Okta Reviews

Updated Feb 27, 2021

To filter reviews, or .
4.2
81%
Recommend to a Friend
97%
Approve of CEO
Okta CEO & Co-Founder Todd McKinnon
Todd McKinnon
324 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great company, great product, great culture - Growth Company(in 39 reviews)

  • "Pretty great company to work for(in 25 reviews)

Cons
More Pros and Cons
Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
  1. "Softare Internship"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Internship in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, interesting problem domain and (comparatively) good transition to remote only working.

    Cons

    The project I was working had some administrative/code ownership issues.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing cybersecurity company, great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Success Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fantastic product and innovation Huge, growing customer base Really solid, caring, team-focused culture Supportive of remote workers Lots of internal community options

    Cons

    Processes sometimes change as a consequence of growth


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Amazing company, but some red flags"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Okta full-time

    Pros

    Great culture Florishing stock Treats employees well No meeting Thursdays Friendly and skilled engineers Events and hackathons Compensation is great Managers and amazing, no micro management

    Cons

    Monolithic codebase executed very poorly Very little attention given to proper infrastructure choices Sales driven "Band-Aid" solutions are encouraged Very little room for self improvement A huge chunk of time is wasted waiting for builds and dealing with merging code into production Very risk-adverse. Moonshot projects are nonexistent on most teams, but are encouraged to be done in two day hackathons

    Continue reading
  4. "Awesome People - Awesome Technology - Awesome Culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Leader - Canada in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been for roughly a few months and I am so glad I made the move to Okta - I did expect a great experience from the beginning but it turned out to be Awesome! Here are a few things that have impressed so far.... Superb state-of-the-art office (King/Bathurst) Great smart people who want to collaborate - Passion Massive hiring and growth happening in Toronto and Canada Free Lunch - Monday-Wednesday & Friday Benefits have got much better! Great Pay and Stock Opportunities Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Remembering the names of all the new employees we keep hiring week after week :)

  5. Helpful (1)

    "A great product, place to work, filled with great people!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Okta has some of the highest engineering standards of any company I have ever worked for. This runs deep throughout quality, availability, reliability, scalability and process dimensions of the platform. It is truly an engineering-driven company, with top-notch technical talent, motivated by a healthy meritocracy at its core. I've been extremely impressed with the senior leadership who are friendly, humble, accessible and motivating. Along with the extremely competitive compensation, The Toronto office is full of great people and perks as well.

    Cons

    Work / life balance can be a challenge for a SaaS company with an Always On tagline. On the other hand, the organization is also very respectful of personal time. Since Toronto is a remote to the SF HQ, it can be a challenge to have "water cooler talks" with fellow employees who do not work in the office. This isn't specific to Okta, but a reflection of a satellite office.

    Continue reading
  6. "Sr engineer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Okta full-time

    Pros

    Best ever, nice management team

    Cons

    So good, can't think of any. No eesp in Canada yet

  7. Helpful (4)

    "Great Place to Work but limited learning/growing capacity"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Everyday challenge - Rapidly growing - Nice kitchen - Flexible hours - Good pay

    Cons

    - Benfits do not match Canadian standard - Outdated technology in some areas makes it hard to learn and grow - Promotion and career advance can be tricky because of the monolithic architecture only certain teams, who work closely with the core of the monolith have a chance of being visible for their everyday work

    Continue reading
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Full Stack Developer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Okta full-time

    Pros

    Salary, company culture, intelligent colleagues.

    Cons

    Lack of matching Canadien benefits( I.e. stock options)

  9. Helpful (9)

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

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Okta full-time for 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

    Continue reading
  10. "Amazing Company for Growth"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Okta full-time

    Pros

    High salary, collaborative work environment

    Cons

    Fast Paced, highly technical role

Viewing 1 - 10 of 418 English Reviews
</>Embed

Work at Okta? Share Your Experiences

Okta logo
or