Amazon AWS vs Oracle OCI

Jul 31, 2019 41 Comments

Oracle OCI - Senior SW
Base - 155k, RSU - 105k/yr, sign-on 15k, TC 260k

Amazon AWS - SDE 1
Base 141k, RSU - 31 shares, sign-on y1- 28k, sign-on y2 - 19k, TC ~= 170k

4 YoE. Both Seattle location.

Amazon seems to be an obvious choice for a lot of people. However, I have heard a lot of good stuff about OCI too.

Which offer to choose? Comparison between work life balance, culture, job satisfaction etc would be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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TOP 41 Comments
  • Roku roku!
    Why is this even a question
    Jul 31, 2019 1
  • Amazon KBso42
    Dude. It's 100K difference!
    Jul 31, 2019 0
  • Amazon / Design !!hotdog
    Lots of Amazon people at OCI. You’re young, give OCI a shot.
    Jul 31, 2019 0
  • SDE1 for 4 yoe?
    Jul 31, 2019 2
    • Medtronic strikerr
      OP
      I was actually interviewed for SDE 2. I should've done a bit better. But yea SDE 1 is what they offered me.
      Jul 31, 2019
    • 100k is a big difference in my opinion. Join OCI and if you don’t like it there, You can try SDE-2 in another 6 months or so and then change
      Jul 31, 2019
  • Amazon / Eng KTUv41
    That’s almost an 100k difference in TC
    Jul 31, 2019 1
  • Microsoft ImAwesome
    OCI is a sinking ship lol you will constantly worry about layoffs
    Jul 31, 2019 4
    • Oracle code 417
      100k extra is plenty for worrying about layoffs. For OP (I assume mid 20s with no kids), that 100k will stretch over a year if they lay them off. Enough $ for months of LC prep for new job AND a nice long euro trip or something
      Aug 1, 2019
    • Microsoft dude is correct
      Aug 1, 2019
    • Oracle KxFX74
      Another Microsoft lifer who didn’t get an offer
      Aug 2, 2019
    • Microsoft ImAwesome
      Another Oracle person denying reality...
      Aug 2, 2019
  • Arista Networks jfkjfjci
    Amazon is really lowballing you. Go with OCI and if it’s not the best fit, make a move in a year or so.
    Jul 31, 2019 0
  • Dude, why would you not take OCI?
    Jul 31, 2019 2
    • Oracle zXd43f
      People value prestige too much
      Jul 31, 2019
    • Oracle djjdhbw
      Amazon ain’t get no prestige shit
      Aug 1, 2019
  • Microsoft ufhudv
    OCI since wlb is great there and pay is much more. Don’t follow the Amazon herd.
    Jul 31, 2019 0
  • Amazon puckAmz
    It is one of the best dumb questions, see my nickname.
    Jul 31, 2019 0

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