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Anonymous shared this review of Oracle, United States on Nov 20th, 2020
"There's a lot of male leadership, make sure to advocate for yourself, because the culture very much requires that you do this for yourself. "
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle, United States on Oct 26th, 2020
"You have to advocate fir yourself super vocally or you’ll fizzle."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle, United States on Sep 25th, 2020
"There are some women managers, but if you report to a male manager, chances are he's from an older generation and stuck in his ways of thinking, not very supportive of women in growing their careers. There's always "something wrong with you." This company has a terrible reputation around their culture, and I would avoid like the plague in the future."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle, United States on Aug 14th, 2020
"Most of the positions are contracts that border on co employment laws. Make sure you have the mental capacity to take orders from 4 supervisors who don’t know what they need to have accomplished."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle, United States on Jan 30th, 2020
"The ability to work from home is the best benefit. Pay is below industry standard in the consulting LOB."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle, United States on Nov 6th, 2019
"Find a good team with other women. Know what your pay should be and negotiate hard."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle, United States on Oct 14th, 2019
"It is an okay environment for a woman in tech"
"good work environments, peaceful mind, perfect work-life balance, UT no great hike or promotions! "
"Oracle was recently called out for paying women less, but overall I had a pretty good experience there."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Mar 27th, 2019
"I started off in Oracle with a great all in compensation plan and a great team. However, after working in the company for a few months, it was very clear that to get ahead you need to be part of the boys-club. There was only one woman who was in a leadership position in my team. Women that I knew were systematically pushed out as well. I do not recommend."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Mar 25th, 2019
"Corporate HQ is incredibly supportive of women in the workplace; I didn’t really realise it was a ‘thing’ elsewhere until I left."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Feb 15th, 2019
"Great place in terms of flexibility. However, growth can be stagnant at times. "
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Feb 11th, 2019
"Be wary that it's definitely a "boy's club" and harassment tends to go unchecked."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Feb 4th, 2019
"It is a middle age white man boy club but if you can get approval by them or an in, you're good"
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Oct 17th, 2018
"My management has always been very respectful of life outside of work."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Oct 11th, 2018
"I have only worked here for 6 months. Work-Life balance is respected, culture is non-aggressive, men are more respected by other men in daily interactions than women, leadership is male dominated. "
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Oct 1st, 2018
"The work-life balance here is pretty great, and they only require that you work in the office 3 days a week, which is pretty great. While I don't have children myself, they encourage connection with family and making time to be with them."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Sep 1st, 2018
"Women are valued and respected at Oracle; we have women in leadership and are voices are respected and heard."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Jul 12th, 2018
"Oracle has really put a focus on diversity over the past year and is probably the most flexible job I've ever held (at least on my team). I work from home and have unlimited vacation/time off, which allows me to maintain an awesome work/life balance. "
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Jul 11th, 2018
"Watch your back. Female bosses favour the males.Clearly biased. No real chance of promotion. Lots of people from previous take overs waiting for pay outs and coasting along"
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Jun 21st, 2018
"it depends on the department or division you're in. Oracle is a large company. Employees in California have better maternity/paternity benefits. However, if you're not in California, it's insulting. "
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Jun 7th, 2018
"Work from home culture is clutch for a working mother with young kids. I've noticed many more women in sales roles here than at other companies. They still need to work on better representation at senior levels. "
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Apr 10th, 2018
"Be sure to know salary range for your job position and negotiate."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Mar 14th, 2018
"Oracle is a huge company, so your manager determines your job satisfaction. If your manager is not your advocate to the powers that be, there is really no chance of advancement. And even if you do have a strong advocate, the company bureaucracy is a huge impediment to getting anything meaningful done."
"Difference in Women to Men ratio in Management leans towards Men."
"Take or keep a job here if the opportunity is something that will assist your future career plans or direction. It can be a difficult place to have a long career."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Jan 6th, 2018
"flexible hours, work from home as much as you want. but the job is demanding, so even if working from home - you could be working 12 -14 hour days"
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Dec 19th, 2017
"They dont have a company maternity leave policy for emplioyees. They took away vacation accrual now we have to rely on fmla unpaid vacation for maternity leave. If you are out of work more than 90 days due to maternity you have to pay cobra."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Oct 16th, 2017
"nothing in particular I can think of at the moment"
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Oct 9th, 2017
"Sorry i do not have anything else to comment. Thanks."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Sep 8th, 2017
"Move around as often as possible and definitely get into the cloud side of the business. Pay attention to rumors and keep your skills relevant."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Sep 2nd, 2017
"Not family friendly/oriented. Frat boy/old boys club mentality still. Had to fight for a space for pumping upon my return from maternity leave."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Aug 23rd, 2017
"almost all of the executives are men and in my experience men are the only people that get promoted. Also, Oracle has had a salary increase freeze for the past 5 years and increased the cost employees have to pay for their benefits- so I make less money than I did 5 years ago with inflation. "
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Jul 25th, 2017
"Oracle is a old school boys club in some areas, but flexible and supportive in others. Because it is so large bad situations go unchecked or get brushed aside. Check what type of team you will have and how your manager responds to questions about diversity."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Jul 13th, 2017
"Be prepared to receive some of the "shit" work like scheduling, coordinating even though men are completely capable. "
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Jun 28th, 2017
"Not much to say yet. They just acquired this company last year."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Mar 30th, 2017
"Decent place. Depends upon team. Some teams are more friendly and flexible than others."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Mar 24th, 2017
"It is all in attitude. Great compenation, benefits and training."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Mar 22nd, 2017
"The organisation is employee friendly only if you perform well. The HR policies and the HR is not employee friendly."
"It is all in attitude. Great compenation, benefits and training."
"This company is fine for low level and non-management positions for women. It's rare that a management position will go to a woman. In two instances I witnessed in my team, the Senior Director hired men outside of the company vs. hiriing within the company (men or women) or hiring women for a management position."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Feb 2nd, 2017
"Your experience at Oracle will differ greatly depending on what line of business and location you are working for."
"Oracle is a good old boys club in most departments especially in development and engineering. There is not equal opportunities, pay or promotions. "
"I would not say there are issues with gender equality, just issues in terms of compensation compared to upper management."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Dec 1st, 2016
"Satisfaction will depend highly on your role, department, pillar, and management. "
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Sep 22nd, 2016
"In Enterprise field sales, your manager controls the territory you get. Outside of the fantastic guy who hired me, the other 5 managers (I moved internally once, but have had 6 managers in 5 years) have consistently given me horrible territories. I am a very open, team-oriented person by nature, but I have been bullied, berated and threatened. I had a manager who wanted to tell my customer that I would be fired if I didn't get their business, simply because he knew the customer liked and trusted me. This is a 'good ol boys club' at its finest and we do not belong."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on Sep 12th, 2016
"I was too junior but I didn't see much difference in treatment. However the work itself was fairly boring and unremarkable."
Anonymous shared this review of Oracle on May 12th, 2016
"A big company so your experience will largely depend on your region, pillar, manager, team etc."
"I'm new in the tech business and come from various HRD roles, mostly in non-profit. But otherwise than expected, employee engagement is much higher here. Although a startling 76% of my colleagues is male, I really feel that a female approach is appreciated. My male colleagues are also quite nice. Some weeks ago I had a new haircut, more than 3 male colleagues complimented me. Also, in a male dominated environment it is easier to act as an active diplomatic influencer. So yes: I like it here."
"Once you're in expect to be forgotten. Don't expect a raise or a bonus. Insiders know that this is how Oracle ensures a certain amount of attrition; people get sick and tired of working so hard without any reward. Sadly, this ensures the top performers leave since they can easily get a job elsewhere. Oracle loves to tell you that compensation is not a motivator. While that's true, it certainly is a huge motivator if your pay doesn't keep up with the market."
"Typical of male dominated industries - you will work 2x as hard to get 1/2 as far as your male counterparts with a base salary $20k-$30k less than your peers."
"It has the typical problem that there are more men in tech positions and more women in support/creative roles. As a real policy, Oracle does not give raises, EVEN WITH PROMOTIONS, unless you come in with an offer that they decide to counter. If you get a good offer and the other benefits work with your life and you'll be happy there long term, it can be a great place, but it is not for the ambitious. You'll work your butt off for that promotion, but the only thing that changes is your business card title and the amount of responsibility you have."
"I worked at Oracle for 2 years. I enjoyed my time there, met cool people, enjoyed decent benefits, onsite gym, etc. That being said I left because the environment did not lend itself to professional growth. I took professional development classes outside of work, joined teams, volunteered for projects, etc., but it was clear managers do no advocate much for employees, raises aren't given out much, and when they are it is typically based on seniority. Since everyone on my team was there 4-8 years longer, I knew that was my timeline for a raise (and not a big one at that). That being said, it's a decent place to work, but moreso for someone comfortable with a slower pace."
"Oracle is retro in so many ways: the technology, the attitudes, etc. It's an old-boys club. (I think Safra Katz made it to the top b/c she acts like one of them, and it ain't pretty). It could be a good place to start your career, but after 2-4 years, GET OUT. My department felt like there was a time-clock and no one put out any extra effort, and didn't question the edicts from above."
"Huge international company so reviews could vary wildly one department to the next. I like where I work. I've run across institutional issues that interfere with doing my job but none have been gender based. I've received regular raises (small 3-5%) and never had a problem being paid overtime when I've worked it. Oracle is not known for big salaries and raises but I appreciate the stability after years at start-ups. I also have many intangible benefits like controlling my own schedule for what hours I work, no dress code, and I like my team. I suspect much of my enjoyment working for Oracle is due to being in a small operations/development office rather than in one of the huge campus buildings. If I had to Ann Taylor my wardrobe or be in right at 9am my satisfaction would be much lower. I was the only woman until recently in my particular role but there are many women and minorities in the development and operations teams I work with daily. A benefit of giant corporations over start-ups is a working HR and company-wide instituted rules for behavior. I've never had a problem with coworkers so I don't know if everything would work the way they say it does the online training classes we take every year but at least the structure exists for filing a complaint."
"Your experience at this company really depends on your department. Some departments are compensated and have lots of headcount, others never see raises or bonuses. There are very few women in my division, and only 14% of the managers and directors are women. It's lonely here although all of the men are extremely respectful."
"Salary increases and bonuses occur on a very rare basis, even with increasing revenues and profits. This is true even when performing in the top tier (as rated by management). Any maternity leave beyond 12 weeks is unpaid."
"Who women are treated within this company varies greatly based on product line, department and manager. Management is male-dominated."
"I've been with Oracle for almost 2 years and there are a lot of strong, competent women working here in every type of role and at all levels. I believe that women are treated fairly and have opportunity for growth and advancement. The company offers an incredibly flexible work environment, making for a good work-life balance. There are periods of heavy workloads, balanced by time to regroup and plan. The benefits are great and colleagues are highly professional."
"I have worked here for over nearly 20 years, and my pay is significantly lower then my peers. They hire in new people and pay them more. there is no loyalty. It saddens me really. I have had many roles and the one I have now requires very long hours and they don't want you to work OT but they want the work done. they do no offer good manager support or they hire in new managers who have no real experience in the role. we don't get raises for years on end and when we do, it is 25-50 cents . in the end, I will likely stay only because I do enjoy the flexibility of working remotely and I enjoy the people I work with."
"I donno. Lots of guys but that's more or less as expected as a developer."
"I have only worked here 6 months. In tech there generally aren't a lot of women in the industry overall but Oracle is a BIG boys club. There is not a lot of flexibility or work life balance for those of us that have families. The flipside is the money can be outstanding and the name on the resume is great!"
"For the most part, women can and do excel at Oracle."
"I've worked here for 5 years. There are many visible examples of women in top leadership roles at Oracle. Maybe not enough of them yet, but you do see women in highly respected positions throughout the organization in Finance, Marketing, and in technical roles. I've found great working opportunities do exist even for remote workers like myself and the company provides the flexibility and tools to deal with life events as they happen."
"This company is in the middle of re-tooling for the cloud. I have worked here for almost 20 years (yes, incredible). I have loved my career at Oracle until just recently. I was so happy, I thought I would never, ever leave. But things have changed dramatically. In the last two years I have experienced that senior management is systematically doing a "Reduction in Force" to remove, experienced, older workers (anyone above 50). Next they either use offshore resources (Romania), or they hire new resources without experience who are willing and able to work extreme hours and don't expect substantial raises. From Safra the CEO She said that one of the key elements for the Oracleâ€™s expansion in Romania is the highly trained workforce. â€œWe invest here because itâ€™s a good place to find highly trained employees. Romanians are well educated and most of all they are problem solvers. They try resolve things when others just stop. For us Romania is not just a place for low paying jobs. We have many employees who were recruited from Romania to take executive positions within the group and we have nearly all of our business lines present hereâ€, Oracleâ€™s president explained. There are many educated women in the US who are equally as hard working and determined when problem solving. Don't let her comments fool you, Oracle is highly motivated by cost cutting. Some things they are cutting make sense, others do not. Recently they announced that all remote workers could expect only $50 in expense reimbursement for home telecommuting costs (Phone and internet). For most people this amounts to about a $2000 cut in pay. Add to that, many US workers have not had a salary increase in 3-5 years (if they did it was only 1 or 2 percent). Yet the CEO's and the stockholders seem to do well. This company no longer has a balance with profitability, and human resources. Women are not equally compensated at Oracle, they are not equally promoted (past a certain level)in the same numbers as men. In the past, working for Oracle looked good on a resume. Now, I'm not so sure. I have not left the company, and I'd like to stay for some time to come, but these are tough times for the US Employees."
"There is no direction as far as I can tell for career growth or pay raises. Getting information about benefits is difficult."
"Very male dominated but flexible, many people work from home."
"There are a lot of conveniences depending on the department such as working from home, good benefits which is great for a working mom. On the flip side they will cut back and have others work ungodly amounts of time especially in peak times without much appreciation or concern as to how it interrupts personal life."
"I work in a smaller town, because there is no competition we are paid a low cost center wage even though cost of living here is highest in the US. As a woman and compared to my peers here in the office, I as a woman am not getting a fare wage."
"I've been here for a long time and they offer good flex hours. However, because it's so global there are many required hours "after-hours" which is difficult. In my department women are advanced based on ability but upper management is still lacking. Maternity leave is ok and I don't think anyone is judged for taking full leave."
"Professional women are paid equally compared to men. There are some very high level women at the top."
"Not a great place to work for women. Old boys club mentality."
"I see a lot of women working in Oracle and a lot in positions of authority"
"NEGOTIATE SALARY UPFRONT! $0 bonus. Salary increases are very RARE, even after years of outstanding reviews. Oracle is known for not pay and therefore have terrible employee retention - even if you take a job at a new grade level, while your grade might change, salary is almost always lateral. Bonuses are only available for certain grade levels. It is a very self-serving organization: you teach yourself, you manage yourself, you are the only one to acknowledge your work, and you have to promote yourself to get your name out there, otherwise management will claim your work as your own, so protect yourself. Most Oracle jobs require you to work in the office daily, very few orgs allow for flexible work hour or WFH jobs."
"I would recommend to manAge up....there are many type A personalities and you will be lost in the crowd if you do,not do this."
"Don't accept a low salary; you will never get up to market."
"I'm a top sales performer but I've been told that my attitude could be "sweeter" that I can be too pushy and aggressive. I've gotten on calls with all men, introductions were made by all other team members and my manager has said I will speak for her and did my introduction for me. He did all the talking the rest of the call. I was brought in by acquisition and haven't seen a raise since. In fact my manager was raised to a higher level and given a bump in pay and while slightly blitzed at a corporate dinner told everyone how bad he felt about getting "our" raises. They also constantly replan their sales people so they don't have to pay them what they earn for being successful. You think your going to earn a great commission and then suddenly it's cut in 1/2 but at Oracle they believe their pay is a "gift" to their employees not that they earn it. There are way too many managers, it is so management top heavy. Also have been told not to log overtime hours when I submit my hours to payroll even though I have worked overtime and am required to do overtime as part of my job."
"Work is not challenging. If you are in for building cool things, be prepared to do so by just managing to scratch the surface of their products."
"For young and ambitious women who wants to achieve big in your career don't waste your time by joining this company. Its good to join this company in mid of your career, where you need flexible hours while your kids are growing up. If you want to have flexible company to work with, then only join this company. Building better relationships with the senior management is very important to for your career advancement."
"I hear things vary widely from department to department, but I am able to work from home and I set my own hours. I have been given several promotions and continued growth opportunities. My department is made up of a majority women, many of whom are wives and mothers who are very happy with the work life balance. I am happy where I am but I have heard that you really need to check into your department's stance on things like flex hours and working from home. Not everyone in Oracle is so lucky I hear."
"I would tell myself to stop stressing because the job is not as hard as people say!"
"Recent corp buyout. opinion still pending. Still they seem better than original corp"
"With new hires they had 2 men and 3 women. After 1 year, promoted both men and none of the women. No coaching or 1:1 meetings with managers. Never had a career talk in 3 years."
"I became employed at Oracle through an acquisition. Becoming an Oracle employee was a huge culture shock and took about a year for me to realize and accept that Oracle is a job, not a career. Salary is not competitive and I had been warned by other women (particularly those in a specific type of job role) that once you were acquired, there are no pay raises for a large population of their employees. Four years later and I can tell you the 'no raise' warnings were correct. I have definitely hit my dead-end, there is no opportunity for promotion or increase in salary. Why do I stay? I stay because the people in my organization are pleasant to work with and I have a boss that I enjoy working for. My boss allows me great flexibility with my schedule, resulting in a great work/life balance which is priceless for a mom with small children. Please Note: My information shows a recent bonus of $10 - $20K. This is incorrect. I have never received, nor am I eligible for bonus, but this site wouldn't allow me to choose a zero amount."
"Overall alot of flexibility as I work from home. My boss is wonderful, we were all acquired. However no raises in a very long time, and its alot of people (that I know of) and not linked to performance. It's unfortunate, because other than that I am very happy."
"I joined the company via acquisition and over the course of the next few years worked on several different development projects as business plans changed and other acquisitions occurred. While standard benefits via HR always apply, flexibility, treatment, perks, and demands vary wildly depending on localized projects and managers."
"I have worked there for almost 15 years. I have moved up in positions and now that I have children, I am able to work from home every day. I am happy with the work/life balance and the chance to be at home with my kids every day."
"I have worked there for a long time -- have had several kids. My co-workers are very supported. I think it might be more difficult for less senior people. I do believe that men at this company are paid more than women, but the company allows me a lot of freedom with my family"
"This company is extremely difficult to move up in. I have been at this company for 4 years (8 including time with another company). I am still at beginner title level and am up against 30 year veterans for promotions. They will not allow part time. I have to work because I am the primary bread winner for our family. This is my organization only but my director will not allow people to work from home (the flexibility is not there) - this is not an Oracle standard. There are very few women who work in my division."
"I have been here for almost 2 years and asked to have a mentor assigned to me. Which did occur, but then the mentor left the organization and was never back filled. The development of myself and my career is completely on me. The management team does not either have the support from HR or the insight on how to support and develop front line managers. The positive side is that there are a wealth of training resources and OWL (Oracle's Women's Leadership Network), but again, I have to make the development happen on my own, in addition to working 50+ hours per week and be a wife and mother."