Oracle Application Labs Application Developer vs Microsoft Azure Software Engineer?

Oracle YUcb24
May 29 17 Comments

I’m working at Oracle as an Applications Developer. I have received an offer from Microsoft Azure today. I am currently in Bay Area but Microsoft’s offer is in Seattle. TC for Microsoft is 175k where as TC at Oracle is 155k. YoE: 2

I did my undergrad at Stanford and grad school at Cornell. I feel that my manager at Oracle is not so supportive. Heck he didn’t know how H1B visa works. Oh yes, I’m an international student and I still have two more tries for H1B.

Plus I read news about Oracle’s layoffs today. This situation doesn’t abate what I’m feeling definitely.

What would folks here on blind suggest? The only reason I am a bit thinking about moving to Seattle is because my girlfriend is in Bay Area.

Any advice is appreciated. (Puns are also appreciated 🍿)

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  • Google Awlj82
    MS is this even a real question?
    May 29 7
    • Oracle YUcb24
      OP
      Wow those are some amazing insights that I haven’t thought about. So I take it you suggest MS. I have like two weeks to accept their offer and I am waiting for my decisions from FB and Amazon. Do you suggest I wait or accept Ms? Plus with Oracle not being supportive I sometimes feel like I made wrong decision choosing it over my other offers.
      May 29
    • Google Awlj82
      Oh you should wait
      May 29
    • Google Awlj82
      Negotiate with all of them and extend that time
      May 29
    • Oracle YUcb24
      OP
      Yeah but I heard from Amazon recruiter that they are interviewing 2 other candidates as well and decision might take a while. FB said they would try to get the feedback sooner. In worst case scenario, do you suggest moving to Microsoft?
      May 29
    • Oracle YUcb24
      OP
      Also I heard back from Zillow today with an offer. Between Microsoft and Zillow which one do you suggest?
      May 29
  • Microsoft KvzJ87
    Which year pass out are you at Stanford ?
    Aug 1 0
  • eBay / Eng Amyyy
    @OP
    What level you got at MS?
    May 29 3
    • Oracle YUcb24
      OP
      Level 60 at Microsoft.
      May 29
    • eBay / Eng Amyyy
      Then, 130k stocks are high at least for industry hires
      May 29
    • Oracle YUcb24
      OP
      Which company is better between Microsoft and Zillow?
      May 29
  • Oracle ovKR85
    Why is this even a question? Oracle is shit hole compared to MS!
    May 30 1
    • Microsoft 🐁Pinky😜
      Also, Cost of living is a lot lower in the Redmond area. It's still expensive but not like the Bay area.

      Hell, you can still find houses for 300k if you don't mind having an 1+ hour commute (and the Connector makes that easy... You get Wi-Fi, comfortable bucket seats, and a bathroom).
      May 30
  • Microsoft / Eng
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    cXSH02more
    ask MS for stock matches with your oracle package. I guess your base looks fine and the only problem might be the stock. WA does not have state tax and crazy housing costs, so if you may have more money in pocket, even with a lower package.
    May 29 1
    • Oracle YUcb24
      OP
      How much stock do you think I can ideally ask for? Currently they’re giving 130k in stocks.
      May 29