Company change. Help to choose Okta vs appdynamics (cisco)

Marin Software zaqaz
Feb 25 18 Comments

Got offers from both these companies as sr SWE for almost the same TC. Debating where to go. Appreciate any input.

Both about TC 230k. 9 YOE. SF offices.

Okta TC=base +rsu
Cisco TC= base +rsu+ yearly bonus

TC numbers are almost the same. Not sure how stable/guaranteed Cisco's bonus though

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TOP 18 Comments
  • AppDynamics c-137.rick
    Go with okta, appdynamics is full of horrible managers
    Mar 1 0
  • Marin Software zaqaz
    OP
    Benefits are way better in cisco and cisco looks more stable company but I dont think their stock has potential big upside while I think okta has it, also benefits in okta sucks.
    Feb 25 0
  • Veritas tadh
    Mind sharing the compensation details and YOE. Will help others.
    Feb 25 0
  • Cisco KMWB52
    Benefits at Cisco are superb, regardless of what org/bu you land in.
    Feb 25 0
  • Nordstrom
    matali

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    matalimore
    I had the both and I accepted Cisco! The reason being Cisco benefits, WLB, RSUs and joining bonus & stability.

    I had Okta-Bellevue offer and Cisco-Seattle.
    Feb 26 4
    • Marin Software zaqaz
      OP
      did you get the same/similar TC's? Any idea about Okta's WLB?
      Feb 26
    • Nordstrom
      matali

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      matalimore
      Okta was less! Looks like as they're new and trying to catch up with Fortune companies, WLB is not great like Cisco!

      At my current company - Nordstrom, we use Enterprise Okta for all of our Users/SSO/App authentication and authorization!
      Okta has definitely better future, but it'll take some time.

      As I'm an immigrant, I took Cisco's offer for many other reasons including immigration issue being one of them.
      Feb 26
    • Nordstrom
      matali

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      matalimore
      OP, I accepted the offer and yet to join Cisco
      Feb 26
    • Marin Software zaqaz
      OP
      Got it now
      Feb 27
  • Salesforce gullybwoy
    Heard work culture in okta sf is pretty bad
    Feb 25 3
    • Facebook
      neuromance

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      People, projects, pay, then place. In that order.
      neuromancemore
      I heard the opposite. My buddy is hard to poach.
      Feb 25
    • Okta hpence
      Depends on your role I’d imagine.
      May 22
    • Okta Boo Ttt
      Fkin love the work culture at okta. You don't become the only software identity company to go public with a shitty culture. There are some shitty pains though but nothing horrible. Pains that come with growing way too fast
      May 23
  • Pretty big upside with okta
    Feb 25 2
    • Marin Software zaqaz
      OP
      Would be good to know why do you think there is big upside
      Feb 25
    • The business is growing steadily in a market where Okta is the leader. Enterprises that do not use Okta today are simply not using it yet and it is yet to hit big fortune 500 customers which I think is a matter of time. I'm not an analyst but I would expect the Okta stock to grow in the coming years unless some cataclysmic event occurs in the market in general.

      That is my personal opinion but I do own a pretty nice lot of Okta shares.
      Feb 25
  • Cisco / Eng softwa
    Mind sharing TC. I would have guessed Okta TC to be much higher. Disclosure, Cisco has limited upside in terms of pay hikes, RSU refreshers etc. However WLB is great.
    Feb 25 1
    • Marin Software zaqaz
      OP
      Agree that cisco WLB is known to be great, have no idea about WLB in okta but know that every Thursday is wfh day for all engineers
      Feb 25