“You can apply to Oracle through their website for specific positions either as a new graduate or for more senior roles. A great thing that Oracle offers is also applying to a specific project. You can browse through their products and ongoing projects and find the project you would most likely like to work on, submitting your resume through the website.”
“There are a lot of great people, in general very nice and hard working. Depending on your department though, some of the middle-management has beaten down these people to be frustrated and more on edge. Many of the A players are leaving because the company doesn't give salary increases year over year.”
“In an organization this large it really depends on the manager you get. The interview itself is pretty standard, asking a mix of interpersonal and technical questions. Expect the follow-up to be very slow and communication about your place in the process to not be transparent.”
“"In general the office environment is not very positive, however it really depends on the team you'll be working with. If you're working on a great project thats innovative and actually providing strong value to the market, you're team will be highly engaged and you'll have a great experience at Oracle.
The majority of the teams and projects don't fall into this category however. A lot of the project sets at Oracle are with out-dated tech, and directly cannibalize other Oracle products. If you're in one of these teams the work environment can be very toxic. Lots of internal frustration at Oracle itself, and a hyper competitive atmosphere built on aggressive selling instead of providing value.
In these teams, the office morale is one of depressed frustration. Either you will be quickly bored by listening to customer complaints, or just feel useless for working on a project that you don't understand why you're actually working on it.
A lot of this frustration is based on middle-management. If you're unlucky to have a poor manager, it's very dificult to rise to have a good time working at Oracle. If you find out you have a bad manager, I'd recommend trying to move to a new project as quickly as possible, and find the projects that actually have good work environments. There are definitely some there, you just have to look."”
One of the great things about working for Oracle is that your work rarely spills over into your day to day. If you have to hit a project goal and you're behind you'll have to put in some extra work to catch up, but this rarely happens because their scheduling is usually very safe.
Oracle provides a pretty standard set of benefits for employees, pretty good health insurance, pet insurance, and vision benefits. One thing that definitely needs improvement is the Stock Purchase Program.
Although your co-workers are generally smart and nice, many of the middle-management doesn't do a great job at managing. I often feel like they manage the projects, revenues, and numbers, but not any of the people who make those things work. I think this stems from how managers are rewarded. If their projects are successful, they're seen to be successful managers, but they get nothing if more of their employees are promoted than standard for example. If I could change one thing, it would be to give managers incentives to actually support their employees in their development.
“"Oracle's help desk process can be very frustrating and time-consuming. When I contact for help I'll often get transfered to different departments endlessly, and the time it takes to get a response is much too long on the timeline of a business."
"One of the most frustrating things dealing with Oracle is that they have no centralized team to sell their products. When I was going through the evaluation phase to see which software I wanted to use, I was getting emails from 8 different oracle project groups and they would all try and negotiate with me for taking their product over a different Oracle product. It seems like their processes are very segregated and it's difficult to actually know which product would be best for my company."
"I've been a customer of Oracle for 13 years and I feel less confident year over year about the companies ability to help me. Oracle has tried to live in the past with a business model that basically shouts 'once you're hooked, time to take advantage of them for life'. With the large amount of SaaS options out there, I'm probably going to start looking for a enterprise software as a service that's cheaper and does the work I need to do better."”
Oracle provides a complete technology stack for cloud-based and data center solutions to support companies within a large range of systems and industries. Through engineering out the complexitity that stifles business innovation, Oracle is supporting companies by engineering in speed, reliability, security, and manageability in their enterprise solutions to help companies run efficiently.
Founded in 1977 by founders Bob Miner, Ed Oates, and Larry Ellison, Oracle's headquarters are in Redwood Shores, California. With over $39.5 billion in yearly revenue and 38,000 employees, Oracle has grown to be one of the top largest software makers in the world by revenue. With over 400,000 customers in more than 145 countries, Oracle has been helping companies make more efficient business decisions around the world.
Positive reviews from employees report enjoying working for Oracle because of the brand value it brings to yur resume, the flexible work environment and work from home policies, and the opportunity to learn from a smart team. Dissenting employees report being frustrated with the heavy amount of inernal processes, the low amount of pay raises, the rivalry between internal product and sales teams, and the sometimes inexperienced middle management.
Oracle has had continuous growth year over year and is a dominant player in the enterprise software industry, and as such is constantly hiring for a wide range of career areas. There are opportunities for careers at Oracle in software, hardware, product development, marketing, manufacturing, finance, consulting, sales, and more.
Oracle's has 3 core values that are fundamental to how the company operates. They value integrity; each employee must demonstrate honesty and sound ethical behavior in all of their business transactions, and have strong integrity when dealing with each other. Oracle values Mutual Respect: Oracle employees should consistently treat everyone with respect and dignity. Oracle values Teamwork: Oracle employees work together for the collective interest Oracle as a company.
*The interview process for Oracle differs heavily depending on departments and roles applied for. Some are purely by phone, while others involve watching a presentation and answering questions related to the presentation.*
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Oracle was founded by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner, and Ed Oates in 1977 under the name Software Development Laboratories (SDL). The original company idea came from a 1970 paper that was written by Edgar F. Codd on relational database management systems (RDBMS). He recognized that IBM was entering the space through an article in the IBM Research Journal, and they recognized if they were able to build compatible systems, they could huge market share in the future. The company then changed its name to Relational Software, Inc (RSI) in 1979, and then again to Oracle Systems Corporation in 1982 because of its core product offered, the Oracle Database.