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 and the birth lottery should not determine a person’s fate. All people have a right to benefit from the gains ...
I have really appreciated working for a social enterprise that is data-driven, transparent, dynamic, entrepreneurial and hungry for impact. The company moves fast and is not afraid of trying out new projects. The team is young, super smart and very fun and like to hang out together after work. The organization is very flat - it's easy to access management and discuss ideas at all times. There are lots of learning opportunities organized in the form of brown bag trainings and lectures. It's a strong female-led company with very female friendly policies.
As a West Coast based company, the culture is extremely polite. It can be hard to discuss failure or feedback.
Advice to Management
Create more space for bottom-up feedback at early stages of new ideas.
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Samasource (San Francisco, CA).
Was contacted by Shivani Garg Patel who is the co-founder. I did a brief phone screen w/ Shivani and she said she wanted me to come in later that week for in person interviews. When she subsequently learned that I broke my foot, she said that they will do additional phone interviews w/ me later that week. More than a week went by and I did not hear back so I sent Shivani an email checking on status and she made no reference to the planned interviews (no 'mea culpa' and instead stated that "We are currently thinking through next steps for this role, and I will reach out to you next week to follow up". 7 weeks later, I did not hear back despite sending another follow up email. They are in the do-gooder space so disappointing to see such poor behavior and absence of professionalism and integrity. This behavior does not reflect well on Shivani and her company.
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