Okta vs Microsoft

Microsoft userg7
Jan 14, 2018 41 Comments

Is Okta a better place than Microsoft to grow career as software engineer? I'm with Azure team now and work is going fine.

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  • Oracle / Eng ClouDev
    Like Dpdpdkj said, it’s a one trick pony which already IPOd.

    At least go for pre IPO one trick ponies.
    Jan 14, 2018 22
    • Microsoft TR4
      Oracle lol
      Jan 16, 2018
    • Oracle / Eng ClouDev
      Thanks for your relevant reply, and thank god I don’t have need to ever work with you.

      😘
      Jan 16, 2018
    • Microsoft TR4
      Lol you won't have a job soon
      Jan 16, 2018
    • Oracle / Eng ClouDev
      I’m not the one who should be worried. 😘
      Jan 16, 2018
    • Microsoft TR4
      Lol touche
      Jan 16, 2018
  • Hootsuite Dpdpdkdj
    There is only so much you can do with SSO. I’d stay with MS
    Jan 14, 2018 1
    • Microsoft userg7
      OP
      Thanks for your opinion. I too felt the same.
      Jan 14, 2018
  • Okta KWnR14
    App integrations does not sound exciting to me. But in general, take the advice above by others with a pinch of salt. Oracle and MS are both trying ... hard... poor things :/. Oracle and MS are great for coasting in your comfort zone unless you are in a KEY impactful role (rare).

    You can either be a small fish at MS learning small insignificant stuff, or join a smaller (any) company and learn how everything works and fits together and see your impact.

    If you were writing OS internals, be at MS. If you were writing a DB, for gods sake even then don't be at Oracle!!
    Jan 15, 2018 2
    • Microsoft / Eng
      djxizanrj

      Microsoft Eng

      BIO
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      djxizanrjmore
      Lol what does Oracle even have to do with this conversation? If anything your post makes me never want to work for Okta, because you sound like an egotistical dickwad.

      Also, ever since Okta's IPO, MS stock has grown 3 times as much as Okta's. So it sound to me like Okta is the ... poor thing :/.
      Jan 15, 2018
    • Okta KWnR14
      Did I touch a nerve there? Lol

      Oracle because it has an IDaaS product. They have been working on it for close to 3 years now. You know, let's do this cloud thing strategy.

      You might be right. OP if you care about companies with highest stock growth rate, take a look at NASDAQ and then start interviewing. SQ and others FB, Goog are probably growing faster than MS.
      Jan 15, 2018
  • Okta ezzL32
    Love okta. I highly recommend coming here.
    Jan 15, 2018 0
  • Okta joulinJab
    The folks who think Okta is an SSO company obviously don't know what they are talking about. Okta is also a user store, a MFA provider, Authentication / Authorization as a service provider. We have only *started* to explore the platform as a service market. And last, Okta is a data company, they can spot app trends before VC's can. Things change so fast here that you probably won't be at the same team 6 months down the line.
    May 4, 2018 0
  • Okta cntrls2
    If you wanna grow, don’t do app integrations *anywhere*, and don’t join a big company. You can and will coast through because its just so easy.
    Jan 15, 2018 2
    • Microsoft userg7
      OP
      Thanks for the reply
      Jan 15, 2018
    • Microsoft userg7
      OP
      Hi, in comparison to Microsoft Azure at Seattle, do you think Okta has a greater learning & growth potential to offer specifically at their Okta Toronto office?
      Jun 26, 2018
  • Microsoft TR4
    OKTA is #1 in the Gartner IAM MQ
    Jan 15, 2018 1
    • Microsoft / Eng Arye11
      Gartner =))
      Jan 15, 2018
  • Google / Product
    Yonaton

    Google Product

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    Uber
    Yonatonmore
    Ask Alex Simons what he thinks of Okta
    Jan 14, 2018 1
    • Microsoft richardhea
      I would think the same, if they were eating my lunch.
      🍆
      Jan 14, 2018
  • Square I think
    Sales company not for technologists.
    Jan 14, 2018 1
    • Microsoft userg7
      OP
      Because Okta was started from ex-salesforce person?
      Jun 26, 2018
  • Autodesk / Eng
    Keep calm

    Autodesk Eng

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    Amazon
    Keep calmmore
    Which role ?
    Jan 14, 2018 1
    • Microsoft userg7
      OP
      Advanced Apps integration in Okta.
      Jan 14, 2018

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