Aug 4, 2019 31 Comments

Recently got a verbal offer from Oracle OCI.

Location : Seattle downtown

Base : $150k
Stocks : Approx 90k per year [ 6500 vesting across 4 years (25 % at each anniversary) ]
Sign on bonus : $ 20k

Total TC : 150 + 90 = $240 k

No target annual bonus or guaranteed refreshments.

3 Years of work exp + MS in Computer Science @ a top 50 CS school in the US.

I have a verbal acceptance from Amazon Alexa team - Seattle [ Yet to receive offer details | Amzn is aware of my OCI TC ].

Have onsite scheduled at Microsoft Bellevue [Dynamics365 / Azure teams ] & Twitter Seattle in the next 3 weeks.

OCI is trying to trip me with the 25 % per year vesting schedule (once per year, no quarterly vesting ). Also, with the 2019 layoffs, it seems like a risky play.

Any suggestions about the current OCI compensation offer ?

How much should my counter offer be ?

I really wanna get into Microsoft but I'm not sure if MS will ab able to beat OCI/AMZN considering that i have 3 YOE.

My BATNA (Best alternative to a negotiated agreement) is to keep studying and try FB / GOOGLE seattle.

Please advice.


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TOP 31 Comments
  • Oracle zXd43f
    With only 3 years, you have a very high unrealistic expectations. I blame blind.
    Aug 4, 2019 0
  • Oracle dkgdcb
    OCI is good place. Come over. Layoffs were in OCI-C
    Aug 4, 2019 3
    • Oracle loin
      whosoever posted it, seems to have joined recently.. total crap.. only oci-c thats it holy moly..
      Aug 5, 2019
    • Oracle


      Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Facebook
      OCI future is cloudy
      Its a shitshow for bottom performers
      Aug 6, 2019
  • Oracle ADuga
    Stay away from OCI, constant reorgs and lay-offs. Clueless management. They don’t have any customers, Larry will shut them down in a couple of years. The worst of Amazon managers are at OCI
    Aug 4, 2019 2
    • Amazon / Eng bJhwU
      Care to define the worst of amazon managers?
      Aug 4, 2019
    • Amazon / IT Zcvgff
      People who were not going to survive at amazon anyway and claim to oracle as aws expert. Oracle does not have clue that it is hiring rotten and discsrded apples in nsme of buying talent from amazon. Oracle hiring bar is so low thst they cannot weed out bad ppl
      Sep 21, 2019
  • Microsoft


    You should do research on Blind, people say it’s a shit show over there.
    Aug 4, 2019 1
    • Oracle loin
      Aug 5, 2019
  • Okta doll$h
    Aug 4, 2019 3
    • Okta doll$h
      Yup! Learnt it from blind!
      Aug 4, 2019
    • Amazon BillHilly
      You sir are an inspiration
      Aug 4, 2019
  • eBay plTO50
    I think that the base should go up by 10k - 20 k. I know Recent College Grads at Amazon making 150-180 in Base + bonus.

    I'm not the right person to answer this but does anyone from Oracle here know whether the RSU vesting period is negotiable to once every quarter from the annual vesting that is offered ?
    Aug 4, 2019 2
    • Oracle PkwR75
      I was told me flat out that it is non-negotiable when I joined. (Different times though.)
      Aug 6, 2019
    • Oracle NotSafra
      Oracle generally won't negotiate.
      Aug 14, 2019
  • Stay away from alexa
    Aug 5, 2019 0
  • Nutanix 1adja134
    What value does OCI add on your resume? It offers at most 2 years of slightly higher pay than companies like twitter before you potentially get fired.
    Aug 4, 2019 0
  • Oracle loin
    OP, offer is good.. but the point is that OCI mngmt is not heading to right direction.. ppl are leaving after taking big bites.. so if u want to do the same.. u r welcome..
    Aug 5, 2019 4
    • Amazon / Eng bJhwU
      Lol. That aint relieving.
      Aug 5, 2019
    • Oracle dkgdcb
      Not true. My team is very good
      Aug 6, 2019
  • Indeed rainwater
    I have 3 yoe and can only dream of such an offer from OCI. sigh :(
    Feb 11 0


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