are often made by managers many levels above the staff being laid off, without consultation with the first and second level managers.

Furthermore, before laying off there long-time workers, Oracle management does not seem to attempt to move them to other open positions in the company.

Challenging Work

This depends on the teams. Managers do take the initiative to give their staff new responsibilities and let them develop new skills.

What I like about the company

Work locations are near bus routes.

What I dislike about the company

low salaries; unreasonable layoffs.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Oracle Corporation
  • City
    Redwood City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Research/development

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

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Review averages

  • 388 employees say

    Excellent (190)
    48.969072164948%
    Good (104)
    26.80412371134%
    Satisfactory (59)
    15.20618556701%
    Subpar (35)
    9.020618556701%
    3.66
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.00

kununu score comparisons

Oracle
3.66
389 reviews

Industry average (Information Technology/Software/Software Engineering)
3.75
184,025 reviews

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3.36
3,176,000 reviews