Opinions on Oracle Cloud Infra (OCI) as an Employer?

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Oct 14 26 Comments

Recently went through the interview process with OCI, I’m fairly certain I will be receiving an offer this week. What are your opinions on OCI as an employer and product? I have extremely limited knowledge about Oracle as a company other than what the media describes them as (which isn’t great). OCI seems solid IMO but wanted some second opinions.

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  • Oracle borehog
    Been here long enough years. No complaints. How can you complain when a poorly paid Microsoft employee finally given opportunity to shine and make some money.

    Only time lay-off happened was this year when old and new cloud orgs were merged and things needed to be aligned. Fear tactics of layoffs has no basis.

    It’s like any other company and actually better than most. Yes I drank the koolaid. Tc from 130 to 550 in a few years is a good enough reason. Being promoted thrice didn’t hurt either. And I never worked over 40 hrs nor I stay after 5p

    If you wanna grow, there is no better place. I wrote promo docs for over five people in my team alone in the past one year.

    But at the end of the day it’s your call.
    Oct 14 6
    • Oracle borehog
      Some people moved to different teams within oci. Very few left, but for their own reasons. I personally have not seen anyone leaving from my team due to oci reasons. I did see one person from another team leaving because he was not happy. His situation was a bit complicated. Will take time to explain.

      Overall, from my view, very little attrition. Not hard to hire. But the lay off didn’t help for sure.
      Oct 14
    • Amazon / Eng
      dSFI20

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      OP
      Thanks for your perspective. Glad to hear that OCI is a place to grow, that is exactly what I’m looking for.
      Oct 14
    • Oracle / Eng youlo
      OP don't believe what one person says on blind. Be it me or this person

      Atleast in my team I have seen only attrition and no growth.
      Oct 14
    • Amazon / Eng
      dSFI20

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      Thanks for the healthy skepticism; you’re right.
      Oct 14
    • Oracle
      okul

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      okulmore
      I could have wrote the same message. 180 at amazon, 590 here. Same work life balance. Really happy here.
      Oct 15
  • Oracle Tch12
    All the folks who joined OCI, from Azure. I am talking senior folks L 64 and up. All have come back. Oracle doesn’t believe in OCI anymore. That was the reason for layoffs and budget cuts. I joined in 2016, things were great back then till early 2018. Things have gone downhill since then, they have had massive attrition. Once I came back to Azure, multiple folks pinged me on LinkedIn from OCI and they are all looking to leave.
    Oct 14 8
    • Oracle Tch12
      You were level 66, and not even a Sr Director or VP. I feel sorry for you 😂
      Oct 14
    • Amazon bigboiXL
      L66 from MSFT does not map to senior director or VP at OCI. They are no longer giving out titles (like the rest of Oracle) or high TCs (as they used to).
      Oct 14
    • Google / Eng
      Mr TK

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      Mr TKmore
      Who is a Sr Director that left OCI and went back to Azure or AWS?
      Oct 15
    • Oracle Tch12
      The guy who was managing Identity team reporting to AH
      Oct 21
    • Google / Eng
      Mr TK

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      Mr TKmore
      He was not a former Microsoft executive
      Oct 21
  • Amazon tenseflows
    Have an interview lined up with them as well. How many rounds did you have in the loop and what was the level of difficulty in your opinion?
    Oct 14 2
    • Microsoft Wackrosoft
      One phone screen, one onsite with 5 interviews for me, easy-medium IMO
      Oct 14
    • Amazon tenseflows
      Sounds good
      Oct 14
  • Microsoft pFmv15
    I got an offer from OCI recently. Everyone seemed friendly and intelligent. Compensation was okay, but not great. You can get them up higher if you have competing offers. From what I hear they have great wlb, but my concern is they’re so late to cloud. But they do have a lot of enterprise customers for their other products, so I’m sure they’ll capture some of those customers
    Oct 14 1
    • Microsoft wpeH81
      Any specific interview questions? Is the loop going to be same as Amazon for PM?
      Yesterday
  • Microsoft UWw
    Couple of my friends offers were put on hold
    Oct 21 0
  • Microsoft UWw
    Don't go to OCI..lots of reorgs going on and offers being taken back..waste of time
    Oct 21 0
  • Oracle hired!
    Go for it if you are not on visa
    Oct 14 0
  • Amazon qwerty529
    I mean they were laughed out of JEDI so that's what the government thinks of their infra.... but rumor has it they have good WLB so there's that.
    Oct 14 0
  • Microsoft Wackrosoft
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