Amazon AWS vs Oracle OCI

Medtronic strikerr
Jul 31 41 Comments

Oracle OCI - Senior SW
Base - 155k, RSU - 105k/yr, sign-on 15k, TC 260k

Amazon AWS - SDE 1
Base 141k, RSU - 31 shares, sign-on y1- 28k, sign-on y2 - 19k, TC ~= 170k

4 YoE. Both Seattle location.

Amazon seems to be an obvious choice for a lot of people. However, I have heard a lot of good stuff about OCI too.

Which offer to choose? Comparison between work life balance, culture, job satisfaction etc would be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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TOP 41 Comments
  • Roku roku!
    Why is this even a question
    Jul 31 1
  • Amazon KBso42
    Dude. It's 100K difference!
    Jul 31 0
  • Amazon / Design !!hotdog
    Lots of Amazon people at OCI. You’re young, give OCI a shot.
    Jul 31 0
  • Oath HelpRefer
    SDE1 for 4 yoe?
    Jul 31 2
    • Medtronic strikerr
      OP
      I was actually interviewed for SDE 2. I should've done a bit better. But yea SDE 1 is what they offered me.
      Jul 31
    • Oath HelpRefer
      100k is a big difference in my opinion. Join OCI and if you don’t like it there, You can try SDE-2 in another 6 months or so and then change
      Aug 1
  • Amazon / Eng KTUv41
    That’s almost an 100k difference in TC
    Jul 31 1
  • Microsoft ImAwesome
    OCI is a sinking ship lol you will constantly worry about layoffs
    Jul 31 4
    • Oracle code 417
      100k extra is plenty for worrying about layoffs. For OP (I assume mid 20s with no kids), that 100k will stretch over a year if they lay them off. Enough $ for months of LC prep for new job AND a nice long euro trip or something
      Aug 1
    • Microsoft dude is correct
      Aug 1
    • Oracle KxFX74
      Another Microsoft lifer who didn’t get an offer
      Aug 2
    • Microsoft ImAwesome
      Another Oracle person denying reality...
      Aug 2
  • Arista Networks jfkjfjci
    Amazon is really lowballing you. Go with OCI and if it’s not the best fit, make a move in a year or so.
    Jul 31 0
  • Google Larry Pаge
    Dude, why would you not take OCI?
    Jul 31 2
    • Oracle zXd43f
      People value prestige too much
      Jul 31
    • Oracle djjdhbw
      Amazon ain’t get no prestige shit
      Aug 1
  • Amazon puckAmz
    It is one of the best dumb questions, see my nickname.
    Jul 31 0
  • Microsoft ufhudv
    OCI since wlb is great there and pay is much more. Don’t follow the Amazon herd.
    Jul 31 0
  • Amazon
    peepoodo

    Amazon

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    Microsoft
    BIO
    Brb bio.
    peepoodomore
    OCI lol. Not enough money in the world. Respect yourself.
    Jul 31 0
  • Amazon / Eng gsUPhorse
    Was exactly in same boat a year ago. Amazon vs OCI. I chose Amazon while my friend chose OCI. DM me for in depth discussion
    Jul 31 2
  • No brainer.
    Aug 3 1
  • Oracle azingazuma
    OCI will soon become Monopoly money
    Aug 1 1
    • Oracle code 417
      Oracle stock will weather recession better than others. Old guard on prem customer base will guarantee that (as they did in 08), and current cheaper than that competition pricing will keep cloud afloat, even if not growing. And the stock is more fairly valued than others as is (low PE)
      Aug 1
  • Oracle OlJs40
    what is the vesting schedule at amazon? I heard it was 5/5/40/40 and most people don't last 2 years.
    Aug 4 1
  • Oracle oIXL80
    Have you already tried using your OCI offer to negotiate with AWS?
    Aug 1 1
    • Medtronic strikerr
      OP
      Tried, but they said that's final.
      Aug 6
  • Amazon / Eng
    z126

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    Amazon, IBM
    z126more
    Your base seems very high for an SDE I, it's like 5 K more than my base as an SDE II, though my TC is like 45K more without signing bonuses
    Aug 1 1
    • Amazon / Eng KTUv41
      His base is high for SDE 1 but his RSU and Sign On are low, so it balances out kinda
      Aug 1
  • Salesforce / Eng yymG87
    How is this even a question ?
    Jul 31 1
    • Oracle zXd43f
      What is your default answer?
      Jul 31
  • Lockheed Martin / Other
    Schz3

    Lockheed Martin Other

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    industrialoptic
    Schz3more
    How convenient for Amazon .

    When is the other 10% of the OCI ?
    Aug 4 0
  • Bloomberg m5xk27w602
    Why is this even a question? Amazon is garbage, to the point that I'd never work there now that I work at Bloomberg.
    Aug 1 0