Employee Development

Employee Development

Thoughtful Support to
Advance and Succeed

Helping Employees Shape the Future of Their Careers

Oracle provides extensive training opportunities and a supportive environment that fosters career self-management.

As an employer of choice in the rapidly evolving technology industry, Oracle encourages and empowers employees at all levels to engage in professional development. Beginning with the orientation of new employees and continuing into leadership development, technical training, professional skills courses, and customized organizational development consultations, almost every Oracle employee takes advantage of the online and in-person training and professional development that Oracle provides.

New Employee Orientation

Oracle hires thousands of new employees each year. New staff members ramp up quickly with online orientation materials that immerse them in Oracle business practices, organizational policies, history, and culture. In addition, they can access the Oracle Learning portal, which provides self-directed training on hundreds of important career-related subjects. Nearly all employees continue to use this learning portal as they progress through their Oracle careers.

What Oracle employees do in one month

Career Development

The Oracle Career Development portal gives employees the opportunity to view inspiring career success stories, understand job competencies, and create career development plans. Additionally, career development is supported by a variety of other tools, including

  • Organization and Talent Development Learning Centers, which provide employees with a variety of resources to learn specific skills
  • Professional development training, which includes instructor-led and e-learning courses to help employees develop and improve specific skills
  • Job-readiness and job-competency toolkits, which help employees assess their skills alignment with specific job functions

In addition, we provide targeted opportunities for new college graduates and interns to broaden their skills as they prepare to enter the workforce.

Continuous Learning on Demand

Through the Virtual Information Services (VIS) program, Oracle provides employees with on-demand access to an extensive digital library of critical business resources. With its focus on collaboration and knowledge sharing, the VIS platform facilitates timely decision-making and enhances our employees’ productivity and effectiveness.

Examples of resources available for on-demand learning include

Oracle University training
  • Harvard ManageMentor and Skillsoft: Online and mobile learning options for leadership and management skills development
  • Journals and magazines: Technical and business publications relevant to Oracle's business (EBSCO, IEEE, ACM, and more)
  • Safari Books Online: Critical technical resources, including books and videos
  • GlobeSmart: Cultural guidance that helps employees work globally and conduct business in more than 80 countries
  • GlobalEnglish: Practices to help sharpen business communication in English
  • Oracle Social Network: An online knowledge-sharing platform that enables employees to connect and collaborate with each other in real time

Technical Training

In order to develop and support Oracle’s world-class products, our employees must continuously evolve their technical skills. We provide a variety of formal and informal technical training resources for employees, including Oracle University training, external training, self-study, “brown bag” lunch sessions, technical webcasts and seminars, on-the-job training, and one-on-one mentoring.

Oracle University Training

Oracle University, the world’s leading provider of Oracle product training, offers thousands of courses to employees. Approximately 5,000 Oracle employees attend Oracle University classes daily. Student evaluations from these courses reflect that 99 percent of employees would do one or more of the following:

  • Take another class from Oracle University
  • Take another class from their instructor
  • Recommend Oracle University training to others

Employee demand for Oracle University courses has grown in recent years, and more than 3.7 million hours of training were delivered to employees in FY14.

Talent Management

We seek to retain and develop high-potential employees who provide great value to Oracle and our customers. Oracle's Organization and Talent Development team works to identify such employees at all levels of our business and guide strategic decisions regarding their development.

Our internal systems allow employees and managers to review and track employee performance against the required competencies for a particular job function. We continue to evolve our talent capabilities by implementing our own products, including Oracle HCM Cloud, to help empower our employees.

Leadership Development

Oracle employees have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through numerous programs, including

  • Lead to Achieve: A targeted program for new front-line managers
  • Lead Beyond: A targeted program for new directors
  • Talent Management portal: A portal to ensure the right people are in the right roles
  • Conversations Matter portal: A portal to increase the effectiveness of workplace conversation
  • Performance Appraisal Training Center: A program to effectively manage employee performance and feedback

Organization Development

Oracle’s success depends on the capabilities of our people and the effectiveness of our organizations. As our executives and managers lead their organizations to achieve, Oracle’s organization development consultants are available to help them maximize team performance and productivity. These consultants provide support in areas such as organization strategy, assessment, design, organization change, cross-organization collaboration, mergers and acquisitions integration, and team effectiveness.


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