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Received an Offer from Okta for an Enterprise AE - Any advice?

Hello Savages,

First off I'm hoping this doesn't break the 'No recruiting' rule.


Just looking for advice about Okta from any current or former AE's who have experience there. I received an offer from them recently and am considering all possibilities. Any advice is appreciated - thank you!

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sahil
Notorious Answer
+13
Deepak Chopra of Sales
Okta is a phenomenal company. They just acquired Auth0, have a great CEO in Todd, and I've heard great things about their sales team from others in network. I'd jump at this opportunity, assuming the comp / territory is what you want!

Congrats!
Go_Dukes
Good Citizen
+3
Enterprise AE
Thank you, Sahil. Great to see you chiming in here, I appreciate that.ย 
sahil
Notorious Answer
+13
Deepak Chopra of Sales
Of course man - thank you for being here and glad you're finding value from this community <3
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RedLightning
Politicker
+7
Mid-Market AE
@Go_Dukesย Check out RepVue. It's like Glassdoor but specifically for sales people. So it'll have info stuff like quota attainment, lead flow, product market fit, etc.ย 
Go_Dukes
Good Citizen
+3
Enterprise AE
Never heard of this site before, great tip. Thanks @RedLightningย 
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RedLightning
Politicker
+7
Mid-Market AE
They're pretty new
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exec
Catalyst
+5
Account Executive
take it. okta is a product of the future... as more and more companies switch to hybrid or remote employee experience, remote security will be more and more important. great company to join! we are purchasing okta and implementing next quarter.
Go_Dukes
Good Citizen
+3
Enterprise AE
Thanks for your input, exec. Great feedback.ย 
IzzyWinning
Arsonist
+6
Enterprise Account Executive
Practically every company I'm selling to these days is using Okta (and I'm actually in a sales cycle with them currently). Great company and they seem quite invested in their employee culture.ย 
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
This is actually a good point though. Okta's growth (according to their financials) has slowed a decent amount because of how large their presence is.
SalesSpectre
Opinionated
+5
AE
Take it
BigMeech
WR Officer
+11
Coors Light Advocate
I have experience there, personally I would take it. They just got new leadership, expanded in to two new markets, and made a tech acquisition.ย 
beerisforclosers
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
I compete with them :) I would take it, though. Reps always seem happy and like they know their stuff. We win some; they win some. The ones we've lost customers have seemed happy with the decision (we have some products that play well with others, so even if we lose this slice we still compete for other security business).ย 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
I've heard great things. You should look up reviews online. Just be sure to take with a grain of salt. Also it sounds like folks here are in favor for you!ย 
Soiboi
Politicker
+5
Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
Okta is an amazing program so I can vouch for it as a user. Seem to be innovating in a health way too.ย 
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coldbloodedcaller
Rep
Great product, and like many others have said, the Auth0 acquisition means that their biggest competition is now an ally. Everyone needs identity, but few can built it properly.
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Seems like a good company. My business uses them for 2fa
NoSuperhero
Politicker
+6
BDR
Do it! I mean from the comments I don't hear a why not!
devopsdude
Opinionated
+1
Account Executive
I don't have any advice...but Go Dukes!

I actually interviewed with them, but didn't get very far. Seems like a good company based on my research.ย 
Go_Dukes
Good Citizen
+3
Enterprise AE
Hell yeah, roll Dukes baby.
wHaTyAgOtCoOkInG
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
Take it. Enterprise at OKTA will be insane. Their recent acquisitions, the move to remote (2fa) and more and more companies adding them to tech stack essentials, it will be a huge opportunity. well done!
Go_Dukes
Good Citizen
+3
Enterprise AE
Thank you @wHaTyAgOtCoOkInG!ย 
slaydie
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
take it! Okta for the win. I've never worked there personally but have always heard great things
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Congratulations!!! make it big, soon! :)
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