Samasource

www.samagroup.co
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Samasource Reviews

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Samasource Founder & CEO Leila Janah
Leila Janah
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    An exciting, innovative place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Samasource full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of new perks and policies committed to employees. Fun place to work. Probably the biggest perk are the people at Sama. Everyone is incredibly smart, accomplished, and motivated by our mission. The mission and values are pervasive at Sama and are incorporated into everything we do. Managers are great, a culture of open feedback. The direction the company is heading is very exciting and I expect a lot of growth as we continue to move forward with our mission. Open office space, no one is stuck at their desk, there are lots of couches and other areas to work. Plenty of activities to encourage office bonding and cross-team interactions.

    Cons

    Not enough space! We have outgrown our space and its starting to get crowded. Also, it can get very hot inside of the office and there are not enough windows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you've been doing! Things have really changed in the past year for the better and there have been many improvements.

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Samasource Interviews

Updated Oct 2, 2014
Updated Oct 2, 2014

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Samasource.

    Interview Details

    This was a long interview process that involved lots of rescheduling and last minute phone calls and interviews due to the CEO's busy schedule (including photo shoots). As part of the process the CEO asked me to review the overview of the planned project I would manage and provide a 30-60-90 day plan both of which made me feel a little uncomfortable as I had been working as an independent consultant and get paid for that kind of work, but ok, I provided feedback. After all that work and conversations with the top level, I got a generic response from the HR person that I wasn't the right fit. Then I saw the same job description updated with a number of the aspects of my feedback/notes on the project plan.

    In the end I would not have taken the job as the tenseness of the office culture and the sheer exhaustion of the employees was palpable.

    Interview Questions
    • Come up with a 30-60-90 plan for our major (real) project we want to release and present it and defend it to the leadership team.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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Additional Info

Website www.samasource.org
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2008
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Non-Profit
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Sama Group Enterprises level the playing field for people who do not share equally in the benefits of human progress. We harness the power of technology and social business to give people access to work, education, and health care so they can live with dignity.

Mission: We believe in Sama, meaning equal. All human beings have inherent worth and dignity, regardless of where were born. Talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not... More

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