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"Something Special in the Water at Okta"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook

I have been working at Okta full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Phenomenal targeted product, great leadership and vision, potential for tremendous success. Positioned to become market leader within the enterprise identity management space.

Cons

Normal growing pains; learning to scale

Other Employee Reviews for Okta

  1. "Good challenges, growth opportunities, great pay, very nice office"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Okta full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great co-workers, lots of smart people, though most of your team members will likely be at HQ in San Francisco or San Jose
    - New Toronto office is very nice, with good perks.
    - Toronto co-workers are great, from a breadth of different teams
    - Very flexible hours, and work from home once a week
    - Excellent base pay
    - Honest and candid leadership
    - Recognition is given regularly and properly. Lots of opportunity for growth. Well-defined career tracks (technical & management)
    - People, in its great majority, put a genuine effort in improving what's not good enough

    Cons

    - Benefits (especially vacation) are very basic, even when they didn't have to be - to the point of being annoying sometimes
    - HR and workplace management are all in HQ (San Francisco), so getting their attention on many of the pain points around benefits/office issues can be very challenging
    - Work/life balance can be tricky with a Pacific-Time based team
    - Complicated dev environment & monolithic architecture of the product sometimes complicate the simplest of tasks
    - Not the fastest brand of agile is followed in the dev process

    Advice to Management

    You have a great thing going on, the company is amazing, the people are amazing, the office is pretty great, the product is amazing, the leadership is amazing.
    Improve on the benefits, add local HR & workplace representation and pay more attention to the requests of the satellite offices. That would go a long way to keep people happy.
    Make a bigger effort to re-architect your product around microservices. That would definitely pay off as well.


  2. "Nice people, not much work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Okta full-time

    Pros

    Lovely office, nice close knitted staff members, free food!

    Cons

    Not much work life balance, potential early starts and late leaving. If you plan your days well in advance this can be avoided. Miss communication with management in London office and HQ office

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with HQ

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