Oracle OCI/OBMC Work Life Balance in Seattle

Microsoft wlb
Apr 13, 2018 18 Comments

I am wondering if I should try interviewing with Oracle OCI/OBMC. How is the wlb? And the work environment? I am in Microsoft now, so it will be good to compare with Microsoft if possible.

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  • Microsoft Iam famous
    Your WLB will be great once you will find no job after they shut down their cloud.
    Apr 13, 2018 3
    • Microsoft wlb
      OP
      Dude you are from msft (like me). If you know nothing please just keep quiet.
      Apr 13, 2018
    • Oracle tingu11
      But that is true, WLB would be gr8 then :)
      Apr 13, 2018
    • Microsoft wlb
      OP
      You mean life-life-balance right? When work is gone.
      Apr 13, 2018
  • Oracle erfis
    I've been with OCI for 3 years. Lots of ex Amazon folks here who got burned by terrible WLB there, so WLB is super important to people here. People WFH a lot, no core hours, and unlimited vacation policy. I know a few managers hiring, let me know if you want a referral.
    Apr 13, 2018 4
    • Microsoft wlb
      OP
      Sounds great. So far I haven’t heard any negative wlb stories from Oracle yet. So since you are in Oracle now, do you think switching from msft is actually worth it? Main difference now is the stock trend.
      Apr 13, 2018
    • Oracle erfis
      I switched from Microsoft and super happy with my decision. My comp is now pretty much double what it was at Microsoft, and career growth has been great. Microsoft stock is doing better, true, but Oracle just gives you way more such that even good stock growth at Microsoft can't match Oracle comp.
      Apr 13, 2018
    • Microsoft wlb
      OP
      This does sound a little too good to be true. Is this true only for a small handful of top performers or is this generally true across OCI?
      Apr 13, 2018
    • Oracle erfis
      Not sure, I am a good performer
      Apr 13, 2018
  • Oracle / Eng droptable
    Yeah, I can bitch about a lot of things, but wlb is awesome.
    Apr 13, 2018 2
    • Oracle / Eng LaPooh_
      👆🏼agree
      Apr 13, 2018
    • Microsoft wlb
      OP
      What are the downsides of joining OCI? Haven’t seen anything concrete so far.
      Apr 13, 2018
  • Oracle Jghgejj
    Join only if can deal with scrappiness of a startup and want to grow building core cloud services from ground up. Just joining for WLB and comp is a mistake.
    Apr 13, 2018 1
    • Microsoft PlusOne
      Oh. I’m making that mistake then.
      Apr 13, 2018
  • Oracle grollum
    WLB is good. But, there are periods of frenetic activity when we put in extra or weekend hours. Happy to do it though coz the work is interesting. I'm ex msft as well, comp is nearly double.
    Apr 14, 2018 0
  • Oracle TTL
    WLB is really good.
    Apr 13, 2018 0
  • Oracle Cop
    There's LB without W
    Apr 15, 2018 0
  • Oracle / Eng agxyn
    I've found it to be pretty good. It's hard to compare to "Microsoft" since MS is so heterogeneous. I worked at Search and I'd say overall OCI is a bit better than there but not a night and day difference. People here do seem to be more willing to push back against too much work.
    Apr 13, 2018 0