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Okta Reviews

Updated July 9, 2018
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Okta CEO & Co-Founder Todd McKinnon
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Pros
  • "Great leadership, great product, great enviornment" (in 25 reviews)

  • "tons of things to do, but work life balance is very good depending on your department - certainly better compared to other companies" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "If you have a work-life balance (i" (in 22 reviews)

  • "No 401k match but the rest of the benefits are pretty good all around" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Information Security Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company with great benefits

    Cons

    nothing that i can say wrong about the firm


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Success"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People, Vision, and Industry leader in IAM

    Cons

    None to mention at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Faster turn around on Feature Requests.

  3. "Lots of young people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Okta full-time

    Pros

    University recruiter does a good job of recruiting the best young folks out there.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency in middle management,


  4. Helpful (11)

    "Fear and intimidation prevail"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively ok benefits. All expenses paid work events.

    Cons

    Many employees at Okta and work with a fear that they'll lose their jobs anytime and I personally experience this (at least in sales). Upper and middle management make it their responsibility to show employees how disposable their reportees are and how unpredictable their employment at the company can be. This creates a cutthroat environment where everybody works as hard as they can and even throw other employees under the bus to get ahead. If you have a work-life balance (i.e. start and stop working at a reasonable hour) you'll be looked down upon and will also become a target to the management's eye. This has created an incredibly stressful work environment causing many people to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Try to build a productive work environment where everybody is working equally in a healthy manner. Competition is great in Sales but cutthroat levels of competition will only result in people either leaving or burning out.


  5. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Okta full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great leadership, great product, great enviornment

    Cons

    Scaling can be a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Web Producer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Okta full-time

    Pros

    Okta is an incredible place to work. I'm newly hired and I keep pinching myself because I can't believe how well they treat their employees. It is clear they truly value everyone's contributions and want to make your time here as enjoyable as possible. I'm transitioning from a non-Silicon Valley industry (education publishing) and as such feel that my perspective is pretty objective because when it comes to the perks of this gig. With that said, it is UNBELIEVABLE to me to hear any kind of complaint or negative about what okta brings to the table in terms of its employees. So without any kind of ranking, here are some of the highlights of working at okta:
    -Compensation and equity package
    -Great benefits
    -Flexible schedules with unlimited PTO (!!!!!)
    -Intelligent, fun, and supportive coworkers
    -Superior, market leading product that delivers what it says it will and makes you proud to attach your name to
    -Daily on site exercise classes
    -Catered lunches 3x/week
    -Monthly massages
    -Fully stocked kitchens with any kind of snack/beverage your heart could desire
    -Employee resource groups dedicated to diversity (Women at Okta, Price at Okta, and People of Color at Okta). So refreshing to see a high tech company actually give a sh*t about representation!
    -Okta for Good, a fund that invests in and coming tech related non profits.
    -Executive leadership that is approachable
    -Oktane attendance, I mean. Come on. It's kind of unbelievable.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.


  7. Helpful (13)

    "Company in search of a soul"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Okta full-time

    Pros

    On paper, this is a good company to work for. The pay is good. Benefits are good. PTO is good. There is a lot of opportunity in the space and if you are customer facing, you have the opportunity to work with a lot of interesting companies. There are good, smart people who work very hard and do their best to support those around them.

    Cons

    No effort has been put into defining a culture. What the company has defaulted to is a cliche "dude-bro enterprise" with profit being the only thing to aspire to. Focus has shifted entirely to becoming a revenue engine and away from any sort of product or customer focus. The result is a company with a hollow core, giving employees little to be motivated by other than more stock.

    Advice to Management

    Find a purpose and a message that employees can get behind. Don't default to a culture that exhibits the worst traits of the type-As you recruit for. And, put as much effort into not hiring jerks as you do communicating support for diversity and inclusion.

  8. "Real Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Okta full-time

    Pros

    Okta is growing really quickly, a lot of great opportunities to accelerate a career

    Cons

    Growing pains, there are gaps in the business as it scales from start up to enterprise.

    Advice to Management

    Create new opportunities to fill business gaps


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Growing pains"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Majority of the employees are highly intelligent

    Primed for massive growth - Okta is devouring market share

    Company outings and culture, it's a fun place to work

    Upward mobility as the company starts to scale - opportunities to move to different departments

    Cons

    Aggressive hiring creates a culture of sink or swim for new employees

    Revenue targets are high and you will work hard -- but it's rewarding

    Compensation could be higher

    Advice to Management

    Don't ruin the culture by over hiring

    Continue to listen to your top performers

    Offer 401k match


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Great Product"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Okta full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Products
    Industry leader
    Great office location in SF

    Cons

    Too many politics
    No work life balance
    Poor management
    Unhealthy culture for minorities and women
    Too egotistical and boys club mentality

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees, ALL of them


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