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I have 2.5 years work experience out of which Java specific work experience is around 1 year.I am a Sun Certified Java Programmer I have chances of getting a J2EE job in Oracle I was initially working in a storage software company where my package was 3.6lakhs per annum but the job was not on Java.I was a product Analyst there.
To get Java experience, I compromised on salary and joined a consulting company at a pay of 2.8lakhs per annum where I work on J2EE as Assistant Consultant.
In this scenario, what should be the salary I should quote if asked by Oracle HR
What is the pay scale in Oracle for my kind of experience?
Also about the work itself they have told me the following For the first 6 months I have to work under a Java Architect and even give the Java architect exam may be.I will not be interacting with clients till that time.
After that I am expected to work between 3PM and 12midnight
If this is supposed to be coding job, why would they want to align me with the UK/US time zone
After all this is not a call center
Also with this background, what sort of work this is expected to be?
I cannot comment on job profile an dI hope other people will give you better inputs later. As for Salary I think, you can ask for 5-6 LPA and explain your reason as you have done here. You cse sounds justified and Oracle should pay you upto 5-6 LPA for your experience if not more.
Regarding the salary negotiation, be geniune about your salary history. They may require people for support kind of work and hence they put them in shift-basis. However, clarify this with the HR.
Joined: Mar 16, 2006
Actually here is some more data. I have joined the consulting company to get good Java experience just 3 months back
However in these 3 months there was only 2 days of Struts Training. I have written some jsp's which were a part of proof of concept to be submitted to clients from whom business is expected if the client approves the POC(Proof of Concept)This was for not more than a week.(5days)
Apart from this no Java work has happened and I am literally not getting the kind of experience for which I compromised salary.
I have to do installation and configuration kind of work for some proprietory products which are Java based.
IF again in Oracle the same thing happens then my resume after some time will look like 1.5years of J2EE experience in more than 3 companies
This will look really bad on the resume.
Also now I dont want to compromise salary because its not confirmed that u will get what u want
Its like after joining the consulting company I lost both salary and not getting the experience either.
I have given on telephonic interview by the way and I have mentioned all the things written above to Oracle HR