Okta Reviews

Updated 6 Aug 2020

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3.9
69%
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97%
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Okta CEO & Co-Founder Todd McKinnon
Todd McKinnon
283 Ratings
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  • "Better work life balance and more time off(in 26 reviews)

  • "Hyper-growth comes with growing pains for a younger company, however, nothing truly notable to complain about(in 25 reviews)

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  1. "SRE"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Okta full-time

    Pros

    Excellent company and best work culture

    Cons

    None specific The food quality served is not well.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Okta

    Pros

    Startup mentality..definite need for this solution.

    Cons

    Too much politics for such a small company

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  3. "It was very fun"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Okta full-time

    Pros

    Company perks, company culture, hard work is appreciated

    Cons

    Hard work and pressure, company politics

  4. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Good company with bad managers"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Account Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Okta full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The product is amazing and the market is tremendous

    Cons

    The sales process is non-existent and there is a toxic culture on the sales team. Managers are super junior and really mean to their reports. They do not trust their employees yet they do not know much about sales.

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    "Great company and leadership, not so great managers and recognition culture"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Okta full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture - set very well by the founders and CEO Product Customers Stock! Growth

    Cons

    Career progression is unclear and no clear answer on promotion criteria Recognition isn’t given to those putting in a lot of effort Managers are new and making all their reports start their from scratch Those who are outspoken get more recognition, the managers don’t take the time to find out the truth of who’s doing what Managers throw problems back instead of helping manage escalations and conflicts

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  6. "Middle Management at it's most comedic."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Okta full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay is close to the top of curve. The grunts in the company mostly seem to care.

    Cons

    12 hour days are minimum here. If yer not at least an architect, don't expect to be making changes. Most of the managers are classic pointy haired bosses, with little clue and even less self-awareness.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Produce, Growing Pains"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Okta full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Leading Product, Growing company, Positive future

    Cons

    Growing Pains, Bias management, Culture can be egotistical

  8. Helpful (11)

    "Watch your back"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Okta full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Dynamic, sharp and funny as hell CEO - good product, good space to be in

    Cons

    They have lost their way since they went public. Your peer will stab you in the back and have seen people pushed out for little to no reason. They are in hyper growth mode - bring in more & more people and not many people hitting their #'s. Upper management needs a cleansing.

  9. "Great, Fine"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Mr Manager 

    I have been working at Okta full-time

    Pros

    Pretty great company to work for

    Cons

    Find company to work for

  10. "Fabulous"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Okta full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong leadership, great product, very smart team

    Cons

    None, the Okta employee experience is excellent

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