Oracle OCI new grad compensation (IC3)

Microsoft @zqwtxv
Nov 28, 2018 14 Comments

Asking this question for a friend who is being offered a IC3 position at OCI (cloud infrastructure) in Seattle office. What kind of compensation (base, rsu, bonus) should be expected? My friend is being asked to provide the compensation expectations. Also, how much is the annual refresh at OCI?
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Graduating with MS with no prior “relevant” software work experience.
Edit: In response to some of the comments about new grads not being offered IC3, My friend doesn’t have software experience, but has prior work experience in another technical field, so seems like that might have been taken into consideration for offering a IC3 position.

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  • Oracle eidnbd
    I was offered 105k, 1,000 RSU/4 years, 5k sign on last year. I did not negotiate very well because I made the mistake of telling them my low TC of 92k on the east coast and that’s all they offered me and my other offer was in Baltimore for 115k.

    I was able to talk it up to 130k + 1,000 RSU/years but I didn’t want to look greedy asking for more RSUs and now I realize it doesn’t matter. I’ve been miserable after I found out on blind my TC should have been at least 200k (at least comparable to Amazon).

    The more fucked up thing is I got no raise, no refreshers and when I asked for a raise because I was underpaid, I was told to fuck off and accept it. Meanwhile management was real toxic and uncaring and my contributions as IC3 were constantly overshadowed by IC4s. It made me depressed for 6 months. IC5s act like they don’t care because they are just in their country club.

    Don’t make the mistake I did. You should at least ask for 150k + 5,000 RSUs + 25k+ sign on as IC3 in Seattle if not more. You need to ask high because you’ll never get a raise or bonus and will be overlooked for promotion. They rather hire new IC4s from outside of the company than promote IC3s.

    But really don’t join. Oracle doesn’t care for people’s career growth. I’ve been asking to switch teams for a year, had 6 managers in 20 months, and every manager says he’ll help me and he doesn’t and doesn’t even tell the next manager my career goals so i ask the same thing like a broken record every 3-4 months.

    But there’s a happy ending to all this. I got a new offer for almost 2x TC at a company that values its employees and doesn’t low ball them. Fuck Oracle and OCI.

    Yoe: now 5. Was hired when I had ~3.3 yrs.
    Dec 16, 2018 2
    • Oracle / Eng
      pycharm

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      Happy for you. Where are you now?
      Dec 17, 2018
    • Microsoft ShipSnkr
      Wow that’s crazy, can you give some type of hint on what team you are on? That sounds like a horrible situation to be in. I’ve heard of IC5’s making 140k salary and shit RSU’s. I don’t understand why the pay here is all over the place (yes I’m also at Oracle). In general, I feel like they are trying to push out the IC4 and IC5’s that have zero impact, as I have one on my team. Completely useless!
      Dec 23, 2018
  • Oracle / Eng
    pycharm

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    IC3 isn’t offered to new grads.
    Nov 28, 2018 2
    • Microsoft @zqwtxv
      OP
      As mentioned, my friend doesn’t have software experience, but has prior work experience in another technical field, so maybe that is being taken into consideration.
      Nov 28, 2018
    • Cisco Avr1UsK
      Flipping burgers doesn't count.
      Nov 28, 2018
  • Oracle UiDude
    For those stating that IC3 is not offered to new grads, definitely incorrect.

    Perhaps not through traditional Oracle College Hire Program? But I've done technical phone screens for MS grads for IC3 positions.

    If someone has enough experience on their resume, they'll certainly be interviewed / considered for the position. Personally those I interviewed were right on the line of senior, but they all had a few years experience prior to receiving their MS.
    Nov 28, 2018 3
    • Microsoft @zqwtxv
      OP
      Thanks UiDude, your response certainly reflects my friends situation. Do you have any insight on the compensation package?
      Nov 28, 2018
    • Oracle UiDude
      I can't say for sure as I'm in HQ. I'm in one of the better compensated and I don't buy into the hype of OCI compensation being outrageously high (although it may be slightly higher).

      Like any top tech company, new hires adhere to a range. It will wildly depend on how much relevant coding experience your friend has. If they're considering him for IC3, then obviously his resume got him in the door.

      But he'll need to demonstrate IC3 level experience in the interview or they may bump the offer down to IC2, depending on the hiring manager and his reporting structure. I'm unfamiliar with OCI managers.

      I'd guesstimate a range of $130k - $180 for base since as you said you said your friend doesn't have a ton of relevant experience. Not sure about RSU's

      Your friend shouldn't lowball his offer, but be prepared to back that up.
      Nov 28, 2018
    • Oracle pdke8
      Work + MS is not a "new grad" MS
      Dec 1, 2018
  • Oracle KRrq00
    Around 130-170k base, 4-6000 RSUs if he negotiates well. Entry level offers are also pretty decent at OCI.
    Nov 30, 2018 1
    • Yahoo / Eng
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      The compensation is for new grad or IC-3 ?
      Nov 30, 2018
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    • Oracle pdke8
      BS ic1, MS ic1, Phd ic2?
      Dec 1, 2018
  • Oracle Ravdivueks
    PhD gets hired as IC3. Fresh grad.
    Nov 29, 2018 0

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