SmartThings Workplace FAQ

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5 English questions out of 5

November 30, 2020

What is a typical working day 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

(sometimes) late night calls with HQ (Samsung)

November 30, 2020

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March 7, 2020

What is it like working with clients or customers at SmartThings?

Pros

Home IoT is a growing field. SmartThings has a loyal early customer following.

Cons

Strategy is limited by parent company's commitment to the business.

Advice to Management

Need to provide better leadership. Better influence over business leaders at the parent company.

SmartThings has a loyal early customer following.

March 7, 2020

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April 23, 2021

What is the work environment like at SmartThings?

Pros

Great people and personal freedom. Ability to gain experience working on applications at scale. Teams have full ownership of their services and the organization is not terribly siloed.

Cons

Slowly becoming more like a large corporate environment and losing the startup mentality. Large company-wide projects that add little actual value constantly suck up your time. Losing a lot of top talent as the top tier job market is opening up to full remote.

Slowly becoming more like a large corporate environment and losing the startup mentality.

April 23, 2021

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February 23, 2019

How is the office food 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.

Free snacks, beverages and beer in the kitchen.

February 23, 2019

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April 19, 2019

What are working conditions like at SmartThings?

Pros

The most flexible and open ecosystem platform for Smart Home automation. Many verticals to focus on, Security, Mobile, Elder Care, Convenience, Home Energy Management, Developer Platform, Device Manufacturers, Insurance companies...

Cons

a) Evolution of Voice Interfaces (Alexa, Google Home, Siri, Bixby). b) who will be be the dominant gateway in home: Service Providers like Comcast or consumer purchased gateway.

Advice to Management

Be a perfect middle-man to each vertical.....do try to be the vertical.

The most flexible and open ecosystem platform for Smart Home automation.

April 19, 2019

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