Move to OCI

Microsoft movearound
Oct 2 41 Comments

Got an offer from OCI, which compensation-wise with a big jump (200k -> 300k). Moreover, I enjoyed talking to the team and hiring manager during the interview. I liked thieir startup environment. However, what im concerned is more about fututre of this product. OCI is not a leading cloud service(5th place) and cloud competition is tough and intense. As a result, its position and future is quite uncertain.

Can anyone share his/her opinion on OCI?

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TOP 41 Comments
  • Oracle borehog
    I like the negativity about oci. I have been here almost five years. I could bust all myths.

    But why would I care. Fk you all. You decide your own shit.
    Oct 2 6
    • Oracle borehog
      No you can’t. I have no desire to help anyone. I could not care less if you think we are going to die tomorrow morning.
      Oct 2
    • Microsoft
      zert

      Microsoft

      BIO
      Sup, brah?
      zertmore
      Are you ok?
      Oct 2
    • Oracle borehog
      No man. I work at a company with no prestige. How can I be ok. People throw trash at me.
      Oct 2
    • Oracle
      okul

      Oracle

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      okulmore
      Same here
      Super happy being here. Making tons of money. But not going to play that game of trying to convince people we are good.
      Oct 6
    • Oracle lfkcofokd
      Lol
      Oct 6
  • Microsoft hotsteppa
    Last layoff at Oracle was downright dirty and they dug into people's profiles and made high paid architects leave with shit explanations.
    Oct 2 5
    • Microsoft movearound
      OP
      What a shit show off the scene
      Oct 2
    • Google / Eng
      Mr TK

      Google Eng

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      Mr TKmore
      Can you explain what is meant by digging into people's profiles?
      Oct 3
    • Microsoft hotsteppa
      There was a strategy of management replacement with new managers making cases to drive higher-paid architects/swe's with "valid" cases. New managers would create conflicting situations or dig into past situations that could provoke a firing scenario
      Oct 3
    • Google / Eng
      Mr TK

      Google Eng

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      Mr TKmore
      Oct 8
    • Microsoft hotsteppa
      Problem is that this comes in waves, if you've been in the industry for long enough. Mass growth-no desired ROI-mass layoffs. Already happened to Oracle on several occasions. If you're ready to take on that risk, please do, otherwise play it safe
      Oct 8
  • Cisco / Eng LKWt46
    Your concern is valid. There are couple of issues a) OCI being 5th place mean it will disappear sooner or later b) Oracle was a good company to join in engg. role 1990 - 2000 but not any more. C) ) company does do lay-off and have history - based on how the product revenue is doing. OCI is not new any more, so pressure on.

    If it was a role in Oracle Sales, I would have said join but for engg. yiu should pass on and you will be much better off at Microsoft long term.
    Oct 2 1
    • Microsoft movearound
      OP
      Fair comments. Appreciate.
      Oct 2
  • Microsoft JK4562
    5 years in OCI and still a shit show.. clearly the bar is low. Walmart guy you should apply there. They take anyone these days
    Oct 2 2
    • Goldman Sachs kanodiyana
      That's what I felt. They hire anyone who can type.
      Oct 2
    • Oracle moracle
      BS our iaas is superior to yours in every way
      Oct 4
  • If u wish to consider this as a short term plan to get a TC bump and move later , in 2 years or so do it. Like others have pointed out layoffs happen , if you are on a visa it could be really stressful. Another major negative is yearly vesting . You will have to time your departure around stock vest schedule . Note : lay-off could happen a month before the expected vest and then you lose that years stock (comp is intentionally structured that way that a good part is in stock ) . So comp is not really 300 for the year that you leave or are let go (it will be just the base )
    Oct 3 4
    • I know this first hand dealt with all this non sense and wished that I have never joined . X Faang-> oci and back to a different FAANG
      Oct 3
    • Microsoft australig
      So, vesting is once a year?
      Oct 3
    • Yep
      Oct 3
    • Microsoft australig
      That's so bad. Microsoft vests every 3 months.
      Oct 3
  • Oracle moracle
    Don’t agree oci is superior to azure aws this and gcp. It will just some time for our customers to migrate
    Oct 4 3
    • It doesn’t have to be superior , I don’t like OCi for the lay-off culture . The product is good enough , Oracle is building a product that should be good enough for all the enterprise customers and keep them from leaving . This might actually work in the short to medium term . Moving from Oracle db for say a bank is hard , so they wish to build a ecosystem around it . OCI by no means is an intent to build a engineer / dev first cloud . The only direct competitor is Azure and they know that so they joined forces so that the customer can have a 2 Cloud natively connected virtual dc . There are gaps and this could lead to a parasite effect but that’s a story for another day . Product is good , work is awesome if you can tolerate the clueless management which keeps on restructuring and are not on a visa.
      Oct 4
    • Oracle moracle
      I agree with you there. But that is oracle only the best stay. But we are stupid and lose a lot of good people. I have heard that we have slot of respect for azure and I don’t get it. Aws is over rated. O365 fine there iaas is not great gcp has much better story with iaas.
      Oct 5
    • True no arguments there , there are alternatives in the industry with better pay , work and reputation
      Oct 5
  • Riverbed Technology dagdaubab
    You may be laid off in 3 months.
    Oct 2 2
    • Microsoft movearound
      OP
      Could you provide more information?
      Oct 2
    • Riverbed Technology dagdaubab
      Check thelayoff.com
      Oct 2
  • Microsoft australig
    Also recession is coming in next couple of years. Oracle stock might lose some of its value. Most of the TC hike in stocks, so consider that downside.
    Oct 3 0
  • Microsoft JK4562
    Dumpster 🔥
    Oct 2 0
  • Walmart MskwChikna
    I got an offer recently for ic2, I am joining for sure.
    Oct 2 2
  • Oracle
    not_larry

    Oracle

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    not_larrymore
    Ic3 or ic4? What level at Microsoft? Which team?
    Oct 2 2
    • Cisco / Eng
      vanta

      Cisco Eng

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      vantamore
      What team in oci?
      Oct 2
    • Microsoft movearound
      OP
      Ic3 from sde2 at microsoft
      Oct 2
  • Microsoft australig
    Stay away if you're on visa. Layoffs happen all the time.
    Oct 2 0
  • Oracle ummmm!
    No, not worth it.
    Oct 2 0
  • Microsoft Paanos
    Use this offer to land at Amazon or an unicorn startup
    Oct 2 0

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