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"Okta Engineering"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Invented the cloud identity space. Enterprise software: quality, performance and security the top priorities. Very strong developers with tremendous sense of ownership. Approachable and transparent executives.

Cons

Enterprise software is not always sexy. Code is complex, and since we are growing fast there are not a lot of people with tribal knowledge. Quality automation flappy and hence in the way.

Advice to Management

Give engineers more say in what we build.

Other Employee Reviews for Okta

  1. Helpful (22)

    "quiet lies"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Okta full-time

    Pros

    free lunch three days a week
    free snacks in the kitchen -- but what start-up doesn't have this?
    lots of parties with alcohol -- if you are into that sort of thing.

    Cons

    12-16 hour work days are the norm
    zero work life balance -- no matter what they say on their website and in the interview

    it seemed peachy when i started....but the cracks are showing.
    typical management lies and backstabbing.

    its no different from any other valley company overflowing w egos and career ladder climbers ....just looks shiny from the outside.

    Advice to Management

    Todd, stop talking about 'empathy' in the all-hands...as it is NOT being practiced from mgmt to individual contributors.

    Okta Response

    Aug 26, 2014 – Lead Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to be honest with your feedback. All start-ups experience growing pains, and we are no exception. But, we want to maintain a healthy, transparent culture that does not... More


  2. "Great leadership, great direction, great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Instructor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Instructor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Very transparent company
    * Clarity in goals and direction
    * Honest introspection
    * Great employees
    * Great leaders
    * Great company

    Cons

    Let me be totally honest, there aren't a lot of cons to working at Okta. It really is an awesome place to work.

    * Work/life balance can get a little out of whack sometimes, but the CEO encourages a good work/life balance...but with such a fast growing company it can be a little difficult
    * Sometimes the speed at which Okta is growing can make it hard to keep up with the workload (is that a con?)

    Advice to Management

    Stay awesome

    Okta Response

    Aug 26, 2014 – Lead Recruiter

    Thank you for your feedback.

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