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Have questions about working at SmartThings? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at SmartThings.

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19 English questions out of 19

February 23, 2019

What is health insurance like at SmartThings?

Pros

The people work in here are experts. You are surrounded by extremely smart people. Everyone is friendly, helpful and open minded. There is no competition between colleagues. Everyone is evaluated based on his/her own performance. Packages are wonderful. Ask around and see who can match how much SmartThings pays. No other company can match it! Great health benefits. Great work life balance. Free snacks, beverages and beer in the kitchen. All the things you can imagine are taken care of by the company so you can focus on making positive contributions to the company and write clean and good code. I'm so lucky to join SmartThings. It's definitely greatest opportunity in my career.

Cons

No cons so far. No free parking but you can't complain about that because the location is next to downtown Minneapolis and surrounded by great restaurants and next to Mississippi River.

Great health benefits.

February 23, 2019

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November 30, 2020

What are perks and other benefits like at SmartThings?

Pros

- Work with cutting edge cloud technologies and frameworks on a regular basis - Competitive compensation - Great benefits and work-life balance - Friendly, sociable engineering folks

Cons

- Weekly on-call rotations - (sometimes) late night calls with HQ (Samsung) - Very fast pace and product vision isn't always clear cut

Great benefits and work

November 30, 2020

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August 24, 2020

What is paid time off like at SmartThings?

Pros

Unlimited pto. Gym at MTV office

Cons

Poorly managed at every level. The people at SmartThings do not have the power to control the items they are assigned and tasked with and Samsung treats you worse than they do Korean employees

Advice to Management

Find jobs elsewhere. Let Samsung absorb the business.

Unlimited pto.

August 24, 2020

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January 30, 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at SmartThings?

Pros

Competitive compensation package Flexible work hours SmartThings employees are great to work with Free to explore new tech provided team buy in Cloud engineering teams have the ability to use all that AWS has to offer

Cons

There has been high turn over at SmartThings both at the leadership level and engineering team level in the last few years. The last of the founders left late last year and half of the SmartThings leadership team has turned over since then. Lots of the original SmartThings engineers and mid-level engineers have left as well. The turn over is mostly due to Samsung since Samsung owns SmartThings. Any feature or work related to them will take forever to complete or gain traction. Corporate politics and a blaming culture are prevalent at Samsung which SmartThings teams has to contend with regularly. If your work isn't flawless, prepare for push back and numerous delays from the Samsung side which ultimately results in lack of innovation and meaningless work. If you want to know what it's like work with Samsung, check out Samsung's Glassdoor reviews. That is what you'll end up involved with.

There has been high turn over at SmartThings both at the leadership level and engineering team level in the last few years.

January 30, 2020

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November 30, 2020

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at SmartThings?

Pros

- Work with cutting edge cloud technologies and frameworks on a regular basis - Competitive compensation - Great benefits and work-life balance - Friendly, sociable engineering folks

Cons

- Weekly on-call rotations - (sometimes) late night calls with HQ (Samsung) - Very fast pace and product vision isn't always clear cut

Very fast pace and product vision isn't always clear cut

November 30, 2020

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