Is Oracle OCI really that bad?

Microsoft / Product xcffff
May 28, 2018 34 Comments

The reviews for Oracle /OCI seem to be all over the place, with majority being negative and mostly “don’t come here “, “run” etc. I just got an offer and the tc is almost *.4x my current comp. benefits seem kind of comparable as well and I read here that WLB is great.

So what exactly is the problem?

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  • Amazon
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    You need to think about it's vision.. do you really think OCI will even reach to a point where GCP is? Forget about Azure or AWS...

    It is more like "Everyone is going to the cloud, we will do the same"...

    They need to have good leaders... Just throwing $$$ wouldn't work...
    May 28, 2018 4
    • They have built in customers. As long as they charge less for oracle licenses than AWS they will have some customers. Just like Azure
      May 28, 2018
    • Amazon
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      Would love to see :) remind me after 5 years!
      May 28, 2018
    • It won't get AWS level customer numbers but they'll get plenty to be in profit~ so many idiot managers wanting to justify their jobs by suggesting that projects ride the cloud buzz
      May 28, 2018
    • Microsoft Papappak
      Good leaders cost money, so that is why they spending money. Good devs from azure and aws will follow the money. So will the bad ones, but that is life.
      May 28, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng Joff Bezos
    Many enterprise companies want to get away from Oracle and their abusive relationship. As new services grow that can replace Oracle at scale then customers will slowly migrate. Oracle is a sinking ship but vendor lock in allows them to stay customer hostile because it takes so freaking long to migrate (and in many cases completely rebuild) software.
    May 28, 2018 0
  • SAP / Other Poundtown
    Why would you leave for 0.4x your current comp?
    May 28, 2018 7
    • Amazon
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      Stop running after $$$... Let $$$ run after you 🐵🐵🐵
      May 28, 2018
    • Microsoft Papappak
      Prob means 40% increase which makes more sense.
      May 28, 2018
    • Microsoft / Product xcffff
      OP
      Yes <40% increase
      May 28, 2018
    • Microsoft / Product xcffff
      OP
      @3headed what do I do when the $$$ runs after me. Should I avoid/ hide or embrace it? In this case the money came after me... opportunity/interview/ offer/voila
      May 28, 2018
    • Microsoft Papappak
      Can you share your new TC and years experience?
      May 28, 2018
  • Microsoft underuper
    What workloads do they have except taking Oracle DB to SaaS?
    May 28, 2018 4
    • Microsoft FUSkype
      Dont u just love it when people comment without even a bit of homework! Typical Microsoft
      May 28, 2018
    • Microsoft Pediasure
      Lol - I will revert back soon
      May 28, 2018
    • MuleSoft txCi08
      It’s a fact they have almost traction besides their existing DB customers...not even new DB customer. @FUSkype get some real data points on what your field is selling and why...you will get your answer
      May 28, 2018
    • Microsoft beeboop
      @FUSkype so u wont answer the question then?
      May 28, 2018
  • Microsoft dotme
    My observation is that they pay a looot but still get only the second tier from azure and aws. Haven’t seen anyone I consider rock star go there. They are getting good engineers and PMs with that money but not the cream
    May 28, 2018 3
    • Amazon / Eng sde3
      BS. They got lots of core engineers who built up ec2, s3 or aws in genernal. msft ppl usually have a hard time ramping up, it is not just the ones who joined OCI but ones who joined amzn/g or everywhere else.
      May 28, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      legend

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      Yep. I can confirm that 3 of the rockstar SDEs from my team moved to oci.
      May 29, 2018
    • Microsoft dotme
      Good to hear that and I mean it
      May 29, 2018
  • Microsoft picxi
    Oci is the best company ever. Please join and don't ask for exhorbitant TCs. Think of wanting to make cloud from ground up
    Jun 26, 2018 3
    • Microsoft / Other Leetcodw
      Is this sarcasm
      Jun 26, 2018
    • Microsoft picxi
      No
      Jun 26, 2018
    • Microsoft picxi
      Please join. We need people
      Jun 26, 2018
  • Microsoft larryell
    Unfortunately these people are right.. It's a mess
    Jun 9, 2018 2
    • Microsoft / Product Xcffff
      Thanks. Do you work at OCI or Msft?
      Jun 10, 2018
    • Microsoft BpXr87
      What happened?
      Jun 10, 2018
  • Oracle Oh well!
    Join and you’ll see!
    May 28, 2018 2
    • Microsoft / Product xcffff
      OP
      I am not sure what this means? Any insights you provide will be helpful
      May 28, 2018
    • Expectations of IC2 vs IC3?
      Jun 1, 2018
  • Microsoft egevge
    Yup join and you will have some surprises. Lol
    Jun 2, 2018 0