Help me: Thinking of moving to Oracle OCI from MS

May 3, 2019 28 Comments

I'm an L63 at MS, 6 yoe with about 190k in TC (excluding benefits), might get a promo in another 6 months.

I have an offer from Oracle OCI Seattle, TC is 280k for IC3/Senior Dev.

At MS, I like my manager and team but work hasn't been interesting or challenging lately.

Seems like an easy choice when the offer is 100k more but I'm worried about the following:
- future of OCI, seems like a risk.
- there were layoffs recently in Oracle, probably not in OCI, but still..
- benefits will be poor compared to MS
- still have $100k unvested stocks in MS.

Please help me!
PS: I'm not on Visa, so that's one less risk to worry about.

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TOP 28 Comments
  • Oracle ttyl3
    Please don’t move to OCI. I made a huge mistake by moving from Microsoft.
    May 3, 2019 4
    • Microsoft rryyg577ff
      That's fair, what's stopping you from going back to Microsoft? Or to any other companies?
      May 3, 2019
    • Oracle ttyl3
      I’m trying 🙂 hopefully soon
      May 3, 2019
  • Amazon hot 🍞
    You can't replace happiness with more money. If you like your team and manager and compensation, consider staying. If you want to chase money and risk happiness, leave.
    May 3, 2019 0
  • Amazon / Eng sde3
    Layoff wasnt always a bad thing. You should get all data points before making decision.
    May 3, 2019 0
  • F5 Networks buzz-word
    Don’t. Look at the layoffs website to know what’s going on there.
    May 3, 2019 5
    • Microsoft rryyg577ff
      Hm... Microsoft is also in that list, how sure how credible this site is.
      May 3, 2019
    • F5 Networks buzz-word
      Highly credible. People like me and you post their experiences.
      May 3, 2019
  • Splunk Pucy34
    Do you have other offers? Why move to a dying company?
    May 3, 2019 0
  • Microsoft / Eng faang1357
    Don’t if you are on visa or single income family
    May 3, 2019 0
  • Amazon nonfang
    If you are from Amazon, it will be okay, much better than Amazon. Layoff ??? Not in OCI, Amazon is much worse.
    May 6, 2019 0
  • Microsoft Akamai
    Don’t go oci has challenges and might or might not come through. Ms is stable and a good employer
    May 5, 2019 0
  • Microsoft Mmm'kay
    You should factor in unvested stock, personal cost of the difference in benefits, parking cost if you drive (can be 4K a year so not trivial). Is the difference worth leaving a manager and team you like and taking on the risk if you are working on a visa?
    May 3, 2019 0
  • Expedia Hmmmm!
    Don’t think much. Stay where you are. I don’t think you are going to get a lot of interesting work even at OCI. Yes layoffs happened at OCI and probably will happen in the future.
    May 3, 2019 0

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