Oracle Offer Evaluation in the Silicon Valley Area

Alaska Airlines newgrad
Apr 16, 2018 41 Comments

I`m a recent graduate who completed a Bachelor's degree in CS from Oregon. I just wanted to know if my current offer from oracle is a good compensation for the silicon valley area. The office I will be is San Jose.

Here are the details on my entry software developer offer:

110k base
30k signing bonus/relocation
110k (2400 RSU) / 4 years

What is the typical salary for new grads in the silicon valley area?
Is this a good offer?
Please help :(

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  • Oracle Dingdongd
    I'm speaking wrt to Oracle. It's a great offer! Don't listen to people quoting absurd numbers for BMC. No one is going to give 250k RSUs for a new grad with bachelor's period. Not even Google, FB or any tech company. If you've a PhD it's a different scenario.
    Apr 16, 2018 7
    • Okta / Eng Kefirnebd
      Because you didn’t get this number doesn’t mean there’s no such package. DM a recruiter on slack and ask if there’s such new grad package I mentioned.
      Apr 16, 2018
    • Oracle Dingdongd
      I'm a hiring manager. STFU. Stop spreading false information.
      Apr 16, 2018
    • Okta / Eng Kefirnebd
      This is stupid. If you’re a hiring manager, ask a College Recruiting Manager what the maximum rsu number is for new grads. Or give them the number I said. I’m just sharing the number I know.
      Apr 16, 2018
    • Okta / Eng Kefirnebd
      Alright let’s end this nonsense argue and give everyone really useful information.
      I’m a new grad myself. Signed and will join in June. My package is 125k base 30k signon 10k reloc and 5200 RSUs. I didn’t want to say it out because I thought that would be kind of showing off. I went to cmu and I know at least five other students getting this number, only one of them was BMC in Seattle that’s why I believe team or location don’t matter.
      I also have friend from MIT and Berkeley getting this number. But I know someone from Duke getting 2800 rsu and he told the recruiter my number. The recruiter then told him 5200 is for qualified candidates from certain schools. Now I believe it’s pretty clear what “certain schools” refers to. However the recruiter was willing to work on the base a little bit that’s why I said OP could try negotiate a little on the base.
      I know deciding package based on school profile is stupid but like I said this is how it works this year. Probably every year I guess.
      I signed because my team has a very interesting project going on and my manager is super nice. He is not the person that will shout STFU. @dingsongd don’t be rude. Why should I share false information here? That doesn’t make sense. Just because there’s no candidates in your team getting this number doesn’t mean I’m saying absurd things. Again you can verify my info with a college recruiting member. Oracle is paying very good money this year to attract new grads that’s a good thing.

      OP: now you can see why I said you were not lowballed. You’re a bachelors and you still got a nice number of RSUs. I would suggest ask to raise your base a little bit. You may try 120k which isn’t absurd at all. Join if you’re satisfied with the pay and you like your team. If you have better options, go for it. Welcome to Silicon Valley.
      Apr 17, 2018
    • Oracle Landlord
      Stop showing off!
      Jun 20, 2018
  • Oracle / Eng facegle
    Interview somewhere else and compete. New grads last year had 123k/250k in BMC while other teams with lower RSU, you should at least get your base above 120k.
    Apr 16, 2018 7
    • Oracle Dingdongd
      @oracle : Do you have first hand experience? Stop this BS. He could get his offer retracted if he negotiates too much.
      Apr 16, 2018
    • Okta / Eng Kefirnebd
      Yes first hand experience. You can reach out to any Oracle college recruiters to see if I’m BS or not.
      Apr 16, 2018
    • Oracle Dingdongd
      You contradict your own statement. You say they don't negotiate on RSUs but ask the OP to expect $250k RSUs in another comment. Are you out of your mind? Stop playing with people who are really curious about comp band.

      OP : talk to your friends about your pay and you'll get an idea about the average/highest pay for new grad. Also, when you negotiate don't act like this okta guy and ask for $250k straight up. Talk to the recruiter and ask the band or do you research on blind. If a Google or FB new grad is getting less than $150k RSUs does it say anything? Always take advice from strangers with a grain of salt. I'm just worried because if you negotiate too hard they'll retract your offer. Be polite when you negotiate and don't quote this guy. It's just absurd. My two cents.
      Apr 16, 2018
    • Oracle NRak60
      It’s very good offer for a new grad. You could probably negotiate a bit more if you want but this is about market rate for oracle.
      Apr 17, 2018
    • Oracle / Eng otLQ15
      I’m in BMC (OCI) and we don’t hire new grads
      Apr 25, 2018
  • Apple jvSQ82
    For a new grad it’s great.
    Apr 16, 2018 0
  • Amazon dalejrjr
    San Diego is not in Bay Area
    Apr 16, 2018 1
    • Alaska Airlines newgrad
      OP
      Typo i mean san jose... sorry
      Apr 16, 2018
  • Okta / Eng Kefirnebd
    Base for new grad this year can be up to 130k. Most of them are 120k and 125k.
    Apr 16, 2018 4
    • Alaska Airlines newgrad
      OP
      Do you think im getting lowballed by oracle?
      Apr 16, 2018
    • Okta / Eng Kefirnebd
      I think your package is good enough, better than what you should expect from most other companies. Most companies do offer less for Bachelors but you got nice stocks. Most masters get 2400-2600 RSUs. Students from MIT/Stanford/CMU/Berkeley get 5000-5200. This is how it works this year, you can talk to your recruiter if you want more details.
      Apr 16, 2018
    • Alaska Airlines newgrad
      OP
      Hmmm.... how does the oracle pay compare to other companies in the bay area? Is it considered average?
      Apr 16, 2018
    • Okta / Eng Kefirnebd
      People on blind always say Oracle has shitty pay. :-(
      Apr 16, 2018
  • Oath / Eng dividenrul
    Don't join Oracle, shittiest tech company.
    Apr 16, 2018 3
    • Oracle Dubyaman
      You just be a man of immense wisdom.
      Apr 16, 2018
    • Oath / Eng dividenrul
      That I'm. And I understand, truth hurts.
      Apr 16, 2018
    • Oracle Dubyaman
      Well it kinda shows. Just type in “define Yahoo” on yahoo search. You will get to know what I mean.
      Apr 17, 2018
  • FarmLogs / Other jujujuice
    Not too bad for San Diego.
    Apr 16, 2018 2
    • Alaska Airlines newgrad
      OP
      Sorry the location is san jose
      Apr 16, 2018
    • FarmLogs / Other jujujuice
      It's a little stingy for the Bay area but not incredibly so. It's Oracle, not know for paying too well.
      Apr 16, 2018
  • Oracle Woapddnwi
    I joined Oracle after my bachelors last year and I got 1300 RSU. May be they’ve increased it a bit this year. Looks like standard Oracle salary for bachelors
    Apr 16, 2018 1
    • Oracle Dingdongd
      Sounds about right
      Apr 16, 2018
  • Facebook Wyo
    You are supposed to work in SD, so why evaluating against Bay Area? But your offer is good for new grads even in Bay Area. I would try to get more sign on bonus
    Apr 16, 2018 1
    • Alaska Airlines newgrad
      OP
      Sorry i mean san jose.... typo
      Apr 16, 2018
  • Oracle dheerubhai
    No... don't join oracle... you'd be stuck with 110k for the next 20 years... also, u don't get all rsu's.. they'd take away 40% as tax...
    Apr 16, 2018 0
  • Oracle
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    fair number
    Apr 16, 2018 0
  • Amazon CHbV52
    This is a good offer for someone just out of college.
    Apr 16, 2018 0
  • Oracle orcle
    Which group in San Jose?
    Apr 16, 2018 0
  • SAP louie
    Very good for a new grad with bachelor's
    Apr 16, 2018 0
  • Cisco lEcG86
    Very good for a new grad with bachelors
    Apr 16, 2018 0