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?
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.
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.